Sermons

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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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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