Sermons

TAKING ADVANTAGE OF THE SEASON OF LENT

Our passage in Mark begins with Jesus coming from Nazareth of Galilee and is baptized by John in the Jordan River. And, just as he is coming out of the water he sees the heavens torn apart and the Spirit […]

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THE ORDINARY BECOMES THE EXTRAORDINARY

The gospel passage this morning pictures a typical day in the life and ministry of Jesus, as he travels on the dusty roads of Galilee bringing healing, hope, and truth, presenting a Kingdom of God with power and authority. Where […]

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THE CALL TO REPENT INCLUDES THE CALL TO LOVE

The challenge I laid before us last Sunday was to listen to God, in all the various and assorted ways that God speaks to us: through people, events, epiphanies. This Sunday’s challenge is presented in our opening prayer: “Give us […]

ARE YOU LISTENING?

As we journey through this liturgical season between the feasts of the Epiphany and Ash Wednesday, the readings we hear from the Bible each Sunday call on us to focus on who Jesus is for the life of the world […]

THE HOLY NAME OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST

God comes to us in unexpected ways and unexpected times, and the people around these close encounters of the divine kind don’t always recognize what is going on and really don’t get it. In our gospel passage today, the shepherds […]

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THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN BAPTISM AND NEW BIRTH

A man walks into the Rectors office and asks the priest: “Excuse me, but this is my dog, and I would like to get the dog baptized. Will you baptize my dog”? The Rector addresses the man: “Sir we appreciate […]

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Emmanuel, God With Us

In the Christmas Pageant, we’re brought face to face with two backdrops, two landscapes or pictures of life – the human and the heavenly. Life that is of the earth and life that is of the spirit. Why is Jesus […]

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SPECIAL TALENTS, SKILL-SETS & GIFTS

Let go. Come Holy Spirit and have Your way. We give our lives, resources, talents, gifts and skill-set to be used for your glory. Come Holy Spirit and have Your way. Come Holy Spirit. Come! Come in your own special […]

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GIVE UNTO CAESAR…

GIVE UNTO CAESAR THE THINGS THAT ARE CAESAR’S AND GIVE UNTO GOD THE THINGS THAT ARE GODS “Jesus says to give unto Caesar what belongs to Caesar, and to give unto God what belongs to God”. The Pharisees sent their […]

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WELCOME TO THE TABLE

Sometimes it’s difficult to tie in all the readings for the day in one sermon. Sometimes you have to use a shoehorn to get them all included, but you’re going to be uncomfortable walking around, because the shoe does just […]

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