Sermon Archive

Sermon Archive

Below are some recent sermons along with links to the scripture of the day.

Crossroads

Deacon Veronica Galas explores crossroads in our life and from 1 Corinthians 1:10-18 and Matthew 4:12-23. What would it be like for us to love our neighbor; through collorborative. legistlative, political decisions and collective compromise, value based, not as lobbyists but as advocates for humanity. Bishop Michael Curry

What Are You Looking For?

Inspired by the unanswered question that begins (John 1:29-42) and ends the Gospel of John, Father Jeff takes a musical survey of what the congregation is looking for.

Keep Things Right

Father Jeff Paul talks about how the Karma Box, the ministry to people experiencing homelessness in Night Off the Streets, and stories from the books below show how we can follow Jesus to John and Keep Things Right. Based on Matthew 3:13-17 click the reference to read or listen to Deacon Betty read it at the beginning of our recording. More information about the books referenced in the sermon are at the end of this post. It is always good…

In The Time Of King Herod

Father Jeff compares the Time of Herod and the Shepherd of Israel as the magi (hundreds of them?!) come to visit. We begin with Isaiah 60:1-6. We have a different reading of Matthew 2:1-12 that linked here in the recording as part of the Godly Play exhibition of the Gospel. Below is a portion of the poem Kindness and a trailer for The Two Popes movie that Father Jeff shared in the message Before you learn the tender gravity of…

The Intimate and Infinite are One

Father Jeff Paul explores the Shema as expressed by the folks of St. Peter’s as a way of understanding John 1:1-18 (click to read)  “Hear, O Israel: the LORD our God, the LORD is one” The Shema Deuteronomy 6:4

Joseph Answers a Big Question

Father Jeff reveals the secret of reading aloud the genealogy of Jesus, as we look at how Joeseph answers a big question and how we line up with his lineage. We begin with a reading from Isaiah 7:10-16 and Matthew 1:18-25 .

Are You The One?

Deacon Veronica explores the incarnation in relationships looking at Jesus’ web of family and her own. We stop listening to sermons after eight minutes. You can talk longer…but we won’t be listening. Just saying. – Older Sibling Our gospel Matthew 11:2-11 is available by clicking on the scripture or listening to the recording.

I Will Harbor You

The outlook and message of Matthew are the foundation for a message about the presence of Jesus. Father Jeff refers to Matthew 3:1-12 and Isaiah 11:1-10 (click the scripture for the text or listen to Matthew in the recording.) Here is an article about Fire is Medicine. Ms. Laverne said every day we should ask ourselves, ‘If the worst thing in the world happened, would I help protect someone else? Would I let myself be a harbor for someone who…

choosing love

Rev. Eric Heidecker examines the coming of Jesus looking at Matthew 24:36-44 click the reference to read or listen in the recording. This week’s audio is not as good as we would like it. We lost the last part of the message this week. Someone turned on a fan at a microphone and the end times came sooner than expected. Very Advent. Pray for the audio folks.

When Night Ends

Father Jeff explores the upside-down world of Jesus with a dramatic reading, scriptural background, and a story about a rabbi who wants to know how to tell when the night ends. Our readings from Jeremiah 23:1-6 and Luke 23:33-43 are read aloud in the recording. Father Jeff shares an excerpt from The Overdue Life of Amy Byler by Kelly Harms in our sermon today… Stop Shouting, Nina. Only the Voice of God gets to use ALL CAPS. Kelly Harms in…

My Friends Brought Me Back

We hear from a participant in C.I.R.C.L.E.S. about her journey out of poverty and despair as an embodiment of the coming age “where all people have what they need, (not what necessarily what they want), …to live full and productive lives as citizens of the globe”, (Father Jeff). Our gospel Luke 21:5-19 is linked here and included in the recording. Every mother does what she can with what she knows…what she thinks is best for you. Maria from C.I.R.C.L.E.S. Initative

The Next Place

The Reverend Trudy Erquiaga, Priest in Charge at Holy Trinity in Fallon, reads from The Next Place by Warren Hansen about how heaven is a different place. The first step in listening, learning, and changing is to see that difference is not dangerous. The second is to be happy and willing to live with uncertainity. And the third is to rejoice in ambiguity and to embrace it. Esther de Waal Out audio challenges begin this Sunday and continue into 2020.…