The Sunday Sermon, Sept. 26

September 26, 2021Welcome AllPenelope Bridges Once again our lectionary gives us just a tantalizing snippet of a Bible story that deserves to be more fully known. Today we hear extracts from the end of the story of Esther. This is a book of the Bible that doesn’t explicitly mention God, and for that reason, like … READ MORE…

The Sunday Sermon: God’s Creation, God’s Justice

September 5, 2021 The Very Rev. Penny Bridges The Episcopal Church offers an option for churches to observe a short Season of Creation in the early fall, and today we begin that season. We aren’t deviating from the regular Scripture readings, but we have special prayers and a blessing for the season. So, one of … READ MORE…

The Sunday Sermon: Small Things With Great Love

July 25, 2021Penelope BridgesSmall Things with Great Love Once again Scripture confronts us with stories about power: human power and divine power.  This story of David and Bathsheba is just horrific. David is comfortable in his power as king. He is so comfortable, in fact, that he no longer bothers to lead his men in … READ MORE…

Light Up The Cathedral For Pride

Light Up the Cathedral for PrideJuly 14, 2021: ResilientPenelope M Bridges Good evening, friends. Happy Pride! I am deeply grateful to the Pride leadership for inviting me to give this address tonight. Even though I have spoken in this pulpit many, many times, this is an occasion when Pride gets to select the speaker, and … READ MORE…

The Sunday Sermon: Jeff’s Last Sermon With Us

The Rev.Cn. Jeff MartinhaukProper 8B, June 27, 2021St. Paul’s Cathedral, San Diego2 Sam 1:1, 17-27; Mark 5:21-43 The story Mark tells us this morning in the gospel is full of little details.  One tendency when we hear these stories of old, year after year, is to sometimes to make these characters like Jairus and the … READ MORE…

The Sunday Sermon: Seeds of Love

Jeff Martinhauk preaching at pulpit

The Rev. Cn. Jeff Martinhauk Proper 6B, June 13, 2021 My last parish included the opportunity to work with an Episcopal Day School.  Each year, in the spring, the preschoolers would undertake a project that seemed so simple but still mystifies me. They would take seeds– strawberry seeds I think– and put them in small … READ MORE…

The Sunday Sermon: The Power & the Glory

June 6, 2021 Penelope Bridges The Power and the Glory Think of a favorite TV show, something you look forward to each week or whenever a new season drops. Think about how you feel when that new material arrives and how you anticipate getting back into that world with familiar characters, whether you love them … READ MORE…

The Sunday Sermon: The Wisdom of the Trinity

May 30, 2021 Maya Little-Saña The last time I preached on Trinity Sunday, I think I was 17 years old and I assumed the Herculean task of trying to explain the Trinity in 9 minutes or less, and pretty sure I committed heresy in four.  So I have learned that this is not the day … READ MORE…

The Sunday Sermon: Plugged In – The Power of Pentecost

Plugged In: The Power of PentecostBy Canon Christian GilletteCanon for Evangelism and Discipleship, EDSDService on May 23, 2021 What Is Power?             Power is an interesting thing.  Power is something that in some ways, we possess, and in other ways we lack. It’s something we need in order to live, and something that at times … READ MORE…

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