Sunday, October 2, 2022 – Seventeenth Sunday of Pentecost

Lamentations 1:1-6; Lamentations 3:19-26; 2Timothy 1:1-14; Luke 17:5-10 The Rev. Candice B. Frazer On Wednesday night I began texting some of my clergy friends who live in southwest Florida.  Mostly my texts were filled with prayers and concern though I did inquire as to whether or not my island friends  were evacuating.  One of them […]

September 25, 2022: Sixteenth Sunday After Pentecost

Jeremiah 32:1-3a,6-15; Psalm 91:1-6,14-16; 1 Timothy 6:6-19; Luke 16:19-31 The Rev. Drew Brislin I have shared with some of you that my nickname in high school and well pretty much ever since has been “Bruiser.” As much as I would like to say it was earned as a result of my tenacity on the gridiron, […]

September 18, 2022: Fifteenth Sunday of Pentecost

Jeremiah 8:18-9:1, Psalm 79:1-9; Timothy 2:1-7 Luke 16:1-13 The Rev. Candice B. Frazer  Of all the prophets in the Old Testament, Jeremiah’s story is the most heart wrenching. Sure, Elijah gets chased by Jezebel and her band of Baal priest goons, but he also gets to ascend into heaven in a sun chariot. Poor Jeremiah doesn’t want […]

September 11, 2022: Fourteenth Sunday of Pentecost

Jeremiah 4:11-12, 22-28; Psalm 14; Timothy 2:1-7 Luke 15:1-10 The Rev. Candice B. Frazer  The little sheep had been enjoying the delicate, dew-laden grass of the early morning when he realized he was all alone. He looked around and seeing none of his sheep friends, much less the shepherd, he began to bleat. He bleated and bleated, […]

September 4, 2022: Thirteenth Sunday of Pentecost

Jeremiah 18:1-11; Psalm 139:1-5, 12-17; Philemon 1-21, 15-16 Luke 14:1, 25-33 The Rev. Drew Brislin Many of you are familiar with the German theologian, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, and his book The Cost of Discipleship. Bonhoeffer, who was Lutheran, wrote this book as a reflection on the Sermon on the Mount and what he believed it meant […]

August 28, 2022: Twelfth Sunday of Pentecost

Jeremiah 2:4-13; Psalm 81:1, 10-6; Hebrews 13:1-8, 15-16 Luke 14:1, 7-14 The Rev. Drew Brislin When Allison and I arrived in Montgomery, we were delighted to discover that we lived so close to the Capri Theater. While living in Tuscaloosa we often would go to the Bama Theater to watch movies or see various shows. […]

August 21, 2022: Eleventh Sunday of Pentecost

Jeremiah 1:4-10; Psalm 71:1-6; Hebrews 12:18-29 Luke 13:10-17 The Rev. Candice B. Frazer Almost three weeks ago I got an urgent call from my mother.  It was an unusual call, in part because my mother is a strong, independent woman who never asks for help.  She asked me to come and take her to the […]

August 14, 2022: Tenth Sunday of Pentecost

Amos 5:18-24; Psalm 85:7-13; Galatians 3:22-28 Luke 1:46-55 The Rev. Candice B. Frazer Some of you have heard me tell this story—and I hope you don’t mind if I tell it again, especially on this Feast of Jonathan Myrick Daniels. I was in ninth grade, in Ms. Jackson’s English class. I was sitting with my girlfriends—there were […]

August 7, 2022: Ninth Sunday of Pentecost

Isaiah 1:1, 10-20; Psalm 50:1-8, 23-24; Hebrews 11:1-3 Luke 12:32-40 The Rev. Andrew D. Brislin This past week, I was on vacation. It was a wonderful time of gathering with my brothers and our families for a few days at the beach. Allison and I always find it especially fulfilling getting to spend time with our […]

July 31st, 2022: Eighth Sunday of Pentecost

Hosea 11:7-11; Psalm 107:1-9, 43; Colossians 3:1-11 Luke 12:13-21 The Rev. Andrew D. Brislin Whenever my brothers and I would argue over some toy or some material thing because we felt like one of us was getting more than the other, my dad would always tell us that he never saw a Brinks truck following behind […]