All the Possibilities

A sermon preached at St. Francis by the Lake, Canyon Lake, Texas.The Lectionary readings for the twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost are here. When you hear the name Zacchaeus, what is the first thing that runs through your mind? What about Jericho? I bet one or both of those songs will be running through your headContinue reading “All the Possibilities”

Faithful Persistence

A sermon preached at St. Francis by the Lake Episcopal Church, Canyon Lake, Texas.The Lectionary readings for the nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost are here. When you hear this particular parable, what American proverb comes to your mind?  …  And when you hear “the squeaky wheel gets the grease” what does it mean?  The one whoContinue reading “Faithful Persistence”

Being

A sermon preached at St. Francis by the Lake Episcopal Church, Canyon Lake, Texas.The lectionary readings for the seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost are here. There are stories of archeologists who, while excavating a pyramid in Egypt, finding pots of honey that, after thousands of years, are still good.  The pyramids, built as a supposedly eternalContinue reading “Being”

What did he say?

A sermon preached at St. Francis by the Lake, Canyon Lake, TX. The lectionary readings for the thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost are here. Two weeks ago we talked about the meaning of Sabbath and what it is to cease our work, our way, and intentionally focus on God’s presence as we rest in the truthContinue reading “What did he say?”

Neighbors

A sermon preached at St. Francis by the Lake, Canyon Lake, Tx.The lectionary readings for the fifth Sunday after Pentecost are here. So, for those of you who were here two weeks ago, what do you remember about the Samaritans? For those where weren’t here, here’s the Reader’s Digest version: Samaritans are a religious peopleContinue reading “Neighbors”