Sermons

December 24, 2017       4th Advent, B         “My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord, my spirit rejoices in God, my savior.”       How many of us would sing joyfully like that if Gabriel came and gave us the …

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A brilliant light has gone out in Saundertown. It was intense and its radiance reached far beyond the bounds of this community. It was a beacon that pointed beyond itself to light the way for others, that inspired and encouraged…a …

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First Advent, B            December 2/3, 2017         As we gather today in this holy space—do you feel like rebels? Do you feel, as they say, “counter cultural”? Going against the grain? Out of touch with reality?       Depending on …

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King of Kings Sunday,      November 26, 2017             We call this King of kings Sunday—the last Sunday before the new church year and Advent.       It sounds as if it’s a great celebration, but the readings do not sound …

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Nov. 18, 19, 2017        Proper 28 A       24th Pentecost         If you thought that Amos’ picture of “the day of the Lord” last week was grim! How about  Zephaniah!       Even scarier!       He’s making the same point that …

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The Rev. Robert P. Travis 23rd Sunday after Pentecost Sermon – 5pm, 8am and 10am Church of the Ascension Proper 27 RCL Year A 11/12/2017   Scripture Text: Wisdom of Solomon 6:12-16 Psalm 70 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 Matthew 25:1-13 Sermon …

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November 12, 2017    Proper 27A,    23rd Pentecost            We are nearing the end of the church year, and the end of Matthew’s parables. These last three are his most powerful, scariest, and often misunderstood.       Combined with the …

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All Saint’s Sunday, A,        November 5, 2017         “I sing a song of the saints of God…”       That has long been one of my favorite hymns, and even more dear to me when I came to know Grand …

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The Rev. Robert P. Travis All Saints’ Sunday Sermon – 8am and 9:30am Chapel of St. John the Divine All Saints’ RCL Year A 11/5/2017   Scripture Text: Revelation 7:9-17 Psalm 34:1-10, 22 1 John 3:1-3 Matthew 5:1-12   Sermon …

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The Rev. Robert P. Travis 21st Sunday after Pentecost Sermon – 5pm, 8am and 10am Church of the Ascension Proper 25 RCL Year A 10/29/2017   Scripture Text: Leviticus 19:1-2,15-18 Psalm 1 1 Thessalonians 2:1-8 Matthew 22:34-46 Sermon Text: In …

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