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…

The Sunday Sermon: Keep Calm & Carry On

May 16, 2021 Penelope Bridges Keep Calm and Carry On One of the miracles of modern science is the ability to correct problems with our vision. I am very near-sighted, and as I’ve grown older my lens prescription has become more complicated. These days I wear a different contact lens prescription in each eye, lens … READ MORE…

The Sunday Sermon: Sixth Sunday of Easter

Jeff Martinhauk preaching at pulpit

The Rev.Cn. Jeff MartinhaukEaster 6B, May 9, 2021St. Paul’s Cathedral, San DiegoJohn 15:9-17 I’m currently enrolled in a leadership class at the University of San Diego.  It follows the curriculum of one of my heroes, doctor of Social Work and shame researcher Brene Brown.  She has taken her research into shame, vulnerability, courage, and connection … READ MORE…

The Sunday Sermon: I am the Vine, You are the Branches

Dean penny bridges preaching at pulpit

Penelope Bridges, Sermon from May 2, 2021 The theology in John’s Gospel sometimes feels uncomfortably exclusive. Cut off the dead branches! Throw them in the fire! This is language for a very different faith tradition than ours, for a Christian community in a very different historical context. But when we read of God the gardener, … READ MORE…

The Sunday Sermon: You are Witnesses of These Things

Sermon from April 18, 2021“You are Witnesses of These Things”Penelope Bridges Each of our Scripture stories today, from Acts and from Luke’s Gospel, starts in the middle of a longer story. Our reading from Acts starts with “why do you wonder at this?” What is this? Let’s go back to the beginning of the chapter. … READ MORE…

The Sunday Sermon: Easter Two

The Rev.Cn. Jeff MartinhaukEaster 2B, April 11, 2021St. Paul’s Cathedral, San DiegoActs 4:32-35; John 20:19-31 I just re-read an article from the beginning of our Sacred Ground journey.  Way back in session two, for those of you who are in our anti-racism groups, we read an article by David Dean called “Roots Deeper than Whiteness.”  … READ MORE…

The Sunday Sermon: Lifted Up

Dean penny bridges preaching at pulpit

March 21, 2021, The Fifth Sunday in LentPenelope BridgesLifted Up In the name of our loving, life-giving, and liberating God. What is the Bible saying to you today? What do these Scripture readings say to you as you read them in the context of the world we are living in, in the context of the … READ MORE…

The Sunday Sermon: God’s Law, Our Freedom

March 7, 2021 The third Sunday in LentPenelope BridgesGod’s Law, Our Freedom “May the words of my mouth and the meditations of our hearts be acceptable to you, O Lord, our Rock and our Redeemer.” (Ps 19:14) “God spoke all these words.” Moses, in communion with God on the holy mountain, receives the extraordinary gift … READ MORE…

The Sunday Sermon: Wilderness Time

February 21, 2021Penelope Bridges “The time is fulfilled: repent and believe in the good news.” With these words the Jesus of Mark’s Gospel gets down to business. Perhaps good news and repentance don’t necessarily go together in your mind, but as we settle into this Lenten season, the invitation to repent and believe is indeed … READ MORE…

The Sunday Sermon: Transfiguration

Jeff Martinhauk preaching at pulpit

The Rev.Cn. Jeff MartinhaukTransfiguration B, February 14, 2021St. Paul’s Cathedral, San DiegoMark 9:2-9 We meet Peter today on the mountaintop after he and Jesus have been in the villages of Caesarea Philippi, and Peter has just scolded Jesus for openly teaching that he would have to be crucified.  Jesus rebuked Peter quickly, making clear that … READ MORE…

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