Sermon for Epiphany 5, Year B February 4, 2018

Isaiah 40:21-31                  Psalm 147:1-12, 21c                        1 Corinthians 9:16-23                      Mark 1:29-39 Capernaum, located by Sea of Galilee, is the site of today’s Gospel.  I visited it as part of the course …

Sermon for Epiphany 2, Year B January 14, 2018

  1 Samuel 2:1-20                Psalm 139: 1-5, 12-17                     1 Corinthians 6:12-20                      John 1:43-51 As a priest I have often been asked to share my “call story,” and as a seminarian, …

Sermon for the Baptism of our Lord January 7, 2018

Genesis 1:1-5                                     Psalm 29                                              Acts 19: 1-7                         Mark 1:4-11   This church year is unusual, to say the least.  Not only did Christmas Eve fall on the 4th Sunday of …

Sermon for the Nativity of our Lord December 24, 2017

Isaiah 9:2-7                                         Psalm 96                              Titus 2:11-14                                       Luke 2:1-20 “The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light,” the prophet Isaiah says. To be in the dark about something …

Sermon for Advent 4, Year B December 24, 2017

2 Samuel 7:1-11, 16                         Canticle 15                          Romans 16:25-27                              Luke 1:26-27 Advent is always the four Sundays BEFORE Christmas, so this morning we are observing the fourth Sunday of Advent, rather …

Sermon for Advent 3, Year B December 17, 2017

Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11                         Psalm 126                         1 Thessalonians 5:16-24                        John 1-6, 19-28 Reading books and listening to stories, gives us an opportunity to see ourselves in the characters we love and …

Sermon for Advent 2, Year B December 10, 2017

Isaiah 40:1-11                     Psalm 85:1-2, 8-13                           2 Peter 3:8-15a                                  Mark 1:1018 Today’s readings are very appropriate for Advent.  Isaiah speaks of preparing the way of the Lord, and the gospel quotes …

Sermon for Advent 1, Year B December 3, 2017

Isaiah 64:1-9                       Psalm 80:1-7, 16-18                         1 Corinthians 1:3-9                           Mark 13:24-37 Happy New Year!  Today is the first day of our new church year and our Sunday Gospel readings this year …

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 …