Sermon for Proper 28, Year A November 19, 2017

Zephaniah 1:7, 12-18          Psalm 90: 1-12               1 Thessalonians 5:1-11                  Matthew 25:14-30 Last Sunday I talked about some of what I learned at our cottage dinners.   Many of you did …

Sermon for Proper 27. Year A November 12, 2017

Wisdom of Solomon 6:12-16        Psalm 70              1 Thessalonians 4:13-18                 Matthew 25:1-13 In our cottage meetings, I learned a lot about your interests and desires for St. Paul’s. Like with any …

Sermon for Proper 25, Year A October 29, 2017

Leviticus 19-1-2, 15-18                   Psalm 1                 1 Thessalonians 2:1-8                     Matthew 22:34-46 In morning prayer, as the scriptures are read, I read along in a different translation.  This past week, I found …

Sermon for Proper 24, Year A October 22, 2017

Isaiah 45:1-7                       Psalm 96:1-13                    1 Thessalonians 1:1-20                   Matthew 22:15-22 Today’s gospel reading is a wonderful example of how Jesus took what people thought and presented it in a way that …

Sermon for Proper 23, Year A October 15, 2017

Isaiah 25:1-9                       Psalm 23                              Philippians 4:1-9                               Matthew 22:1-14 Today’s readings are ones of promise and comfort until you get to the last couple of verses of our gospel when the …

Sermon for Proper 22, Year A October 8, 2017

Isaiah 5:1-7                         Psalm 80:7-14                    Philippians 3:4b14                            Matthew 21:33-46 Today’s reading from Philippians is a lesson on pride.  Paul writes, “If anyone has reason to be confident in the flesh, I …

Sermon for Proper 21, Year A October 1, 2017

Ezekiel 18:1-4, 25-32             Psalm 25:1-8                Philippians 2:1-13                            Matthew 21:23-32 When I first went to seminary the Gideon’s Bible contained what I considered important in the Bible.  The Gideon’s Bible …

Homily for Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Homily for Wednesday, September 20, 2017 I think the context of today’s gospel is helpful for our understanding.  Without context, it sounds like an older generation criticizing the younger generation, …