Series

We are called to See not just look, Easter Sunday 2021

Apr 04, 2021   ·  

Mary the disciple is able to see because she is within the community and she can build on what is seen before her, now not just a stolen body, but a missing body, the wrapping left, the cloth left, she then is able to see angels and then her teacher.  I wonder if she would have been stuck on one part of it if she did not have a community to nudge her along, to help her see something radically new, life-changing new, transformative?  More

They Wish To See Jesus.

Mar 21, 2021   ·  

So how do I show you the divine spark this morning?  How do I open the door so that you get to see Jesus?  Where do I find Andrew to ask where he is and if it is okay for you all to come and have a peek?  Come and have a chat that leads to a lifelong friendship, connection?  I am not sure, and I know that I do not have to do it alone.  I do not have to be the magic conduit to God, I point and hopefully, you go together, you make community and you see a way forward that brings more God, more Love, more light into the world.     More

Serpent Nipping at Our Heels

Mar 14, 2021   ·  

  The Reverend Michele Morgan Sunday, March 14th, 2021  Lent 4B    Jesus said, “Just as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of Man … More

A moment in the spotlight

Feb 21, 2021   ·  

I did not miss reminding you all of your mortality, it seems we all are well aware of it right now, ashes are not necessary while we are all/or should be wearing masks.  I did ask people at the Ash Wednesday service to consider these questions,   1. Is there a daily action/behavior that you might take on during Lent that would help you affirm God’s life-giving power over death?   2.  Is there a daily action/ behavior that you want to let go of during Lent in order to embrace God’s promise of new life. 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

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

Where is our sense of wonder…can it lead to radical love?

Nov 29, 2020   ·  

Valarie Kaur is a social justice activist, lawyer, filmmaker, innovator, mother and Sikh American and I am reading her book, A Memoir and Manifesto of Revolutionary Love, her work is about Revolutionary love how we get to living into that love. As Raymond Williams says “Kaur provides us a book that is part memoir and part how to manual on how to practice what she describes as “revolutionary love”. She defines revolutionary love as the active decisions humans make to wonder about others, our opponents, and ourselves. This act of wonder, she says, will help make the world a better place. Failing to wonder ultimately leads to violence against people who we consider the other.”

It is in wonder that we can see past our own fears, we can reach past to see who else is other there and who can be part of our journey. More

What does Jesus have against goats? (Christ the King)

Nov 22, 2020   ·  

The parable of the goats and sheep are not just about a dollar to the homeless man, or a donation to Everyone home DC, or the Incarceration ministry or Washington Interfaith Network.  We should do all of that work.  The parable of the sheep and the goats is about changing our perception.  It is about changing our eyes, our hearts, our ears…so that we see.  In Native circles we are told we cannot see with colonizers eyes.  You can be 100% Native and still have be taught in residential schools and you have the eyes of a colonized person, so we must train ourselves to see a new.   More

How do we be non-anxious?

Nov 08, 2020   ·  

I still have anxiety about a lot of things, mostly about people,……. mostly you all who I have not seen. I feel that I have a little more capacity to deal with the world as it is rather than the wild images in my own head. We have seen almost 50 million cases worldwide and the daily infection rate is again out of control. So we still have much to be cautious about.   Yet, caution is different than anxiety. Caution can keep us safe, anxiety puts us in danger and more importantly, it can be spread. More