Sermons

The Rev. Robert P. Travis Easter 3 Sermon – 5pm, 8 and 10:00am Church of the Ascension, Wakefield RI RCL Year A 4/30/2017   Scripture Text: Acts 2:14a,36-41 1 Peter 1:17-23 Luke 24:13-35 Psalm 116:1-3, 10-17 Sermon Text: My history …

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The Rev. Robert P. Travis Easter Sunday Sermon – 10:00am Church of the Ascension, Wakefield RI RCL Year A 4/16/2017   Scripture Text: Acts 10:34-43 Colossians 3:1-4 Matthew 28:1-10 Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24 Sermon Text: Your life is hidden with Christ …

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April 22, 23, 2017,   Second Sunday of Easter         Every year on the Sunday after Easter we have the story we call “Doubting Thomas.”       I think it needs a new name and new focus.       Thomas’ doubting has …

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April 16, 2017, Easter Sunday A         Happy Easter everyone!       What does Easter mean to you?       For me, it’s all about grace. Grace means being fully loved and accepted by God. Grace shows us that God loves …

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Good Friday      I would like to paint a picture for you—a picture in words to transport to back to Jerusalem. I would like to relive with you the last day, the last hours, of Jesus’ life on earth.      …

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April 8/9, 2017     Palm Sunday A         Palm Sunday is the saddest Sunday of the church year. We start out with a parade, (perhaps) an enthusiastic procession. Then the day goes downhill rapidly, and we end with Jesus in …

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April 2, 2017       5 Lent, A         A friend once said to me, “We need to have a different idea of death.”      She may not have even known it, but she was referring to the idea of death …

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March 25/26, 2017     4 Lent, A  Charities        John’s Gospel is full of surprises!       When I was little I got crepe paper balls each Christmas, wrapped around a handful of small trinkets—each one a surprise. I never knew …

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The Rev. Robert P. Travis Palm Sunday Sermon – 9:00am Chapel of St. John the Divine, Saunderstown RI RCL Year A 4/9/2017   Scripture Text: The Liturgy of the Palms Matthew 21:1-11 Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29 The Liturgy of the Word …

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The Rev. Robert P. Travis Lent 5 Sermon – 5, 8 and 10:00am Church of the Ascension, Wakefield RI RCL Year A 4/2/2017   Scripture Text: Ezekiel 37:1-14 Romans 8:6-11 John 11:1-45 Psalm 130 Sermon Text: This gospel story is …

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