Preaching and Teaching

Rejoice! Blessed St. Alban’s Day and 100th Anniversary to St. Alban’s Church

The priest rose early each morning.  His head bowed as light shone through the window. His first words of the day breaking the previous night’s silence.  “Open my lips, O Lord and my mouth shall show forth thy praise. Glory to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit as it was […]

Remember!

Proper 6B – Fr. J. Devin Rodgers This sermon is the first of a three part sermon series for St. Alban’s 100th anniversary “Remember, Rejoice, Renew!” Remember.  It started as a seed. It was not a typical seed, which one would put in the soil in order to grow vegetables or flowers. This seed was an […]

Bring God to the People

Pentecost Year B – Fr. J. Devin Rodgers I enjoy musical renditions of scripture and the way musicians, actors, librettists, and the orchestra can bring our sacred stories to life. Godspell is one of my favorites. John-Michael Tebelek, the show’s creator didn’t aspire to simply a retelling of stories. He sought the make the show […]

Gender and Expanding our Worship Language

In the next few weeks, we will once again update our liturgy with seasonal changes for Pentecost and the season following.  We at St. Alban’s are going to expand our liturgical resources to include gender inclusive and expansive language.    When I was in Sunday school, I remember reading Matthew 4:19.  Jesus said, “Follow me, and I will make you fishers […]

Abide with Me: Transforming Presence

Easter 6 – Fr. J. Devin Rodgers In fourth grade I started taking clarinet lessons. I remember the early days of clarinet playing. Approximately every other note was a horrendous squeak, but eventually I began to improve my fluidity and the songs started to sound recognizable.  Beginning band books often choose songs with very simple, […]

Transforming Love

Easter 5B – Ms. Kayla Aspeslagh Recently I saw this precious video of a 3-year-old whose favorite day of the week is Tuesday.  Why, might you ask? It’s because it is trash day and the 3-year-old is infatuated with his garbage men.  As soon as he hears the truck on their street he runs out to the […]

Meow! Transform Your Church!

Easter 4- Fr. J. Devin Rodgers Transform the Church!  All God’s creatures got a place in the choir. Some sing lo, some sing higher some sing out loud on the telephone wire and some just clap their hands, or paws, or anything they got now.  Every year on the 4th Sunday of Easter the scripture invites […]

Transforming Doubt

Easter 2- Fr. J. Devin Rodgers When I was in Middle School every 7th and 8th grader in confirmation at my church had the opportunity to attend summer camp. I loved camp. I attended every summer from first grade on. Confirmation camp meant that you were able do adventurous activities at camp. Instead of spending afternoons weaving […]

Wednesday in Easter Week

Wednesday of Easter Week– Michael Bissell The season of Eastertide begins with these seven days following Easter collectively known as Easter Week. Today is Easter Wednesday.   Gospel reading for Easter Wednesday is: Luke 24:13–35 the story of the travelers on the road to Emmaus which if you’ll indulge me, I’d like to briefly explore. Hopefully […]

Easter Butterflies

Easter Sunday 2021- Fr. J. Devin Rodgers You might have noticed that there are butterflies all over the church. Each of you was given a butterfly when you came in. There is a butterfly on the cover of the bulletin and they are even hiding in our flower arrangements. Butterflies are one of the most […]