Introducing our New Organist, Evan Griffith

Last Sunday your organist search committee called Evan Griffith to be our permanent organist. We were all wowed by his playing in the service. Evan has been making music since age five. Evan studied music at the Horace Mann School and the Manhattan School of Music before graduating in music and psychology from Dartmouth College.…

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Momentos de la Zarza Ardiente

032419 Cuaresma 3c Éxodo 3: 1-15; Lucas 13: 1-9 Uno de mis primeros mentores en el trabajo de la organización comunitaria fue un tipo llamado Ernie Cortez. Cada vez que yo me quejaba de que parecía que el trabajo retrocedía y no avanzaba, él decía: “toda organización requiere desorganización”. Lo que quiso decir es que…

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Burning Bush Moments

032419 Lent 3c Exodus 3:1-15; Luke 13:1-9 One of my early mentors in community organizing was a guy named Ernie Cortez. Whenever I would complain that it seemed like the work was going backwards rather than forwards, he would say, “all organizing requires disorganizing.” What he meant is that when a community is organized in…

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Temptation

031019 Lent 1 Luke 4:1-13 Both last Sunday and on Ash Wednesday I made reference to the words spoken at Jesus’ baptism: “You are my beloved son; with you I am well pleased.” I’m going to do it again today, because, according to the Gospel, those were the last words Jesus heard before the devil…

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La Tentación

031019 Cuaresma 1 Lucas 4: 1-13 Tanto el domingo pasado como el Miércoles de Ceniza, hice referencia a las palabras pronunciadas en el bautismo de Jesús: “Tú eres mi hijo amado; estoy complacido contigo.” Lo volveré a hacer hoy, porque esas fueron las últimas palabras que Jesús escuchó antes de que el diablo comenzara a…

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Freedom from Cover Ups

030319 Transfiguration  Exodus 34:29-35; 2 Corinthians 3:7-4:2 Today is Transfiguration Sunday, the day we commemorate the story of Jesus’ glorious visit from Moses and Elijah. The passages we read all speak of a glorious light shining from people’s faces, and of the veiling of that light. In Exodus Moses’ face shone because he had been…

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Libres de Velos

030319 La Transfiguración Éxodo 34: 29-35; 2 Corintios 3: 7-4: 2 Hoy es el domingo de la Transfiguración, el día en que conmemoramos la historia de la gloriosa visita a Jesús de Moisés y Elías. Los textos de hoy hablan de la luz gloriosa que brilla en los rostros de las tres personas, y la…

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Faith beyond Resentment

022419 Epiphany 7c Genesis 45:3-11, 15; Luke 6:27-38 It’s always tricky to preach on a biblical story that evokes powerful, and contradictory, emotions. The story of Joseph evokes a variety of emotions: on the one hand, resentment and anger; but also wonder and awe, suspicion and doubt, inspiration and motivation. Today’s reading is only a…

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Fe más allá del resentimiento

022419 Epifanía 7c Génesis 45: 3-11, 15; Lucas 6: 27-38 Siempre es difícil predicar sobre una historia bíblica que evoca emociones fuertes y contradictorias. La historia de José evoca una variedad de emociones: por un lado, el resentimiento y la ira; pero también asombro, sospecha, inspiración y motivación. La lectura de hoy es solo un…

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Fruitful Love

021719 Epiphany 6c Jeremiah 17:5-10; Luke 6:17-26 There have been many moments in history when fear has been used to manipulate people to do crazy and dangerous things. This is one of those moments. Today’s Scriptures address both leaders and people in such moments. We would do well to listen carefully. Today’s passages are full…

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