Church Pulpit Posts

Praying with Lenten Canticles | The Rev. Susan E. Hill, Associate Rector

Creating Space | The Rev. Dr. Anna S. Pearson, Rector

One day some disciples came to see Abba Anthony. In the midst of them was Abba Joseph. Wanting to test them, the old man suggested a text from the scriptures and, beginning with the youngest, he asked them what it meant. Each one gave his opinion as he was able. But...

Praying with Lenten Canticles | The Rev. Susan E. Hill, Associate Rector

Take My Hand | The Rev. Dr. Anna S. Pearson, Rector

There is an amazing scene in the movie Selma where Martin Luther King Jr. phones gospel singer Mahalia Jackson in the middle of the night. It’s 1964; the 16th St. Baptist Church has been bombed by the Ku Klux Klan and four little girls killed in the explosion. The Civil Rights Movement is facing obstruction from elected leaders on key issues. FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover is trying to discredit Dr. King by disrupting his marriage. Shaken and unable to sleep due to mounting pressures and stress, Dr. King calls Mahalia Jackson and asks her to sing; to “share the Lord’s voice” with him….

Praying with Lenten Canticles | The Rev. Susan E. Hill, Associate Rector

What’s In A Name? | The Rev. Dr. Anna S. Pearson, Rector

Happy 2021! And Merry Christmas! And a Blessed Feast of the Holy Name of Jesus! We often think of New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day as purely secular affairs. If we haven’t already put away our decorations, we are starting to make plans to do so. All the “best of” lists have been published (something of a challenge for 2020 in all categories) and the holiday music has been shelved for another year. Maybe we are starting to commit to resolutions and look ahead to post-holiday business. The party, whatever it looked like for us this year, is over….

Praying with Lenten Canticles | The Rev. Susan E. Hill, Associate Rector

Knit One | The Rev. Dr. Anna S. Pearson, Rector

My grandmother was an amazing knitter. She had brilliant skill with all handicrafts, actually, and could embroider and quilt and sew clothes with the best. But when it came to knitting, she was the reigning and undisputed queen. There was nothing she didn’t know, and nothing she couldn’t create—seemingly without effort. Odds and ends of yarn would be transformed into something useful and surprisingly beautiful. She could go into a movie theater and emerge after the film with a completed pair of patterned mittens she had made, in the dark, during the show….

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