Preaching and Teaching

Teach Us to Pray

Fr. Devin Rodgers – 12 C Proper Now Jesus was praying in a certain place, and when he finished, one of his disciples said to him, “Lord, teach us to pray, as John taught his disciples.” And he said to them, “When you pray, say: “Father, hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come. Give us […]

From the Source of All Creation

St. Alban’s Year A Pentecost 6 July 17, 2022 – Deacon Craig Foster The end has come upon my Israel; I will never again pass them by. This message from today’s reading of Amos is a dire one for Israel at that time. The shepherd and fig farmer was called by God to warn the […]

The Good Samaritan

Fr. Devin Rodgers One of our favorite Sunday activities was a game I’ll jokingly refer to asStump the Sunday School Teacher. Perhaps you might have playedthis game yourself as a child… or even now as an adult.You try to catch the teacher in a theological or Biblical conundrum. Forexample, “How did Noah get animals from […]

To God & My Country

Fr. Devin Rodgers Every August my Scout Troop would head to Seven Ranges ScoutCamp for a week. As part of the camp, we were required to take a few meritbadge courses. If you are at all familiar with scouting, you will knowthere are several mandatory merit badges. These include swimming, first aid, lifesaving, and other […]

Happy St. Alban’s Day

Fr. Devin Rodgers This past Thursday, my friend and co-chaplain for the week atProcter summer camp planned formation for campers. On Thursday, we planned one of my favorite camp activities, awatermelon hunt. After hearing Paul’s letter to the Galatians this morning, you can probably figure out what lesson this was tied to…The Fruits of the […]

Enjoy the Silence

Sermon for Pentecost 2C – The Reverend, Father Devin Rogers Listen… (allow for a long period of silence) Have you ever been in a conversation with someonewho keeps long periods of silence after a question isposed? (allow for a long period of silence) This type of person makes me nervous. Perhaps you’ve had the experience […]

Bright Morning Star

Easter 7C Fr. J. Devin Rodgers

Wednesday morning I set out on a morning walk before the sun rose. The city, still asleep, very few cars, fog still looming over the Scioto River… This is my favorite time to walk, listen to birds singing, and spend time in prayer. This morning, I put on my headphones and began listening to one of my favorite devotional apps. I’ve found that actually listening to scripture is transformative and begins my day in a positive manner.

“What image that Jesus uses for himself speaks to you most deeply? I hold on to this image and use it in my prayers.”

Rogation Sunday

Easter 6C -Rev. Craig Foster Today is Rogation Sunday. We have been discussing the importance of celebrating this day as a time to not only celebrate the “parish bounds” or who we are and where we sit as the St. Alban’s congregation but also to ask God to bless and provide for a fruitful growing […]

Alpha and Omega and the Spaces in Between

Easter 5 C Our vision for St. Alban’s is to be a thriving Episcopal faith community where people feel loved, energized,  equipped, and empowered to serve and make disciples. If you’ve ever been in a new leadership role one piece of advice mentors and veteran leaders will often give is, “Spend the first several months […]

Saul’s Conversation after Encounter the Outsider, Risen Christ on a Flight to Pittsburgh

Fr. J. Devin Rodgers Last week I purposely broke one of the rules of pastoring. “Never tell anyone you are a clergy person on an airplane.” There are few reasons for this rule. The first reason is avoiding unnecessary Bible thumping. If you’ve ever been on a flight across the continental United States being drilled […]