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.

Choosing Life

A sermon for the Sixth Sunday after the Epiphany, February 16, 2020. The scripture readings are Deuteronomy 30:15-20, Psalm 119:1-8, 1 Corinthians 3:1-9, and Matthew 5:21-37. Listen to the sermon HERE. In our first scripture reading from Deuteronomy, Moses is … Continue reading

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Centering on Christ

A sermon for the Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany, February 9, 2020. The scripture readings are Isaiah 58:1-12], Psalm 112:1-9, (10), 1 Corinthians 2:1-16, and Matthew 5:13-20. Listen to the sermon HERE.  This morning’s first scripture reading is from the Prophet … Continue reading

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Present for God

A sermon for February 2, 2020, called The Presentation of Our Lord Jesus Christ in the Temple, or “Candlemas.” The scriptures are Malachi 3:1-4, Psalm 84, Hebrews 2:14-18, and Luke 2:22-40. Listen to the sermon HERE. Yesterday, I was at … Continue reading

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Catching People: The Rector’s 2019 Annual Report

As is his custom, the rector gave his annual report as the sermon at the worship service on the Sunday of the Annual Meeting of the Parish, January 26, 2020.  The scripture readings are Isaiah 9:1-4, Psalm 27:1, 5-13, 1 … Continue reading

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Washed and Renewed

A sermon for the First Sunday after the Epiphany: The Baptism of Our Lord Jesus Christ, January 12, 2020.  The scripture readings are Isaiah 42:1-9, Psalm 29, Acts 10:34-43, and Matthew 3:13-17. Listen to the sermon HERE. Today we remember … Continue reading

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What will you bring?

A sermon for the Feast of the Epiphany, observed on January 5, 2020. The scripture readings are Isaiah 60:1-6, Psalm 72:1-7,10-14, Ephesians 3:1-12, and Matthew 2:1-12. Listen to the sermon HERE. Today we basically complete this year’s celebration of Christmas … Continue reading

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Outside In

A sermon for the First Sunday after Christmas Day, December 29, 2019. The scripture readings are Isaiah 61:10-62:3, Psalm 147, Galatians 3:23-25; 4:4-7, and John 1:1-18. Listen to the sermon HERE.  If you think about it, we do a strange … Continue reading

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What would Jesus want?

A sermon for Christmas Day 2019.  The scripture readings are Isaiah 52:7-10, Psalm 98, Hebrews 1:1-4,(5-12), and John 1:1-14. (Because of Christmas exhaustion and the need to hit the road quickly after church, today’s sermon is not recorded. Merry Christmas, … Continue reading

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Shepherds Bedeviled but Never Overcome

A sermon for Christmas Eve, Midnight Mass, December 24, 2019.  The scriptures are Isaiah 9:2-7, Psalm 96, Titus 2:11-14, and Luke 2:1-20. Listen to the sermon HERE. Two Sundays ago, I was treated to a special Children’s Christmas pageant.  Originating … Continue reading

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God Calling

A brief reflection offered in the Christmas Eve Service of Lessons and Carols, December 24, 2019 at 7 PM.   Listen tot he sermon HERE. The week before last, I was in Mexico City for the Feast of Our Lady of … Continue reading

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