Recent Sermons & Reflections

Following in St Aidan’s Footsteps

Because we’re celebrating St Aidan today, after whom our church is named, I want to reflect a little on the readings as they pertain to his life, and also as they pertain to the year or two ahead of us as a community. The gospel reading comes after Jesus has been...

Needing To Leave

August 26, 2018 This is the fifth and final gospel reading from the sixth chapter of John, about Jesus as the bread of life. It’s been a long meditation by John on what it means to be a disciple: to follow Jesus, to live and grow in him, to feed on him, to find life...

Far and Near Aug. 26, 2018

When Solomon dedicated the temple in 959 BCE he acknowledged both the presence of God in that place of solomn worship but also God’s transcendance. We ponded this paradox in this reading

Eating Flesh and Drinking Blood

August 19, 2018 Unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man, and drink his blood, you have no life in you… My flesh is true food and my blood is true drink. Those who eat my flesh and drink my blood abide in me, and I in them. [John 6: 53, 55, 56] These are shocking,...

Life-Giving Bread

August 12, 2018 Bread of life – it’s the theme of the long sixth chapter of John’s gospel, which stretches across five Sundays this summer. Jesus as the bread of life – the bread that satisfies all hunger and brings eternal life. It’s a rich metaphor that John...

A Promised Fulfilled July 22, 2018

God promised that one of David’s offspring would be the Messiah for the people of Israel. Jesus fulfilled that promise, but in a way that was unexpected. He delivered salvation to all who believe, regardless of race.