Sermons

October
10
2021

Sermon; Proper 23B; Mark 10:17-31

As Jesus was setting out on a journey . . . This just isn't any journey that Jesus is going on. He's not going to the islands for a getaway. He's not going to the country of the Gerasenes to...

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October
3
2021

Sermon; Proper 22B; Mark 10:2-16

First, an admission: I have a problem with today's gospel reading, particularly when it is used out of context and as a stand-alone passage. I find Jesus' statement, “What God has joined...

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September
26
2021

Sermon; Proper 21B; Mark 9:38-50

“Teacher, we saw someone casting out demons in your name, and we tried to stop him because he was not following us.” So says John to Jesus.

This first paragraph of today's gospel (which...

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September
19
2021

Sermon; Proper 20B; Mark 9:30-37

“What were you arguing about on the way?” But they were silent, for on the way they had argued with one another who was the greatest.

So many things pop into my head. A vision of Jesus...

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September
12
2021

Sermon; Saint John's Day; John 21:19b-24 -- Dcn. Sue Wert

One of the ways to understand scripture is to try to be present in the time of the scripture, be in the shoes of the folks in the scripture, and be aware of what the Holy Spirit is showing...

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