Breath, Mothers, and a Psalm

Breath, Mothers, and a Psalm Some of the images from the last ten days won’t go away: the faces of the attorneys at the trial; the video played again and […]

Overture

Mark 11:1-11 and Mark 15:1-47 Years ago, I remember sitting in the pew with my mother on Good Friday and closing my eyes and trying very hard to feel sad […]

Pentimento

Mark 1:9-15 On this first Sunday of Lent, you’ve noticed that the layout of the service is different than usual. Not only are we doing Morning Prayer as the main […]

The See-Saw

Mark 1:14-20 Gracious God: help us today not only “to see the light but be the light” and to know “that our country is not broken, just not finished.”Amen. Many […]

A Cosmic Christmas Story

John 1:1- 18 In the name of God, eternally reborn. Amen. The presents have been opened, Santa and the reindeer are back at the North Pole, the snow arrived on […]

The Promise

Ephesians 1:15-23; Matthew 25:32-46 The year 2020 cannot end soon enough for many of us. The murder of George Floyd, the stress and outrages of the presidential debates, the election and […]

Never In My Wildest Dreams

Exodus 32:1-14.   Philippians 4:1-9     Never in my wildest dreams did I think my country would be in the shape that it is right now. Never in my wildest […]

LOVE, RECYCLED

A Sermon by The Rev. Barbara Mraz August 23, 2020 St. John the Evangelist Episcopal Church Exodus 1:8 – 2:10, Matthew 6:13-20 Let us pray: “Everything we really love undergoes […]

Baking Bread during COVID

A Sermon by The Rev. Barbara Mraz St. John the Evangelist Episcopal Church St. Paul, Minnesota  Matthew 33:31-33, 44-52 Once upon a time, there was a children’s book called Happiness […]

Connection Precedes Correction

A Sermon by the Rev. Barbara Mraz June 28, 2020   In the name of God who calls us to connection and correction. I’m drowning in a sea of virtual […]