The Day of Pentecost

When I first arrived at St. Peter’s, I was surprised to see how many red blouses and skirts and jackets suddenly appeared at the service on The Day of Pentecost.  It was a tradition here, to wear red to mark this momentous day in the life of the church. ...

The Second Sunday after the Epiphany

“They have no wine!” Mary says. Can’t you help? Mary says to her son. Most of Jesus miracles have to do with healing, releasing, changing lives, delivering the demon possessed, saving people in trouble. Yet here at the beginning of John’s gospel Jesus performs what at...

Identity and Relationship

First Sunday after the EpiphanyThe Baptism of Our Lord Isaiah 43:1-7Acts 8:14-17Luke 3:15-17, 21-22Psalm 29 The first Sunday after Epiphany, the feast of the Baptism of our Lord. For Jesus, the direction his life will take starts at the river as he enters the waters...

First Sunday after Christmas

“wise men from the East came to Jerusalem, asking, “Where is the child who has been born king of the Jews? For we observed his star at its rising, and have come to pay him homage.” As we hear once again the familiar story of the Wise Men, following a star...
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