Sermons

January 28, 2018     Epiphany 4, B         Interesting readings today, aren’t they? As I read them over this week, and as I heard them this morning, I wondered how they would sound to you—what you might make of them. …

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January 21, 2018   3rd after Epiphany, B         “Jesus calls us, o’er the tumult of our life’s wild restless sea…” (from Hymn 550)         What kind of calls have you received? When I was a child the only …

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2 Epiphany B          January 13/14, 2018         Richard Dawkins, English scientist and atheist, has written, “The God of the Old Testament is arguably the most unpleasant character in all fiction: jealous and proud of it; a petty, unjust, unforgiving …

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1 Epiphany, B     January 7, 2018           Well, here we are in a new season! It might be called “arctic” but it’s really Epiphany.       Christmas is over. Time to take down trees and other decorations and put them …

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     Christmas Day 2017         Santa had an accident. Christmas is cancelled!       That was a joke posted on Facebook the other day.       It made me sad because I know lots of folks for whom Christmas is ONLY …

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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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