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New Bible Study

Read the Bible. Make Art. Drink Coffee. Live!

OK, maybe you don’t like coffee, but you can substitute it with water, tea, milk, juice, a soft drink, or a smoothie!  The point is that since God created us…

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Luke 6:31

Loving our Neighbors During an Election

“I want us to have a conversation about the upcoming election.” That’s what I told the vestry at our September meeting about a week and a half ago. As soon…

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Church in the Digital World

Church in the Digital World: What does this mean for St. Philip’s?

What does it mean to be the church in this new digital world? This is a question many are asking. I recently attended a webinar entitled  “Welcoming and Belonging in…

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Arnoldo Is Ordained a Deacon

What is a Deacon?

Deacons are members of the ordained Christian ministry, along with priests and bishops. The word deacon is a derivative of the Greek word diákonos, which means servant, minister, or messenger. Hence, in…

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We’ve Adopted two Pots!

As you may know Main Street Uvalde is asking for help in keeping our downtown area attractive and inviting. Their new project "Adopt a Pot" is asking businesses, families, or individuals…

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White Fragility

Class on Racism Starting Soon!

Fr. Mike's reading and discussion group about racism is set to begin soon. This class will begin with Robin Diangelo’s White Fragility.  Please purchase your copy online. The group will meet…

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Staycation Bible School

It's time for Vacation Bible School - a highlight for many children during the long summer months. It's a time to learn about God's love in fun and exciting ways with…

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Read The Rev. Dr. Michael K. Marsh’s Sermons

AN EPISCOPAL PRIEST’S SERMONS, PRAYERS, AND REFLECTIONS ON LIFE, BECOMING HUMAN, AND DISCOVERING OUR DIVINITY

RSS Interrupting the Silence

  • There’s Got To Be More Than This – A Sermon On Matthew 22:1-14
    If what we hear in today’s gospel (Matthew 22:1-14) is really what the kingdom of heaven is like, then I’m not interested. Who needs God’s kingdom - at least as Jesus describes it today - when we already have more than enough leaders throughout the world who are abusing their power, when violence is perpetrated […]
  • Between What Is And What Could Be – A Sermon On Isaiah 5:1-7
    Isaiah describes how God dug a vineyard, cleared it of stones, and planted it with choice vines. Then God built a watchtower in the midst of the vineyard and hewed out a wine vat in it. And now God want to know, “What more was there to do for my vineyard that I have not […]
  • A Prayer And A Pledge For The 2020 Presidential Election
    The following liturgy and pledge were prepared after a conversation the vestry (the parish’s governing body) had about how we want to be toward one another in the time leading up to the 2020 presidential election and afterwards. The liturgy incorporates a theme expressed in my sermon, We Are Nineveh. The vestry and clergy of […]
  • We Are Nineveh – A Sermon On Jonah 3:10-4:11
    Jonah has finally arrived at Nineveh. It’s a city so large it will take him three days to walk across it. Going a day’s walk into the city he cried out, “Forty days more, and Nineveh shall be overthrown!” What do you hear in his words? What do you imagine Jonah might be thinking and […]
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