Seeing the world anew.

Jan 24, 2021   ·  

January 24, 2021 Epiphany 3 The Reverend Justi Schunior After John was put in prison, Jesus went into Galilee and preached the Good News from God. Jesus said, “The right … More

“Listening to the Change”

Jan 17, 2021   ·  

Today…What kind of change can you imagine that you could do to make our world a better world? To make it be God’s vision for the world?

Participate in a ST Mark’s ministry?   

 Serve the community’s homeless and hungry?  

Fight against racism in tangible ways? 

Advocate for immigrants and refugees?  

Work to eliminate ignorant hate and prejudice?

Educate oneself to become more aware?  Teach others?  

The possibilities are endless.
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Cold Fury at Not Seeing All of God’s People As Beloved

Jan 10, 2021   ·  

Cold Rage
So-called Christians 
Treatment of White Protestors vs. Black Protestors 
The thief of our BLM Banner
The continued threat against our city More

Don’t Let My Sorrow Make Evil of Me 

Jan 03, 2021   ·  

I have a friend, Bill and I do our best work teasing each other.  It is how we show love.  Years ago I was on the phone with him and I was complaining about something.   Bill said that I was too priestly to be this crabby.  I said, “buddy my 40 hours of nice is up.”  

So often he likes to remind me that things I say and do are not in line with my vocational calling.  So once again talking about something that was difficult, or crabby making involving the gun lobby, my friend Bill said that is not all that “Jesusy’.  I laugh so hard that he brings it up to me a lot. 

When I say I hate or I am not willing to sacrifice, that is not Jesusy.   More

Christmas Lessons and Carols ~ God Goes Small

Dec 27, 2020   ·  

God took the time to keep making an effort with humanity. God saw that starting with small things sometimes led to bigger things. Perhaps you think that’s easy for God. But I think of those shepherds, or Joseph, or the Wise Men. None of them would probably live to even see Jesus as an adult or learn his teachings or see where his movement led, but they bowed down before something small because that’s how hope works. It’s not about evidence or outcomes, it’s about a way of life. A discipline. Anyone who has ever embarked on a discipline knows that you start small – the running shoes by the door, the alarm that wakes you for prayer, the one AA meeting you’ll go to just to mark it off your list.  More

Christmas Day

Dec 25, 2020   ·  

Our story is to be with God, or if you rather a selfless way to go through the world.  Seeking and serving Christ in ALL others.  This Christmas morning is the start.  Like my young couples being reminded that the wedding is the start of the marriage and that they will have to work to keep it alive, and creative and ongoing and generative.   Christmas morning the birth of this child, the breaking of God into the life of Humanity is the start.  WE are called people to move towards others so their lives will not have to be one of suffering we are called this morning to realize that this is the start not the fulfillment of God promise to this world and we are called to change the world, to be apart and to help as we can  so that any child born outside has a chance to grow up and be apart of this world in new and amazing ways.   More

Christmas Eve 10 Pm

Dec 24, 2020   ·  

Yet this is a story where the people are ordered around by the powers that be and yet the Shepherds who are called to announce the good news, to come and see the baby to companion this brand new family.  THEY ARE  outside the power structure.  They are immigrant and they are outsiders That is part of this story, too.  

THIS IS A STORY OF HOPE  and we hear it every year so that we can be reminded to be the part of the good of the story the people struggling the ones calling out the powers that be.   More

Do Not Be Afraid ~ Mary Accepts

Dec 20, 2020   ·  

Luke 1:26-38 In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent by God to a town in Galilee called Nazareth, to a virgin engaged to a man whose name was … More

What Does It Mean to Be a Witness?

Dec 13, 2020   ·  

Mark Lays It Out For Us

Dec 06, 2020   ·  

God breaking into this world, God becoming human, and instead of the worst of all of our fears, God came as a child and a very human child. A child dependent on others to care and feed, to give comfort, to love and care for god as a child. It is an amazing story of vulnerability. Giving up power to learn something, to know more about the life of humanity. This is the beginning of the story. More