Sermons

December 3/4, 2016      2 Advent A         Advent is the season for hopeful anticipation. A season of joyful waiting.       But this year we seem to be waiting for a gospel reading that sounds like good news!       Sheeeesh! …

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The Rev. Robert P. Travis 2nd Sunday Advent Sermon –  8, 9:30am Chapel of St. John the Divine Saunderstown RCL Year A 12/4/2016   Scripture Text: Isaiah 11:1-10 Romans 15:4-13 Matthew 3:1-12 Psalm 72:1-7, 18-19 Sermon Text: Have you ever …

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The Rev. Robert P. Travis 1st Sunday Advent Sermon –  5pm 8, 10:00am Church of the Ascension Wakefield RCL Year A 11/27/2016   Scripture Text: Isaiah 2:1-5 Romans 13:11-14 Matthew 24:36-44 Psalm 122 Sermon Text: Happy New Year! What time …

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Oct. 30, 2016   Proper 26, C   24 Pentecost         There are two choices for our readings on Sunday, and I am going to quote from the choice we are not using. I’ll use small sound bites, and let you …

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November 27, 2016      First Advent, A         “It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas.”       Yesterday when I got to St. Elizabeth’s for the Chapel service there was a group singing beautifully. Singing music for Christmas.       But …

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November 19/20, 2016   Christ the King         Today is the last Sunday of this church year. Today we end the long season of Pentecost—29 weeks ago we celebrated the coming of Holy Spirit on the disciples.       Then over …

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The Rev. Robert P. Travis Christ the King Sunday Sermon –  8 and 9:30am Chapel of St. John the Divine Saunderstown RCL Year C Last Pentecost 11/20/2016   Scripture Text: Jeremiah 23:1-6 Psalm 46 Colossians 1:11-20 Luke 23:33-43 Sermon Text: …

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The Rev. Robert P. Travis 26th Sunday after Pentecost Sermon –  5, 8 and 10:00am Church of the Ascension RCL Year C Proper 28 11/6/2016   Scripture Text: Malachi 4:1-2a Psalm 98 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13 Luke 21:5-19 Sermon Text: Before …

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Nov. 13, 2016  Proper 28C  26th Pentecost         You might think that the gospel for today was selected especially for this week—but it wasn’t.       Every year as we get closer to Advent the readings get stronger. We are …

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November 5 & 6, 2016      All Saints Sunday         There are words I just love to hear. When my brother was little, Mom had a friend whose name was Hadidian. Chris used to laugh when Mom would say her …

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