Sermons

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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October 28, 2018    Proper 25,B         Who do we stop for?       Everywhere I drive there are people standing at crossroads holding signs asking for help.       Sometimes I stop right beside them.       What to do?       I …

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October 20 & 21, 2018    Proper 24, B         I love the reading we just heard from Isaiah. It’s part of the “suffering servant” passages, and I’ve been singing “All we like sheep” for days!       But Handel’s “Messiah” …

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October 14, 2018     Proper 23, B         Recently I’ve noticed that some local businesses have changed their name to “Life Storage.”       These are places where you rent a space and fill it with all the stuff you don’t …

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October 6 &7, 2018     Proper 22B         We remember St. Francis today. Because of his love for animals we bless our beloved pets. And Francis was known for much more than this. He is quoted as saying, “Preach the …

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July 22, 2018    Proper 11B         There is a cartoon that is supposed to make us laugh, but it always makes me cry.       A dog is sitting, staring out into the distance. He is thinking, “What if I …

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                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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