Sermons

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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  The Rev. Robert P. Travis All Saint’s Sunday Sermon –  8 and 9:30am Chapel of St. John the Divine Saunderstown RCL Year C All Saint’s Day 11/6/2016   Scripture Text: Daniel 7:1-3, 15-18; Psalm 149; Ephesians 1:11-23; Luke 6:20-31 …

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The Rev. Robert P. Travis 24th  Sunday after Pentecost Sermon –  5, 8 and 10:00am Church of the Ascension, Wakefield RCL Year C Proper 26 10/30/2016   Scripture Text: Isaiah 1:10-18 Psalm 32:1-8 2 Thessalonians 1:1-4, 11-12 Luke 19:1-10   …

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The Rev. Robert P. Travis 23rd Sunday after Pentecost Sermon –  8 and 9:30am Chapel of St. John the Divine, RI RCL Year C Proper 25 10/23/2016   Scripture Text: Sirach 35:12-17 Psalm 84:1-6 2 Timothy 4:6-8,16-18 Luke 18:9-14 Sermon …

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Oct. 22/23,  2016       Proper 25, C      23rd Pentecost         The gospel is a story about God’s grace. It may seem to be a story about criticism and judgment, but you may have realized that Jesus’ stories are not always …

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The Rev. Robert P. Travis 22nd Sunday after Pentecost Sermon –  5, 8 and 10:00am Church of the Ascension, RI RCL Year C Proper 24 10/16/2016   Scripture Text: Genesis 32:22-31 Psalm 121 2 Timothy 3:14-4:5 Luke 18:1-8 Sermon Text: …

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Oct. 16, 2016    Proper 24, C   22 Pentecost         Jesus likes to tell stories about people who are dead. The ten lepers we heard about last week –they were dead because they were outcasts. The unclean. Not included. …

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October 8/9, 2016       Proper 23, C     21 Pentecost        One of the first things I remember learning was to say “thank you.” Even when we say it automatically, it reminds us to be thankful, grateful. It is a helpful …

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       Have you ever heard a joke about the “pearly gates”? Like the one about the rich man who couldn’t give up all his money, and bargained with God to take a suitcase to heaven. He filled the …

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