Online Message from March 22, 2020

~ Message delivered by Jeanne Choy Tate ~ Opening prayer Today’s lectionary passage is one of the many gospel stories labeled a “miracle” story. In our modern age that is tantamount to dismissing that story as unbelievable. When I first looked at this passage a month ago, I thought oh great … Read More


~ A sermon by The Rev. Keenan Kelsey Matthew 6: Do Not Worry 25 “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? 26 Look … Read More


~ A Sermon by Rev. Keenan Kelsey ~ “Jesus’ Forty Days in the Wilderness, and Ours” Matthew 4:1-11  Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. 2 He fasted forty days and forty nights, and afterwards he was famished. 3 The tempter came and said … Read More

“Choose Life!”

~ A sermon by The Rev. Keenan Kelsey ~ Deuteronomy 30:15-20; Matthew 5:17-20;43-48 Valentine’s Weekend!  A wonderful Sunday to declare “Choose Life!”  Life in all its abundance and love. Of course, for the real St. Valentine, choosing life meant losing life.  He became a martyr to his faith.  This saint’s … Read More

“Be All That You Can Be”

~ A sermon by The Rev. Keenan Kelsey ~ Matthew 5:1-12 The Beatitudes5 When Jesus[a] saw the crowds, he went up the mountain; and after he sat down, his disciples came to him. 2 Then he began to speak, and taught them, saying:3 “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of … Read More

“Aotearoa Musings”

~ Matthew 4:12-17/Isaiah 9:1-4 ~ What were Jesus’ first words as he began his ministry? Last week we noted that in the Gospel of John his first words were, “What are you looking for?” But this week our gospel lesson suggests something different. Here’s how Matthew sets it up. First … Read More