Sermon, 6/27/21: What If…

5 Pentecost Psalm 130; Samuel.1. 1, 17-27; II Corinthians. 8. 7-15; Mark. 5. 21-43 She said, ‘If I touch even his garments…’ Mark 5:28 As I thought about the lectionary appointed for today, I had another “what if” conversation with myself.  In some circles, so I understand, this “what if?” is called ‘Monday morning quarterbacking.’ …

An Open Letter from Rev. Clarence, 6/27/21

Dear Members and Friends of St. James, I confess to a return to something in our common life that resembles some aspects of a normal to which I and others are accustomed, even as one parishioner remarked today that some things have changed.  My inner response to that welcomed recognition of change was “Alleluia. We …

Sermon, 6/20/21: A Hidden Parable!

4 Pentecost Psalm 133; I Sam. 17:57–18:5, 10–16; II Cor. 6.1–13; Mark 4:35-41 And they were filled with great awe.  Mark 4:41 O Lord, make us have perpetual love and reverence for your holy Name, for you never fail to help and govern those whom you have set upon the sure foundation of your loving-kindness, …

An Open Letter from Rev. Clarence, 6/20/21

Dear Members and Friends of St. James, On this 4th Sunday after Pentecost, on Father’s Day 2021, as well as on this first day of summer, I send you greetings. What joy it was again today to see so many old faces, but also to greet new faces at Eucharist, new students at Tufts and …