Sermons

Sermon: Black History and the Episcopal Church

February overlaps the church season of Epiphany with the National observance of Black History Month. The word Epiphany means Manifestation and is used in this season to show the various ways Jesus manifested God in his life and ministry. One of the ways we're reading about often in the Gospel chosen for these weeks is in healing. Read more

Sermon: 9/12

The first lesson is a difficult one today -- the story of how God helps the Israelites escape their bondage by crossing the Red Sea and rolls back the sea killing the Egyptians. Read more

Sermon: Gentiles and Tax Collectors??

Community plays an important role in faith traditions. This is certainly true of Jews and Christians. The community of believers is interwoven as a family that grew from its origins back in Genesis. Israel is always spoken of as a chosen "people", not a chosen person. Read more

Sermon: Seeds Will Wait

The parable of the sower is a beautiful illustration of how people receive the Word. It's also an illustration of the Word is constantly present in the many different places in the world, and in our lives. Read more

Sermon: A Prophet's Reward

Jesus talked to his disciples about welcoming. "Those who welcome you welcome me, those who welcome me welcome the one who sent me." "Those who welcome a prophet receive a prophet’s reward and those who welcome a righteous person receive a righteous person’s reward." Read more

Sermon: Temptation

A woman was showing her friend a dress she bought earlier in the day. It was a beautiful dress but she was nervous because money was tight in the family and she hadn't discussed the purchase with her husband. She was afraid he was going to be mad. She assured her friend she tried to resist the temptation. Read more

Sermon: "Let your light so shine"

From the Gospel we heard, "Let your light so shine before others that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in heaven." Read more

Sermon: "Do justice, love kindness, and walk humbly with your God"

The lesson from Micah is a well known passage and quoted often. "What does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness and to walk humbly with your God?" Read more
Ulysses Grant Dietz

Sermon: Martin Luther King, Jr. Sunday

Dear God, open my mind and set it free; open my heart and set it on fire. Read more

Sermon: The Ordination of Mary Davis to the Priesthood

I arise today Through a mighty strength: God's power to guide me, God's might to uphold me, God's eyes to watch over me; God's ear to hear me, God's word to give me speech, God's hand to guard me, God's way to lie before me, God's shield to shelter me, God's host to secure me. Amen. Read more

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