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Different Approaches, Same Truth

The Rev. Robert P. Travis Easter Sunday Sermon – 11:15am Rite II Eucharist Service, Church of the Ascension, Knoxville Text: Acts 10:34-43, Psalm 118  :1-2,14-24, 1 Corinthians 15:19-26, John 20:1-18

RCL 4/24/2013

Sermon Text: As I was thinking about Easter this week, the song “White Blank Page” from Mumford and Sons came on my Pandora. One of our parishioners turned me onto them. And thanks to him I can proudly say I was listening to their music before they won the Grammy. One line in their song struck me like a light in a dark room, “Can you kneel before the King, and say I am clean?” While I’m not sure what they meant, Of course you can imagine the King I was thinking of, He is the risen King we are here to celebrate.
Only later when I looked at the lyrics to that song, did I notice the powerful connection at the end, to the reading we have today. The last line is, “oh, lead me to the truth, and I will follow you with my whole life.”

Unto The Very End

The Rev. Amy Morehous Maundy Thursday Church of the Ascension March 28, 2013

Ubi caritas et amor, Deus ibi est. Congregavit nos in unum Christi amor. Exsultemus et in opso jucundemur. Timeamus et amemus Deum vivum. Et ex corde diligamus nos sincero. Ubi caritas et amor, Deus ibi est. Amen.
Where charity and love are, God is there. Christ's love has gathered us into one. Let us rejoice and be pleased in Him. Let us fear, and let us love the living God. And may we love each other with a sincere heart. Where charity and love are, God is there.  Amen

This Palm Sunday, I hope it will surprise to know I was in a foul mood. In fact, it has been pointed out to me that I am characteristically cranky most Palm Sundays. This I do not dispute.
In the past I’ve attributed it to being tired from Lent, or anxious about the many details of Holy Week. But this year, none of those have been true. Yet I was still quite evil.
I was cranky. I was annoyed. I was any number of things. I didn’t want to do what wa…