Sermons and Messages Fish and Bread – Tenth Sunday after Pentecost/Proper 12B By: johnp July 29, 2018 Sermons and Messages King Herod the Great, whom we know as the wicked ruler at the time of the birth of Jesus, had several sons. One of them, Herod Antipas, was Tetrarch of Galilee from 4 B.C.E. until 39 C.E. He was the . . . Where is the Dwelling Place of God? – 8 Pentecost/Proper 11 By: johnp July 22, 2018 Sermons and Messages About 3,000 years ago, give or take a few decades, the great king David established his capital city in Jerusalem. The prophet Nathan, speaking for God, told David: “Thus says the Lord: Are you the one to build me a house . . . Why College Should Be Free – Summer Intern Current Events Reflection 2 By: johnp July 17, 2018 Sermons and Messages A college education has become a necessity in today’s society. Students throughout the country are concentrating on their academics and are endeavoring to receive perfect grades in order to receive a good enough scholarship to attend college. Financing each . . . Climate: Care for Our Common Home – 8th Sunday after Pentecost/Proper 10B By: johnp July 15, 2018 Sermons and Messages “Care for Our Common Home,” is the title of Pope Francis’ encyclical on climate change, which was issued several years ago. Of course, there was immediate criticism of the Pope for getting involved in economics and science—he was told that . . . Seventh Sunday after Pentecost/Proper 9B By: johnp July 8, 2018 Sermons and Messages The other day I picked up a little volume that is a history of First Methodist Church in Lawrence, Kansas, where my great-great Grandfather was pastor for a time. He had the improbable name of George Washington Paddock. Born in . . . A Matter of Fair Balance – Sixth Sunday after the Feast of Pentecost/Proper 8B By: johnp July 1, 2018 Sermons and Messages I invite you think with me about the relationship between religious faith and our country. We’re gathered here in church on a Sunday morning, as we contemplate and anticipate the Fourth of July celebration this coming Wednesday. Of course, when . . . I Really Care, Do You? – Summer Intern Current Events Reflection 1 By: johnp June 26, 2018 Sermons and Messages I really care, do you? The topic of immigration in America has been a very recurrent issue lately. As many of you may know, Trump’s new immigration policy consists of separating immigrant families from one another. While the parents are . . . CHAOS! – Fifth Sunday after Pentecost / Proper 7B By: johnp June 24, 2018 Sermons and Messages It’s a frightful thing to be caught in a storm. On Tuesday afternoon I was in the office when we were all caught off-guard by a sudden clap of thunder that shook the building. I glanced outside where it was . . . World Refugee Day 2018 – A Message from The Right Reverend Michael Curry By: johnp June 21, 2018 Sermons and Messages World Refugee Day 2018 | Episcopal Church I Never Get It Right – 4th Sunday after Pentecost / Proper 6B By: johnp June 17, 2018 Sermons and Messages A young lady came to the church office the other day asking for the pastor. I owned up the fact that I was the pastor. Before we were all the way into the office, she began her refrain: “I never . . .