Preaching and Teaching

Friendship Bracelets

July 11, 2021 – Fr. J. Devin Rodgers He destined us for adoption as his children through Jesus Christ, according to the good pleasure of his will, to the praise of his glorious grace that he freely bestowed on us in the Beloved. “Will you help me make a friendship bracelet?” The young camper had […]

Road Signs

July 4, 2021 Fr. J. Devin Rodgers Sunday mornings my parents would put my brothers and me in the car and we’d drive North on St. Route 45 to attend church in a neighboring town. Situated along this stretch of roadway, right before you descend a massive hill, known to the locals as “ski slope […]

Church Wake up!

June 27- Fr. J. Devin Rodgers OGRACIOUS Father, we humbly beseech thee for thy holy Catholic Church; that thou wouldst be pleased to fill it with all truth, in all peace. Where it is corrupt, purify it; where it is in error, direct it; where in anything it is amiss, reform it. Where it is […]

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 […]