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Snakes and Other Dangers in the Gospel of Mark

The Feast of St. Mark

April 24, 2016

The Reverend Rebecca Justice Schunior, Associate Rector

 

Mark 16:15-20

On this day we celebrate our patronal feast, to use an old expression. April 25, tomorrow, is the feast day of St. Mark – our saint. And while it is not compulsory that anyone who attends St. Mark’s must like Mark’sgospel the best, it is perhaps helpful to look to St. Mark...

Sermon on the Parable of the Mustard Seed

Easter 4C

April 17, 2016

Stephen Patterson

Stephen Patterson, guest preacher at St. Mark’s, preached on Mark 4:30-32, the parable of the mustard seed.  Listen to his sermon here:  https://soundcloud.com/jschunior/stephen-patterson-sermon-41716.  A scholar, teacher and writer, Patterson is the George H. Atkinson endowed chair in...

The Last Chapter is about Us

Easter 3C

April 10, 2016

The Reverend Rebecca Justice Schunior, Associate Rector

            This last story of the risen Jesus appearing to Peter and the disciples is an add on, a second thought by someone writing after the gospel of John was written – it is widely thought by scholars not to be original to the gospel. The action was supposed to have finished with last...

Thomas and Jesus, at the Resurrection

Easter 2C

April 03, 2016

The Reverend Rebecca Justice Schunior, Associate Rector

            We read this gospel the Sunday after Easter every year. That’s not something we usually do, read the same gospel, year after year. I know this because I must have preached on it a good 6-8 times, which is a lot given my relative short years in ministry. But it tends to fall to the...

Easter Sunday Sermon

Easter Sunday - Year C

March 27, 2016

The Reverend Michele Morgan, Interim Rector

The Reverend Michele H. Morgan has posted an audio version of sermon online at https://soundcloud.com/michele-h-morgan/easter-morning-year-c-3gp

Witness to Pain

Good Friday

March 25, 2016

The Reverend Rebecca Justice Schunior, Associate Rector

            It’s hard to face pain in the daylight. At least for me. Darkness seems to be the appropriate place for grief, pain, and sadness. As we darkened the church last night to the verses of Psalm 51 “Have mercy on me, O God, according to your loving-kindness…” I took comfort in the...

Maundy Thursday

March 24, 2016

The Reverend Michele Morgan, Interim Rector

The Reverend Michele H. Morgan has posted an audio version of sermon online at https://soundcloud.com/michele-h-morgan/maundy-thursday-2016-3gp.  

The Dance of Liturgy

Palm Sunday

March 20, 2016

The Reverend Rebecca Justice Schunior, Associate Rector

            It’s been nice, since we’ve had the new building, for our office suite to be across the hall from the dance studio. When I walk to my office, I walk by parents waiting for their kids in class and young dancers getting ready. Around this time of year I’ve started to hear the same...

Laetere Sunday Sermon

Lent 4C

March 06, 2016

The Reverend Michele Morgan, Interim Rector

The Reverend Michele H. Morgan has posted an audio version of her sermon at https://soundcloud.com/michele-h-morgan/lent4c-3gp.

God, the Advocate Gardener

Lent 3C

February 28, 2016

The Reverend Rebecca Justice Schunior, Associate Rector

            I’ve really been enjoying our experiment with Taize worship this Lent. My first experience with Taize was in Atlanta, years ago, the Cathedral, my church, held a monthly Taize service. The cavernous nave was dark. The only lights were dozens of candles. The simple chants were...

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