Sermons

September
24
2017

Sermon; 16 Pentecost/Proper 20A; Matthew 20:1-16

Today's gospel passage is one of those familiar ones that we think we hear more often than we actually do. The kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who hires laborers first thing in the morning at...

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September
17
2017

Sermon; Proper 19A; Matthew 18:21-35

Today's passage from both the Hebrew scripture and the gospel have to do with forgiveness. In the first lesson we hear of the final reconciliation between Joseph and his brothers. You may recall...

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September
10
2017

Sermon; Feast of St. John the Evangelist (tr) and Ministry Fair

Welcome to the annual St. John's Day Celebration and Ministry Fair. For those who pay attention to such things, the Feast of St. John is celebrated on December 27, but we received special...

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August
27
2017

Sermon; 12 Pentecost/Proper 16A; Romans 12:1-8

I don't preach on Romans very often. In fact, I believe this might be the first time I've done so. One of the basic reasons for this is that Romans is a long, carefully worded document from Paul...

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August
20
2017

Sermon; 11 Pentecost/Proper 15A; Matt. 15:10-28

Let the words of my mouth and the meditations of my heart be always acceptable in your sight, O Lord, my strength and Redeemer.

I don't know about you, but this past week has been overly long. It...

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