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Eucharist Homilies

Weekly Eucharist: August 28, 2013

Rev. Dr. Jenny Copeland Sermon on Luke 14:1, 7-14 First Weekly Eucharist of the 2013-14 academic year   I’ve been to some weddings this summer; maybe you have too.  So, I know wedding banquets—receptions we call them now—are interesting affairs.  The table seating is quite complicated and placement of the tables tells you everything you … Continue reading »

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Weekly Eucharist: January 9, 2013

The gathering of the dispersed. That’s what this scripture reading from Isaiah is called in those quaint little headings our Bibles use to divide scripture into manageable sizes. The gathering of the dispersed. We have been dispersed all over the country, some in places all over the world, like Costa Rica. Isaiah is talking to … Continue reading »

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Weekly Eucharist: September 19, 2012

17th Sunday After Pentecost Rev. Dr. Jenny Copeland Sermon on Proverbs 31:10-31   Don’t you find it interesting that wisdom is always personified as a woman?  I’m just saying…  But truthfully, wisdom is feminine because the nouns are feminine, Hebrew and Greek being those kinds of languages that assign gender to things.  We all know … Continue reading »

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Weekly Eucharist: September 12, 2012

16th Sunday After Pentecost Rev. Dr. Jenny Copeland Sermon on Mark 8.27-38 Lectionary Texts   Losing Ourselves   Study hard while you’re in college and you’ll get a good job and be able to support yourself.  Or study hard while you’re in college and you’ll get into a good graduate school or professional school, and … Continue reading »

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Weekly Eucharist: August 29, 2012

14th Sunday After Pentecost Rev. Dr. Jenny Copeland Sermon on Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23 Lectionary Texts   Well, have you had enough rules for one week?  Especially if you’re a first year student.  Here, you thought you were getting away from home, your first taste of real freedom, no “adults” looking over your shoulder—never mind … Continue reading »

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