Preaching and Teaching

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 […]

Were you there?

Good Friday – Fr. J. Devin Rodgers My grandma sat next to me on the pew holding the hymnal low. She pointed to the words in the worn out, red hymnal so that I could follow along.  I was too young to read. I barely knew the story they were singing about, but deep inside […]

Ask me Anything…

Maundy Thursday- Fr. J. Devin Rodgers “Ask Us Anything” That’s what our sign read.   Last week I was invited by the campus pastor at Capital University, to meet with students on campus.  I enjoyed  an afternoon of chatting with students, discussing their classes, and also passing out free swag to advertise for religious life on […]

Hosanna “Save Us!”

Palm Sunday – Pastor Drew Tucker May the God who was and is and is on the way be with us in the midst of this and every single day. Amen.  When I was a child, Palm Sunday felt so strange. We’d just walked through most of Lent in a somber, reflective journey. Faced toward […]