2nd Sunday of Advent “Slouching Towards Bethlehem”

William Butler Yeats THE SECOND COMING Turning and turning in the widening gyre The falcon cannot hear the falconer; Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold; Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world, The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere The ceremony of innocence is drowned; The best lack all conviction, while the worst Are […]

I Have Decided to Follow Jesus. Keep Awake.

I Have Decided to Follow Jesus. No Turning Back. Link   The Gospel Mark 13:24-37 Jesus said, “In those days, after that suffering, the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light, and the stars will be falling from heaven, and the powers in the heavens will be shaken. Then they […]

Count Your Blessings Name Them One by One.

Count Your Blessings Name Them One by One. Link to history of this classic hymn The Collect Grant us, Lord, not to be anxious about earthly things, but to love things heavenly; and even now, while we are placed among things that are passing away, to hold fast to those that shall endure; through Jesus […]

St. Matthew’s Day Celebration September 17, 2017

St. Matthew’s Day Celebration Matthew is recognized as a saint in the Roman Catholic, Eastern Orthodox, Lutheran[31] and Anglican churches. (See St. Matthew’s Church.) His feast day is celebrated on 21 September in the West and 16 November in the East. (For those churches which follow the traditional Julian Calendar, 16 November currently falls on […]

Healing Relationships is Hard. Loving our Neighbors is Hard.

Healing is hard to do. We must try. Owe no one anything, except to love one another; for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law. The commandments, “You shall not commit adultery; You shall not murder; You shall not steal; You shall not covet”; and any other commandment, are summed up in this […]

Father Les’ Sermon for August 20, 2017 “A Heart Check”

  What’s going on in our hearts that shape our actions in the world? Listen to Billie Holiday’s “Strange Fruit”. Listen to Marvin Gaye’s “What’s Goin’ on”. The Collect Almighty God, you have given your only Son to be for us a sacrifice for sin, and also an example of godly life: Give us grace […]

Transfiguration Sunday Sermon by Fr. Les Jackson

The Readings for Transfiguration Sunday: Lectionary The Collect for Transfiguration Sunday reads: O God, who on the holy mount revealed to chosen witnesses your well-beloved Son, wonderfully transfigured, in raiment white and glistening: Mercifully grant that we, being delivered from the disquietude of this world, may by faith behold the King in his beauty; who […]