Sermons

Oct.15, 2017     Proper 23 A      19th Pentecost         So, you go to a party and everyone else is dressed differently from you. You forgot it was a pool party, and you wore a business suit. Your forgot it was …

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The Rev. Robert P. Travis 19th  Sunday after Pentecost Sermon –5pm, 8am and 10:00am Church of the Ascension Proper 23 RCL Year A 10/15/2017   Scripture Text: Isaiah 25:1-9 Psalm 23 Philippians 4:1-9 Matthew 22:1-14 Sermon Text: Last week I …

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Oct. 7 & 8, 2017     Proper 22A     18 Pentecost         “For the vineyard of the Lord of hosts is the house of Israel, and the people of Judah are his pleasant planting; (God) expected justice, but saw bloodshed; righteousness, …

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The Rev. Robert P. Travis 18th  Sunday after Pentecost Sermon –8am and 9:30am Chapel of St. John the Divine Proper 22 RCL Year A 10/8/2017  Scripture Text: Isaiah 5:1-7 Psalm 80:7-14 Philippians 3:4b-14 Matthew 21:33-46 Sermon Text: Today we move …

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October 1, 2017    Proper 21A,     17 Pentecost         Power and authority—where do they come from? How are they manifested?       Spoiler alert—human authority is a top down structure manifested in having power over people. It would be pictured as …

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The Rev. Robert P. Travis 17th  Sunday after Pentecost Sermon – 5pm, 8am and 10:00am Church of the Ascension Proper 21 RCL Year A 10/1/2017   Scripture Text: Ezekiel 18:1-4,25-32 Psalm 25:1-8 Philippians 2:1-13 Matthew 21:23-32 Sermon Text: Today we …

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September 23/24, 2017    Proper 20A     16 Pentecost         Today we hear Jesus say, “For the kingdom of heaven is like a landowner.” But we call this story “The parable of the laborers in the vineyard.”       He also says, …

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The Rev. Robert P. Travis 16th  Sunday after Pentecost Sermon – 9:00am Chapel of St. John the Divine Proper 20 RCL Year A 9/24/2017   Scripture Text: Jonah 3:10-4:11 Psalm 145:1-8 Philippians 1:21-30 Matthew 20:1-16 Sermon Text: How do we …

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September 17, 2017   Proper  18A and 19A If you read my sermon from last week, this is pretty much the same. I think the idea of forgiving is important enough for two postings.        Last week and next we heard …

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The Rev. Robert P. Travis 15th  Sunday after Pentecost Sermon – 5pm, 8am and 10:00am Church of the Ascension Proper 19 RCL Year A 9/17/2017   Scripture Text: Genesis 50:15-21 Psalm 103:(1-7), 8-13 Romans 14:1-12 Matthew 18:21-35 Sermon Text: When …

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