Sermons by The Rev. Barbara Hutchinson

Sermons by The Rev. Barbara Hutchinson

The Sweet Spot of Faith

You are invited to enter into this conversation with Mother Barbara regarding how our spiritual practices are to continue to be a pathway to God, not become the “god” we worship, how our religious dogma is meant to open up our heart, not close down our thinking, and how we can find that “sweet spot” between religion and spirituality. To listen to a video recording of her sermon, please click below. To read a copy of her sermon, please click…

For a Time Such as This …

I am so often drawn to the BBC period drama, Call the Midwife, which is about a group of nurse midwives working in the East End of London in the late 1950’s and 1960’s. The show is raw, real, and riveting to my heart. The nuns are courageous in their desire to do what is right, to notice and bring God into all situations, whether it is during their beautifully sung Compline or in the filth of tenement apartments where…

“You Feed Them”

One of the gifts of our Episcopal worship is that there is a 3 year cycle to the lessons we read each Sunday. This means that over the long arc of our lives, the stories become familiar, like old friends we delight in visiting again, acknowledging and savoring the fact that it feels like we’re just picking up on an ongoing conversation, without losing a beat. It also means that when we come upon a particular story, we can notice…

The Holy Exchange

Often in unexpected ways, God invites us into the holiness which is God, into that Kingdom of heaven, which is always present to us, but like the treasure in the field or the yeast within the bread, or the mustard seed within the soil, often goes unnoticed or appears hidden, at least for a time. We believe God always invites us into this space, and places within us at our baptism the discerning heart and desire to find God in…