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Dancing like Joseph

A sermon for the Fourth Sunday of Advent, December 22, 2019.  The scripture readings are Isaiah 7:10-16, Psalm 80:1-7, 16-18, Romans 1:1-7, and Matthew 1:18-25. Listen to the sermon HERE. For some reason, this year, I’ve been seeing Nutcrackers everywhere … Continue reading

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Hope in the Wilderness

A sermon for the Second Sunday of Advent, December 8, 2019.  The scriptures are Isaiah 11:1-10, Psalm 72:1-7, 18-19, Romans 15:4-13, and Matthew 3:1-12. Listen to the sermon HERE. This week, there’s been a lot of Handel at Holy Trinity. … Continue reading

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Faith like Noah

A sermon for the First Sunday of Advent, December 1, 2019.  The scripture readings are Isaiah 2:1-5, Psalm 122, Romans 13:11-14, and Matthew 24:36-44. Listen to the sermon HERE. On the second floor of the Metropolitan Museum, there’s a gallery … Continue reading

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Christ the (unusual) King

A sermon for November 24, 2019, celebrated as The Last Sunday after Pentecost: Christ the King.  The scriptures are Jeremiah 23:1-6, Psalm 46, Colossians 1:11-20, and Luke 23:33-43.  Listen to the sermon HERE.  In the United States, paying attention to … Continue reading

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A Spiritual Survival Kit

A sermon for November 17, 2019, the Twenty-Third Sunday after Pentecost. The scriptures are Malachi 4:1-2a, Psalm 98, 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13, and Luke 21:5-19.  Listen to the sermon HERE. In today’s Gospel Jesus speaks about living in an age of … Continue reading

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Staying Centered

A sermon for the Twenty-Second Sunday after Pentecost, November 10, 2019. The scriptures are Job 19:23-27a, Psalm 17:1-9, 2 Thessalonians 2:1-5, 13-17, and Luke 20:27-38.  Listen to the sermon HERE. Some of you are familiar with the practice of Centering … Continue reading

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With All the Saints

A sermon for November 3, 2019, celebrated as All Saints’ Sunday. The scripture readings are Daniel 7:1-3,15-18, Psalm 149, Ephesians 1:11-23, and Luke 6:20-31.  Listen to the sermon HERE. Not too long ago, I met someone at a gathering who … Continue reading

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No Comparison

A sermon for October 27, 2019, the Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost. The scripture readings are Sirach 35:12-17, Psalm 84:1-6, 2 Timothy 4:6-8,16-18, and Luke 18:9-14.  Listen to the sermon HERE. A couple of Saturdays ago, several of us from Holy … Continue reading

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Perseverance

A sermon for the Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost, October 20, 2019.  The scripture readings are Genesis 32:22-31, Psalm 121, 2 Timothy 3:14-4:5, and Luke 18:1-8.  Listen to the sermon HERE. The Collect of the Day prays that we might “persevere … Continue reading

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The Blessing Right Here

A sermon for the Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost, October 13, 2019, which included the Blessing of a Lifelong Covenant.  The scriptures are 2 Kings 5:1-3, 7-15c, Psalm 111, 2 Timothy 2:8-15, and Luke 17:11-19.  Listen to the sermon HERE. There’s … Continue reading

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