In Jesus’ Name | The Rev. Dr. Anna S. Pearson, Rector

In Jesus’ Name | The Rev. Dr. Anna S. Pearson, Rector

On Easter Sunday, when we were still worshipping on Zoom, I walked from my apartment to the church to join the service from my office. As I made my way down 9th Avenue, I registered a person seated outside our gate. As I got closer, I saw that it was a woman and that she was distressed. She was rocking back and forth, holding her head in her hands and crying. Approaching the church, I started to make out what she was saying: “I need help!” she cried. “I need help in Jesus’ name.”…

In Jesus’ Name | The Rev. Dr. Anna S. Pearson, Rector

Heaven’s Grocery Store | The Rev. Robert Jacobs, Deacon

Perhaps it would be good for each of us to pause for a moment and look deeply into our own hearts and ask ourselves just what is the most impossible challenge we face in our Christian life today. Is it possibly the pandemic we have been experiencing, could it be financial, perhaps concern about our own health, family, those who refuse to take the vaccine? As we seriously consider the matter, would it be possible to place the value of that impossibility up against God’s power, and find a real and lasting solution that is pleasing to God?…

In Jesus’ Name | The Rev. Dr. Anna S. Pearson, Rector

From, Anonymous | The Rev. Dr. Anna S. Pearson, Rector

One of my favorite things about New York City (from a long list of favorite things!) is the graffitied messages one finds popping up in unexpected places. I have many pictures of these communications, including the stenciling outside of Madison Square Garden on election day that said, “This Ghost Town Votes” to a recent sighting in the shiny shopping center of the Meatpacking district that said, “Too Many Humans, Not Enuf Souls.” There are even a couple of buildings in my neighborhood that have my name tagged on the exterior: Anna! With a big exclamation mark….

In Jesus’ Name | The Rev. Dr. Anna S. Pearson, Rector

Belief | The Rev. Robert A. Jacobs, Deacon

As Christians we are called to live a life of faith. When we have faith in Jesus Christ we are saying that we trust Him, that our life belongs to Him. That we may not know what lies ahead, but we know that He is there. As we journey through Mark’s Gospel we see many people responding in faith to Jesus and His works and words. This is what we do, we hear, we read, we follow Jesus. He amazes us by what we see in Him – his love, sacrifice, mercy, grace and hope….

In Jesus’ Name | The Rev. Dr. Anna S. Pearson, Rector

Joyful Commission | The Rev. Dr. Anna S. Pearson, Rector

June is a month of many celebrations. It is Pride Month, of course. Tomorrow is Juneteenth. Sunday is Father’s Day. Lots of high school and middle school graduations happen in June, and this month in the church calendar is filled with commemorations of saints, martyrs and disciples. The Church of the Holy Apostles gathered for our own celebration last Sunday, as we returned to worshipping together in our beautiful, sacred building….

In Jesus’ Name | The Rev. Dr. Anna S. Pearson, Rector

New Beginnings | The Rev. Susan E. Hill, Associate Rector

This Sunday we will resume in-person Sunday worship at Holy Apostles, a sign of what so many of us have been starting to experience in our lives as we slowly emerge from the pandemic: new beginnings. With many new beginnings there is great excitement and hopefulness — and our current beginning is no different. We are excited to be physically with folks we’ve only communicated with virtually for so long. We anticipate a return to some kind of normalcy. We hope that everything will suddenly be better, whatever “better” means to each of us….

In Jesus’ Name | The Rev. Dr. Anna S. Pearson, Rector

Present Presence | The Rev. Dr. Anna S. Pearson, Rector

If you pass by the gate at the entrance to the Holy Apostles courtyard on 9th Avenue on any given day around the beginning of May, you will encounter a large lilac bush. There are many beautiful plants in our garden and on our grounds, and this flowering tree is truly a jewel in that crown. When in bloom it is startlingly beautiful—healthy, gorgeous purple flowers—and the scent is incredible. You can smell the lilacs from more than six feet away….

In Jesus’ Name | The Rev. Dr. Anna S. Pearson, Rector

Allow Jesus Into Your Life | The Rev. Robert A. Jacobs, Deacon

Nicodemus who was a Pharisee a leader of the Jews, knowing that Jesus was a teacher who had come from God questions Jesus when He said, “Very truly, I tell, no one can see the kingdom of God without being born from above.” Nicodemus said to him, “How can anyone be born after having grown old?

Sometimes, like it was for Nicodemus, we come to Jesus and do not find the answers we think we will find, but find instead more questions. We encounter scripture and discover it doesn’t necessarily say what we think it says, or what the world has told us it says….


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