The Second Sunday in Lent by The Rev. Jeanne Kaliszewski

Lessons: Genesis 12:1-4a Romans 4:1-5, 13-17 John 3:1-17 Psalm 121   Life begins in water. Life begins in the dark. This is true biologically. Our lives all begin in the water and darkness of our mother’s bodies. We are water creatures first, floating with eyes sealed shut as our bodies are knit together cell byContinue reading “The Second Sunday in Lent by The Rev. Jeanne Kaliszewski”

The Presentation of Our Lord by The Rev. Jeanne Kaliszewski

Lessons: Malachi 3:1-4 Hebrews 2:14-18 Luke 2:22-40 Psalm 84   It feels a little like Christmas to me right now. Maybe it’s the candles. Maybe it is the story we heard from Luke this morning, this story of the baby Jesus. Because we really only encounter baby Jesus at Christmastime. We even have on whiteContinue reading “The Presentation of Our Lord by The Rev. Jeanne Kaliszewski”

First Sunday after the Epiphany by the Rev. Jeanne Kaliszewski

Lessons: Isaiah 42:1-9 Acts 10:34-43 Matthew 3:13-17 Psalm 29 I was baptized when I was 4 or 5 and dressed in a scratchy dress and tight shoes. I stood at the front of an Episcopal congregation along with my younger brother and sister. The priest went to baptize us and screwed up my name….he transposedContinue reading “First Sunday after the Epiphany by the Rev. Jeanne Kaliszewski”

The First Sunday after Christmas Day by The Rev. Jeanne Kaliszewski

Lessons: Isaiah 61:10-62:3 Galatians 3:23-25; 4:4-7 John 1:1-18 Psalm 147 When our first child, Gwen, had just turned 4, I asked her to take her plate to the sink after dinner. We have this built in nook in our kitchen with a bench, and she stood up on the upholstered green cushion with her plateContinue reading “The First Sunday after Christmas Day by The Rev. Jeanne Kaliszewski”

Twenty-Second Sunday after Pentecost by The Rev. Jeanne Kaliszewski

  Lessons: Job 19:23-27a Psalm 17:1-9 2 Thessalonians 2:1-5, 13-17 Luke 20:27-38   We have been hearing Jesus in a lot of arguments these past few weeks, but this one feels different somehow. There is no back and forth between Jesus and the questioner, no probing questions from Jesus in response, no mysterious parable offered.Continue reading “Twenty-Second Sunday after Pentecost by The Rev. Jeanne Kaliszewski”

Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost by The Rev. Jeanne Kaliszewski

Lessons: Jeremiah 14:7-10,19-22 Psalm 84:1-6 2 Timothy 4:6-8,16-18 Luke 18:9-14 From the moment we enter this world we are quantified. Newborns are whisked away from their parents and weighed and measured. They are scored 1 minute after birth and then again at 5 minutes on this scale called the Apgar scale, which from 1 toContinue reading “Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost by The Rev. Jeanne Kaliszewski”

Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost by The Rev. Jeanne Kaliszewski

Lessons: Amos 6:1a,4-7 Psalm 146 1 Timothy 6:6-19 Luke 16:19-31 I was about 5 or 6 years old when I got my first pair of glasses. Everyone in my immediate family, my parents and my siblings, they all had perfect vision. So no one thought I might need some help seeing. Until, I think, inContinue reading “Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost by The Rev. Jeanne Kaliszewski”

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