Sermons

July 9, 2017     Proper 9A     5th Pentecost         I recently read about the number of verses in the Bible inviting us to care for and feed those in need. There are 2,500 verses—quite a few!       And this is …

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The Rev. Robert P. Travis 5th  Sunday after Pentecost Sermon – 5pm and 10:00am Church of the Ascension Proper 9 RCL Year A 7/9/2017   Scripture Text: Zechariah 9:9-12 Psalm 145:8-15 Romans 7:15-25a Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30 Sermon Text: Zechariah gives …

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July 1, 2, 2017   Proper 8A,   4th Pentecost         I recently asked some folks how they were making God’s kingdom visible in their daily lives.       They pretty much all said that they try to be nice to people …

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June 25, 2017    Proper 7A    3rd Pentecost         When I knew I was preaching today I went to the book with all the readings and looked up the gospel for today. It was one of my favorites, and I …

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The Rev. Robert P. Travis 4th  Sunday after Pentecost Sermon –  8am and 9:30am Chapel of St. John the Divine Proper 8 RCL Year A 7/2/2017   Scripture Text: Jeremiah 28:5-9 Psalm 89:1-4,15-18 Romans 6:12-23 Matthew 10:40-42   Sermon Text: …

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The Rev. Robert P. Travis 3rd Sunday after Pentecost Sermon –  5pm and 10am Church of the Ascension, Wakefield Proper 7 RCL Year A 6/25/2017   Scripture Text: Jeremiah 20:7-13 Psalm 69: 8-11, (12-17), 18-20 Romans 6:1b-11 Matthew 10:24-39 Sermon …

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June 18, 2017       Proper 6a         2nd Pentecost         “Keep, O Lord, your household the church in your steadfast faith and love, that through your grace we may proclaim your truth with boldness, and minister your justice with compassion…”       …

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The Rev. Robert P. Travis Proper 6 Sunday Sermon –  8 and 9:30am Chapel of St. John the Divine, Saunderstown RCL Year A 6/18/2017   Scripture Text: Exodus 19:2-8a Psalm 100 Romans 5:1-8 Matthew 9:35-10:8(9-23)   Sermon Text: It is …

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The Rev. Robert P. Travis Trinity Sunday Sermon –  5, 8 and 10:00am Church of the Ascension, Wakefield RCL Year A 6/4/2017   Scripture Text: Genesis 1:1-2:4a 2 Corinthians 13:11-13 Matthew 28:16-20 Psalm 8 Sermon Text: If someone were to …

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June 11, 2017    Trinity Sunday, A         Last week I was on Martha’s Vineyard for a family reunion. I took along several books to read, but I didn’t do much reading.       One book was “The Divine Dance” about …

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