Rev. Marsha Vollkommer explains this metaphor by emphatically contrasting Jesus, the bread of life, with the packaged, sliced, manipulated, chemicalized "food-like substance" known as Wonder Bread.
He walked, and he walked, and he walked... Jesus was tired, dusty, sweaty. Several times he tried to get away to rest, but then he saw sheep without a shepherd. So he kept putting one foot in front of the other.
Amos repeatedly denied that he was suited or even fit to be a prophet. But he knew what a prophet was supposed to do.
In prayer, we learn. We learn to look to God and to allow ourselves to be seen by God. We learn that our sins, our shame, our failures are not the sum of us…
Dr. Farah gave three lectures and answered questions on Friday, June 29, Saturday June 30 and Monday July 2. He also delivered the homily at services on Sunday, July 1.
We’re in uncharted waters in the middle of a storm. Which boat are you in? If you’re baptized, you’re not in any boat that belongs to your family or nation or ideology. You’re in Jesus’ boat.
Rev. Josh Hosler
Father Chuck reminds us that everything starts from a tiny seed. A mighty tree high on the hill. A mustard bush that provides shelter for many animals. A human being. The universe. God transforms these tiny sparks of life into something magnificent and unbelievable.
What is the church to do in times like this?
Two sermons. One by Father Jonathan and the other from our guest preacher at the 10:30 service, Jory Mickelson from Christ Church, Blaine.
Father Josh’s sermon about the Trinity, about the difference between flesh and spirit, and about the royal wedding. Of course.
Marsha takes us past greeting cards, flowers, and going out for brunch to a much deeper understanding of motherhood.
The Holy Spirit was not sent into the world as a consolation prize, because we “lost” Jesus. Instead, God sent us a guide into all truth so that we can re-present what Jesus did, said and meant.
The introduction to a new ministry at Saint Paul’s Bellingham
The apostle Philip obeys an angel's request and has a "chance" encounter out on the road in the middle of nowhere.
Good Friday and Easter 2018
Do you ever feel helpless in the face of goodness? When you fail to “be good,” do you throw your hands up in disgust at yourself? Do you beat yourself up?
Father Jonathan expounds on a fundamental renunciation that is key to our baptismal vows.
Father Jonathan struggles with a sick heart. Both figuratively, from the violence and horror of recent events, and literally, with his own health issues.
In the wake of another school shooting. Is this another tragedy that could have been prevented?
Father Jonathan addresses this most eventful and symbolic day.