Fr. Wiley asks us God's enduring question for every time we're tempted to give up or give in.
In the first sermon from our online worship, Fr. Wiley encourages us to see our isolation measures as offense, not defense. Yet, even if it costs us our lives, we're to love as Christ loved us.
Fr. Wiley asks us: do you believe the Lord is among us and if so, what are you afraid of?
Mtr. Sarah submits that as a believer your old life is over, and it's ok if you have questions about your new life.
Fr. Wiley reminds us that through temptation and suffering, the light of Christ is our saving grace.
Fr. Wiley prays that God may give us the courage to bring all of who we are into the light.
Fr. Wiley challenges us to stare into the light of Christ during Lent, and aspire to be what we see.
Mtr. Sarah emphasizes the underlying point of our readings, that all followers be in right relationship with each other, as this reflects their relationship with God.
Mtr. Sarah reminds us that what the world sees is what we do outside of church-we reveal God's love through our actions
Fr. Wiley asks where has our story intersected with the Great Story; where have we had a moment like Simeon?
Fr. Wiley encourages us to go to the margins of our life, because that is where we'll meet Jesus.
Mtr. Sarah discusses what a life of discipleship is about - taking attention off ourselves and directing it to Christ.
Mtr. Sarah talks about promises made at baptism including our pledge to support each other in our walk of faith.
Fr. Wiley discusses the connection between creation and Jesus' birth: the light that infuses everything now takes on flesh in its fullness.
Fr. Wiley shares the story of how Jesus came to show us what it would look like if He were one of us and what we are capable of when we cooperate with His will.
Mtr. Sarah shares a story of God doing the greatest thing, in the most humble way.
Fr. Wiley invites you into John's question - are you looking for Him?
Mtr. Sarah discusses how we prepare for the coming of Jesus.
Fr. Wiley invites us to take these four weeks to slow down and focus on the coming of Jesus.
Fr. Wiley asks: what would it look like if we actually lived like Christ is our King.
Fr. Wiley reminds us that Christian life costs everything, because it's worth everything.
Mtr. Sarah asks: what do our actions say about our faith and our relationship with money.
Fr. Wiley reminds us that the value of our inheritance retains its value only when handed on.
Mtr. Sarah reminds us that it's all actually about God - His extraordinary promises and the gift of grace.