May 14, 2017 The Fifth Sunday of Easter

 

Acts 7:55–60, Psalm 31:1–5, 1 Peter 2:2–10, John 14:1–14

The Rev’d Dr. Jeffrey S. F. Nelson+

 Alleluia! Christ is risen.

The Lord is risen indeed. Alleluia!

In thirty years of priestly ministry, I have discovered that, in general, there are two reactions people have when they encounter the Word … Continue reading

May 11, 2017 Thursday in Easter 4

 

Acts 13:13–25, Psalm 89:20–29, John 13:16–20

The Rev’d Dr. Jeffrey S. F. Nelson+

 Alleluia! Christ is risen!

The Lord is risen indeed. Alleluia!

            The Gospel reading for today comes just after the story of the washing of the disciples’ feet in the Gospel of … Continue reading

May 7, 2017 The Fourth Sunday of Easter

 

Acts 2:42–47, Psalm 23, 1 Peter 2:19–25, John 10:1–10

The Rev’d Dr. Jeffrey S. F. Nelson+

 Alleluia! Christ is risen.

The Lord is risen indeed. Alleluia!

My dogs, Lila and Leo, are church dogs, particularly now that we live in a room in the church a couple of days … Continue reading

May 4, 2017 Monnica, Mother of Augustine of Hippo

 

Judges 13:2–8, Psalm 115:12–18, Luke 7:11–17

The Rev’d Dr. Jeffrey S. F. Nelson+

 Alleluia! Christ is risen!

The Lord is risen indeed. Alleluia!

             Monnica, the mother of St Augustine of Hippo, one of the greatest theological figures in the history of the Church, … Continue reading

April 23, 2017 The Second Sunday of Easter

 

Acts 2:14a, 22–32, Psalm 16, 1 Peter 1:3–9, John 20:19–31

The Rev’d Dr. Jeffrey S. F. Nelson+

 Alleluia! Christ is risen.

The Lord is risen indeed. Alleluia!

In the movie Under the Tuscan Sun, Frances buys a villa while on a tour of romantic Tuscany after a series of … Continue reading

April 22, 2017 Saturday in Easter Week

 

Acts 4:13–21, Psalm 118:14–18, Mark 8:9–15, 20

The Rev’d Dr. Jeffrey S. F. Nelson+

 Alleluia! Christ is risen!

The Lord is risen indeed! Alleluia!

A couple of chapters down the road in Acts, the disciples would again stand before the religious authorities for preaching and healing in Jesus’ name. … Continue reading

April 21, 2017 Friday in Easter Week

 

Acts 4:1–12, Psalm 116:1–8, John 21:1–14

The Rev’d Dr. Jeffrey S. F. Nelson+

 Alleluia! Christ is risen!

The Lord is risen indeed! Alleluia!

 We are creatures of habit. When in the midst of things we do not understand, or grief, or times of crisis in our lives, we tend … Continue reading

April 20, 2017 Thursday in Easter Week

 

Acts 3:11–26, Psalm 8, Luke 24:36b–48

The Rev’d Dr. Jeffrey S. F. Nelson+

 Alleluia! Christ is risen.

The Lord is risen indeed. Alleluia!

No one expected a suffering Messiah…no one. Not the people to whom Peter preached after he healed the lame man; not the disciples themselves when Jesus … Continue reading

April 19, 2017 Wednesday in Easter Week

 

Acts 3:1–10, Psalm 105:1–8, Luke 24:13–35

The Rev’d Dr. Jeffrey S. F. Nelson+ 

Alleluia! Christ is risen!

The Lord is risen indeed! Alleluia!

In many of the Gospel accounts of the resurrection, misunderstanding is a central theme. Last Sunday, we heard the resurrection account from the Gospel of John. … Continue reading