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

On the occasion of the Annual Meeting. The meeting was delayed until January 20, 2024, due to a driving ban, but we used the readings from 2 Epiphany. Eli called Samuel, and Samuel said, “Here I am.” The Lord said to Samuel, “See, I am about to do something,” and Samuel related this to Eli, who responded, “It is the Lord; let him do what seems good to him.” In the Gospel reading

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On every January 6, we celebrate the Feast of the Epiphany. It’s a date that – like Christmas – changes from day of the week to day of the week based upon the year. The Episcopal Church doesn’t let us move our celebration of Epiphany to a Sunday like we can with All Saints without the permission of the Bishop. On the first Sunday after the Epiphany, we celebrate the Baptism of our Lord,

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Last week, I talked about the theme of preparing for God’s peace. Within the church in general, the theme of the third candle we light in Advent is generally considered to be Joy, symbolized in the rose candle and vestments in the church today. Joy is a difficult thing to define. It is distinct from happiness. Happiness is temporary and depends on things outside of our being – for example,

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Last week, I talked about the theme of hearing God’s hope. Within the church in general, the theme of the second candle we light in Advent is generally considered to be Peace. Peace is an elusive thing for us – in our culture in general and specifically in our own lives. Every one of us has a different idea of what peace is, so I’ll start with three definitions that I’ve heard: a state

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Within the church in general, the theme of the first candle we light in Advent is Hope. Hope is more than wishful thinking. It’s hearing God’s words as promise that we will be led to true freedom. You may have read these words penned by Henri Nouwen in his book Bread for the Journey: “Optimism is the expectation that things – the weather, human relationships, the economy, the political

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