On Saturday, December 21, hear the traditional stories and songs of Christmas, with anthems sung by the St. Michael’s Singers and Choristers, including Howells’ A Spotless Rose, Rachmaninoff’s Bogoroditsye Dyevo, Eric Whitacre’s Lux aurumque, arrangements of the Sussex Carol, In the Bleak Midwinter, Mary Had a Baby and much more. This lovely, free service begins … Continue reading Advent Lessons & Carols
Many of you may have noticed the caution tape around the porch of St. Michael's or the charred boards sitting to the sides. Around 1:00 am on the morning of July 20, a police officer driving by noticed a small fire on the porch and called the fire department. The fire was quickly extinguished, but … Continue reading St. Michael’s House porch fire
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Today is the last Sunday after the Epiphany, the last Sunday before the forty days of Lent begin, the Sunday of the Transfiguration, when we hear stories of Jesus being transfigured before his closest friends high up on a mountain top with a shining face and bright dazzling white robes beneath the voice of God … Continue reading Transfiguration Sunday: God Gets Glam
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The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; those who lived in a land of deep darkness on them light has shined. -Isaiah 9:2 “Nothing can quite replace your first love or your first march.” Gloria Steinem said that yesterday to a crowd of more than half a million women and their … Continue reading Of Love & Marches
“And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us” -John 1:14 Of all the words which have been fleshed out in my life the one I like the best is “friend.” I’m sure I had some idea of what a friend was as a child. There were the other children on our street who … Continue reading Christmas 2016: Too Fleshed to Be Stressed
I am the one whose love overcomes you, already with you when you think to call my name. Amen. I believe that this is the most weighted Christmas sermon I have had to preach in my ten years. By weighted I mean that when I was trying to write my sermon, I kept thinking about … Continue reading Christmas 2016: Permission for Joy
The Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ -- December 25th -- the Rev. James Joiner from Christopher Craun on Vimeo. The Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ -- December 24th, 2016 -- the Rev. Chris Craun from Christopher Craun on Vimeo. The Fourth Sunday of Advent -- December 18th, 2016 -- the Rev. Chris Craun … Continue reading December 2016