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 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, […]

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 […]

July 24th, 2022: Seventh Sunday of Pentecost

Hosea 1:2-10; Psalm 85; Colossians 2:6-15 (16-19) Luke 11:1-13 The Rev. Candice B. Frazer In the first Harry Potter book, The Sorcerer’s Stone, Harry receives an invisibility cloak that had belonged to his father as a Christmas gift. Harry’s parents died when he was a year old and he had grown up in his aunt’s home with […]

July 17th, 2022: Sixth Sunday of Pentecost

Amos 8:1-12; Psalm 52; Colossians 1:15-28 Luke 10:38-42 The Rev. Candice B. Frazer One of the challenges in ethics is the ethical or moral quandary. Simply put, this is when two right or good things are put into opposition with one another, and you are forced to choose. Part of the challenge is that in choosing one right […]

December 5th, 2021 | Third Sunday in Advent

Advent 2C:  Baruch 5:1-9; Canticle 4; Philippians 1:3-11; Luke 3:1-6 The Rev. Candice B. Frazer In C. S. Lewis’ The Screwtape Letters, Uncle Screwtape, or the Tempter as he might be known, counsels his young apprentice, Wormwood, on the most effective ways of leading humanity down a dark path.  In his ninth letter he laments […]

November 29, 2020: The First Sunday of Advent, The Rev. Candice B. Frazer

Restore us O God of hosts; show the light of your countenance and we shall be saved. My dogs are great at watching and waiting.  They know the signs of feeding time.  They will sit and watch, or maybe stare is a better word because they think they have Jedi mind skills, at the place […]