Author Archives: Lael

Do You Know Who You’re Talking To?

A sermon preached on Easter Day at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Rockland, ME. Lections: Acts 10:34-43, Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24, Colossians 3:1-4, and John 20:1-18. Some of you may know the story of the elderly woman who arrived in church and was greeted kindly by an … Continue reading

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Bending Down to Earth

A sermon preached on Maundy Thursday at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Rockland, ME. Lections: Exodus 12:1-4, (5-10), 11-14, Psalm 116:1, 10-17, 1 Corinthians 11:23-26, and John 13:1-17, 31b-35. If you go to the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem and to the Church of the Holy … Continue reading

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Palm Sunday Time Travel

A reflection offered on Sunday of the Passion: Palm Sunday at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Rockland, ME. Lections: Isaiah 50:4-9a, Psalm 31:9-16, Philippians 2:5-11, and Passion Gospel according to Matthew. When I was in my mid-20s, at that time not having really been to church for … Continue reading

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De Profundis: Eternal Life Now

A sermon preached on the Fifth Sunday in Lent at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Rockland, ME. Lections: Ezekiel 37:1-14, Psalm 130, Romans 8:6-11, and John 11:1-45. He was a bright young man, 27 years old, and full of passion for just about everything. He was handsome … Continue reading

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Visioning

A sermon preached on the Fourth Sunday in Lent at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Rockland, ME. Lections: 1 Samuel 16:1-13, Psalm 23, Ephesians 5:8-14, and John 9:1-41. There’s a proverb from the Bible that appears on the wall of many a church retreat — whether it’s a … Continue reading

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