David Browder

A Report from Uganda

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We’ve been here at the Rafiki Village Uganda for two months now – and we’ve been busy. We thank God for calling us here and we thank you back at our church home for generously partnering with us in this mission with your prayers and financial support. Schools and churches remain closed throughout Uganda due…

Rogation Sunday Sermon — David Browder

Sermon for Rogation Sunday by David Browder preached on May 9, 2021 at Saint Thomas’ Episcopal Church, Houston, Texas.  https://media.blubrry.com/stec/p/stthomashouston.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/Sermon-Rogation-Sunday-2021-Browder.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Email | RSS

Sabbatical…

by David Browder Another school year is coming to an end and another summer awaits. More than just that is coming to an end, though. With the renovation of our church, the construction of our new school building, and the proliferation of coronavirus vaccines, our time of crisis is coming to an end, as well.…

Martin Luther on the Ascension of Jesus

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This week, Martin Luther stands in for the rector as guest writer on the Ascension of Jesus Christ: “Now we must consider the ascension of the Lord Jesus Christ. In the first place, it is easily said and understood that the Lord ascended into heaven and sits at the right hand of God. But they…

Cancel Culture

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“Canceling” used to mean getting rid of your Netflix subscription. Before Netflix, it meant discontinuing your New York Times or Time Magazine subscription. But the word “cancel” has taken on a completely different meaning in our society now. Instead of the subscription becoming nonexistent, the person becomes nonexistent. A “canceled” person loses his or her…

Greeter Ministry Seeks Volunteers

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by Karen Peterson, co-lead Greeter Ministry As we moved back into our beautiful worship space, our clergy and vestry looked for ways to be more welcoming, especially to visitors. As a result, we formed a greeter ministry. Greeters working with the Parish Administrator and Family Minister were able to greet people, welcome visitors and provide…

STE STRONG Matching Gift Challenge

It is with great excitement and gratitude that we embark on the final phase of the Fulfilling the Promise capital campaign: the STE STRONG Matching Gift Challenge. You have heard about the generous gift donated by Judith and Roy Shaw to kick off this epic campaign for STE. Over the next four weeks, you will hear…

Childlike Trust

by David Browder When I was little, my father was larger than life to me. He was bigger and stronger than anyone I could conceive of. He was smarter than anyone I knew. Every day, he would disappear in his car to “work” which was a mysterious place where he would do incomprehensible, grown up…

You Are Not Alone in the Storm

by David Browder In Bible Study this morning (Wednesday, 3/3), we are going to be studying Ephesians 3:1-13. In it, the Apostle Paul is writing to the church in Ephesus (a very wealthy city on the western coast of present-day Turkey) about the extension of the Gospel to the Gentiles. It is a glorious announcement…