Show me your ways, O Lord

(Sermon given July 14, 2019 at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Waldorf, MD) Please join me in prayer. Show me your ways, O Lord, and teach me your paths. Lead me in your truth and teach me, for you are the God of my salvation; in you have I trusted all the day long. Remember, O … Continue reading

What’s Your Story?

[Sermon delivered June 23, 2019 at St Paul’s Episcopal Church, Waldorf, MD] King’s College in Cambridge, England holds Choral Evensong each day that school is in session and on Sunday evenings. They have done this for hundreds of years. The Chapel at King’s College dates back nearly to the beginning of the institution in the … Continue reading

Go Deeper

(Sermon given May 19, 2019 at Christ Church La Plata & Christ Church Wayside, Episcopal Diocese of Washington) 8th grade. Science class. First day of school. The teacher wanted to teach us how scientists look at things differently, come up with hypotheses, and test their theories.  He also wanted us to learn that people see … Continue reading

What If? Thomas’ Brave Question

[Sermon preached at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church – April 28, 2019 Easter 2C] Lord God, take these words and speak through them. Take our thoughts and think through them. Take our hearts and fill them with love for you. Through the power of God; Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Amen. __________ There they are, locked … Continue reading

Sheep Need a Shepherd…

[Sermon given at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Piney Parish, Waldorf, MD – July 22, 2018] Relief efforts still are underway in Hawaii more than two months after the Kilauea volcano began erupting, and people interested in helping the cause are taking inspiration from a boy and his coin jar. Since May 5, the lava flows … Continue reading

Neighborhood Watch

Neighborhood Watch” The Eighth Sunday after Pentecost Luke 10: 25-37 Sermon delivered by the Rev. Dr. Maria A. Kane Ah, the Parable of the Good Samaritan. What a great story, especially today; but this parable is not without its problems; The obstacle, you see, is that we’re all too familiar with this story, so it … Continue reading

Whoever listens to you, listen to me.

(Homily given at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, July 3, 2016) In the name of one Living and Loving and Saving God. Amen. It was the 1960’s and there was this family. They were an average family in the sense that the parents worked hard and saw to it that basic needs were always met. The mom … Continue reading

The Forgiveness Myth

How many times have I heard or read about the Parable of the Unmerciful Servant in chapter 18 of Matthew? “Jesus answered, “I tell you, not seven times, but seventy times seven times.” In this story, this is the passage probably most remembered. It is a strong statement. It tells us to basically be always … Continue reading

Thanks, Tanks and Transformation – An Open letter to Kim Davis Dear Sister in Christ, I want to write you this letter to express my sincerest and heart-felt thank you for what you are doing, but not for the reasons you might think. I am quite sure there are many opponents of Marriage Equality who are writing you letters supporting your willful insubordination to the … Continue reading