Sermon, 2/7/21: When are Comestibles Not Comestibles?

5 Epiphany Psalm 147:1–12, 21; Isaiah 40:21–31; I Corinthians 9:16–23; Mark 1:29–39 “To the weak I became weak.  I have become all things to all people, that I might by all means save some.”  I Cor. 9:22 And God said, “Behold, I have given you every plant yielding seed which is upon the face of …

An Open Letter from Rev. Clarence, 2/7/21

Dear Members and Friends of St. James, My update to you this week shall be marked with an unusual brevity.  The rationale is that on Sunday next, 14 February, 12:00 p.m., we meet via teleconference in ANNUAL MEETING.  At that time, we will all have opportunity not only to hear reports of activities from the …

Sermon for 1/31/21: Evangelion? What in the world is that?

4 Epiphany Psalm 111; Deuteronomy 18:15 – 20; I Corinthians 8:11 – 13; Mark 1:21 – 28 Almighty and everlasting God, you govern all things both in heaven and in earth.  Mercifully hear the supplications of your people, and in our time grant us your peace, through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns …

An Open Letter from Rev. Clarence, 1/29/21

Dear Members and Friends of St. James, Strive as hard as I/we may, I recognized (i.e. I admitted to myself this week) that, even as I thought initially of our journey through this coronavirus pandemic as temporary, a certain normalcy has insinuated itself into my/our lives.  The longevity of the pandemic and the trauma that …