Today's sermon is from Reverend Lee Cunningham, who is a retired priest from a different faith tradition. But, more importantly, Lee is an active parishioner at St. Paul's, and he and his wife Charlene have contributed much to the life of our church.
Lee came to St. Paul's and to the Episcopal tradition by conscious choice. Reverend Cunningham is a student of parishes, congregations, church organization and their evolution. In this sermon he gives us a clever thought model to use for organizing ourselves and our missions: front end vs. back end. He pulls no punches, and gives us a "full length" sermon.
It is vital for us to hear his observations (critique) of St. Paul's. It is based on his many years in the ministry and his loving outsider's perspective.