Preaching and Teaching

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 […]

Seeing Jesus

Lent 5B – Fr. J. Devin Rodgers Do you remember going to the grocery store and struggling to find toilet paper or Lysol?  Do you remember carrying your groceries inside, wearing gloves and trying to sanitize every can, every box, every item before putting them in your cupboards?  Do you remember being nervous to cross […]

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 […]