March 29, 2024 – Good Friday Sermon

Isaiah 52:13-53;12; Psalm 22; Hebrews 4:14-16; 5;7-9; John 18:1-19:37 The Rev. Drew Brislin In the name of the One Holy and Undivided Trinity. Amen As we leave Lent, that season of preparation, we look towards a season of restoration and renewal. What God is doing in Jesus is a kind of ‘re-newing’ of his creation. He is […]

March 24, 2024 – Palm Sunday

Isaiah 50:4-9a; Psalm 31:9-16; Philippians 2:5-11; The Passion of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Mark 15:1-39 The Rev. Drew Brislin As we enter into Holy Week, we are making a shift. We are shifting from the season of preparation to what you might call a season of embodiment. We are doing something we practice every […]

March 10, 2024 – Fourth Sunday in Lent

Numbers 21:4-9; Psalm 107:1-3, 17-22; Ephesians 2:1-10; John 3:14-21 The Rev. Drew Brislin In the name of the one Holy and Undivided Trinity, Amen. As we continue on our Lenten journey, we find ourselves at the midway point, the intermission if you will. It seems so often it is just about this point in a […]

February 25, 2024 – Second Sunday in Lent

Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16; Psalm 22:22-30;  Romans 4:13-25; Mark 8:31-38 The Rev. Drew Brislin As we continue to make our way on this pilgrim journey in this season of Lent, this season of preparation, I think it is important that we not only be willing to offer others grace but also be willing to offer that same […]

Sunday, February 4, 2024 – Epiphany 5

Isaiah 40:21-31; Psalm 147:1-12, 21c;  1 Corinthians 9:16-23; Mark 1:29-39 The Rev. Drew Brislin Good morning and welcome everyone on this Scout Sunday. It is so wonderful to see so many of you this morning. A couple of weeks ago I received an email from the National Eagle Scout Association wishing me a Happy Eagle […]

Sunday, January 28, 2024 – Epiphany 4

Deuteronomy 18:15-20; Psalm 111; 1 Corinthians 8:1-13; Mark 1:21-28 The Rev. Drew Brislin I brought with me this morning my copy of 13 Alabama Ghosts and Jeffrey by Kathryn Tucker Windham. Mrs. Windham gave me this book and wrote in it To Andrew Scott, to help you with a ‘spirited start’ on your Alabama history library, Best Kathryn […]

Sunday, January 7, 2024 – Epiphany 1

Genesis 1:1-5; Psalm 29; Acts 19:1-7; Mark 1:4-11 The Rev. Drew Brislin Many of you have heard me discuss my Baptist upbringings in the past, my baptism, and the subsequent need to answer an altar call so that I could be baptized. What I do not believe I have talked about is why I decided to answer […]

Sunday, December 10, 2023 – Advent 2

Isaiah 40:1-11; Psalm 85:1-2,8-13; 2 Peter 3:8-15a; Mark 1:1-8 The Rev. Drew Brislin In the name of the One Holy and Undivided Trinity. Amen I love the season of Advent! It is a season of preparation. I know it feels like we started this preparation back in October if not earlier for some, but this is really […]

Sunday, November 26, 2023 – Christ the King Sunday

Ezekiel 34:11-16,20-24; Psalm 95:1-7a; Ephesians 1:15-23; Matthew 25:31-46 The Rev. Drew Brislin The season of Christmas movies has kicked into full gear. They seem to be starting them earlier and earlier, even broadcasting new ones during Christmas in July campaigns. While the story lines vary there are inevitably at least one or two if not […]

Sunday, October 22, 2023 – Pentecost 21

Isaiah 45:1-7; Psalm 96:1-9; 1 Thessalonians 1:1-10; Matthew 22:15-22 The Rev. Drew Brislin As Veteran’s Day approaches, a particular movie that is always played, especially on channels like Turner Movie Classics, is the 1941 Oscar winning Sergeant York starring Gary Cooper. It is based on the true story of a rugged Appalachian farmer from Tennessee named […]