The Resurrection through John’s Eyes       

The Rev’d. N.J.A. Humphrey Easter Day, Year C 27 March 2016 John 20:1-8   This is the third in my Holy Week sermon series entitled, “Through John’s Eyes,” because the Gospel texts this year for Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Easter Day are all taken from John’s gospel. On...
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Rose Sunday in Lent: A Sermon by The Rev’d Stephanie Shoemaker

On this Rose Sunday there is a long standing ecclesiastical tradition of rejoicing that provides for a brief respite from the rigors of our Lenten fasts and solemnities, perhaps squeezing in a few alleluias or chocolates before sundown. But more than relief, we are granted a...
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The Rev. Stephanie Shoemaker: Sermon for The Second Sunday after the Epiphany, Year C

Darkness into light Absence into presence Scarcity into abundance Sickness into health Blindness into sight Death into life Water into wine… These are items on the menu of the feast of abundant life to which we are invited by a divine host, an occasion to enjoy a rich spiritual...
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Guest Preacher: The Rev. Dr. John D. Alexander, SSC

THE EPIPHANY Wednesday 6 January 2016 In the Book of Common Prayer, the Feast of the Epiphany is subtitled “the manifestation of Christ to the Gentiles.” The term “Gentiles” in the biblical languages is pretty much interchangeable with “the nations.” The Hebrew word goyim means...
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Guest Preacher: The Rev. Dr. Michael J.R. Tessman

Apocalypse Now, and Then! Dreams for Christmastide: 2015-16 A Sermon preached at the Zabriske Memorial Church of St. John the Evangelist on the 2nd Sunday of Christmastide, January 3, 2016 by The Rev. Dr. Michael J.R. Tessman Matthew’s Gospel story of the birth and infancy...
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The Best Ever: A Christmas Day Sermon

The Best Ever The Rev’d N.J.A. Humphrey 25 December 2015 John 1:1-14 Before I became a parent, one of the things I liked least about Christmas were Christmas pageants, (and even today as a parent of two small children, I’m delighted to be at a parish that doesn’t have one—I have...
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Advent Guest Preacher: Stephanie Shoemaker

2 Advent Year C December 6, 2015 The Rev. Stephanie C. Shoemaker John the Baptist emerges suddenly out of the wilderness, answering his call, wild with the Word of the Lord in his heart and on his lips calling us to get ready to see the salvation of God….to do what we need to ...
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All Souls’ Day 2015

All Souls’ Day (Year B) The Rev’d N.J.A. Humphrey 1 Corinthians 15:50-58 2 November 2015 “Behold, I tell you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye.” So famously writes St. Paul in words many of us know fr...
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All Saints’ Day 2015

All Saints’ Day, Year B The Rev’d N.J.A. Humphrey John 11:32-44; Revelation 21:1-6a 1 November 2015 The first thing that stood out when I first looked at the lessons appointed for All Saints’ Day in Year B of our three-year lectionary cycle is how doleful they are compared to the...
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Guest Preacher: Andrew Mead

  From Captivity to Joy Proper 18B 25 October, 2015 Jeremiah 31:7-9; Ps 126; Hebrews 7:23-28; St. Mark 10:46-52   In the Name of God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Ghost. Amen. What a joy it is to be here; more of that later. Most of us think of the Exodus as...
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