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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The Camel and the Eye of the Needle

20 Pentecost 15 11 October Proper 23 – Mark 10: 17-31   Today’s gospel from Mark – the story of the Rich Young Man is one of those “hard sayings” of Jesus. It has made many people and occasionally the church itself most uncomfortable for the past 2000 years. It certainly has...
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We Are Never Alone: A Michaelmas Homily

We Are Never Alone The Feast of St. Michael and All Angels John 1:47-51; 2 Kings 6:15-17; Matthew 28:1-7 27 September 2015 Angels are everywhere in the Bible, from the book of Genesis all the way through the book of Revelation. It is impossible to tell the story of salvation...
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