Below are some recent sermons along with links to the scripture of the day.
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.
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…
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…
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
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 .
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.
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…
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.
Reverend Eric talks about his love relationship with the Bible. Our Gospel reading from Luke 15:1-10 is included in the recording and can be read here
Rev. Eric talks about Philemon and reads the whole book to demonstrate how to read the Bible in context. Our reading from Philemon and the gospel, Luke 14:25-33 are included in the recording. Philemon can be read here and the Luke reading can be found here.
Reverend Eric tells about empathy, remembering how is the creator of the gardens we tend. The reading from Luke 14:1,7-14 is included in the recording and can be read here. Rev. Eric also reads from Hebrews 13:1-16 and can be read here.
Rev. Eric Heidecker talks about the use of scripture then and now in understanding the Sabbath and life. Our Gospel Luke 13:10-17 is included at the beginning of the recording and the Old Testament reading of Isaiah 58:9b-14 is read at the end.