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The Perfect Recipe

The Perfect Recipe Shining Our Light Week 4 – Community Epiphany 6, Year A Becky Robbins-Penniman   Ready. Set. BAKE! Not words you’d think a person like me, who hates cooking, looks forward to. But Gus and I are hooked on The Great British Baking Show. Now, I hate sermons based on shows I haven’t […]

Knowing Our Station

Knowing Our Station Shining Our Light Week 2 Epiphany 4, Year A Becky Robbins-Penniman A question for those of us who were here last week: what was the most important thing you heard Canon Chris Gray say to us? What I heard was the power of ONE to make an enormous difference in the lives […]

Let’s Take a Walk

Let’s Take a Walk Epiphany 2, Year A Becky Robbins-Penniman   What are you looking for? This is THE human question. At one level or another, every person I know or know of is looking for something. Hungry people are looking for food, endangered people are looking for safety, suffering people are looking for comfort, […]

I Love You; I Forgive You; Supper’s Ready

I Love You; I Forgive You; Supper’s Ready Baptism of Jesus, Epiphany 1, Year A Becky Robbins-Penniman   Over 20 years ago, in a sermon by a Lutheran Bishop, Cal Holloway, he related that a national poll had asked, “What words do you most want to hear said to you?” The 3 phrases that led […]

Abnormal Christians

Abnormal Christians 2nd Sunday After Christmas, Year A Becky Robbins-Penniman The magi are up in our Creche on the side altar. They’re a day early. Tomorrow is the feast of the Epiphany, and it’s the day when we tell the story of the strangers from a far-away land who arrived in Israel looking for the […]

Happy Christmas!

Happy Christmas! Advent 4, Year A Service of Advent Lessons & Carols Becky Robbins-Penniman This particular service of Advent Lessons and Carols is unique; unique to this parish, this little corner of God’s world. In this service, we look the story of the Nativity in a huge sweep of time; we begin with a peek […]

Sing Out for Joy

Sing Out for Joy Advent 3, Year A Becky Robbins-Penniman What are the rules of faith? The rules most of us grew up with a variation of this: God wants to be with only a very few special people, and God is just itching to punish the rest of us with terrifying vengeance. So straighten […]

Christmas Day Service

Christmas Day, Year A Becky Robbins-Penniman Christmas Day is truly a day set apart from all the others. Stores and attractions that don’t close on any other day are closed today – not all of them, but way, way more than any other day of the year. Unlike when I was a kid, it’s not […]

Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive; Eliminate the Negative

Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive; Eliminate the Negative Advent 1, Year A Becky Robbins-Penniman One of the greatest coping mechanisms we use to handle our lives is to assume, at least at the “big picture” level, that today will be pretty much like yesterday. Like yesterday, today red will still mean stop and green will mean go. […]

Job Posting: King of the Universe

Job Posting: King of the Universe Christ the King Sunday Pentecost 24, Proper 29, Year C Becky Robbins-Penniman Today is Christ the King Sunday, and it’s relatively new on our church calendar, less than 100 years old. In dog years, that’s 700 years ago. In church years, that’s day before yesterday. Its placement on the […]