Sermon: What does Jesus pray for? (Easter 7 Year B)

Easter 7, Year B St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church, Lodi, CA John 17:6-19 This week’s gospel lesson feels a little like we’re looking backwards in the story. Next week is Pentecost already. Why are we reading a passage from holy week? When we read about Jesus praying in Gethsemane during holy week it seems to mean something specific for that week. It is Jesus praying for his disciples over

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Sermon: “Earth Day Sunday” (Easter 4, Year B)

Easter 4, Year B St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church, Lodi, CA Acts 4:5-12 [1 John 3:16-24] John 10:11-18 Psalm 23 This past week was a pretty exciting one for those sort of paraliturgical holidays we love to celebrate. We had Earth Day on Thursday. On Friday it was St. George’s Day, which is actually an important patriotic holiday in England, and is remembered in the Episcopal Church because our

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