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Various Works of Art done by Arnoldo Rivero

My Spiritual Art Journey

My spiritual art journey began very early in my childhood.  As a priest’s child, I have fond childhood memories of my mother bringing a sketchpad and crayons for me to…

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Worshipping In The Easter Triduum

At this time when we are unable to gather and worship together in person, St. Philip's is adapting the liturgies to make them meaningful and relevant to those who are…

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New Zoom Security Measures – What does this mean for St. Philip’s?

You probably won’t be surprised to learn that Zoom has experienced a sudden and unexpected increase in the number of Zoom users. We are all Zooming these days - to…

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Palm Sunday in Holy Week

Holy Week: Preparing Amid Covid-19

Grace and peace be with you: About three months ago we chalked our houses with an Epiphany blessing. Before that they were decorated for Christmas, and before that for Thanksgiving,…

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Outdoor Opportunities for Prayer and Contemplation

As this social distancing extends into a future for an unknown time, we will all become more anxious to be about our normal activities, especially as the weather warms up,…

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Our Bells will be Ringing – Our Prayers Ascending

John Thomas Buchanan has organized a group to ring our church bell three times a day beginning this Friday. The bells will call us to prayer at 8:00 a.m., noon,…

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A Spiritual Retreat Space

Finding Our Holy Spaces

Author: Sharron Carnes, Senior Warden Like many families, we had made plans months ago to go on a spring break skiing trip.  Although we were well aware of the corona virus,…

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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

  • What’s Next? – A Sermon On Mark 4:26-34
    What’s next?  It’s a question I’ve been asking myself a lot lately. What’s next for Uvalde? What’s next for me and my priesthood? What’s next for St. Philip’s? What’s next for Cyndy and me in our marriage and life together? What’s next for me and my life as an individual, a human being? What’s next? […]
  • Be Crazy Like Jesus – A Sermon On Mark 3:20-35
    Last week we got angry Jesus. In this week’s gospel (Mark 3:20-35) we get crazy Jesus. People are saying, “He’s gone out of his mind.” They’re calling him insane. Have you ever thought Jesus was crazy? Have you ever said he was out of his mind? I don’t think I have but more and more […]
  • Be Angry Like Jesus – A Sermon On Mark 2:23-3:6
    Last week Cyndy and I were leaving the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin when a little boy who was probably two or three or years old screamed at his mother, “I want to catch a dragonfly.” He was so angry and he was loud. He sat on the ground yelling and crying.  “But […]
  • Filling The Empty Space – A Trinity Sunday Sermon On John 3:1-17
    Today is Trinity Sunday but I’m not going to say much about the Father, the Son, or the Holy Spirit. Today, I’m more interested in the empty space. Are you familiar with the empty space in the Trinity? Let me show you what I’m talking about.  This is Andrei Rublev’s icon of the Holy Trinity. […]
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