St. Clare Episcopal Church

Month: August 2020

August 30, 2020: Year A, Pentecost 13, Proper 17 Romans 12:9-21 Yesterday’s Forward Day by Day, a little booklet that offers a daily meditation, posted these words on their Facebook page… “No one ever said following Jesus would be easy.” No kidding! Following Jesus is a hard thing almost every day. And our reading from Romans has had me stewing over that all […]

August 23, 2020 Year A: Pentecost 12, Proper 16 Matthew 16: 13-20 As I was doing my homework for this sermon I ran across a couple of comments made by others in my profession. The first one was simply to acknowledge that today is the 24th Sunday of Coronatide!  That’s 20 weeks longer than Advent and 17 weeks longer than the season of […]

August 9, 2020; Year A Pentecost 10, Proper 14 Matthew 14:22-33 The 5000 are fed and there are twelve baskets left. And the next sentence is, “immediately Jesus made the disciples get in the boat and leave for the opposite shore.” Did they take the food with them? Why did Jesus ‘make’ them go? The Greek makes it sound like he forced them…and […]

August 2, 2020: Year A Pentecost 9, Proper 13 Matthew 14:13-21 As dinner was ending last night I said I needed to finish my sermon about the feeding of the 5000. My daughter said, “with social distancing and masks.” We all laughed. Such is life some 2000 years later. Wherever these people were along the edge of this secluded area by the sea, […]

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