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Hello all! You have reached the ministry webpage for Derek Michael Larson. Below are blog posts updated frequently with homilies, thoughts on faith and my current engagement in ministry. Above are links to pages with previous homilies, ministry projects, and how to connect with me. To the right is a place to sign up to receive email updates each time I post on this site. Let me know if you have any questions! I look forward to connecting with you.

Pax et bonum, Derek

New Homily: Look, Consider, Seek

Homily, Look, Consider, Seek
Thanksgiving Day B,
Good Shepherd Episcopal Church
Tequesta, FL

The Rev. Derek M Larson, TSSF

Today’s Lectionary Readings:

Joel 2:21-27
Psalm 126
1 Timothy 2:1-7
Matthew 6:25-33

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Happy Thanksgiving! What a wonderful and festive morning it is here in Tequesta! The weather is beautiful, Run for the Pies was a hit, and many of us will be gathering with friends and family soon. 

Now I know in the church calendar the season of Advent starts this Sunday (not Christmas), but, for me, growing up, Thanksgiving was always the beginning of the Christmas season. I took it to heart when Santa came through at the end of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade and the NBC hosts proclaimed on television that with him was ushered in the Christmas season. And evidently many others take it to heart too because already we’re starting to see Christmas lights up on houses and our own town parades are coming up soon!

Tis the season! Tis the season to be jolly! Tis the season to be joyful! Tis the season to be jubilant! Tis the season to be stressed and worried!

Find the whole text here.

Join Me in studying the Psalms!

Today at Good Shepherd we started a 6 week study on the Psalms which follows biblical scholar Walter Brueggemann’s categories of Psalms of Orientation, Psalms of Disorientation, and Psalms of New Orientation. You can join us!

We meet in person at 11:00am (masks required) and on Zoom on Wednesdays at 2:00pm.

You can also watch our recorded Zoom session each week. Here is today’s:

I also invite you to join us in reading all 150 Psalms in 6 weeks.
You can find the daily reading schedule here: