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 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 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 […]

July 10, 2022: Fifth Sunday of Pentecost

Amos 7:7-17; Psalm 82; Colossians 1:1-14 Luke 10:25-37 The Rev. Drew Brislin Some of my fondest memories growing up center around fishing trips I took with my dad and Grandfather as a young boy. I remember my dad coming in and waking me up in the early morning hours before daybreak to get ready. Now during the […]

July 3rd, 2022 : Fourth Sunday of Pentecost

Kings 5:1-14; Psalm 30; Galatians 6:(1-6),7-16 Luke 10:1-11,16-20 The Rev. Drew Brislin What does it mean to proclaim God’s kingdom? This past week I had the pleasure of serving as a chaplain for Sawyerville Day Camp. This was my third time to serve this particular ministry of our diocese in this capacity and it is a […]

November 22, 2020: Christ the King Sunday, The Rev. Drew Brislin

“Come, you that are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.” Today is Christ the King Sunday. It is the last Sunday in Pentecost before we begin a new church year and the season of Advent. So Happy New Year, kind of or Happy New Church […]

November 1, 2020: All Saints’ Day, The Rev. Drew Brislin

Happy All Saint’s Day!! Yes, you heard me correctly “Happy” All Saint’s Day. Today is a what is considered by the church as a principal feast day. All Saint’s is one of seven great feasts and is also one of the preferred days to baptize new members into the church. Yesterday, All Hallow’s Eve (or […]

October 11, 2020: The Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost, The Rev. Drew Brislin

Whenever I think of the story, the story of the golden calf, in the Exodus narrative, my mind inevitably conjures up images of Charlton Heston in the movie The Ten Commandments, which always seems to be showing on at least one channel during Easter. That image of a gray haired and bearded Heston coming down […]