It's that time of year again. St. A's Spring Retreat will take place on April 2nd, in person, at the Church of the Resurrection (3220 Lexington Road, Nicholasville, KY). Our theme is "Preparing for Easter" and we will have a variety of sessions to help us prepare. We will take a dive into the liturgies … Continue reading Spring Retreat!!
Ash Wednesday & Vigil for Peace
Lent is here! And the plan has CHANGED! Ashes to Go - We will have Ashes to Go in front of the Chapel during class change at 10:50 AM, 11:50 AM, 1:50 PM, 2:50 PM, and 3:50 PM. 12:30 PM Service - The 12:30 PM service will now be hybrid with an in person option. Join us … Continue reading Ash Wednesday & Vigil for Peace
People of the Moment
The Transfiguration is a big deal. How do we know this? First, it appears in three of the four gospels. Second, we always read the passage before Ash Wednesday and it gets its own festival day on August 6th. Lastly, there's what is actually in the passage. Jesus is changed from his earthly form to … Continue reading People of the Moment
Pray for those…
In this week's Gospel reading (see the bottom of the page), we continue with Luke's version of Matthew's Sermon on the Mount (Matthew chapters 5-7). I want to take a closer look, not so much at the text, but our perception of it. In our reading Jesus says, "Love your enemies, do good to those … Continue reading Pray for those…
One of the most overlooked parts of our Sunday Eucharist is the appointed Psalm. Preacher and lay people alike will skip over the text of the Psalm, looking at it as anything from an interlude between the "real" readings to a disruption to the service! I get it. The Psalms are tough. They're the hymns … Continue reading Deeper Roots
This week we hear one of my favorite passages from the prophet Isaiah. The passage is the whole of Chapter 6 and it describes when God called and commissioned Isaiah to become a prophet. It is a wild vision that includes six-winged Seraphim (angels of fire), God's robe filling the whole Temple, an angel putting … Continue reading God’s Calling
You are patient. You are kind.
Can you think of a more famous passage from the letters of Paul? The only more famous lines out of the entire Bible might be John 3.16 or Genesis 1.1. But for my money 1 Corinthians 13, the "Love" chapter, is the most famous passage of the New Testament. When we read this passage it … Continue reading You are patient. You are kind.
Just Like Jesus
This Sunday we will hear about Jesus going to the synagogue in his hometown for services which in his day mostly consisted of hearing the Torah (the Law) and the Prophets and then a sermon on the readings. This is still what the first half of our services look like today in the Episcopal & … Continue reading Just Like Jesus
St. A’s 2021 Report
What a year! Again! During these difficult and confusing years of Covid, so many things have changed that it is hard to keep our bearings, but as followers of Christ, we always know where our deepest selves live, where our deepest roots take hold, and from there, our truest lives spring forth, even in troubled … Continue reading St. A’s 2021 Report
Dear Friends in Christ, The season of Advent is my favorite season of the whole church year. I love the changing of the year, the soft blues and purples of the Church, and the hymns of joy and expectation. As the light from the sun wanes, the light of Christ increases as we begin a … Continue reading Advent Appeal