January 8

January 8, 2017 Gretchen Rehberg   We are celebrating sort of a combination feast this morning: the Feast of the Epiphany, which was actually Friday, and the feast of the Baptism of our Lord, which is today.  Not technically the liturgically correct thing to do to combine them, but we are doing it this morning […]

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Christmas 2016

Christmas 2016 Christmas, and the Angels sing, the shepherds come in wonder, the world seems to pause, just for a moment as the ultimate gift of God comes among us.  Christmas, and the Incarnate Word, the power of creation, is born a baby in Bethlehem. Christmas, and family and friends gather to celebrate the gift […]

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Advent 4

Advent 4 A, December 18, 2016, Gretchen Rehberg Mary was engaged to Joseph, but was found to be pregnant.  Not a good thing.  Even in today’s day and age I think the fiancé would not be happy, not at all.  And Joseph was not happy.  He also we are told, was a righteous man, and […]

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Advent 3 A

Advent 3 year A, December 11, 2016, Gretchen Rehberg Are you the one who is to come, or are we to wait for another? John the Baptist sends some of his disciples to Jesus to ask him this question – are you the one, are you the Messiah?  We are 11 chapters away from last’s […]

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Advent 2 A

Advent 2 A, December 4, 2016, Gretchen Rehberg What is the good news we offer this world?  What is the Gospel message we proclaim?  The message we proclaim matters.  The way we offer the good news matters.  This morning John the Baptist proclaims the message of repentance.  Jesus is about to start his public ministry […]

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Advent 1 year A

Advent 1 A, November 27, 2016, Gretchen Rehberg If the owner of the house had known when the thief would come he would not have let his house be broken into. Oh how true that is! Last year I had thieves come and rob me, twice.  I did not have a lot taken, except perhaps […]

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November 13, 2016

Proper 28 Year C, Gretchen Rehberg Surely it is God who saves me, I will trust in him and not be afraid. I have had a number of phone calls this week from friends, fellow priests, who have been wondering what to say this Sunday, the Sunday after an election which has people bitterly divided.  […]

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November 6, 2016

November 6, All Saints Sunday, Gretchen Rehberg Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who abuse you.  All Saints Sunday, and this morning we hear Luke’s version of the Beatitudes and the words of Jesus as he continues to teach his disciples just what […]

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October 23, 2016

Proper 25 year C, October 23, 2016, Gretchen Rehberg Jesus told this parable to some who trusted in their own righteousness and treated others with contempt. Sometimes the gospel writer sets up the meaning of a parable for us by letting us know who it is that Jesus speaking to.  Luke is telling us why […]

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October 9, 2016

Proper 23 C, October 9, 2016, Gretchen Rehberg On the way to Jerusalem Jesus was going through the region between Samaria and Galilee. Jesus has been travelling to Jerusalem for some time now, teaching his disciples and other bystanders what it means to be follow him, having debates with the Pharisees, healing those in need.  […]

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