Judy Rice’s Homily 2/27/11

Jesus’ admonition to “not worry about your life” always speaks to me each time I hear it for I am a worrier. In my role as trip leader for the last two Mission Trips there has certainly been much to worry about – who is going, what will we be doing, how will we get…

John Duff’s Homily 2/27/11

I was fortunate enough to make my second mission trip to New Orleans. This time I worked in a home that has been unoccupied since Hurricane Katrina. That’s almost 5 ½ years ago! My co-workers during the week were Lorraine Dee, John Ahonen and George Thomas. We were led by our young crew chief David,…

Sheila Monks’ Homily 2/27/11

This morning I’m going to tell you about a conversation we all had in New Orleans. It has everything to do with today’s Scripture readings, and after the service I would love to hear your thoughts on the matter, how you reconcileit all in your minds and your hearts…. Here in Milton, we are quite…

Mission Trip Homily – Mary Truslow

Recover, Rebuild, Rebirth New Orleans is arguably one of the most culturally important cities in America, but because of history, tradition and lack of foresight it had fallen far behind most other American cities in terms of economic opportunity and basic services and infrastructure, even before Katrina. During our visit we learned that New Orleans…

The Rebuild Program

Good Morning. I was on the Rebuild project with George Thomas, Lorraine Dee, and Jim Sasso. The rebuild program began as a volunteer house gutting operation by the Episcopal diocese of LA. In 2007, the rebuild phase was launched and so far 60 homes for families have been rebuilt. All work except electrical and plumbing…

Mission Trip Homilies – 2/21/10

Today’s Gospel lesson from Luke tells us that “Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit in the wilderness”. The Mission Trip to New Orleans was also full of and led by the Holy Spirit in so many ways, from the moment we received the parish blessing…