Category Archives: Sermons

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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Bearing Burdens

A sermon for July 7, 2019 (The Fourth Sunday after Pentecost). The scriptures are Isaiah 66:10-14, Psalm 66:1-8, Galatians 6:(1-6)7-16, Luke 10:1-11, 16-20.  Listen to the sermon HERE. If you walked by the church on July 4, you might have … Continue reading

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With faces set towards Jerusalem

A sermon for June 30, 2019 (The Third Sunday after Pentecost). The scripture readings are 1 Kings 19:15-16,19-21, Psalm 16, Galatians 5:1,13-25, Luke 9:51-62.  Listen to the sermon HERE. Our Gospel today begins with a great phrase:  “When the days … Continue reading

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Broken in order to be Healed

A sermon for Corpus Christi Sunday, June 23, 2019.  The scriptures from the Book of Common Prayer Proper “For the Holy Eucharist” are Deuteronomy 8:2-3, Psalm 34, 1 Corinthians 10:1-4, 16-17, and John 6:47-58.  Listen to the sermon HERE. Today … Continue reading

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The Holy Trinity: God over, beside, and within us

 A sermon for Trinity Sunday, June 16, 2019.  The scriptures are Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31, Psalm 8, Romans 5:1-5, and John 16:12-15. Listen to the sermon HERE. The scriptures for today also provide images that suggest some of the ways this … Continue reading

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The Surprises of the Holy Spirit

A sermon for June 9, 2019, the Day of Pentecost. The scripture readings are Acts 2:1-21, Psalm 104:25-35, 37, Romans 8:14-17 , and John 14:8-17, 25-27).  Listen to the sermon HERE. There’s a cartoon that has been making the rounds … Continue reading

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Learning to Pray

A sermon for the Seventh Sunday of Easter, June 2, 2019. The scripture readings are Acts 16:16-34, Psalm 97, Revelation 22:12-14,16-17,20-21, and John 17:20-26.  Listen to the sermon HERE. Last Sunday, at the end of the 11 am worship service, a parishioner … Continue reading

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A Ministry that Magnifies

A sermon offered at the celebration of the Fiftieth Anniversary of Final Profession of Sister  Suzanne Elizabeth in the Community of St. John Baptist, May 26, 2019 in Mendham, NJ.  The Gospel is John 21:1-19. I’ve become a little bit … Continue reading

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Waters that Trouble and Heal

A sermon for the Sixth Sunday of Easter.  The scripture readings are Acts 16:9-15, Psalm 67, Revelation 21:10, 22-22:5, and John 5:1-9.  Listen to the sermon HERE. This morning, I’m thinking a lot about Central Park. Not just because it’s … Continue reading

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