Preaching and Teaching

The Tidying of the Temple

Fr. J. Devin Rodgers – Lent 3B “The space in which we live should be for the person we are becoming now, not for the person we were in the past.” – Marie Kondo “Does this bring me joy?”  I looked down at the ratty old t-shirt that I was holding in my hand. It […]

The Rules of The Game of Life

Fr. J. Devin Rodgers- Second Sunday in Lent Year B “Object of the game: Travel the path of LIFE making decisions, building a family, earning money (and paying some out too), buying homes and collecting LIFE tiles. Have the highest value at the end of the game and win.” My tiny green, plastic car traveled […]

Transfiguration Journey- Pastor Drew Tucker

Six days later, Jesus took with him Peter and James and John, and led them up a high mountain apart, by themselves. And he was transfigured before them, and his clothes became dazzling white, such as no one on earth could bleach them. And there appeared to them Elijah with Moses, who were talking with Jesus. Then Peter […]

In this, Conquer! – Fr. J. Devin Rodgers

A few years ago, I had the pleasure of studying church history with one of St. Alban’s own, Dr. John Karanja. I loved his class and the way he raised history off the pages. Instead of teaching just the facts, he taught us  how our predecessors in faith shaped us to be better servants of […]

Casting out Evil- Fr. J. Devin Rodgers

Mark 1:21-28 Jesus and his disciples went to Capernaum; and when the sabbath came, he entered the synagogue and taught. They were astounded at his teaching, for he taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes. Just then there was in their synagogue a man with an unclean spirit, and he cried […]

Lydia, Dorcas, Phoebe- Ms. Kayla Aspeslagh

Today I have the privilege of sharing about Lydia, Phoebe, and Dorcas (also called Tabitha).  These women are some of the few females we learn about in the patriarchal history of the first century and yet these faithful women shared their gifts of sustenance, protection and support which were a blessing to the early church. […]

“You are God’s. The Spirit is there to guide you. Get busy!” – Fr. J. Devin Rodgers

Let us Pray: O God, you have bound us together in a common life. Help us, in the midst of our struggles for justice and truth, to confront one another without hatred or bitterness, and to work together with mutual forbearance and respect; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. I am shaken and deeply disturbed […]

What Good Can Come? – Fr. J. Devin Rodgers

We have found him about whom Moses in the law and also the prophets wrote, Jesus son of Joseph from Nazareth.” Nathanael said to him, “Can anything good come out of Nazareth?”  What good can come in the dog days of summer, those days your parents were ready for you to go back to school […]

Don’t Leave Me Alone – Fr. J. Devin Rodgers

Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my strength, and my redeemer. (+) Comfort, Comfort ye my people!  Many evenings around 5:30, I pick up the phone and give my mom a call as she is leaving the hospital. Typically I make this […]

Public Works – Fr. J. Devin Rodgers

Friday night.  Crowds of people dance shoulder-to-shoulder. The floor is packed!  The DJ, up on stage, holds one hand to her headphones and one hand on the turntables and mixing boards full of knobs and slides.  You can see her excitement build as she moves to the music that she is mixing.  She can hear […]