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.

A God of Lost and Found

A sermon for September 15, 2019, the Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost. The scripture readings are Exodus 32:7-14, Psalm 51:1-11, 1 Timothy 1:12-17, and Luke 15:1-10. Listen to the sermon HERE. Scripture can sometimes sound remote. We are a long way … Continue reading

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Following the Cross into Fall

A sermon for September 8, 2019, the Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost. The scriptures are Deuteronomy 30:15-20, Psalm 1, Philemon 1-21, and Luke 14:25-33.  Listen to the sermon HERE.  One of the most moving times of the year for me to … Continue reading

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Invited

A sermon for September 1, 2019, the Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost. The scripture readings are Sirach 10:12-18, Psalm 112 , Hebrews 13:1-8, 15-16, and Luke 14:1, 7-14.  Listen to the sermon HERE. Our Gospel today reminds me of a big … Continue reading

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A Consuming Flame

A sermon for August 25, 2019, the Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost. The scriptures are Isaiah 58:9b-14, Psalm 103:1-8, Hebrews 12:18-29, and Luke 13:10-17.  Listen to the sermon HERE. Last Saturday, I was to lead a service and celebrate Holy Communion … Continue reading

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Baptized for Action

A sermon for August 18, 2019, the Tenth Sunday after Pentecost. The scripture readings are Jeremiah 23:23-29, Psalm 82, Hebrews 11:29-12:2, and Luke 12:49-56.  Listen to the sermon HERE. The thing I remember most about my confirmation in the Episcopal … Continue reading

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Out of Fear

A sermon for August 11, 2019, the Ninth Sunday after Pentecost. The scripture readings are Genesis 15:1-6, Psalm 33:12-22 , Hebrews 11:1-3, 8-16, and Luke 12:32-40.  Listen to the sermon HERE. On Thursday night, we got caught in the thunderstorm.  … Continue reading

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Richness out of Poverty

A sermon for August 3, 2019, the Eighth Sunday after Pentecost.  The scriptures are Ecclesiastes 1:2, 12-14; 2:18-23, Psalm 49:1-11, Colossians 3:1-11, and Luke 12:13-21.  (Sorry, but due to technical problems, there was no recording today.) On a day in … Continue reading

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Knocking on the Door of Prayer

A sermon for July 28, 2019, the Seventh Sunday after Pentecost. The scriptures are Genesis 18:20-32, Psalm 138, Colossians 2:6-15, (16-19), and Luke 11:1-13.  Listen to the sermon HERE. I was talking with a friend this week about a book … Continue reading

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Paying Attention

A sermon for July 21, 2019, the scriptures are Genesis 18:1-10a, Psalm 15 , Colossians 1:15-28, and Luke 10:38-42. Listen to the Gospel and a short version of the sermon HERE. (Because of an excessive heat warning, the sermon is … Continue reading

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Being Neighborly

A sermon for July 14, 2019 (the Fifth Sunday after Pentecost).  The scriptures are Deuteronomy 30:9-14, Psalm 25:1-9, Colossians 1:1-14, and Luke 10:25-37.  Listen to the sermon HERE. Today’s Gospel contains a famous story, the story of the Good Samaritan.  … Continue reading

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