Sermons

October  21, 22, 2017  Proper 24 A   20th Pentecost         If you think that sleaze is limited to stories in the media, take a look at our gospel story!       This time the Pharisees use tricky and underhanded tactics. …

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The Rev. Robert P. Travis 20th  Sunday after Pentecost Sermon –8am and 9:30am Chapel of St. John the Divine Proper 24 RCL Year A 10/22/2017 Scripture Text: Isaiah 45:1-7 Psalm 96:1-9, (10-13) 1 Thessalonians 1:1-10 Matthew 22:15-22 Sermon Text: Wouldn’t …

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Oct.15, 2017     Proper 23 A      19th Pentecost         So, you go to a party and everyone else is dressed differently from you. You forgot it was a pool party, and you wore a business suit. Your forgot it was …

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The Rev. Robert P. Travis 19th  Sunday after Pentecost Sermon –5pm, 8am and 10:00am Church of the Ascension Proper 23 RCL Year A 10/15/2017   Scripture Text: Isaiah 25:1-9 Psalm 23 Philippians 4:1-9 Matthew 22:1-14 Sermon Text: Last week I …

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Oct. 7 & 8, 2017     Proper 22A     18 Pentecost         “For the vineyard of the Lord of hosts is the house of Israel, and the people of Judah are his pleasant planting; (God) expected justice, but saw bloodshed; righteousness, …

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The Rev. Robert P. Travis 18th  Sunday after Pentecost Sermon –8am and 9:30am Chapel of St. John the Divine Proper 22 RCL Year A 10/8/2017  Scripture Text: Isaiah 5:1-7 Psalm 80:7-14 Philippians 3:4b-14 Matthew 21:33-46 Sermon Text: Today we move …

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October 1, 2017    Proper 21A,     17 Pentecost         Power and authority—where do they come from? How are they manifested?       Spoiler alert—human authority is a top down structure manifested in having power over people. It would be pictured as …

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The Rev. Robert P. Travis 17th  Sunday after Pentecost Sermon – 5pm, 8am and 10:00am Church of the Ascension Proper 21 RCL Year A 10/1/2017   Scripture Text: Ezekiel 18:1-4,25-32 Psalm 25:1-8 Philippians 2:1-13 Matthew 21:23-32 Sermon Text: Today we …

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September 23/24, 2017    Proper 20A     16 Pentecost         Today we hear Jesus say, “For the kingdom of heaven is like a landowner.” But we call this story “The parable of the laborers in the vineyard.”       He also says, …

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The Rev. Robert P. Travis 16th  Sunday after Pentecost Sermon – 9:00am Chapel of St. John the Divine Proper 20 RCL Year A 9/24/2017   Scripture Text: Jonah 3:10-4:11 Psalm 145:1-8 Philippians 1:21-30 Matthew 20:1-16 Sermon Text: How do we …

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