Sermons

                September 8 & 9, 2018    Proper 18,B       “Mercy triumphs over judgment.” So says James in his letter that we heard today. Mercy triumphs over judgment.       Mercy is an attribute of God that I sometimes describe as …

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September 2, 2018     Proper 17 B              “Graft in our hearts the love of your Name; increase in us true religion; nourish us with all goodness; and bring forth in us the fruit of good works.”       Those words …

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August 25 & 26, 2018    Proper 16B         “I am the bread of life,” Jesus says. How can we have the life that he promises?       From the beginning God has reached out to us—the part of God’s creation …

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August 5, 2018    Proper 13,B         Twice while I’ve been driving I’ve heard interviews on the radio that were life-changing.       Once was Fr. Greg Boyle, talking about his book, “Tattoos on the Heart.” ( I invite you to …

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July 28 & 29, 2018        Proper 12, B         So, this is a gospel reading that can get me in trouble! I once had a woman ask me why I didn’t preach on what the story says.       To …

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July 14 & 15, 2018    Proper 10B         Amos tells us that God uses a plumb line to judge the health of his people. A plumb line is a string with a weight on it so builders can make …

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July 8, 2018     Proper 9B    7 Pentecost         If you know anything about our Presiding Bishop you know that his favorite word is love. (The Rt. Rev.) Michael Curry is known for saying, “If it’s not about love, it’s …

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6/30/18 & 7/1/18   Proper 8B   6 Pentecost         This is a very touching gospel for me today. My daughter is facing surgery, and a good friend is recovering from the same surgery. The surgery that would have helped the …

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June 24, 2018    Proper 7B    5 Pentecost         “Why are you afraid? Have you still no faith?”       The last two Sundays I was with you I was celebrating ordination anniversaries.       Last time I said, “no more anniversaries!” …

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June 17 & 17, 2018   Proper 6B   4 Pentecost         I would say that Mark’s gospel is like a roller coaster ride, but roller coasters have proven to be unsafe and too scary.       Mark’s gospel is the shortest …

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