It is the final, great Day – the Day of the Stewardship In-gathering, not the end of time exactly but the finale to the annual pledge campaign. Maybe, for some of you view, like the early Christians and the parousia, it is the day for which you have been waiting and longing. The theme of … READ MORE…

Christ the King/Year B Daniel 7:9-10, 13-14 Revelation 1:4b-8 John 18:33-37 It has been really fun watching the progress of the organ restoration. The work being done is incredible and I can’t wait for the debut of this almost new instrument. But one of the unanticipated side effects of watching the restoration is how it … READ MORE…

It is wonderful to be gathered together in this cathedral to honor and to give thanks to God for the men and women who answered the call of their country by serving the cause of freedom in the Armed Services. I’d like to ask all our veterans to stand and be recognized. Would you please … READ MORE…

All Saints’ Day/Year B Isaiah 25:6-9 Revelation 21:1-6a John 11:32-44 Following the tragic explosion of the space craft Challenger on January 28, 1986, in a speech to the nation, President Ronald Reagan, talking about those who had lost their lives, closed with the words, “We will never forget them this morning as they prepared for … READ MORE…

    Proper 25/Year B                                 Jeremiah 31:7-9                                 Hebrews 7:23-28                                 Mark 46-52 “It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.”― Antoine de … READ MORE…

Proper 23/Year B Amos 5:6-7, 10-15 Hebrews 4:12-16 Mark 10:17-31 I recently told my story at our Spiritual Autobiography class, and I was reminded of the adage, which I cannot remember the exact words of, but it’s something like, “the past isn’t.” Meaning, obviously things happen to us prior to the present moment, but as … READ MORE…

The Rev. Canon Albert Ogle blesses a beloved pet Sit! Loving and losing a pet Brandie had nine precious lives and she used up every one of them. She was not a cat. Brandie was a little wire-haired terrier who came into my life ten years ago. She had lived with a friend of mine … READ MORE…

Proper 15/Year B Proverbs 9:1-6 Ephesians 5:15-20 John 6:51-58 In a liturgical church such as ours where mass is celebrated daily, it is easy to forget how offensive Jesus’ words from today’s Gospel reading would have been to the Jewish authorities he was talking to.  In the course of the mass we are used to … READ MORE…

Seminarian Colin Mathewson delivered this sermon on Aug 5th:Tonight the NASA lander named Curiosity will make a daring landing on Mars. After $2.5 billion dollars and eight months of space flight, Curiosity’s mission will now hang on a mere seven minutes of intricately sequenced activity to slow the 5000 pound craft from its blistering 13,000 … READ MORE…

Vaya Con Dios (Bi-Lingual Service) Saint Paul’s Cathedral, San Diego Proper 7B (RCL); June 24, 2012 Scott Richardson + Gracious God, Let these words be more than words and give us the spirit of Jesus. Amen. I don’t speak much Spanish but I know what the words “Vaya con Dios” mean – go with God. … READ MORE…

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