Sermons

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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December 15, 16, 2018      3 Advent, C         This is the anniversary of my first Sunday as Rector of St. George’s in Lee, MA.       Twenty-one years later, and many times of preaching here, it’s no easier to read, …

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Dec. 9, 2018    2nd Advent, C         Today Luke introduces us to John the Baptizer. Luke give us a lot of seemingly factual information about what was going on in the world around John—but not all of it is …

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Dec. 1 & 2, 2018 1st Sunday of Advent, C         From time to time we hear of people who find images that look like Jesus or Mary in the most unusual places.       A few years ago a …

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Nov. 25, 2018   Proper 29B   Last Pentecost         I can’t read this passage from John without adding the next line. It’s not a punch line, but I think it is the real conclusion of this part of the story. …

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Nov. 17 & 18, 2018  Proper 28B         The news this week has been somewhat surreal. But probably no more so than other weeks.       The first group of migrants has reached our border. This is but a small …

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Nov. 11, 2018    Proper 27B         The widow of Zarephath and the widow of the Temple treasury. We always read these two stories in the midst of our annual pledge time. It sounds as if the Scriptures are giving …

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November 3 & 4, 2018   All Saints Sunday, B         There is a tree beside the Seekonk River that has become a tree of prayer. People have tied strips of fabric as prayer flags on the tree. They flutter …

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