What is the revelation in your life and how do you hold on to it?

Though afraid of what might come next they could not let this man go on, in the dark so they invite him to stay with them, to offer them hospitality.   We all know the story.  If push came to shove you could tell this story, it is like the birth narrative and the prodigal son, people know this story.  And it has one of my favorite lines in scripture that when echoed in our service I settle into it, how he had been made known to them in the breaking of the bread.  That is what a good story can do let you settle in and let you remember what you have learned, what was revealed to you. More

Hope is the main impulse of life

Apr 19, 2020   ·  

Hope is the main impulse of life and we have people engaging. We must help them explore their faith, whatever that spark of the divine is; we do that by doing it ourselves. 

We are called to look forward to the new, and just because we do not see it right now, do not mean we should look back.  Change is not easy ever and we are called to change the world and make it new.  The story is changing we see it in Jesus and we need to see it in ourselves.  More

The resurrection impulses that change the world.

Apr 10, 2020   ·  

Perhaps we can see smaller resurrections by looking out.   For many of us have the privilege, of working at home, sharing space with other, food and paid work. Others do not.  Acknowledging this and making differences as we can are The resurrection impulses that change the world. More

Terminator 2 and Jesus: seeing the world anew! (stop the turmoil I want to get off.)

Apr 05, 2020   ·  

Jesus is setting the table for us to see the world anew, to open ourselves up to see the world anew.  And we as humans need it we always need a re-framing.  When we are in turmoil, we need to have the spinning stop.  We need a new frame.   SO when we say it feels like the world is ending, think about this written by an unknown neighbor. More

Seeing with New Eyes

Mar 29, 2020   ·  

Seeing things with new eyes.
This gospel of Jesus is calling us to hear with new ears and to see the world anew.
There is a forging of people when there is Change. 
~there is no way that Lazarus was not changed by his death and resuscitation
~there is no way that Martha was not Changed

~there is no way that Mary was not Changed
~there is no way that the disciples were not Changed
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~there is no way that we are not Changed by the disruption of the way WE ALL move through society. More

Perhaps Something Good Can Come of It

And here comes Jesus, that guy setting everything on its head, turning up into down and down into up. That guy, Jesus, heals him in a messy way, smearing dirt and spitting mud into his eyes. And the mess is going to continue because we liked the old normal of this guy on the corner who we knew had sinned. And now this Jesus, this interrupter guy, has made a mess again, and the authorities have to make old normal sense of what has happened. More

The Way of Love: Introduction to an Epiphany Sermon Series

The Reverend Michele H. Morgan introduces the 7 Steps in the Way of Love, as proposed by presiding Bishop Michael Curry.
TURN Pause, listen, and choose to follow Jesus.
LEARN Reflect on Scripture each day, especially Jesus’s life and teachings.
PRAY Dwell intentionally with God each day
WORSHIP Gather in community weekly to thank, praise, and draw near God.
BLESS Share faith and unselfishly give and serve.
GO Cross boundaries, listen deeply, and live like Jesus.
REST Receive the gift of God’s grace, peace, and restoration.
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Michele Morgan’s address to the All Parish Retreat 2017

Jun 20, 2017   ·  

Words matter and we need to be cautious about our words, intentional about words, intentional about what we have been so freely given. How do we become people for others? More

Heads and Hearts, how to move from there to here

Jun 20, 2017   ·     •   Matthew 9:35-10:8

We in this world need to have heart conversations, in this broken world we need to be able to speak from the heart. More

Trinity Sunday: An Experience of God

Jun 12, 2017   ·     •   Matthew 28:16-20

Instead of dogma, the Trinity is an experience of God that explains the divine spark in our lives, where we had a chance to wrestle with it and those who were chucked out and not given the chance. More