Pulpit Posts2017-06-13T16:32:54+00:00

Haul Out The Holly | The Rev. Dr. Anna S. Pearson, Rector

Confession: all my Christmas decorations are up. Double confession: I didn’t even wait until the first Sunday in Advent. Maybe it was because my sons were home over Thanksgiving to help. Maybe it was my need to brighten up my digs post-surgery, or maybe it was just 2020. Period. I know it’s not supposed to be done, and I get why we’re supposed to wait. But no delayed gratification for me. Not this year....

By |December 4th, 2020|

A Prayer of Thanksgiving | The Rev. Susan E. Hill, Associate Rector

During the summer of 2019, we invited the parish to read Grateful: The Subversive Practice of Giving Thanks. The author, Diana Butler Bass, wrote about the struggle she had to embrace gratitude in her life, yet also how crucial it was for her to practice being grateful. She wrote a prayer that stuck with me, and it seems like an especially appropriate prayer for Thanksgiving weekend of 2020, when many of us may be having a hard time giving thanks. I hope this slightly amended version will help!....

By |November 27th, 2020|

Angels | The Rev. Dr. Anna S. Pearson, Rector

As I was going about the business or organizing the week this past Monday, I got a phone call. When I picked up, the man on the other end of the line identified himself as one of the Wardens from Church of the Good Shepherd in Kips Bay—our “neighbor congregation” directly across town on 31st St. between Second and Third Avenues. He told me that they were not a large congregation, but that they had always had at least one mission project to which they were committed.....

By |November 20th, 2020|

Be Ready… | The Rev. Robert A. Jacobs, Deacon

For it will be like a man going on a journey, who called his servants and entrusted to them his property. To one he gave five talents, to another two talents and to another one, to each according to his ability. Then he went away. When he returned he called his servants to give an accounting. To the one he gave five talents he doubled the amount given him. The same is true for the one he gave two talents in that he doubled what he was given. The third servant being afraid did not double what he had been given and the master was not pleased. This is a very interesting passage. Jesus is speaking here and he is teaching the disciples some very hard lessons in order to prepare them for their ministries after he is gone....

By |November 16th, 2020|

Pray | The Rev. Dr. Anna S. Pearson, Rector

As I write these words, the outcome of the U.S. election is still uncertain. By the time you read these words we may know more about the election results, but we have known throughout 2020 that we have a way to go before divisiveness subsides and chaos diminishes. No matter how we engage the next chapter of our national narrative, our prayer life is essential to sustaining us (an obvious statement, and also an important reminder always!).....

By |November 6th, 2020|

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