You can’t get there from here: A Sermon on Isaiah 35

(Disclaimer: This is the sermon where I accidentally broke the pulpit. I had moved a small wooden lectern to the floor to be closer to the people rather than preach this week from their tall pulpit. Thank you, kind friends at First Baptist Church, Gloucester, for laughing with me at the absurdity. I'm grateful for…Read more You can’t get there from here: A Sermon on Isaiah 35

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Memorial For Marcia Deihl & Dedication of a Ghost Bike

Memorial for Marcia Deihl & Dedication of a Ghost Bike Sunday March 22, 2015 4pm, corner of Putnam Ave & Allston Street, Cambridge MA Rev. Laura E. Everett A note: I've officiated funerals, but I've never presided at a memorial and dedication of a Ghost Bike before. I am grateful to be entrusted with such holy work, as…Read more Memorial For Marcia Deihl & Dedication of a Ghost Bike

The Bicyclist and the Bishop, from the Door Zone

by Rev. Laura Everett In urban cycling, there is a section of the road called “the door zone.” If you ride your bike close to parked cars (but out of moving traffic), you are liable to get hit by a motorist opening a car door into you. Conversely, if you ride close to the moving traffic…Read more The Bicyclist and the Bishop, from the Door Zone

A Prayer for Boston City Council

I was asked by my City Councilor Matt O'Malley (a politician proficient at using social media to connect with the people he serves- and a great example for religious leaders to follow!) as a constituent to offer a prayer of invocation before the Boston City Council began their work on Wednesday October 9,2013. I asked my Facebook feed what they would…Read more A Prayer for Boston City Council

Fairweathers: welcoming newcomers to the bike path and church

  70 degrees and sunny is to the bike path what the 7pm Christmas Eve service is to Church. Those of us who are on the path and in the pew at other times are going to need to learn how to be more hospitable. A few days ago, the weather was just perfect for…Read more Fairweathers: welcoming newcomers to the bike path and church

Livestronger: Lance, Jesus, the Fame Monster, and Glory

Livestronger: Lance, Jesus, the Fame Monster and Glory October 18, 2012 St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in East Longmeadow joint service with East Longmeadow United Methodist Church “James and John, the sons of Zebedee, came forward to him and said to him, ‘Teacher we want you to do for us whatever we ask of you.’ And…Read more Livestronger: Lance, Jesus, the Fame Monster, and Glory