Sermons from September 2018

Sermons from September 2018

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Are We Humble Enough To Serve? Pentecost 19

Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost,   September 30, 2018 Year B, Proper 21: Esther 7:1-6, 9-10, 9:20-22; Psalm 19:7-14; James 5:13-20; Mark 9:38-50 CLICK HERE to listen to the recorded sermon. “We tried to stop him because he was not following us. We saw someone casting out demons in your name, and we tried to stop him, because he was not following us.” Today’s gospel lesson is a continuation of last week’s gospel. And it’s not just the next scene—it’s part of…
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Funeral Service for Marcie Hartmann

Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Woodstock, VA   September 29, 2018     Isaiah 41:10, 13, 17 – 20  •  Psalm 23  •  2 Corinthians 4:13 -5:1. 6-10  •  John 14:1-6 Today, we gather, family and friends, give thanks for the life of Marcie Hartmann, a long-time member of our church and this community. We give thanks and celebrate Marcie’s incredibly wonderful life. Andy and Tony have shared personal remembrances of Marcie, which reflect her family’s love. Last year, I had the privilege and honor…
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Jesus, The Hopeless Fanatic: Pentecost 18

Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost,   September 23, 2018 Year B, Proper 20: Proverbs 31:10-31; Psalm 54; James 3:13-4:3, 7-8a; Mark 9:30-37 CLICK HERE to listen to the recorded sermon. In today’s Gospel passage from Mark, Jesus is teaching his disciples the difference between being considered great in the world and his expectation as how they are to be great in the Kingdom of God. Our reading today begins with, “They went on from there and passed through Galilee.”  Jesus and his…
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Commnity Is Central To The Christian Life: Pentecost 17

Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost,   September 16, 2018 Year B, Proper 19: Proverbs 1:20-33; Psalm 19; James 3:1-12; Mark 8:27-38 CLICK HERE to listen to the recorded sermon. What a time we’ve been having here on the East Coast. There hasn’t been much sun, we’ve had 40 inches of rain in Shenandoah County since June, yet we can count our blessings as Rosemary Clooney used to sing. We are not in the path of what was Hurricane Florence and will likely…