Annunciation, a sermon at St. Mary the Virgin San Francisco

A sermon preached at Evensong at St. Mary the Virgin San Francisco, CA Let these words be more than words, and give us the spirit of Jesus. Those words are probably familiar to you.  They are to me too.  I spent several years worshiping, and for awhile working, with Scott your rector, and hearing himContinue reading “Annunciation, a sermon at St. Mary the Virgin San Francisco”

Joseph, Advent, and Unexpected Grace.

         Life is full of surprises.  I know I surprised some of you this week with the news that I’ll be leaving St. John’s to accept a new position.  We’ll have time to say goodbye before my last service here on January 12th, so I’m not going to say goodbye now.  I want to talk aboutContinue reading “Joseph, Advent, and Unexpected Grace.”

Getting real with Mary

Are you ready?  Do you have everything together?  You must.  You have time for church today.  Most folks are saving their church time for tomorrow.  So maybe this crowd is the calm, the cool, the collected.  Maybe not.  The fourth week of Advent is really short this year.  The last candle won’t burn very long,Continue reading “Getting real with Mary”