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Sanctuary

It’s Wednesday night, at the courtyard at the Episcopal Church Center in Ocean Beach… The time for the Eucharistic service was fast approaching, 5:30…and we were scurrying to set up the altar, the chairs , distribute bulletins and invitations,  find … Continue reading

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Three Sad Words

Easter 3 Sermon “We had hoped.” Perhaps the three saddest words in the Gospels- and our own lives. “We had hoped…” When the stranger on the road asked them what they were talking about, they stopped still on the road, … Continue reading

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OPEN YOUR HEART DOORS

Homily preached at ECC Courtyard  Right Here, Right Now Church: 3/6/16 John 15:1-11 In John’s Gospel today, Jesus is teaching his disciples and preparing them for his departure from this world…assuring them of his love.  Teaching one last time before … Continue reading

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FLOOD THIS PLACE

Sermon Preached at All Souls’ Episcopal Church, San Diego Second Sunday of Easter: PS 118:14-29, Acts 5:27-32, John 20:19-31 “Holy Spirit You are welcome here, Come flood this place and fill the atmosphere. Your glory God is what our hearts … Continue reading

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God is a Circle

No wonder Jesus was troubled in spirit as John writes in today’s Gospel. He knew what was about to happen: his arrest, trial and execution…and one of his disciples, Judas, was about to betray him. How painful it must have … Continue reading

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A Billboard

  “At that time, Jesus went out with his disciples across the Kidron valley to a place where there was a garden, which he and his disciples entered.” One of the first things you learn to do when preparing a … Continue reading

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Expectations

Two of the disciples full of sadness and feeling kind of lost on the “third day” since Jesus was arrested, tried and crucified-(for us Easter day- Resurrection Sunday) are walking to Emmaus. This day they most likely woke up with … Continue reading

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