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

God and gods | The Rev. Dr. Anna S. Pearson, Rector

A number of years ago, I remember reading an article in Sojourners Magazine written by a woman who had experienced a lifetime of struggle with her weight. She described all of it: the calorie counting, the cycling through every institutional dieting program available, the cardio and resistance workouts, her feelings of shame when she was not at her “ideal weight” and her fear that any good news (as she defined it) from the scale at her morning weigh-in would only be temporary....

By |July 5th, 2019|

Seize The Moment | The Reverend Deacon Robert A. Jacobs

If we only live once, we must live our life meaningfully. Can you imagine what your life could have been if you did not delay when the opportunity was given. What if you studied before the exam? What if you bought that stock before it went up? For some what if they received Jesus as their Savior when they were younger? We all have the tendency to postpone. There are those who stay up all night to finish a project at the last moment....

By |June 28th, 2019|

Jesus And Comfort Food | The Rev. Dr. Anna S. Pearson, Rector

The painting in the photograph below hangs in The Loveless Café—which, even though it sounds like a setting from a Carson McCullers short story, is actually a diner on the outskirts of Nashville, TN. Offerings there range from a full Country Breakfast to Fried Catfish and Barbeque. Gravy is plentiful. And the biscuits are amazing. Even people who don’t eat meat leave feeling full—very full!--and satisfied. The walls are lined with autographed photos of celebrities, many of them from the world of country music. The folks who work there make all visitors feel at home, and the line of people waiting for a table often spills out into the parking lot....

By |June 21st, 2019|

Blessings of Ordinary Time | The Rev. Susan E. Hill, Associate Rector

Starting this past Monday, the Church entered its longest season of the liturgical year -- often called Ordinary time. Technically speaking, it isn’t actually a season, but rather the time between the major seasons of the church calendar. The longest stretch of Ordinary time reaches from the Monday after the Feast of Pentecost (June 10 this year) all the way until the Saturday before the first Sunday of Advent....

By |June 14th, 2019|

Cheerleading | The Rev. Anna S. Pearson, Rector

Last week, a pile of small, thin, blue strips of paper arrived at Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen. On one side was typed the name of our organization, address, a brief summary of our programs, and hours of operation filled in with a child’s handwriting. Attached to each slip of paper was a hand-made pipe cleaner flower. These small gifts came from a program called “Service in Schools,” which seeks to pair New York City public schools with volunteer opportunities....

By |June 7th, 2019|

Waiting On The Holy Spirit | The Rev. Robert A. Jacobs, Deacon

Have your ever watched a movie that you’ve already seen? Maybe the first time it was suspenseful, but not so the second time because you know how the story ends. You know the good guy doesn’t fall off the cliff and the bad guy eventually gets caught. But you still enjoy the movie. In fact, since you’re not all tied up in the plot, you begin to appreciate other aspects of the film; clever dialogue, outstanding camera work, the use of a special effects, and so on. Since you know the ending you can enjoy the movie on a whole different level.That’s how we can enjoy life— if we are viewing it for the second time. We don’t have to sweat the outcome because we know God’s ultimate outcome. We need not wonder if he will take care of us, or if he will cause all things to work together for his good. We know the outcome. We know that since Jesus conquered death, we can, through Him, conquer life. In the process, we can enjoy the journey. Every day is part of the celebration—even the tough days. That’s God’s promise.If the spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you, he who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through the Spirit, who lives in you....

By |May 31st, 2019|

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