Episcopal Church Of The Holy Communion University City



Podcast by Holy Communion


  • The Forum Membership, Church And Belonging After Covid with the Rev. Mike Angell

    04/12/2021 Duración: 25min

    Our rector explores the ideas of "belonging" and "membership" in the church, in light of trends in our wider culture which have been accelerated by COVID. What does it mean to belong, to be a member of a church today? What will it mean in the years to come?

  • The Rev. Hope Jernagan: The only way out of it is through it

    29/11/2021 Duración: 10min

    The Rev. Hope Jernagan preaches on the first Sunday of Advent.

  • The Rev. Julie Graham: The truth is standing right in front of us

    22/11/2021 Duración: 09min

    : The love we experience -- sometimes it's like we can’t handle the idea that this is the way the cosmos really is. We can’t rest in the truth, that the “real” world is all about this love.

  • The Forum: Exploring the Sacred Feminine; What's lost , Whats found" with Lisa Thorpe

    19/11/2021 Duración: 31min

    Christian Art theologian, Lisa Thorpe discusses her work, "Na'amah of the Ark" with the Rev. Julie Graham. The piece will be on loan to Holy Communion through Advent.

  • The Rev. Mike Angell: Is It The End, Or The Beginning?

    14/11/2021 Duración: 15min

    The rector preaches on Jesus' prophesy in the Mark's Gospel and says, "until we decide to stop seeing this moment as the end of history, until we start asking 'what new world would we like to see born?" we are stuck in the apocalypse.

  • The Forum: Who Is My Neighbor? With Dr. Michael Booker

    12/11/2021 Duración: 26min

    Dr. Michael Booker, a parishioner at St. Francis Eureka, joins us to discuss the question "Who is my neighbor?" Part of our ongoing series on questions of housing justice. Join us Sunday morning at 9am for Q and A in person (on the front lawn weather permitting, or masked in Mitchell Hall).

  • The Rev. Mike Angell: All Saints, Take off your Grave Clothes

    07/11/2021 Duración: 14min

    The Rev. Mike Angell preaches on All Saints Day: Your faith isn't just yours. Your faith was passed down to you. Never forget that, and know when you come down the aisle of church, when you sing a song of the saints of God, when you stand around the table, you are not alone. The communion of the saints, all the saints is here to. So take off your grave clothes. Be Free. Practice resurrection, and get out there and get about the work of setting others free. That's what Jesus asks of us, this All Saints Day.

  • What Does A Thinking Christian Do With Halloween

    31/10/2021 Duración: 13min

    Part of why we need to be careful about Halloween is because there are so many stories around us that associate evil with women's bodies, with other cultures, with those who are different. Specific evils: Racism, sexism, homophobia, ableism, age-ism, these evils haunt us. Real concrete harm is done when we allow these forces to run amok. Some modern feminists have re-claimed Lilith. Some in our congregation may even have once attended a "Lilith Fair" concert, a tour which featured women artists and told the rabbinic story of Lilith as Adam's first wife, who refused to be subservient to men. When we encounter resistance to Halloween, I think we have to ask ourselves: what has done more damage in our history, literal demons?

  • The Forum: Catching up on Campus Ministry

    28/10/2021 Duración: 20min

    The Rector catches up with the Rev. Hopie Jernagen, interim chaplain to our campus ministry for WashU and SLU. You are welcome to join us for a Q and A with Hopie on Sunday October 17 at 9am on our front lawn.

  • The Rev. Marc Smith: One Life at a Time

    24/10/2021 Duración: 13min

    In his last sermon as Priest Associate, the Rev. Marc Smith asks us to hear in the story of blind Bartimeaus Jesus' way of working for change in our lives and the life our our world.

  • The Forum: Next Steps for Holy Communion's Housing Ministry

    24/10/2021 Duración: 30min

    A group of HOCO volunteers have been connecting with other St. Louis non-profits, this summer, to understand where the biggest housing needs are, and how a congregation like Holy Communion might help the housing insecure of St. Louis. That team of volunteers now wants to engage the congregation to discuss "the menu" of options that they have collected.

  • The Rev. Mike Angell: God's Sense Of Humor and Our Sense of Self

    17/10/2021 Duración: 13min

    In both today's lessons we encounter men who are taking themselves too seriously. God's response is to take them lightly. There is humor in these texts because God invites us almost always to take ourselves lightly.

  • The Forum Reflecting with the Rev Marc Smith on his years at Holy Communion

    15/10/2021 Duración: 27min

    The Rev. Marc Smith came as our priest associate in the Fall of 2016, with special charge of pastoral care and adult formation. Additionally Marc has served as the Bishop's Deputy for Violence Prevention. Marc will conclude his service with us on Sunday October 24, as he prepares to move to Colorado. You are welcome to join us for a Q and A with Marc on Sunday October 17 at 9am.

  • The Rev. Julie Graham: To Be Good Or To Be Loved?

    10/10/2021 Duración: 12min

    The Rev. Julie Graham preaches on the young man who comes to Jesus to ask, "what more must I do?" Jesus' response, to love, counters our expectations.

  • The forum: Please Don't Stare with Terrie Desloge

    08/10/2021 Duración: 33min

    Brought to you by Grace GatheringS. We host Terrie Desloge of Synapsory. Terrie offers personal experience, practical tools and ways for spiritual communities to be in a supportive & mutual relationship with individuals with specific needs, and diverse abilities and their parents and caregivers.

  • The Rev. Chester Hines: My Burden Is Light

    06/10/2021 Duración: 12min

    We don't have to live this life, face this pandemic, wrestle with what to do about climate change or how to live peacefully by ourselves.

  • The Forum: Ecology and Talking with Trees with Belden Lane

    01/10/2021 Duración: 13min

    On Sunday we celebrate the Feast of St. Francis, the culmination of a short "Season of Creation" in the church. Today for the Forum, the rector is joined by a University City resident, theologian, and storyteller Belden Lane, who asks us to engage questions of ecology and nature as a spiritual practice of talking with trees.

  • The Rev. Mike Angell: God, Ecology, And Relational Power

    26/09/2021 Duración: 16min

    It's because of the over-individualization of faith that we struggle with this Gospel about plucking out eyes and severing limbs. Jesus is talking rhetorically, asking people to tend to their relationships. How can we broaden our sense, in the church, of who counts? In order to make the kind of change our world so desperately needs, we're going to have to grow our community.

  • The Forum: Ecology and Disease with Dr. Rachel Penczykowski

    24/09/2021 Duración: 31min

    In the midst of our "Season of Creation" our rector interviews Dr. Rachel Penczykowski, assistant professor of biology at Washington University studying "disease ecology." We talk about climate change, disease/host interactions, and about faith in response to human driven environmental change. Join us Sunday September 26 at 9am on the Front Lawn of the church for a discussion about the forum.

  • The Rev. Mike Angell: The Wisdom Of The Cross And Climate Change

    19/09/2021 Duración: 14min

    The wisdom of the cross asks us to see the painful truths, to see the suffering of climate change, not to avert our gaze, and the wisdom of the cross asks us to also see the beauty that can happen even in the ugliest of situations. The wisdom of the cross is that dread does not have the last word. There is always a reason to hope. There is always a reason to call our fellow human beings to stop living out of fear, to stop living in denial, to work with hope for new life.

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