Tag: Clergy

Waiting on Resurrection

I have a vivid memory of listening to Joani’s sermon the first Sunday of our quarantine, admittedly while I cleaned our house and the boys napped. Anyone else remember not multitasking? But what I mostly remember was how comforting it was to listen to her familiar voice. She encouraged us to think of the hardest…

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Dressing for a Pandemic

1963. Open my wardrobe and what do you see? Smocked dress and white puffy blouse.  Catholic school uniform and Peter Pan collars. Mary Janes and Keds. 1973. Open my wardrobe and what do you see? Peasant dress and army jacket. Bellbottoms and macramé belts. High School blazer and saddle shoes. 1983. Open my wardrobe and what…

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The Dwelling Place is Here

“Lord we do not know where you’re going, how will we know the way?” Jesus has gone to make a dwelling place. How many of us would like to be in that dwelling place, rather than our own dwelling place? Maybe it’s a little bigger. Maybe there’s more yard. Maybe, just maybe, the annoying people in our…

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There Was A Man Born Blind

Hi everyone, thank you for tuning into today’s sermon.   These certainly are wild and ever changing times and we at Emmanuel are doing our level best to adapt with the changing news and happenings all around us – all in a spirit of flexibility, joy and anticipation.  Working hard to stay in the present moment and…

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Emmanuel at Home Morning Prayer

Emmanuel at Home Morning Prayer is a portable and complete digital liturgy available 24/7. Scroll down to learn more and click on the latest or prior weeks’ services! If you would like to subscribe click here to receive Emmanuel’s weekly worship and communications. Emmanuel offers TWO ways to worship. Come join us live in the…

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Jesus wept.

One of my favorite books is Gospel.  No, not the gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke or John but a big, rambling 800-page novel by Wilton Barnhardt.  Gospel is the story of an eccentric hardboiled Chicago Irish professor and his nubile graduate student assistant, as they travel the world: Europe, Africa, the Middle East, the Americas, in search of a…

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