Baby Registry

LauraAnn is now 32 weeks along and the birth of our second son is right around the corner (due date March 24)! We are so excited to welcome this little one into our home.

If you’d like to help make our house ready we have a couple registries available.
Any gifts you make are received with love and gratitude.

Amazon:https://www.amazon.com/…/derek-larson…/2V79N0WJA5OEM

Fun religious items for baby:https://www.babylist.com/baby-lauraann-larson

New Homily: Sharing the Divine Life

“Grant that we may share the divine life.” Share the divine life. These are the words of the opening Collect prayer assigned for today, the Second Sunday of Christmas. And I think it’s a beautiful way to capture another angle—another perspective—another way of looking at the story of the Incarnation. 

Because so often we talk about the Incarnation as something we receive. We talk about how Christ came to us, how Christ offered himself to us, how Christ gave himself to the world around us. It’s sort of a one way street. 

But what would it look like if we saw the Incarnation as something we share? As an encounter of mutuality. As a relationship. As a love story. Or even as a wedding…

See the whole text here.

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.