Leaving Bethlehem – Luke 2:21-40 

By Shirley Bowen Link to Service There are 2 extraordinary happenings in the Gospel reading. First, the naming of Jesus and second, the recognition of who and what Jesus is by Simeon and Anna.  Jesus is “the name given by the angel Gabriel to Mary before he was conceived in the womb.” Jesus was a […]

3rd Sunday of Easter

Link to Service Bulletin By Rev. Shirley Bowen Luke 24: 13-35 The first memory I have of “taking in” today’s reading from Luke is as a teenager. And I remember thinking, like many teenagers who think we have all the answers, that the disciples were idiots. How could they, having spent the previous 3 years […]

Celtic Christianity

Link to Bulletin BY REV. SHIRLEY BOWEN I would like to ask you to close your eyes or lower them seeking a single point on which to focus, so you can pull up an image. We heard in John’s Gospel that at the last supper John, the disciple Jesus loved, sat reclined beside Jesus and […]

Tithing Justice

October 28, 2018 — Rev. Shirley Bowen   “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you tithe mint, dill, and cummin, and have neglected the weightier matters of the law: justice and mercy and faith. It is these you ought to have practiced without neglecting the others.” Pow! What an extraordinary idea! Tithing Justice, […]