Our Heart’s Desire

A sermon preached at St. Francis by the Lake, Canyon Lake, Texas.The lectionary readings for the Seventh Sunday after Epiphany are here. Do you remember where we are from last week? In Luke’s telling of the Good News story, Jesus has just called the twelve and his fame was increasing, drawing great crowds wherever heContinue reading “Our Heart’s Desire”

If You Say So …

A sermon preached at St. Francis by the Lake Episcopal Church, Canyon Lake, Texas. The Lectionary readings for the Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany are here. Do y’all remember ‘back in the day’ when Sunday School teachers used flannel graphs to tell Bible stories? I love flannel graphs, and often I’ve wished I had oneContinue reading “If You Say So …”

Growing in Wisdom

A sermon preached at St. Francis by the Lake, Canyon Lake, TX.The Lectionary readings for the second Sunday after Christmas are here. MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR! How are you feeling about the year to come? Excited, anxious, hopeful, fearful, ambiguous? Are you setting expectations or are you just going to roll with itContinue reading “Growing in Wisdom”

Receiving Christmas

A sermon preached the first Sunday of Christmas at St. Francis by the Lake, Canyon Lake, TX.The lectionary readings are here. Soooooo, if you were here yesterday, you may be wondering if:A) That in all of the pre-Christmas commotion, did we forget to update the gospel lesson in the bulletin, ORB) That you are soContinue reading “Receiving Christmas”

A Different View

A sermon preached on Christmas Day at St. Francis by the Lake in Canyon Lake, TX. The lectionary readings are here. As you listened to the gospel reading just now, did you find it odd that it wasn’t about the manger scenes we typically associate with Christmas Day? Where are Mary, Joseph, the shepherds, andContinue reading “A Different View”

Who Warned You?

A sermon preached at St. Francis by the Lake, Canyon Lake, Texas. The RCL readings for the Third Sunday in Advent are here. I missed y’all last week. I hear that father David really got your attention for the the first bit of John’s message last week, using the traditional way of asking us toContinue reading “Who Warned You?”