Rockwell House is the Episcopal Campus Ministry in St. Louis. At Rockwell House, we seek to grow together in faith and friendship with food and fun. Rockwell House serves as a home away from home for many students in our community, and we hope you will find it to be a home for you too.
While we primarily serve the campuses of Washington University and Saint Louis University, we welcome all area college students (undergraduate or graduate). Our ministry and many members are Episcopalian, but it's not a requirement - if you're interested, you're welcome. Check out our "About" page to learn more, or scroll down for the latest news and events.
(Below is the word Matt preached at our Sunday night Eucharist last week. If you'd like to read the Scriptures on which he preached, you can find them here under "track 2".)
Does anyone have those moments when you’re absently doing something and your brain chooses to remind you of some really cringey thing you did once when you were younger? Like you’re lying in bed going to sleep and then bam! Ain’t no sleeping now just repeatedly banging my head into the pillow screaming why??? And all I am left thinking is why on earth did I possibly think that was a good idea? Like who even was I when I thought that asking someone out over Facebook was a good idea?? If you want to have an incredibly uncomfortable time I suggest going to find your oldest Facebook posts. I just...
Sometimes I like to ease into a sermon, bury the lede, let people work it out for themselves as we go along. But this time I want to be crystal clear, if you hear nothing else in this sermon: You are worth it. You. Are. Enough.
There is nothing you can do to make God love you more. There is nothing you can do to make God love you less. You are enough, already, to be God's - simply because you already are.
At the level of basic theory, this is something that most everyone agrees on across religious backgrounds. And yet, so often the way things play out, what is communicated is something more like this:
One night when she returned from swim practice, my friend K walked into the dimmed dining room...