Sermon, 7/11/21: A Downer becomes our Challenge!

7 Pentecost Psalm 24; II Samuel 6:1–5, 12b–19; Ephesians 1:3–14; Mark 6:14–29 With all wisdom and insight God has made known to us the mystery of his will… Ephesians 1:9 As I have remarked on several occasions, so do I repeat here: The writer of the Gospel according to Mark is a great storyteller.  Clearly, …

Open Letter from Rev. Clarence, 7/11/21

Dear Members and Friends of St. James, As I listen to a CD recording of the Psalms of David by the choir of Kings College Cambridge, I am pleased to share with you the homily which I delivered just hours ago to our in-person congregation.  As one might anticipate, there are always items of interest, …

Sermon, 7/4/21: The Ultimate Ambassadorship

6 Pentecost Psalm 48; II Samuel 5:1–5, 9–10; II Corinthian 12:2–10; Mark 6:1–13 “And he called to him the twelve and began to send them out two by two.”  Mark 6:7 For those who keep score, it is appropriate to remember that, according to the canons of the Church and the Book of Common Prayer, …

Open Letter from Rev. Clarence, 7/4/21

Dear Members and Friends of St. James, I send you warm greetings on this Independence Day weekend, even as I confess a certain relief that the work of the women and men in the world of science have enabled us, through development of vaccines, to resume a certain rhythm in our pattern of worship, and …