Morning Prayer, Pentecost 10

Welcome to Pentecost 10 Sunday and Morning Prayer with Rev. Richard Bridgford. Special appearances by Ryan-Michael Blake and Brian Pritchard. Music by Joe Ritchie and James Coaxum. Bulletin: https://bit.ly/30yzGn4 00:00 Prelude: At the Lamb’s high feast we sing praise to our victorious King 01:33 Welcome 02:15 Reading: Psalm 85:8-13 03:12 Jubilate: Psalm 100 03:54 Reading: … [Read more…]

Morning Prayer, Pentecost 9

Welcome to Pentecost 9 Sunday and Spiritual Communion with Rev. Richard Bridgford and Rev. Julia Ashby. Special appearances by Brian Pritchard and Ryan-Michael Blake. Music by Joe Ritchie and James Coaxum. Bulletin: https://bit.ly/3k0Opz2 0:00 Prelude, The Church’s one foundation 1:35 Welcome 3:11 Reading, Isaiah 55:1-5 4:21 Reading, Romans 9:1-5 5:18 Reading of the Gospel, Matthew … [Read more…]

Clergy Clatter

I’m not a person to be afraid of things. As a kid, the school bully never particularly frightened me. I came from a peaceful family, so I was never afraid to go home. If I got in trouble, I just resigned to face the music, take the consequences, and move on. Now, my mother’s fly swatter was another matter. She … [Read more…]

Update on Church Regathering

Yesterday afternoon I received an email from Bishop Haynes notifying me that she was approving Epiphany’s Regathering Plan. I am aware that some of you want to regather immediately, and others are saying it is too early. Julia and I have discussed our options. We both feel that the numbers in our area are too high, and … [Read more…]

Morning Prayer, Pentecost 8

Welcome to Pentecost 8 Sunday and Morning Prayer with Rev. Richard Bridgford and Rev. Julia Ashby. Special appearances by John and Tina. Music by Joe Ritchie and James Coaxum. 00:00 Prelude: O worship the King 01:08 Welcome 01:41 Psalm 119:129-136 03:13 Reading: 1 Kings 3:5-12 05:13 Hymn: Lift every voice and sing 08:21 Reading: Matthew … [Read more…]

Morning Prayer, Pentecost 7

Welcome to Pentecost 7 Sunday and Morning Prayer with Rev. Julia Ashby. Special appearances by John and Tina. Music by Joe Ritchie and James Coaxum. Prelude: Lord of all hopefulness (0:00) Welcome (2:01) – Psalm 86:11-17 (2:40) Reading: Isaiah 44:6-8 (3:45) Hymn: God who stretched the spangled heavens, v 1-2 (4:27) Reading: Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43 … [Read more…]

From the Archives of Clergy Clatter

July 2012 “You’ve shrunk!” That was the most recent proclamation of good news from my doctor.  “What do you mean, ‘I’ve shrunk’? I’ve always been 6’1″.”  “Well, you’re 5’11” now. Your spine compresses with age.”  There’s that word again – age.  Now, I have to tell you – this does something dreadful to one’s self-image. … [Read more…]

Morning Prayer, Pentecost 6

Welcome to Pentecost 6 Sunday and Morning Prayer with Rev. Richard Bridgford and Rev. Julia Ashby. Special appearances by Brian and Joyce. Music by Joe Ritchie and James Coaxum. Prelude: (0:00) Welcome (2:48) Psalm 65:9-14 (3:30) Reading: Isaiah 55:10-13 (4:20) Hymn: Help us, O Lord (5:27) Reading: Matthew 3:1-9, 18-23 (7:14) The Homily (9:16) Creed … [Read more…]

Spiritual Communion, Pentecost 5

Welcome to Pentecost 5 Sunday and Spiritual Communion with Rev. Richard Bridgford and Rev. Julia Ashby. Special appearances by Brian and Joyce. Very special music by Joe Ritchie and Katie Wesley. Prelude. Star Spangled Banner (organ) (0:00) Welcome (3:00) Reading, Zechariah (4:10) Hymn, O beautiful for spacious skies (piano and vocal) (5:01) Reading, Romans (8:37) Reading … [Read more…]

Clergy Clatter

I think any kid growing up is subjected to listening to tales from the past to which he or she feels no connection. For me, it was my mother’s reminder of the “Starving Armenians” any time there was a complaint about her cooking, and tales of the 1918 “Spanish Flu.” Out of nowhere, conversations would … [Read more…]