Sermons

ARISE MY LOVE, MY FAIR ONE, AND COME AWAY!

ARISE MY LOVE, MY FAIR ONE, AND COME AWAY! (Song of Songs 2:13, NIV) The Song of Solomon, also known as the Song of Songs is a love story. It’s a story of two people falling in love, the one […]

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MOUNTAINTOP ENCOUNTERS

About 8 days after Jesus foretells his death and resurrection, He takes Peter, James and John up on a mountain to pray. On the mountaintop, and as the three disciples peer through their tired droopy eyes, they are suddenly mesmerized […]

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HOW ARE WE GOING TO FEED ALL THESE PEOPLE?

In our passage this morning Jesus says to his disciples:·’Give the people something to eat”. The disciples in astonishment look on speechless, but one of them responds for them all. “How in the world do you think we can feed […]

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COME AWAY BY YOURSELVES AND REST AWHILE

Jesus had empowered the apostles, sent them out to preach what they had heard him preach, and to do the ministry that He had modeled for them to see and do.  They returned and were excited about how wonderful things […]

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THE EARTH IS THE LORD’S AND THE FULLNESS THEREOF; THE WORLD, AND THEY THAT DWELL THEREIN

King Herod heard of the demons being cast out, people being anointed and cured, and Jesus name was made known. Some were saying that this was John the Baptist who has been raised from the dead, and for this reason […]

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OUT OF THE DEPTHS I CRY TO YOU, OH LORD, HEAR MY VOICE!

Christians are often referred to as “People of the Book”, and that we are. The Bible guides us in our understanding of our spiritual journey. But, we could also be called “People of the Psalms”. Episcopalians put a huge emphasis […]

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A TIME TO PLANT AND A TIME TO HARVEST

The two parables in today’s gospel passages are pictures of the Kingdom of God. There are various ways to interpret the first parable. Some would say it is a picture of God scattering the seed, and then when the grain […]

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Family Harmony

Growing up I cannot remember when I got my first lesion on morals. Very early on I was told not to tell lies. And if I did there were to be consequences. The first time I can remember being caught […]

The Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

What do we know about this passage, and what do we not know? We know that Mary and Elizabeth were first cousins. That would make Jesus and John second cousins. We know that Mary was very young, and Elizabeth was […]

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The Power of Love

The Power of Love: Text of Bishop Michael Curry’s Royal Wedding Sermon And now in the name of our loving, liberating, and life-giving God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, amen. From the Song of Solomon in the Bible: “Set me […]