Sermons on Spiritual Growth
Father Jeff Paul explores the Shema as expressed by the folks of St. Peter’s as a way of understanding John 1:1-18 (click to read) “Hear, O Israel: the LORD our God, the LORD is one” The Shema Deuteronomy 6:4
Pam Ertel talks about being faithful in small things with 3rd graders, in her life, and with St. Peter’s. Some of the faithful ways are linked below. We didn’t get a recording of the scripture today but you can read it by clicking on this reference: Luke 16:19–31 Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life? from “The Summer Day” by Mary Oliver
Reverend Eric talks about his love relationship with the Bible. Our Gospel reading from Luke 15:1-10 is included in the recording and can be read here
Ash Wednesday message and scripture by Father Jeff. The Bible reading from Matthew 6:1-6 (click to read) is buzzy, but it is Lent, so endure it…or skip to the better audio beginning the message at 1:30
Rev. Eric explores Pauline perils, the Buddha in you, and ends with a 300-year-old prayer for the day. The blank space in the recording is where the title should be inserted. Scripture reading is 1 Corinthians 15:35-38, 42-50
Father Jeff reveals there are no cliffs in Nazareth. He talks about the difference between collective memory and recorded history. At the end of the recording, there are some comments and questions that have been skipped because the congregation cannot be heard, we were able to keep Father Jeff’s responses. You can read the scripture by clicking on the scripture references here: 1 Corinthians 13:1-13 and Luke 4:21-30 or listen to the gospel in our recording below.
Father’s Jeff talks about humility that leads us to recognize God’s work in us, in others and in all of creation and join God in restorative justice. John St. Hilaire is outed as Jesus during this message. You can read the scripture by clicking on Luke 3:18-22 and listen to it read in the recording.