I Just Wanted You to Know

by the Rev. Barbara Mraz, September 19, 2021 On a gorgeous fall morning twenty years ago on September 11, I was at The Blake School in my classroom with red […]

The Things We Carry

September 5, 2021 by the Rev. Barbara Mraz It was last Wednesday that I cracked and could not keep my regular 5:30 date with Lester Holt and NBC News. The […]

The Secret Chord

In the name of Jesus, the face of God turned in our direction. Amen.  Last week Craig was teasing me about asking for this song to be sung again. Yet […]

Bread and Roses

In the name of God who gives us bread and also gives us roses. Amen. What things will you remember about the last 12 months? The isolation? Eating Christmas dinner […]

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 […]