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Sermons on Psalms

Sunday, July 12, 2020

Life in Every Direction The sermon will be a post on our Facebook page. Please click on link to view sermon. We can identify death in every direction. We see war, hunger, addiction, poverty, a dying planet, and broken hearts. This is not a new story. The children of Israel surely saw death in every direction,…

Sunday, June 21, 2020

God Comes First. The sermon will be a post on our Facebook page. Please click on link to view sermon. God is, the theologians say, transcendent—beyond us, always exceeding our easy grasp. Recognizing God’s awesome transcendence brings a reevaluation of other values. The God of vertigo-inspiring infinitude is also the God who know the hairs of…

Sunday, June 14, 2020

2nd Sunday after Pentecost The sermon will be a post on our Facebook page. Please click on link to view sermon. In today’s gospel reading, Jesus speaks of the church’s mission with images drawn from daily life. The harvest is already plentiful, he says, but laborers are needed for work in the fields of daily…

Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton Sermon for June 7, 2020

Celebrating Our God beyond Understanding The festival of the Holy Trinity celebrates the wonder of relationship with God while leaving us distinctly dissatisfied with our limited understanding of what God is. While guarding against the idolatry of language, we survey our scripture, doctrine, creeds, and symbols of our heritage. Equally important, we pray for God…

Sunday, May 24, 2020

The sermon will be a post on our Facebook page. Please click on link to view sermon. Overhearing Jesus At the ascension we, like the disciples in today’s reading in Acts, are left looking at the sky. But in the High Priestly Prayer (John 17), Jesus brings us back to earth. In the prayer he speaks…

Sunday, May 17, 2020

Not Orphaned The sermon will be a post on our Facebook page. Please click on link to view sermon. “I will not leave you orphaned,” Jesus promises us in today’s gospel. God is not some ruthless heavenly spectator judging us as on reality television, relishing our failures, wishing to exchange us for a better or…

Sunday, May 10, 2020

The sermon will be a post on our Facebook page. Please click on link to view sermon. The words of today’s gospel are most often heard during a funeral service. It is a popular choice of scripture for that occasion because the words provide wonderful assurance that the one who has died in Christ has…