St. Paul's Cary
By Brandon Jernigan
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Each week, we share reflections based on biblical scripture meant to nurture your spiritual life. The homilies and talks are from weekly and holiday services at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Cary, North Carolina.
||CleanThe End of Things||The Rev. Javier Almendárez-Bautista considers what it means to find hope in the apocalypse (Mark 13:1-8): "One of the most popular stops in Israel is a fortress named Masada. It is high up on the Judean desert, overlooking the Dead Sea. In the first ce||11/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMigration||There has always, it seems, been a custom of migration. Moving from one place to another, many have done so in order that they might find education or find work. Some have found a spouse along the way, perhaps. How many of us, over 30, have never||11/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWithin and Beyond Our Parish||On the Sunday of our annual parish meeting, Father George takes the opportunity to share a few highlights from our parish life together. Remember to pledge, and thank you for your support of St. Paul’s and its ministries.||11/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSightless Among Miracles||The Rev. Carr Holland meditates on the sightless crowd in Mark 10:46-52: "Part of our spiritual journey is to see, not just to project on God or each other what we desire or what we want, but to see what is compassionate and tender and patient--and on t||10/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Commitment of Baptism||The Rev. Javier Almendárez-Bautista reflects on Mark 10:35-45: "The way of Christ is not simply a matter of getting into an exclusive club. It is a matter of servant leadership and sacrifice, a matter of commitment in the thick of resistance."||10/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Story of the Second from Last||Mark 10:17-31 I love this Gospel reading. It's oftentimes referred to as "The Story of the Rich Man." I have a different title for it though. I call it "The Story of the Second from Last." What does that mean? Did you ever notice that when we talk to ea||10/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJob and Fred Rogers||The Rev. Javier Almendárez-Bautista reflects on Job 1:1; 2:1-10: "Before Senator Pastore sat a soft-spoken Presbyterian minister who was convinced of the value of public programming. This man had recently premiered a children's show with low production||10/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Prayer of Faith||The Rev. Candy Snively considers James 5:13-20 and the transformative nature of the Lord's Prayer: "We live in a world all too full of injustice, hunger, malice, and evil. This prayer cries out for justice, bread, forgiveness, and deliverance. When Jesu||9/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean60th Anniversary Celebration||In celebration of the 60th anniversary of St. Paul's, the Rev. Waite Maclin shares a few stories from the early days of St. Paul's, and the Rev. George Adamik reflects on how the story of Abraham and Sarah reveals our own calling as a community. Visit o||9/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWho Do You Say That Jesus Is?||The Rev. George Adamik reflects on Mark 8:27-38: "Jesus asks his disciples, 'Who do people say that I am?' Is there any more human question that any of us wonder in our lives? ... And then Jesus asks them one of the most significant questions in scriptu||9/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Really helpful resource
Sometimes I can’t hear the homily in church or I have heard it but not truly -heard- it and it helps to listen to the message again. This church is very open and the homily is usually very applicable to my life. I actually listened to a few podcasts before joining in person for a taste of what to expect.