St. Michael and All Angels
We seek to be a light of Christ in the community, where all are welcome to experience God's love and blessings.

Sermons

A week ago, we celebrated the resurrection. But there comes a time when we must live the resurrection. That is not always easy. There are days when we prefer to just stay in bed, pull the covers over our head, and close out the world. Some days it seems far easier and safer to lock the doors of our house and avoid the circumstances and people of our lives. Sometimes we just want to run away, hide,

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If you ask ten Christians why the women come to Jesus’ tomb that Easter morning, it’s a sure bet that nine will tell you that they bring spices to anoint the corpse of Jesus… but that isn’t the story that John tells. John tells us that Joseph of Arimathea and Nicodemus have already wrapped the body in linen, myrrh, and aloes, and when Mary Magdalene arrives alone before dawn, she has no

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One of the questions I have is whether Jesus’ triumphant entry into Jerusalem was accidental or planned. Did Jesus one day decide to make a trip into Jerusalem and a parade broke out? Or was this God’s plan in a deliberately chosen and planned out way to make a statement at this specific time? We may never know. But what we do know is that the author of Mark tells us that Jesus spent most of

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Right in the middle of Lent, we get this inspiring message of hope from Jeremiah: “I will put my law within them,” says the Lord, “and I will write it on their hearts; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people” (Jer 31:33). What are we to make of these hopeful words deep in the middle of the season of penitence? And how can they give us hope? These words were written as

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“Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable to you, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer” (Ps 19:14). On this third Sunday in Lent, as we continue to journey towards Jerusalem and the cross, we are in the territory of frameworks for living out our faith. This is the case whether it is the Ten Commandments shared with God’s people at Sinai (Exodus 20:1-17); the

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