Sermons tagged with ‘church’

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The Task of the Church is to be the Church

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Second Sunday of Easter, Year C 24 April 2022 Acts 5:27-32 Psalm 150 Revelation 1:4-8 John 20:19-31   Thomas is absent the first time the risen Jesus appears to the disciples. When Thomas returns he is incredulous at the report of Jesus’ visit and it isn’t until Jesus appears a second time that Thomas is […]

Self-help or Salvation?

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Proper 28 (33), Twenty-Fifth Sunday after Pentecost, Year B 14 November 2021 Daniel 12:1-3 Psalm 16 Hebrews 10:11-14, (15-18), 19-25 Mark 13:1-8   My maternal grandfather had the good fortune of sitting out WW I in India. Jackie’s paternal grandfather spent it in the trenches of Belgium. He survived and returned decorated but to my […]

Loving Those Who Are Different

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Trinity Sunday, Year B 30 May 2021 Isaiah 6:1-8 Psalm 29 Romans 8:12-17 John 3:1-17   I grew up in a world of much fear. I am not speaking of the cold war and nuclear war heads nearby. That was not really a topic around our dinner table. But I remember my grandmother’s warnings not […]

Not just Jesus and I – thoughts on our second pandemic Pentecost

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Acts 2 1When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place. 2And suddenly from heaven there came a sound like the rush of a violent wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. 3Divided tongues, as of fire, appeared among them, and a tongue rested on each […]

Distinct Character

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Proper 5 (10), Third Sunday after Pentecost 10 June 2018 1 Samuel 8:4-11, (12-15), 16-20, (11:14-15) Psalm 138 2 Corinthians 4:13-5:1 Mark 3:20-35   There is one line I remember from my childhood that corresponds with today’s readings. I don’t even remember what the specific applications were. It may have been about clothes I wanted, […]

The Transfiguration of our Lord, Year A – 26 February 2017

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Exodus 24:12-18 Psalm 99 2 Peter 1:16-21 Matthew 17:1-9   There is something sacred about being on the top of a mountain. It is a sacred space. It is also the reward for many hours of slogging up some steep path. And I have never stood on a peak where I did not think that […]