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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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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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