Sermons

January 14/15, 2017,   Second after Epiphany, A         Today is my brother’s birthday. Chris is 61, and for most of those years he’s been crazy about animals. He’s the one who used to have dogs “follow him home” and …

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Dec 31/Jan 1  The Holy Name of Jesus         “Jesus, Jesus, Jesus There’s something about that name       Master, Savior, Jesus, Like the fragrance after the rain       Jesus, Jesus, Jesus Let all heaven and earth proclaim       Kings …

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The Rev. Robert P. Travis Epiphany Sermon –  10am Church of the Ascension, Wakefield RI RCL Year A 1/7-8/2017   Scripture Text: Isaiah 60:1-6 Ephesians 3:1-12 Matthew 2:1-12 Psalm 72:1-7,10-14 Two of our services were cancelled because of a snowstorm, but …

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The Rev. Robert P. Travis Christmas Eve Sermon –  5, 10pm Church of the Ascension and Chapel of St. John the Divine, Saunderstown RCL Year A 12/24/2016 Scripture Text: Isaiah 9:2-7 Titus 2:11-14 Luke 2:1-14(15-20) Psalm 96 Sermon Text: Last …

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Christmas Day,  2016        “In the beginning was the Word.”      Those words from the Prologue to the Gospel of John are probably not how most of us begin the Christmas story.      Luke gives is the so familiar, …

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The Rev. Robert P. Travis 4th Sunday Advent Sermon –  8, 9:30am Chapel of St. John the Divine, Saunderstown RCL Year A 12/18/2016   Scripture Text: Isaiah 7:10-16 Romans 1:1-7 Matthew 1:18-25 Psalm 80:1-7, 16-18 Sermon Text: Last week you …

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December 18, 2016    4th Advent, A         Finally! After three weeks of gospels that shouted and called names, we have one that sounds more like good news.       Even though it’s not yet Christmas, the Feast of the Nativity …

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The Rev. Robert P. Travis 3rd Sunday Advent Sermon –  5pm, 8am, 10am Church of the Ascension, Wakefield RCL Year A 12/11/2016   Scripture Text: Isaiah 35:1-10 James 5:7-10 Matthew 11:2-11 Canticle 15 (Magnificat) Sermon Text: There was a man, …

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December 11, 2016    3d Sunday of Advent A         “My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord, my spirit rejoices in God my savior.”       Isn’t that lovely? Mary’s Song. It’s so familiar, so soothing, almost like a lullaby. …

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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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