Aug 2010 Newsletter Submission – St. David’s Episcopal Church

“I Want to Pray” By The Rev. Eric CooterWhether we face challenges and uncertainty or even in times of relative peace, the phrase “I want to pray,” reflects a deep awareness of our reliance on God. Merely acknowledging a desire to pray can be a spark that ignites a raging fire of love for God. …

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Sermon 07-14-10 Pentecost 9C

22-year-old Oscar Pistorius from South Africa, an up and coming running sensation, is a determined athlete who has competed in hundreds of races, and in 2008, he nearly qualified for the Summer Olympics. His best race times though, always seemed to fall short of the world records: in the 100-meter race, he was within 1.3 …

July 2010 Newsletter Article – St. David’s Episcopal Church

Benedict of Nursia, Abbot of Monte Cassino, c. 540 by The Rev. Eric S. CooterBenedict of Nursia, better known as St. Benedict, would normally be commemorated on the liturgical calendar on Sunday July 11. Because all Sundays are feast days of Our Lord, we would normally move this Feast to commemorate Benedict, to the first …

Sermon Proper 6 Year C 6/13/20 – St. David’s Episcopal Church

Forgiveness is the acceptance of the unacceptable.We struggle sometimes to accept God’s grace, love and forgiveness and the abundance that it is. This struggle is often rooted in the notion of being accepted by God. How can we who are imperfect be accepted by the one who is the ultimate concern of our hearts. Yet …

"Hoist Sail" The deep waters are calling!

The Day of PentecostActs 2:1-21"There came a sound like the rush of a violent wind"Driving down the road the other day, I saw sitting in a marina, 20 - 30 beautiful sailboats. Just sitting there. I thought, this is not the use for which sailboats were intended. Sailboats are designed and built to ride high …

Graduation invitations, stamps, and the ministry of healing.

I had an interesting encounter in the post office yesterday. I was on my way home from Sewanee and I happened to be wearing clericals after serving in chapel that morning. I had my graduation invitations addressed and ready to mail, so I stopped at the local post office to get stamps.In the lobby of …

2010 LENT 4C St. David’s Episcopal Church 3/14/10

On any given night on American TV, you can find as many as 30 million folks watching the latest crime shows such as Law and Order, Law and Order SVU, Law and Order Criminal Intent, CSI Miami, CSI New York. The Navy is getting in on this trend with shows like NCIS. We are fascinated …

Sermon: May 16 Easter 7C (St. Mary Magdalene Episcopal Church)

Acts 16:16-34 Paul and Silas in PrisonWrestling with the circumstances, events, and transitions of life, is all a part of the rich narrative of God’s work of redemption in the world.There was a married couple who after several years of deliberation, finally decided to leave their home and move to a new area of the …