Sermons from June 2017

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“Invisible Patriarch: Isaac’s Fear”


“Invisible Patriarch: Isaac’s Fear” Genesis 31:51-54 The Reverend Tasha Blackburn June 25, 2017 (VIDEO UNAVAILABLE THIS WEEK DUE TO TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES) Fourteen years ago, I was opening a large box that was wrapped in fine paper with a colorful bow on top. Once I had ripped the paper and untaped the box, this is what lay waiting […]

“Invisible Patriarch: Isaac’s Scars”


“Invisible Patriarch: Isaac’s Scars” Genesis 27:1-10, 30-36 The Reverend Tasha Blackburn June 18, 2017 (VIDEO UNAVAILABLE THIS WEEK DUE TO TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES) “Music is the silence between the notes.” So said the composer Claude Debussy over 100 years ago. If that is so, then Isaac made a great deal of music during his life.  For his life, […]

“Invisible Patriarch: Isaac is Born”


“Invisible Patriarch: Isaac is Born” Genesis 18:9-15; 21:1-7 The Reverend Tasha Blackburn June 11, 2017 When she woke up that morning she felt…old. She wished there was some other, loftier, feeling she could claim but really “old” was what she felt. She was worn, tired. And her body, well, to be honest, it had seen better […]

“The Quotidian Mystery”


“The Quotidian Mystery” Unknown Acts Acts 2:1-21 The Reverend Tasha Blackburn June 4, 2017 Sometimes reading about Pentecost can make us feel inadequate. We read that the first Christians were overcome by wind and fire and we wonder where our divine wonders are. We read that the apostles were so powerfully touched that they could speak languages […]