Sermons & Newsletter Articles

Use Words When Necessary

Year B Isaiah 40:21-31 Psalm 147:1-12, 21c 1 Corinthians 9:16-23 Mark 1:29-39 May the words of my mouth O God…  speak your truth… There’s a saying attributed to St. Francis of Assisi… Preach the Gospel constantly… use words when necessary…  and the words in our passage from Isaiah resemble images…  some of which…  are like readings from the...

Ashen Love

There’ll be no reference to Valentine’s Day during our joint Ash Wednesday service this year, even though they both fall on the same day. They shared the calendar in 1923, 1934, 1945, and more recently in 2018; and will again in 2029. But that will be the last time they’ll “kiss” during this century. Valentine’s...

Authenticity and Authority

Year B Deuteronomy 18:15-20 Psalm 111 1 Corinthians 8:1-13 Mark 1:21-28 May the words of my mouth O God…  speak your truth… Our reading from Deuteronomy this morning…  references…  refers to Deuteronomy 5:22…  and those verses after God established…  and Moses shared…  the Ten Commandments…  it describes how the unfiltered experience of God’s voice…  and the purifying heat...

3rd Sunday after Epiphany

01/21/2024 The Rev. Pauline Standley (aka “Pastor Polly”) presided at our service today so that Rev. Mike could preside and attend Holy Trinity Episcopal’s annual meeting. Her sermon is not available in printed format, but you can view the service on our Facebook page HERE

To Whom Do We Listen?

Our planned worship service of Lessons and Carols for Epiphany 2, January 14, 2024, was canceled due to winter storms. Our pastor/rector has offered for us this sermon which he would have preached at Holy Trinity Episcopal later in the morning, based on the day’s Lectionary readings, which can be found at: https://tinyurl.com/5n9ah446 Year...