Sermons

March 3, 2019   Last Epiphany, C         Last week I said that the connection between the Genesis story about Joseph and Luke’s Gospel was forgiveness.       A quick idea about forgiving—and if I’ve said this before it’s because I …

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March 9 & 10, 2019   1 Lent, C                 Temptation. What images do you get when you hear the word “temptation”?       For me, it’s anything chocolate. Or shoes. Or sweaters and, OK, earrings. And that’s pretty lightweight compared …

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February 23/24, 2019    7th Epiphany, C         In case the only Joseph you know in the Bible is Jesus’ earthly father, let me tell you about the Joseph we heard about in the first reading.       And, in case …

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February 17, 2019   6th Epiphany, C         Matthew and Luke give us very different accounts of the birth of Jesus, and they give us different accounts of this sermon of Jesus’.       From Luke we have the story of …

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February 9 & 10, 2019 5th after Epiphany         “In the year that King Uzziah died.”       These words have always seemed to carry huge importance. They remind me of all the notable people who have died in my …

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February 3, 2013   Fourth Epiphany, C         “And the greatest of these is love.”       So ends Paul’s “hymn to love” that we usually hear at weddings—just about every wedding I’ve ever been to.       When this passage is …

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January 26, 27, 2019    3 Epiphany, C       In our Collect today we prayed that God will give us the grace to “answer readily the call of our Savior Jesus Christ and proclaim to all people the Good News of …

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January 6, 2019     Feast of the Epiphany         Have you put Christmas back in its box yet?       Every year folks bring out decorations for Christmas. There are Frostys, angels, Santas with reindeer, and lots and lots of lights …

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Dec. 29 & 30 2018  1st Christmas        Matthew and Luke give us lovely stories of Jesus’ birth—pictures that we see on cards and wrapping paper and in nativity sets of all sizes and materials.      We act out …

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December 23, 2018    4th Sunday of Advent, C         “My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord, my spirit rejoices in God my savior.”       Isn’t that lovely? Mary’s Song. It’s so familiar, so soothing, almost like a lullaby. …

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