The Sunday Sermon: Rich Towards God?

July 31, 2022Penelope Bridges If you were here last week you might remember that the reading from the prophet Hosea was quite startling, with its description of an unfaithful wife, and children named for God’s punishment of an unfaithful nation. Today’s reading provides some balance, with its beautiful parental imagery and the declaration that God … READ MORE…

The Sunday Sermon: Creativity & Faithfulness

7/24/2022Rev. Richard Hogue Jr.             Good morning, and a happy Comic-Con Sunday to you all! When I think of Comic-Con, I think of epic franchises, from those of Disney, to Adult Swim cartoons, Anime subcultures, gaming, and anything under the sun that offers people temporary escape or freedom of imagination. It is a veritable celebration … READ MORE…

The Sunday Sermon: Interdependence

Rev. Richard Hogue Jr.July 3, 2022             Good morning, and a happy Independence Day weekend to you all. I know that for many of us there’s little to be happy about as a nation this weekend. For me to get the most out of this holiday, I remind myself that the entire basis of this … READ MORE…

The Sunday Sermon: Pentecost

Rev. Richard Hogue Jr.June 5, 2022             Good morning everyone, and a happy Pentecost to all! If you’ll allow me to be very frank, when I compare my own experience of Pentecosts in life to that of the original day, all of mine seem pretty ho-hum, with one exception. Five years ago, I had the … READ MORE…

The Sunday Sermon: Don’t Look Back

Click Here for the Service of Lament and Healing as referenced by Dean Penny in her sermon. June 26 2022, 10:30 am Holy Eucharist Penelope Bridges From Psalm 77: “I will cry aloud to God;  I will cry aloud, and he will hear me. In the day of my trouble I sought the Lord; my … READ MORE…

The Sunday Sermon: The Mystery of the Trinity

Trinity Sunday, June 12, 2022Penelope Bridges Every year on the Sunday after Pentecost we celebrate the Holy Trinity. Of course we celebrate our Trinitarian God every Sunday, as we typically end our prayers in the name of Jesus who lives and reigns with the Father and the Holy Spirit. But today we are supposed to … READ MORE…

The Sunday Sermon: Do you want to be made well?

May 22, 2022 Sixth Sunday of EasterPenelope Bridges As I went down to the river to prayStudying about that good ol’ wayAnd who shall wear the starry crownGood Lord, show me the way O sisters, let’s go downLet’s go down, come on downO sisters, let’s go downDown to the river to pray. Traditional American Hymn … READ MORE…

The Sunday Sermon: All Things are New

Rev. Richard Hogue Jr.May, 15, 2022             Welcome, visitors and good people of St. Paul’s, to another Sunday in Easter, among these great fifty days. It’s hard to believe that it’s been a month since we all celebrated the vigil, and the night before the great dawn of that singular holy day. Twenty working days … READ MORE…

The Sunday Sermon: Messiah & Shepherd

Good Shepherd Sunday, May 8 2022Penelope BridgesMessiah and Shepherd Once again we are jumping around the Gospels; leaping backwards from last week’s post-Easter breakfast on the beach to the middle of John’s Gospel, where Jesus is still doing the signs that demonstrate who he is, for those who have eyes to see. This conversation with … READ MORE…

The Sunday Sermon: Dying as one to become life with many

Rev. Richard HogueSt. Paul’s Cathedral, San Diego5/1/2022             I want to welcome our baptismal candidate, DJ, and his family, the Urquias! It’s always a special occasion when we get to baptize anyone into new life, regardless of age or experience. Baptism is one of the most tangible signs we have that God’s grace can and … READ MORE…

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