Grace: It's Our Way of Life

As Episcopal Christians we
Worship at home daily and together weekly;
Study the Scriptures, our tradition, and what it means to be a disciple today;
Serve our families, our parish, and our world in the name of Christ.

Everything we do is done with an ethic of Welcome
because we are only here by Grace.

02 March 2014

Sermon, Last Epiphany, Year A, 2 March 2014 10 am - Swim Buddies and Boat Crews - Preparing for the Cross and Resurrection

Sermon on getting a swim buddy and joining a boat crew, that looks at the Transfiguration as the foretaste of the Resurrection and asks what we need to do to travel together down the road to Jerusalem, Golgotha, and the tomb.  It about our call to be on God's liberation and healing teams for the sake of the Cosmos.  It may not be whole until Christ comes again, but we are going to work in his name until then, binding up the broken-hearted, healing the sick, bringing the lost home, and setting the captive free.

This is the form in .pdf that the Rev. Daniel referred to here.  Boat crew options around Grace are mentioned after the 17 minute mark. 

Exodus 24:12-18
2 Peter 1:16-21
Matthew 17:1-9
Psalm 2 or
Psalm 99

The Collect
O God, who before the passion of your only­begotten Son revealed his glory upon the holy mountain: Grant to us that we, beholding by faith the light of his countenance, may be strengthened to bear our cross, and be changed into his likeness from glory to glory; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

*A note about making fun of yoga class:  I go to yoga sometimes, I have practiced ashtanga for years, and I still make fun of people who treat church like yoga class.  That is not the same thing as making fun of yoga or yoga practitioners. Good on them for being engaged with something greater.