The Seventh Sunday of Easter
May 12, 2013
The Reverend Kristen Louise Hawley, Seminarian
I was reading an article last week on Patheos.com, a site devoted to conversations on faith, when the title of another article caught my eye. I’m not sure what drove me to click on it, but click on it I did. What I found was a rant disguised as an article, written by a...
The Fourth Sunday in Lent
March 10, 2013
The Right Reverend Gene Robinson
The Third Sunday of Advent
December 16, 2012
The Reverend William Flanders, Adjunct Clergy
On Friday morning, as most, if not all, of us now know, a supposedly deranged young man, just out of his teens, shot and killed twenty very young school children, six adults, including teachers, and even, earlier at home, his mother. The killings took place at Sandy Hook Elementary...
The Second Sunday of Advent
December 09, 2012
Edward Weston Mathews, Seminarian
Last week, Paul concluded his sermon with a hopeful vision of light and life to begin our celebration of the “coming” of Advent by exploring the relationship between Chaos and salvation. For Paul, experiences of Chaos can be a “sign of redemption” and a “liberating key to open the way to...
The Twenty-Fifth Sunday after Pentecost
November 18, 2012
Kristen L. Hawley, Seminarian
This morning’s time with the youth of the parish emphasized the message of hospitality found in both the Hebrew scripture and gospel. The type of hospitality given to Elijah by the widow of Zarephath and the giving of the widow in today’s gospel. As happens so often, the focus of...
The Sunday after All Saints' Day (Revised Common Lectionary, Year B)
November 04, 2012
E. Weston Mathews, Seminarian
“I was beginning to think suffering and death was all I would ever be good for. When they put their brother Lazarus inside my walls and sealed him up, I couldn’t bear knowing that for the rest of my life, I would be a house for the dead and a temple for cries of pain from the slow death of...
The Twenty-Second Sunday after Pentecost (RCL, Year B)
October 28, 2012
The Reverend Rebecca Justice Schunior, Assistant Rector
When despair for the world grows in me
and I wake in the night at the least sound
in fear of what my life and my children's lives may be,
I go and lie down where the wood drake
rests in his beauty on the water, and the great heron feeds.
I come into the peace of wild things….
The Twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost (Revised Common Lectionary, Year B, Proper 24)
October 21, 2012
The Reverend Paul Roberts Abernathy, Rector
Today, we inaugurate a six-week thematic series of liturgies and sermons on the creation. We, as rational creatures, conscious of our time in space, thus mindful of history and hopeful for the future, celebrate, rejoice, and contemplate, reflect on our responsibility regarding the...
October 14, 2012
The Reverend Paul Roberts Abernathy, Rector, and Cecilia Carter Monahan, Senior Warden
Today, we inaugurate our annual fall Canvass. I ask all of us between now and November 25 to make a financial pledge to sustain the vitality of the life of our St. Mark’s community in 2013.
Today, to assist our individual contemplations, our Senior Warden, Cecilia...
The Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost (Revised Common Lectionary, Year B, Proper 21)
September 30, 2012
Marcella Rose Gillis, St. Mark's Director of Youth and Family Ministries
I’m often shocked by the amount of whining I see in scripture. Open any page and there’s someone complaining, finger-pointing, shaking their fists at God or at eachother. It’s full of Why me? and It’s not fair! While researching for my sermon this week, I actually found an online trivia...