Showing posts from March, 2015
The In-Between TimesLent V, Year B; March 22, 2015 Episcopal Church of the AscensionThe Reverend Dr. Howard J. Hess
I. Introduction: The In-Between Times. Just this week we have seen our first glimpses of the arrival of spring in East Tennessee. Forsythia and daffodils, the first spring flowers to make their appearance, are blooming, and we have actually had several days of near balmy temperatures. But, of course, we remember that we live in beautiful East Tennessee, and therefore our weather is subject to constant and dramatic change. We are living in a time in-between the seasons.
II. And it is an in-between time at Ascension as well. There is much transition in our midst. Most of you know the details. Fr. Rob leaves Ascension on April 12th to become Rector and Priest in Charge of two parishes in Rhode Island, while Bettie Corey and I both retire on April 30th. Suffice it to say that our equilibrium has been challenged! Transitions often unfold in stages, don’t they, and each stage ty…

Jesus Cleansing the Temple of our Bodies

The Rev. Robert P. Travis Lent 3 Sermon– 7:45am, 9am and 11:15am Church of the Ascension, Knoxville TN