Sermon

“The Jesus Movement”

Zelda Kennedy on Christmas, Sunday, December 25, 2016:

“My friends, I pray this day that the holy, living and compassionate God calls us to bring our creative and redeeming love into this world, so that we believe that we can make a difference and do what others claim cannot be done.”

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“The Tyrant Fears The Poet”

Mike Kinman on Christmas Eve, Saturday, December 24, 2016:

“God’s greatest gift to us — the gift that came wrapped in swaddling clothes and laid in a manger — is the poet’s gift of wonder and hope.”

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“Be What You See. Receive Who You Are.”

Susan Russell on Christmas Eve,  Saturday, December 24, 2016:

“Be what you see. Here. Now. And then remember what you’re called to be in the days, weeks and months ahead: Be the Hope that rebellions are built on.”

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A Christmas Story for Children

Christmas Eve, Saturday, December 24, 2016:

“This is the story of the birth of Jesus. A night that transformed our lives. The story begins over 2000 years ago — on this night, God was searching for an angel to deliver some very special messages.”

Advent Evensong Homily

Sally Howard on Sunday, December 18, 2016:

“Jesus refused to accept the world as it was. Filled with the Spirit, he imagined a world and lived out a life inviting absolutely everyone to the banquet table.”

Homeless Memorial Service Homily

Mike Kinman on Tuesday, December 13, 2016:

“God is never just God. God is the God of our names. Because with God, it is always personal.”

Advent Evening Service Meditation

Jeremy Langill on Sunday, December 11, 2016:

“Jesus was born into a deeply oppressed community. His birth, like all births, was messy and dirty. And according to the story, didn’t even occur in the relative warmth and safety of a home. The power of Jesus’ ministry, the prophetic voice he used to convict the powerful, and lift up all those who live in the margins, gains an entirely new understanding when I consider the emotionally deep, complex, and vulnerable nature of his beginning.”

“Accessing the Inexhaustible Power through Spiritual Poverty and Humility”

Antonio Gallardo on Guadalupe Sunday, December 11, 2016:

“What an appropriate time in the life of our country for Our Lady to come today and remind us that she’s not a mellow, mute virgin, but that she’s a warrior, who from the very beginning has challenged the establishment, the dark forces of the world.”

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A Sermon for Our Lady of Guadalupe

Antonio Gallardo on Sunday, December 11, 2016:

Today we are here celebrating our Lady of Guadalupe, who has also been proclaimed the patroness of the Americas, the Empress of Latin America, and the Protector of Unborn Children. And we are bringing our best to this celebration, great music including Mariachis, dancing, roses and candles, inspiring and moving readings; and the celebration does not end here, we will continue with a Convivio after the service with more music, and delicious food, including tamales, and community fellowship.

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“You Can’t Stop the Revolution”

Mike Kinman on Sunday, December 11, 2016:

“Mary was the Mother of the Revolution of Love and the Magnificat is her protest chant – a protest chant the church has spent 2000 years mansplaining in an effort to silence the radical power of her proclamation.”

Lessons & Carols Meditation

Mike Kinman on Sunday, December 4, 2016:

“This is a season that ends with God, the divine self, being so consumed with passion that She cannot help but let go of the very privilege of being God, so that instead She can become God with us, Emmanuel.”