On Super Bowl Sunday, 2018, several people attended the 10:30 a.m. worship service at SsAM in their Eagles football team clothes. Fr. David joked that the robes he was wearing were green to show his support of the Eagles. (Actually, every church season has its preferred colors; Epiphany, the season after Christmas, just happens to be green. There was no divine intervention in this.)
One of the scripture readings for the day was from Isaiah, Chapter 40 — “…but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles…”. The reading was not chosen to support the local football team, it just happened that way. There was no divine intervention in this.
All the preceding week, The Episcopal Church of the Ascension in Claymont, Delaware, had this posted on the sign in front:
Number of times mentioned
in the Bible:
Eagles 38, Patriots 0
The actual final score was Eagles 41, Patriots 33. Many believe there was no divine intervention in this. They believe that the better team won.