Author Archives: John F. Beddingfield

About John F. Beddingfield

Rector of The Church of the Holy Trinity (Episcopal) in New York City on East 88th Street between 1st Ave and 2nd Ave.

Raised Up

A sermon for the Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost, August 12, 2018. The scripture readings are 1 Kings 19:4-8, Psalm 34:1-8, Ephesians 4:25-5:2, and John 6:35, 41-51. Listen to the sermon HERE. Today’s Gospel and the one for next week put a hymn in my … Continue reading

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Bread that Sustains

A sermon for the Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost, August 5, 2018.  The scripture readings are Exodus 16:2-4,9-15, Psalm 78:23-29, Ephesians 4:1-16, and John 6:24-35.  Listen to the sermon HERE.  Last week, we heard about Jesus using limited resources to feed thousands.  This week, our … Continue reading

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Planning for Leftovers

A sermon for the Tenth Sunday after Pentecost, July 29, 2018.  The scripture readings are 2 Kings 4:42-44,  Psalm 145:10-19, Ephesians 3:14-21, and John 6:1-21.  Listen to the sermon HERE. The Bible doesn’t say what kind of fish or what kind of bread was … Continue reading

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The Wideness of God’s Mercy

A sermon for the Ninth Sunday after Pentecost, July 22, 2018.  The scripture readings are Jeremiah 23:1-6, Psalm 23 , Ephesians 2:11-22, and Mark 6:30-34, 53-56.  Listen to the sermon HERE. Every so often, I run into one or two people who are starting … Continue reading

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Bearing Witness

A sermon for July 15, 2018, the Eighth Sunday after Pentecost.  The scripture readings are Amos 7:7-15, Psalm 85:8-13, Ephesians 1:3-14, and Mark 6:14-29.  Listen to the sermon HERE. At yesterday’s wedding, here in the church, the congregation came through beautifully on what is … Continue reading

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God in the Garden

A homily offered at the marriage of Lauren E. Kennedy and Matthew H. Wosczyk on July 14, 2018 at The Church of the Holy Trinity.  The Gospel was Matthew 5:1-10.  Every once in a while, I meet someone who finds … Continue reading

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Giving thanks for the Life of Michael K. Lawlor (1934-2018)

  I should begin by saying that though Mike has known this church in various capacities over the years, I didn’t know him.  But I wish I had. I’ve gotten to know a bit about him from all of you … Continue reading

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Developing a Sense of Faith

A sermon for July 8, 2018, the Seventh Sunday after Pentecost.  The scripture readings are Ezekiel 2:1-5, Psalm 123, 2 Corinthians 12:2-10, and Mark 6:1-13. Listen to the sermon HERE.  A friend sent me a funny cartoon the other day.  It’s from a comic … Continue reading

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Remembering Jackie Albert (1922-2018)

Thoughts for the Memorial Service on July 7, 2018 for longtime parishioner Jackie Albert, who served on the altar guild at Holy Trinity for over 60 years. The Gospel is John 14:1-6. The Gospel we have just read is from … Continue reading

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Asking for Help

A sermon for the Sixth Sunday after Pentecost, July 1, 2018.  The scripture readings are Wisdom of Solomon 1:13-15; 2:23-24, Psalm 30, 2 Corinthians 8:7-15, and Mark 5:21-43.  Listen to the sermon HERE. The other day, several of the Merricats-Castle preschool kids were in … Continue reading

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