Sermons from Ascensionby The Rev. Edwin Chinery
“Hope.” There’s that word again; it must be important. I’m thinking in fact that hope is at the very foundation of what it means to be in relationship with God. We can’t prove God exists, so we have faith in God — faith that includes doubt. Faith plus doubt equals hope. And when I think of hope, believe it or not, I actually often think of the Hebrew Bible. The story of salvation in Jewish Scripture is incredibly rich and vibrant with bright colorful imagery and poetry with drama and intensity. The stories themselves not only reflect God’s movement through vast oceanic expanses of feeling that undergird the behavior of individuals, tribes, and nations; these stories reach into our very core places.
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Where do you encounter God? For faithful Jews of Jesus’ day, and surely Jesus himself was one of them, the ultimate locus of divine/human encounter would have been the Temple in Jerusalem. Beautiful and awe-inspiring, hallowed by prayers and history, focus of the sacrifices commanded in the Torah. It was an obligation and joy to …
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Monthly Archives: August 2012
Dear Fellow Parishioners, On Wednesday, August 15th, the Vestry selected our Search Committee Chair. After prayerful consideration, we selected Meredith Ward to be the Chair by consensus. Meredith is President of Meredith Ward Fine Art, a gallery specializing in American art from the 19th century to the present, which she opened in 2004. She has …
Our Summer of Proclamation Series will continue next Sunday, August 19th, at the 11:00 am service as we welcome Ascension parishioner and EfM student Meredith Ward to the pulpit. Please join us as Meredith shares her perspective on our scripture readings.