Youth Sunday – Cordelia Avery

Cordelia Avery

Cordelia Avery

The Third Sunday after Pentecost: June 9, 2013

1 Kings 17:8-24; Psalm 146; Galatians 1:11-24; Luke 7:11-17

Graduating High School Senior Address – Cordelia Avery

I’ve been participating in Youth Sunday for a very long time. I can remember back to Kindergarten or first grade. I think we were giving the Peace. We had to decorate a big banner for it, and I remember coloring it in with all my enthusiasm, but the whole time I was thinking, “Don’t we have official people who usually do this stuff for us?” So maybe I wasn’t coloring with all my enthusiasm. But eventually the banner got done, and we got up in front of the congregation to hold it up, and that was pretty cool, even though I thought I’d colored in my area better than the other kids.


The Fifth Sunday of Easter – Christopher Ashley

Christopher Ashley


The Fifth Sunday of Easter – April 28, 2013

Acts 11:1-18; Psalm 148; Revelation 21:1-6; John 13:31-35

Preacher: Christopher Ashley, St. Michael’s Parishioner and PhD student at Union Theological Seminary.

 “What God has made clean, you must not call profane.” Acts 11:9b

On the morning of Pentecost, Peter had quoted the prophet Joel: “Your young men shall see visions, and your old men dream dreams.”  He was a young man, probably, when he said that.  A new world was opening before him—the strange new world of the Gospel, where any good thing was possible. (more…)

The Second Sunday of Easter – Meredith Kadet

Meredith Kadet


The Second Sunday of Easter – April 7, 2013

Acts 5:27-32; Psalm 150; Revelation 1:4-8; John 20:19-31

Preacher: Meredith Kadet, Seminarian at St. Michael’s Church and M.Div. senior at Union Theological Seminary. 

Easter is a time of celebration, right? A time of joy! But today’s gospel reading starts with an emotion we don’t usually associate with easter: Fear. It’s evening, and the apostles are huddled together in a locked room. They’re afraid of the authorities. Reasonable: their leader has just been brutally executed – perhaps they’ll be next. (more…)