Sermon, 6/12/22: Do Numbers Always Add Up?

Trinity Sunday Psalm 8; Proverbs 8:1 – 4, 22 – 31; Romans 5:1 – 5; John 16:12 – 15 Glory to you, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit; we will praise you and highly exalt you for ever. Canticle 136 Ask someone younger than twenty-five what a slide rule is, chances are, you will receive a …

Open Letter from Rev. Clarence, 6/12/22

Dear Members and Friends of St. James, There is this week very little to report, which is a clear sign that summer, although not yet officially declared, has set in. Worship, however, has not taken a holiday. As noted many times in the past and repeated herein, we continue to observe diocesan guidelines regarding Covid-19, …

Sermon, 6/5/22: Should we hold our tongue?

Pentecost Psalm 104:25 – 35, 37; Acts 2:1 – 21; Romans 8:14 – 17; John 14:8 – 17, 25 – 27 I state the obvious. Today, we celebrate the Feast of the Pentecost. Should we even initially not know anything at all about Pentecost, we can see visually that today signals a change. Our liturgical …

Letter from Rev. Clarence, 6/5/22

Dear Members and Friends of St. James, You find attached [separate post] my reflections on this most important holy day in our liturgical calendar. Spoiler Alert: Pentecost makes us aware that, to use a sport’s reference, the ball of spreading the Good News of God’s redemptive and loving care for the creation is in our …