July 15, 2018 The Eighth Sunday after Pentecost

2 Samuel 6:1–5, 12b–19, Psalm 24, Ephesians 1:3–14, Mark 6:14–29

The Rev’d Dr. Jeffrey S. F. Nelson+

In the Name of Jesus. Amen.

Herod feared John, knowing that he was a righteous and holy man, and he protected him. When he heard him, he was greatly perplexed; and yet he … Continue reading

April 8, 2018 The Second Sunday of Easter (Year B)

 

Acts 4:32–35, Psalm 133, 1 John 1:1—2:2, John 20:19–31

The Rev’d Dr. Jeffrey S. F. Nelson+

Alleluial! Christ is risen!

The Lord is risen indeed. Alleluia!

Not long before my mother died, she shared something with me that I suspect she didn’t share with many people through the years. … Continue reading

April 7, 2018 Cranes and Common Prayer

 

Acts 4:13–21

The Rev’d Dr. Jeffrey S. F. Nelson+

Alleluia! Christ is risen!

The Lord is risen indeed. Alleluia!

On December 7, 1941, after saying Mass for the Japanese congregation in North Platte and, having heard of the attack on Pearl Harbor by the Japanese Imperial Navy, Father Hiram … Continue reading

March 29, 2018 Maundy Thursday

 

Exodus 12:1–4, (5–10), 11–14, Psalm 116:1, 10–17, 1 Corinthians 11:23–26, John 13:1–17, 31b–35

The Rev’d Dr. Jeffrey S. F. Nelson+

In the name of Jesus, the Lamb of God. Amen.

                                                Let all mortal flesh keep silence,

                                                and with fear and trembling stand;

                                                ponder nothing earthly … Continue reading

March 4, 2018 The Third Sunday in Lent (Year B)

 

Exodus 20:1–17, Psalm 19, 1 Corinthians 1:18–25, John 2:13–22

The Rev’d Dr. Jeffrey S. F. Nelson+

In the name of Jesus, the Lamb of God. Amen.

In Walter Brueggemann’s book, Sabbath as Resistance, he argues that the fourth commandment requiring Sabbath observance was given to the Hebrew people who … Continue reading

February 25, 2018 The Second Sunday in Lent

 

Genesis 17:1–7, 15–16, Psalm 22:22–30, Romans 4:13–25, Mark 8:31–38

The Rev’d Dr. Jeffrey S. F. Nelson+

In the name of Jesus, the Lamb of God. Amen.

I have spoken before of the thin places—those places in the world in which it seems the Divine and human meet and one … Continue reading

February 28, 2018 Wednesday in Lent 2

 

Acts 2:41–47

The Rev’d Dr. Jeffrey S. F. Nelson+

In the name of Jesus, the Lamb of God. Amen.

My grandmothers were both wives of dairy farmers in Northeastern Wisconsin. One of the prerequisites of being the spouse of a farmer, it seems, was possessing the ability to cook, … Continue reading

February 18, 2018 The First Sunday in Lent

 

Genesis 9:8–17, Psalm 25:1–9, 1 Peter 3:18–22, Mark 1:9–15

The Rev’d Dr. Jeffrey S. F. Nelson+

In the name of Jesus, the Lamb of God. Amen.

When I first heard of the school shooting in Parklane, Florida on Ash Wednesday, I felt two things simultaneously: sickly depression and helplessness. … Continue reading