Pastor Sarah is on sabbatical for the summer. Her blog will return in September 2019.

Words for the Week – May 16, 2019

This Sunday, we have a joint worship service with House of Faith International at the 10:30 am service and a lovely choir concert at 4:00 pm.   It will be my last Sunday at Peace before I take a three-month … Read More

Words for the Week – May 9, 2019

Confirmation is this Sunday! Two eight graders will be confirmed at the 10:30 am worship service.  They will give their faith statements  – always a powerful event – and I will give a brief homily on listening to the voice … Read More

Words for the Week – May 2, 2019

Hello church. In a sermon on doubting Thomas, I talked about FOMO: Fear of Missing Out. Doubting Thomas missed out on Jesus. I expressed sympathy for Thomas because I think it’s an awful feeling to have missed out on something … Read More

Words for the Week – April 25, 2019

Tonight, a local Muslim Community called Make Space is hosting an interfaith prayer vigil for Sri Lanka and for peace between religions.  All are welcome.  Last Sunday, Easter, my sermon focused on the phrase “while it was still dark.” While … Read More

Words for the Week – April 18, 2019

Dear church, So much that once seemed steady and solid is being exposed as fragile and impermanent (Notre Dame, our democracy, a body’s health, the planet).  Perhaps we are all more vulnerable than we ever like to admit. I’m certain … Read More

Word for the week – April 11, 2019

Sunday is Palm Sunday where we process into the church waving palms, recreating Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem.  In the gospel, we’ll hear Jesus tell the people who complained about the joyful praises of his followers that even if they were … Read More

Words for the Week – April 4, 2019

In the story of the Prodigal Son, both brothers have the same problem: they don’t trust the father’s love.  The father’s response is to go after each of them and invite them into a party.  Bishop Graham beautifully preached on … Read More

Words for the Week – March 28, 2019

Our church is praying during Lent.  Last week, I talked about prayer as hunger and food.  Prayer satisfies our deepest needs and at the same time, helps us cultivate a hunger for the world as God would have it.  Listen … Read More

Words for the Week – March 21, 2019

Bishop Graham was originally scheduled to preach this Sunday, but due to a scheduling conflict, he’s coming next week.   Last week, I preached about prayer as pilgrimage or journey toward God.  In Jesus’ time, pilgrims traveled to the temple to … Read More

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