Sermons

May 14, 2017,     4th Easter, A        Mothers’ Day is not a liturgical holiday, but it is so much a part of our culture that it would be hard to ignore it here in our worship. Here’s a very …

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The Rev. Robert P. Travis Easter 5 Sermon – 5, 8 and 10:00am Church of the Ascension, Wakefield RCL Year A 5/7/2017 – Mother’s Day   Scripture Text: Acts 7:55-60 1 Peter 2:2-10 John 14:1-14 Psalm 31:1-5, 15-16 Sermon Text: …

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The Rev. Robert P. Travis Easter 4 Sermon – 8 and 9:30am Chapel of St. John The Divine RCL Year A 5/7/2017   Scripture Text: Acts 2:42-47 1 Peter 2:19-25 John 10:1-10 Psalm 23 Sermon Text: In case you missed …

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May 7, 2017     4th Sunday of Easter, A         “The Lord is my shepherd. I shall not be in want.”              Words so familiar, words so comforting, that we can probably say the whole psalm by heart.       …

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April 30, 2017,    Third Sunday of Easter, A         One of my favorite symbols is a spiral. For me a spiral is a picture or a map of life.       We start somewhere, and as the years unfold we …

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The Rev. Robert P. Travis Easter 3 Sermon – 5pm, 8 and 10:00am Church of the Ascension, Wakefield RI RCL Year A 4/30/2017   Scripture Text: Acts 2:14a,36-41 1 Peter 1:17-23 Luke 24:13-35 Psalm 116:1-3, 10-17 Sermon Text: My history …

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The Rev. Robert P. Travis Easter Sunday Sermon – 10:00am Church of the Ascension, Wakefield RI RCL Year A 4/16/2017   Scripture Text: Acts 10:34-43 Colossians 3:1-4 Matthew 28:1-10 Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24 Sermon Text: Your life is hidden with Christ …

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April 22, 23, 2017,   Second Sunday of Easter         Every year on the Sunday after Easter we have the story we call “Doubting Thomas.”       I think it needs a new name and new focus.       Thomas’ doubting has …

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April 16, 2017, Easter Sunday A         Happy Easter everyone!       What does Easter mean to you?       For me, it’s all about grace. Grace means being fully loved and accepted by God. Grace shows us that God loves …

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Good Friday      I would like to paint a picture for you—a picture in words to transport to back to Jerusalem. I would like to relive with you the last day, the last hours, of Jesus’ life on earth.      …

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