Category Archives: Sermons

Strength in the Wilderness

A sermon for the First Sunday in Lent, February 18, 2018.  The scripture readings are Genesis 9:8-17, Psalm 25:1-9, 1 Peter 3:18-22, and Mark 1:9-15.  Listen to the sermon HERE. In today’s Gospel, we see St. Mark’s brevity at work:  Jesus is baptized and … Continue reading

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God’s Beloved

A sermon for the Last Sunday after the Epiphany, February 11, 2018. The scripture readings are 2 Kings 2:1-12, Psalm 50:1-6, 2 Corinthians 4:3-6, Mark 9:2-9.  Listen to the sermon HERE. I guess there are some people who are fine with arriving at a … Continue reading

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Healed Through Prayer, Touch, and Love

A sermon for the Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany, February 4, 2018. The scripture readings are Isaiah 40:21-31, Psalm 147:1-12, 21c, 1 Corinthians 9:16-23, and Mark 1:29-39. Listen to the sermon HERE. Yesterday was a somewhat obscure date on the … Continue reading

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Faithful Choices: The Rector’s Annual Report

The following was the Rector’s Annual Report for 2017, given in the context of the sermon on the Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany, January 28, 2018.  The scripture readings are Deuteronomy 18:15-20, Psalm 111, 1 Corinthians 8:1-13, and Mark 1:21-28.  Listen to the Rector’s … Continue reading

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Decisions of Faith

A sermon for the Third Sunday after the Epiphany, January 21, 2018.  The scripture readings are Jonah 3:1-5, 10, Psalm 62:6-14, 1 Corinthians 7:29-31, and Mark 1:14-20.  Listen to the sermon HERE.  It seems like much of December and January, I’ve been in conversations … Continue reading

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Being Ready for God

A sermon for the Second Sunday after the Epiphany, January 14, 2018.  The scripture readings are 1 Samuel 3:1-10(11-20), Psalm 139:1-5, 12-17, 1 Corinthians 6:12-20, and John 1:43-51. Listen to the sermon HERE. We are in the season of Sundays after the Epiphany.  The … Continue reading

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Baptized for New Life

A sermon for January 7, 2018: The First Sunday after the Epiphany, also known as The Baptism of the Lord.  The scriptures are Genesis 1:1-5, Psalm 29, Acts 19:1-7, and Mark 1:4-11.  Listen to the sermon HERE. Earlier this week, I saw a flyer … Continue reading

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Outside In

A sermon for the First Sunday after Christmas Day, December 31, 2017.  The scripture readings are Isaiah 61:10-62:3, Psalm 147 or 147:13-21, Galatians 3:23-25; 4:4-7, and John 1:1-18. Listen to the sermon HERE. It’s good to be indoors today.  Whether the heat is working … Continue reading

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The Word Made Flesh

A sermon for Christmas Day, 2017.  The scripture readings are Isaiah 52:7-10, Psalm 98, Hebrews 1:1-4,(5-12), and John 1:1-14.  Listen to the sermon HERE. As I was walking the dog this Christmas morning, I said a little prayer of thanksgiving for the NY delis … Continue reading

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Glory to God in the Lowest

A sermon for Christmas Eve, December 24, 2017.  The scripture readings are Isaiah 9:2-7, Psalm 96, Titus 2:11-14, and Luke 2:1-20.  Listen to the sermon HERE. “Glory to God in the highest” reverberates through this night. We sing Gloria and we hear it sung and … Continue reading

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