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Across the Deep

A sermon for the Tenth Sunday after Pentecost, August 13, 2017.  The lectionary readings are 1 Kings 19:9-18, Psalm 85:8-13, Romans 10:5-15, and Matthew 14:22-33. Listen to the sermon HERE. Friends of mine recently shared some photographs of their son learning to swim.  The … Continue reading

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Transfigured

A sermon for the Transfiguration of Our Lord Jesus Christ, August 6, 2017.  The lectionary readings are Exodus 34:29-35, Psalm 99 or 99:5-9 , 2 Peter 1:13-21, and Luke 9:28-36.  Listen to the sermon HERE. Today’s Gospel tells the story of the Transfiguration of … Continue reading

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Love’s Overflowing (for Jason and Ben)

Grateful to be invited to preach by the present rector of All Souls, the Rev. Jadon Hartsuff, the following is a homily offered at the marriage of Ben Hutchens and Jason Gottschalk on August 5, 2017 at All Souls Memorial … Continue reading

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Kingdom Come

A sermon for the Eighth Sunday after Pentecost, July 30, 2017.  The lectionary readings are 1 Kings 3:5-12, Psalm 119:129-136, Romans 8:26-39, and Matthew 13:31-33,44-52.  Listen to the sermon HERE. Last weekend, Prince George—the future king of England—celebrated his third birthday, and new, official … Continue reading

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Sabbath Time

A sermon for the Fifth Sunday after Pentecost, July 9, 2017.  The lectionary readings are Zechariah 9:9-12, Psalm 145:8-15, Romans 7:15-25a, and Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30.  Listen to the sermon HERE. Not long ago I stopped by a hospital on a Saturday to see a … Continue reading

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A Cup of Water with the Heart of Christ

A sermon for the Fourth Sunday after Pentecost, July 2, 2017.  The lectionary readings are Jeremiah 28:5-9,  Psalm 89:1-4,15-18, Romans 6:12-23, and Matthew 10:40-42.  Listen to the sermon HERE. Last week, a number of us from Holy Trinity joined others from the Diocese … Continue reading

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Crossing Out Fear

A sermon for the Third Sunday after Pentecost, June 25, 2017.  The lectionary readings are Jeremiah 20:7-13, Psalm 69: 8-11, (12-17), 18-20, Romans 6:1b-11, and Matthew 10:24-39.  Listen to the sermon HERE. The other day I saw a little girl who was wearing a … Continue reading

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The Right Kind of Christian Pride

The other week, our church’s Facebook page invited parishioners and friends to join with others from the Diocese of New York for this Sunday’s parade demonstrating support for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Community.  The event is commonly … Continue reading

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Corpus Christi

A sermon for the Sunday commemorating the Holy Eucharist, The Body and Blood of Christ: Corpus Christi.  The lectionary readings are Deuteronomy 8:2-3, Psalm 34, 1 Corinthians 10:1-4, 16-17, and John 6:47-58. Listen to the sermon HERE.  The other day I … Continue reading

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Trinity Sunday

On Trinity Sunday, June 11, 2017, The Church of the Holy Trinity offered one worship service so that everyone could be together for the visitation of the Rt. Rev. Mary D. Glasspool, Assistant Bishop of New York.  The music included … Continue reading

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