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STEDY – January 16, 2019

It was a simple phone call, the type sisters make to each other all the time. Mine was calling to see if I liked the plates I had bought from this one particular store and was curious if they were worth the price. After a few minutes and knowing my sister, I could tell the call was more about getting permission than…

STEDY, January 9, 2019

Isaiah 43b:1-2 Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you; when you walk through fire you shall not be burned, and the flame shall not consume you. Luke 3:21-22 Now when all the…

STEDY, January 3, 2019

The Journey Of The Magi by T. S. Eliot A cold coming we had of it, Just the worst time of the year For a journey, and such a long journey: The ways deep and the weather sharp, The very dead of winter.’ And the camels galled, sorefooted, refractory, Lying down in the melting snow. There were times we regretted The summer…

STEDY – December 19, 2018

I really should remember where it came from as my mother always added that piece to the tail end of her lecture of why I shouldn’t be playing with her beloved nativity set. It was old and either belonged to a family member or my mother had gotten it when she lived in Italy – I don’t know and as a kid…

STEDY – December 12, 2018

It’s hard not to be distracted by a light, particularly when there is a change to a light. Perhaps that is why we have chosen to use it to communicate so many different things. When one is flashing on your phone you know someone has left a message. When lights flash at a theater we know that it’s time to return to…

STEDY – December 5, 2018

Luke 3:1-6 In the fifteenth year of the reign of Emperor Tiberius, when Pontius Pilate was governor of Judea, and Herod was ruler of Galilee, and his brother Philip ruler of the region of Ituraea and Trachonitis, and Lysanias ruler of Abilene, during the high priesthood of Annas and Caiaphas, the word of God came to John son of Zechariah in the…

STEDY – November 28, 2018

It’s that time of year when our tackier neighbors dust off their t-shirts, sweatshirts and banners bearing various messages like “Dear Santa, I want it all” or “Dear Santa, I can explain!” Usually when someone asks us what we want for Christmas we are ready with an answer. We can name the things we hope to receive. “Hope” is the theme of…

STEDY – November 21, 2018

I would like to lead you in a guided meditation for the next several minutes. This meditation is about various aspects of thanksgiving, of gratitude. We will give thanks for things that have always been and things that have never been; we’ll give thanks for the past and the future; we’ll give thanks to God, who is always showering upon us reasons…

STEDY – November 14, 2018

When you come to St. Edmund’s there are things that you typically don’t see in a church, items like arrows, a man being tied to a tree and a wolf. These are all parts of the story of our patron saint, a man not well known but whose story is no less powerful. St Edmund, King and Martyr According to legend, Edmund…

STEDY – November 7, 2018

Last Sunday in Sunday school we talked about when David had angered a man named Saul by taking the throne from him. In order to save his life David was forced to hide in caves – cold, dirty and dark caves. It’s a powerful image, being in such complete darkness and silence, I imagine any noise is startling and frightening. Lighting a…