St. Philip Lutheran Church 26 September 2021 + Lectionary 26b (Pent. 18) Numbers 11.4-6, 10-16, 24-29; James 5.13-20 Rev. Josh Evans LISTEN HERE “I’m not really that kind of Christian,” admits Episcopal priest Winnie Varghese (from A Rhythm of Prayer: A Collection of Meditations for Renewal, ed. Sarah Bessey (New York: Convergent Books, 2021), 20-23.). “I like a chanted service, incense, and a script.” But asking someone to pray for her and giving her concerns over to someone
Outdoor Eucharist with Holy Communion Sunday, October 3, 10:30 – 11:00 AM (in the parking lot) All pets, furry, feathery, scaly, etc. are welcome. If your pet doesn't like to travel, please bring a picture of them. Children may also bring their favorite stuffed animal.
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St. Philip Lutheran Church 19 September 2021 + Lectionary 25b (Pent. 17) Mark 9.30-37 Rev. Josh Evans LISTEN HERE If ever there was an early affirmation of my calling to pastoral ministry, it happened in the pews at St. John Vianney Catholic Church in Shelby Township, MI. Growing up bi-denominational as I did, that particular weekend I was attending mass with my grandparents at their home parish. Being quite young, I didn’t fully understand much of what was going on during th
St. Philip Lutheran Church 12 September 2021 + Lectionary 24b (Pent. 16) James 3.1-12 Rev. Josh Evans LISTEN HERE My recent road trip brought me safely from Chicago, through Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania. Next stop: New York. As I made my way through New Jersey - about to cross the George Washington Bridge into Manhattan - traffic that had been steadily moving along came to a screeching halt in the thick of New York City traffic. Even two decks of the bridge with a combined fou
St. Philip Lutheran Church 5 September 2021 + Lectionary 23b (Pent. 15) Mark 7.24-37 Rev. Josh Evans, preaching LISTEN HERE Think back for a moment to a childhood role model - maybe it’s a parent, a grandparent, a teacher, or even a pastor or religious leader. When was the first time you realized that your role model wasn’t perfect? There does come a point in our development when something switches: The once-perfect role model we looked up to, idolized even, isn’t so “perfect