Sermons from August 2020

Sermons from August 2020

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Jesus Shows Us The Way: Pentecost 13

Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost: August 30, 2020 Year A, Proper 17: Psalm 105:1-6, 23-26, 45c; Exodus 3:1-15; Romans 12:9-21; Matthew 16:21-28 CLICK HERE to view the video recording of this Morning Prayer service and sermon on Facebook. Our young people led the readings today. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Last week I indicated that the gospel lesson was sort of a prelude or introduction to this week’s gospel. Jesus had asked his disciples to reflect on who he is, what his significance is. “But…
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How Can We Proclaim Christ Today? Pentecost 12

Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost: August 23, 2020 Year A, Proper 16: Psalm 124, 16-22, 45b; Exodus 1:8-2:10; Romans 12:1-8; Matthew 16:13-20 CLICK HERE to view the video recording of this Morning Prayer service and sermon on Facebook. Our young people led the readings today. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ In our gospel reading from Matthew today, perhaps the teachers among us noticed a subtle shift in the teaching technique Jesus used to make his disciples understand. Instead of preaching to them or telling them…
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We Are Called To Live Into The Truth of God’s Love: Pentecost 11

Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost: August 16, 2020 Year A, Proper 15: Psalm 133, 16-22, 45b; Genesis 45:1-15, 12-28; Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32; Matthew 15: (10-20), 21-28 CLICK HERE to view the video recording of this Spiritual Communion service and sermon on Facebook. Our young people led the readings today.  +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ I had a difficult time deciding which lesson to choose to preach about this morning.  The story from Genesis about Joseph reuniting with his brothers was heart-wrenching for me as I…
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God Shows Up In Unexpected Ways: Pentecost 10

Tenth Sunday after Pentecost: August 9, 2020 Year A, Proper 14: Psalm 105:1-6, 16-22, 45b; Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28; Romans 10:5-15; Matthew 14:22-33 CLICK HERE to view the video recording of this Spiritual Communion service on Facebook. Our young people led the readings today. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Today’s gospel is set in the aftermath of last week’s lesson. Jesus had received the heart-breaking news that John the Baptist has been killed at the direction of Herod. As you know the story unfolds and…
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KIDS CHURCH: Abandon Fear; Live in Generosity: Pentecost 9

Ninth Sunday after Pentecost: August 2, 2020 Kids Church! Year A, Proper 13: Psalm 23; Genesis 32:22-31;Romans 9:1-5; Matthew 14:13-21 CLICK HERE to view the video recording of this Spiritual Communion service on Facebook. Our young people led the readings today.  +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ That’s one of the most famous stories of the Gospel – it’s one of the miracles that we always hear. Jesus fed 5,000 people. It is one of Jesus’ great miracles, maybe THE great miracle. Jesus has taken…