Sermon for 2/21/21. Lent: Past, Present, and Future

1 Lent Psalm 25:1 – 9            Genesis 9:8 – 17         I Peter 3:18 – 22         Mark 1:9 – 15 God said to Noah, ‘This is the sign of the covenant that I have established between me and all flesh that is on the earth.’ Genesis 9:17 How can it be, we ask, that we got …

An Open Letter from Rev. Clarence, 2/20/21

Add New Dear Members and Friends of St. James,  I send to you, as usual, my thoughts regarding the lectionary readings of the day, as well as concerns and ideas of our common life. Should you find time to glance at my homily [see separate posting], some of you may find yourselves (i.e., your ideas) …

Sermon, 12/14/21. True or False: Shape-shifters Are Real?

Last Epiphany Psalm 50:1 – 6  ; II Kings 2:1 – 12; II Corinthians 4:3 – 6; Mark 9:2 – 9 He [Peter] did not know what to say, for they were terrified. Mark 9:6 During this seemingly never-ending period of “lockdown” due to the Coronavirus pandemic, I, like many of you, have had—enjoyed actually—long …

An Open Letter from Rev. Clarence, 2/13/2021

Dear Members and Friends of St. James, I post to you my thoughts regarding the lectionary of the day, the Last Sunday after Epiphany.  Also, because I anticipate the Annual Meeting, where we will have conversation regarding the State of the Parish, I do not herewith make additional observations.  I wish and pray for you …