Sermons

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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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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