Easter Sunday

Prelude (0:17) Welcome (1:43) Lighting of the Paschal Candle (2:23) Liturgy of the Word (5:19) The Gospel (6:35) The Homily (8:12) The Creed (12:33) Prayers for the People (14:10) The Great Thanksgiving: Eucharistic Prayer C (17:22) The Blessing and Dismissal (24:12) Music: Joe Ritchie

Palm Sunday

Prelude (0:06) Welcome(1:50) Liturgy of the Palm (2:15) The Holy Eucharist: Rite Two (5:40) The Gospel (6:19) – Eucharistic Prayer B (22:39) Holy Week Prayer (29:02) Postlude (29:30) Music: Joe Ritchie

Lent II John 3:1-17

Our Gospel Reading this morning is the story of Nicodemus. It’s from the Gospel of John, and the last time I checked, they were pretty sure that it was written in what is now Turkey. It’s very Greek in its thinking, and I always like that. They think John was written “as a teaching story” … [Read more…]

Sirach 15:15-20   

Our 1st Reading this morning comes from the Book of Sirach. Now, if you learned your Books of the Bible, longer than perhaps 25 years ago, you’re probably wondering, “Where did Sirach come from?” Sirach comes from the Apocrypha. The Apocrypha is a collection of O. T. writings, that for various reasons, were not included … [Read more…]

Matthew 5:13-20

It seems like every time I go in for my semi-annual physical, my doctor goes over my lab results and says, “Your sodium is a little high. You need to cut back on your salt intake.” Then I usually get a gentle lecture about not salting my meat, and reading labels to find reduced salt … [Read more…]