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The Rector’s Annual Report: Baptized for Mission

The Annual Meeting of The Church of the Holy Trinity was held on January 13, 2019. The rector’s annual report and overview of 2018 was given in the form of the sermon. The scripture readings for The Baptism of Our … Continue reading

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Following the Light– No matter what

A sermon for the Epiphany, January 6, 2019. 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. In my first year of college I had to pick an elective in science … Continue reading

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New Year, New Name

A sermon for January 1, 2019, known as the feast of The Holy Name of Jesus. The scripture readings are Numbers 6:22-27, Psalm 8, Galatians 4:4-7, and Luke 2:15-21. Listen to the sermon HERE.  There’s been a lot of discussion … Continue reading

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The Power of a Word

A sermon for the First Sunday after Christmas Day, December 30, 2018. 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. We all probably know the rhyme,“Sticks and stones may … Continue reading

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The Secret Word of Christmas

A sermon for Christmas Day, December 25, 2018. The scriptures are Isaiah 52:7-10, Psalm 98, Hebrews 1:1-4,(5-12), and John 1:1-14. In the late 1980s there was a very silly television program called “Pee Wee’s Playhouse.”  It was intended for children, … Continue reading

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Remembering how God comes into the World

A sermon for Christmas Eve, December 24, 2018.  The scriptures are Isaiah 9:2-7, Psalm 96, Titus 2:11-14, and Luke 2:1-20.  Listen to the sermon HERE. I began this Christmas Eve the way I’ve begun for years—organizing my morning around the … Continue reading

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Out of our Sleep

A short homily offered at the Service of Christmas Lessons & Carols, Christmas Eve, December 24, 2018.  Listen to the sermon HERE. The choir sang a wonderful anthem a few minutes ago called “Out of your sleep” by Richard Rodney … Continue reading

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St. Elizabeth & the Moment of Magnificat

A sermon for the Fourth Sunday of Advent, December 23, 2018.  The scripture readings are Micah 5:2-5a, Canticle 15, Hebrews 10:5-10, and Luke 1:39-55.  Listen to the sermon HERE.  If you go to the Metropolitan Museum this season and walk … Continue reading

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The Simple Good News of John the Baptist

A sermon for the Third Sunday of Advent, December 16, 2018. The scripture readings are Zephaniah 3:14-20, Canticle 9, Philippians 4:4-7, and Luke 3:7-18.  Listen to the sermon HERE. Today’s Gospel reading is one that almost makes me laugh. John … Continue reading

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Out of the Wilderness

A sermon for the Second Sunday of Advent, December 9, 2018.  The scripture readings are Baruch 5:1-9, Philippians 1:3-11, Canticle 16, and Luke 3:1-6.  Listen to the sermon HERE. The year before I was born, Maurice Sendak published his children’s book, … Continue reading

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