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“POWER: A Sermon for Pentecost Sunday”

By Bishop Peggy A. JohnsonMay 31, 2020         PentecostActs 2: 1-21 When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place.  And suddenly from heaven there came… Read more

Open My Eyes: Reflections on Immigration

By Bishop Peggy Johnson One of my favorite Sunday School songs when I was growing up was “Open My Eyes.”  That was partly because it was easy to play. At… Read more

Advice from an Angel

An Easter Sermon By Bishop Peggy Johnson Philadelphia Episcopal Area: Peninsula-Delaware Conference and Eastern PA Conference April 12, 2020 Scripture: Matthew 28:1-10 After the Sabbath, as the first day of… Read more

The Other Seven Last Words

A Good Friday Sermon by Bishop Peggy Johnson Philadelphia Episcopal Area: Peninsula-Delaware Conference and Eastern PA Conference April 10, 2020 INTRODUCTION In the beginning was the Word and the Word… Read more

Thoughts about Holy Communion in the Midst of Coronavirus

Dear Pastors and Congregants, I have been asked to address the issue of cyber Holy Communion. In the document “This Holy Mystery: A United Methodist Understanding of Holy Communion,” found… Read more

‘Our God, Our Help in Ages Past’

(A pastoral message. Adapted script from Bishop’s video message, March 17, 2020) By Bishop Peggy A. Johnson “Lord, you have been our dwelling place in all generations.  Before the mountains… Read more

Hyacinth: Thoughts about Lent

As soon as the “Produce Junction” greenhouse put the hyacinths on their flower table, I had to have one. It is still winter but seeing the spring bulb plants spoke to me of…

A time for third-mile giving

By Bishop Peggy A. Johnson Many have heard of second-mile giving.  That is the kind of giving that happens when people stretch and give beyond their means or beyond what… Read more

PA bishops support LGBT civil rights act

Bishop Jeremiah Park, leader of the Susquehanna Conference, will join other speakers calling for civil rights protection for LGBT persons at a news conference in the Pennsylvania State Capitol building… Read more

Bishop’s Video for the New Year 2020

“Go for the Gold” (Adapted from a video script by Bishop Peggy A. Johnson) Many of us make New Year’s resolutions in January every year. Health clubs and diet plans abound; but often we forget…