Sermons

April
2
2021

Sermon; Good Friday 2021

Today we participated in both the Stations of the Cross, or the Way of the Cross, as well as the reading of the Passion Gospel.

For years there has been an ecumenical Prayer Walk in Hagerstown...

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April
1
2021

Sermon; Maundy Thursday 2021

For me, Maundy Thursday has always been the most difficult day of Holy Week.

Certainly Palm Sunday is hard, with its whiplash kind of effect when we move from shouting, “Hosanna! Blessed is...

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March
21
2021

Sermon; Lent 5B; John 12:20-33 (24)

Last week I began my sermon by relaying a piece of advice from my homiletics professor about preaching on John. That advice, in a word, was, “Don't.” One commentator on John writes,...

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March
14
2021

Sermon; Lent 4B; Numb. 21: 4-9; John 3:14-21; Lent 4 Collect

When I was in seminary, my homiletics professor had this piece of advice when it came to preaching on the Gospel of John: Don't. But then you get to days like today and run into texts with...

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March
7
2021

Sermon; Lent 3B; John 2:13-22

Today we hear the story of Jesus rampaging through the temple at a time close to the Passover. Today we hear the story when Jesus, filled with righteous anger, destroyed or damaged the property of...

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