Epiphany

Epiphany (A,B,C) – 2006

January 6, 2006 Isaiah 60:1-6; Psalm 72:1-7,10-14; Ephesians 3:1-12; Matthew 2:1-12 I want to give a personal two thumbs up to the movie “Big Fish.” “Big Fish” is the story of a father and a son that begins … [Read More...]

1 Epiphany (B) – 2006

January 8, 2006 Genesis 1:1-5; Psalm 29; Acts 19:1-7; Mark 1:4-11 “The voice of the Lord is upon the waters … the Lord is upon the mighty waters” (Psalm 29). There is a temptation to say too much about this … [Read More...]

2 Epiphany (B) – 2006

January 15, 2006 1 Samuel 3:1-10 (11-20); Psalm 139:1-6, 13-18; 1 Corinthians 6:12-20; John 1:43-51 We’ve all heard little kids holler at each other, “You ain’t seen nothing yet.” For a mother, that phrase can … [Read More...]

3 Epiphany (B) – 2006

January 22, 2006 (RCL) Jonah 3:1-5, 10; Psalm 62:5-12; 1 Corinthians 7:29-31; Mark 1:14-20 We all remember the story about Jonah being swallowed by a whale, but what we might have forgotten is why. This is the … [Read More...]

4 Epiphany (B) – 2006

January 29, 2006 (RCL) Deuteronomy 18:15-20; Psalm 111; 1 Corinthians 8:1-13; Mark 1:21-28 Today's gospel recounts an outstanding educational experience. The people of the Capernaum synagogue find that they … [Read More...]

5 Epiphany (B) – 2006

February 5, 2006 (RCL) Isaiah 40:21-31; Psalm 147:1-11, 20; 1 Corinthians 9:16-23; Mark 1:29-39  “The fever left her, and she began to serve them.” Most of us are familiar with Lourdes, the Roman Catholic … [Read More...]

6 Epiphany (B) – 2006

February 12, 2006 2 Kings 5:1-14, Psalm 30, I Corinthians 9:24-27, Mark 1:40-45  Conflict comes in the religious community as well as in the secular world! We have all heard of the inevitable collision between … [Read More...]

7 Epiphany (B) – 2006

February 19, 2006 Isaiah 43:18-25; Psalm 41; 2 Corinthians 1:18-22; Mark 2:1-12  As we have worked our way through the beginning of Mark’s gospel this Epiphany season, we have seen the explosive growth in … [Read More...]

Last Sunday After the Epiphany / World Mission Sunday (B) – 2006

February 26, 2006 2 Kings 2:1-12; Psalm 50:1-6; 2 Corinthians 4:3-6; Mark 9:2-9 This last Sunday of Epiphany completes a cycle of readings in which we experience God’s engagement in the world in many forms. … [Read More...]

Epiphany (A,B,C) – 2007

January 6, 2007 Isaiah 60:1-6; Psalm 72:1-7, 10-14; Ephesians 3:1-12; Matthew 2:1-12 In this season of Epiphany we enter the realm of light. In fact the Greek church, in the language of the people, has called … [Read More...]

Epiphany (A,B,C) – 2008

January 6, 2008 Isaiah 60:1-6; Psalm 72:1-7, 10-14; Ephesians 3:1-12; Matthew 2:1-12 Celebrating the birth of Jesus is an incredible opportunity for all Christians to begin again – be born again – to a life of … [Read More...]

1 Epiphany (B) – 2009

January 11, 2009 Genesis 1:1-5; Psalm 29; Acts 19:1-7; Mark 1:4-11 Today we celebrate a rite of passage: the baptism of Jesus in the Jordon River, the river that held so much significance for generations of … [Read More...]

2 Epiphany (B) – 2009

January 18, 2009 (RCL) 1 Samuel 3:1-10 (11-20); Psalm 139:1-5, 12-17; 1 Corinthians 6:12-20; John 1:43-51 Today’s gospel reading is a delicious story. We encounter enthusiasm, prejudice, and extraordinary … [Read More...]

3 Epiphany (B) – 2009

January 25, 2009 (RCL) Jonah 3:12-5, 10; Psalm 62:5-12; I Corinthians 7:29-31; Mark 1:14-20 The light of Epiphany shines on a truth accepted by both religious and agnostics: a person who spends his or her life … [Read More...]

4 Epiphany (B) – 2009

February 1, 2009 (RCL) Deuteronomy 18:15-20; Psalm 111; 1 Corinthians 8:1-13; Mark 1:21-28 “If I hear the voice of the Lord my God any more, or ever again see this great fire, I will die.” Tomorrow, … [Read More...]

5 Epiphany (B) – 2009

February 8, 2009 Isaiah 40: 21-31; Psalm147: 1-12, 21c; 1 Corinthians 9:16-23; Mark 1: 29-39 At first sight, it may seem odd that the lectionary offers us a reading from Isaiah that is all about God the cosmic … [Read More...]

6 Epiphany (B) – 2009

February 15, 2009 2 Kings 5:1-14; Psalm 30; 1 Corinthians 9:24-27; Mark 1:40-45 “O how I love Jesus, O how I love Jesus, O how I love Jesus … Because he first loved me.” These words from Hymn 95 in our Lift … [Read More...]

Last Sunday After the Epiphany / World Mission Sunday (B) – 2009

February 22, 2009 2 Kings 2:1-12; Psalm 50:1-6; 2 Corinthians 4:3-6; Mark 9:2-9 The transfiguration of Jesus is perhaps the definitive mountaintop experience. Here on the top of a mountain, Peter, James, and … [Read More...]

Epiphany (A,B,C) – 2010

January 6, 2010 Isaiah 60:1-6; Psalm 72:1-7,10-14; Ephesians 3:1-12; Matthew 2:1-12 The plot is familiar. It could well be a contemporary tale. We meet a grasping dictator, determined to hang on to power at … [Read More...]

Epiphany (A,B,C) – 2011

January 6, 2011 Isaiah 60:1-6; Psalm 72:1-7, 10-14; Ephesians 3:1-12; Matthew 2:1-12 A man was walking through the mall. He came to an escalator and decided to go up a floor. As he approached, he noticed a … [Read More...]

Epiphany (A,B,C) – 2012

January 6, 2012 Isaiah 60:1-6; Psalm 72:1-7, 10-14; Ephesians 3:1-12; Matthew 2:1-12 This is a story of two kings. The first lived in a lavish palace, and was surrounded advisors, groupies, and underlings. … [Read More...]

1 Epiphany (B) – 2012

January 8, 2012 Genesis 1:1-5; Psalm 29; Acts 19:1-7; Mark 1:4-11 “In those days Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan.” It is the narrative simplicity of this verse … [Read More...]

2 Epiphany (B) – 2012

January 15, 2012 1 Samuel 3:1-10 (11-20); Psalm 139:1-5, 12-17; 1 Corinthians 6:12-20; John 1:43-51 Hannah was barren. She could not have children. In the ancient times, this was a disgrace, but her husband … [Read More...]

3 Epiphany (B) – 2012

January 22, 2012 Jonah 3:1-5, 10; Psalm 62: 6-14; 1 Corinthians 7: 29-31; Mark 1:14-20 [NOTE TO READER: “Lectio divina” is pronounced “LEK-tsea-oh di-VEEN-ah.”] The collect for this Sunday begins “Give us … [Read More...]

4 Epiphany (B) – 2012

January 29, 2012 (RCL) Deuteronomy 18:15-20; Psalm 111; 1 Corinthians 8:1-13; Mark 1:21-28 This past Wednesday, January 25, marked in our church calendar the Festival Day of the Conversion of Saint Paul, and … [Read More...]

5 Epiphany (B) – 2012

February 5, 2012 Isaiah 40:21-31; Psalm 147:1-12, 21c; 1 Corinthians 9:16-23; Mark 1:29-39 It’s a simple little story, but the reading we just heard from Mark is one of the most moving, and most challenging, … [Read More...]

6 Epiphany (B) – 2012

February 12, 2012 2 Kings 5:1-14; Psalm 30; 1 Corinthians 9:24-27; Mark 1:40-45 What would you be willing to do if your life depended on it? How far would you be willing to go to save yourself? We can … [Read More...]

Last Sunday After the Epiphany / World Mission Sunday (B) – 2012

February 19, 2012 2 Kings 2:1-12; Psalm 50:1-6; 2 Corinthians 4:3-6; Mark 9:2-9 Recall the last verse from our reading today in the ninth chapter of the Gospel of Mark: “As they were coming down the mountain, … [Read More...]

Epiphany (A,B,C) – 2013

January 6, 2013 Isaiah 60:1-6; Psalm 72:1-7, 10-14; Ephesians 3:1-12; Matthew 2:1-12 Today we pass out of the Christmas season, beyond the simplicity of Luke’s story of a humble birth with angels and … [Read More...]

Epiphany (A,B,C) – 2014

January 6, 2014 Isaiah 60:1-6; Psalm 72:1-7, 10-14; Ephesians 3:1-12; Matthew 2:1-12 Were the Magi real? Did they actually make their way from a distant land in the East some 2,000 years ago, following a … [Read More...]

Epiphany (A,B,C) – 2015

January 6, 2015 Isaiah 60:1-6; Psalm 72:1-7,10-14; Ephesians 3:1-12; Matthew 2:1-12 In the reading from Isaiah, we are called to “arise” and “shine”; we are called to get up and be in relationship with this … [Read More...]

1 Epiphany (B) – 2015

January 11, 2015 Genesis 1:1-5; Psalm 29; Acts 19:1-7; Mark 1:4-11 In today’s gospel reading, we hear God saying to Jesus, “You are my Son, the Beloved; with you I am well pleased.” Mark’s account of the … [Read More...]

2 Epiphany (B) – 2015

January 18, 2015 1 Samuel 3:1-10 (11-20); Psalm 139:1-5, 12-17; 1 Corinthians 6:12-20; John 1:43-51 “You will see greater things than these.” Like Nathanael, we are all looking for signs. We search high and … [Read More...]

3 Epiphany (B) – 2015

January 25, 2015 Jonah 3:1-5, 10; Psalm 62:6-14; 1 Corinthians 7:29-31; Mark 1:14-20 In a recent National Public Radio report on contemporary family life in America, a somewhat exasperated young father … [Read More...]

4 Epiphany (B) – 2015

February 1, 2015 Deuteronomy 18:15-20; Psalm 111; 1 Corinthians 8:1-13; Mark 1:21-28 The gospel, on this fourth Sunday in the season of Epiphany, plunges us into the acts and words of one who speaks with … [Read More...]

5 Epiphany (B) – 2015

February 8, 2015 Isaiah 40:21-31; Psalm 147:1-12, 21c; 1 Corinthians 9:16-23; Mark 1:29-39 Sometimes it’s difficult to get a conversation started or bring discussion to a deeper level. Luckily, there’s a game … [Read More...]

Last Sunday After Epiphany (B) – 2015

February 15, 2015 2 Kings 2:1-12; Psalm 50:1-6; 2 Corinthians 4:3-6; Mark 9:2-9 Today, the Last Sunday After the Epiphany, the Episcopal Church celebrates World Mission Sunday. Today is a day when we are … [Read More...]