Posts by katherinesedwick

Mother Katherine’s sermon preached on June 16, 2024

Posted by on Sun, Jun 16, 2024 in Season after Pentecost, Sermons

Sermon preached by The Rev. Katherine Sedwick, Rector, on June 16, 2024: “When someone asks me to tell them about St. Michael’s I always start by pointing to our depth of faith and remarkable spirit as a community, our worship and outreach, and so on. Invariably in the first few minutes they will ask about our size; how many members we have or how many attend on an average Sunday, sometimes even what kind of budget we have…”

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Mother Katherine’s sermon preached on June 2, 2024

Posted by on Sun, Jun 2, 2024 in Season after Pentecost, Sermons

Sermon preached by The Rev. Katherine Sedwick, Rector, on June 2, 2024: “Observe the Sabbath day and keep it holy, as the Lord your God commanded you.”

This might be one of the hardest commandments for us to keep, frankly. Our very way of life and all the cycles of our culture make it difficult, and all the more so if you didn’t grow up with it. Even if you did, there is much to conspire against it…

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Mother Katherine’s sermon preached on May 26, 2024

Posted by on Sun, May 26, 2024 in Season after Pentecost, Sermons, Trinity Sunday

Sermon preached by The Rev. Katherine Sedwick, Rector, on May 26, 2024: God is alive in creating, redeeming and sustaining. Present in us and with us, even when we ignore God. It’s why at times our concluding blessing is in the name of God Almighty, Creator, Redeemer and Sustainer, emphasizing God’s lively active presence in us.

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Mother Katherine’s sermon preached on May 19, 2024

Posted by on Sun, May 19, 2024 in Easter, Pentecost, Sermons

Sermon preached by The Rev. Katherine Sedwick, Rector, on May 19, 2024: Pentecost is not a stand alone Holy Day, nor is it the one day for honoring the Spirit of God, and recognizing how she enlivens and renews us through fire, water, and wind or breath. Pentecost is part of a larger cycle, and that context has a great deal to offer.

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Mother Katherine’s sermon preached on May 12, 2024

Posted by on Sun, May 12, 2024 in Easter, Sermons

Sermon preached by The Rev. Katherine Sedwick, Rector, on May 12, 2024: Our desire is to rest in God, to feel the holy bliss of something greater. Our moments of respite, like this morning, renew our spirits and let us draw a metaphorical deep breath to begin again, and though we might consider them an ‘escape’, they are part of a greater whole of our lives. The true freedom is being immersed in God’s word and in living as the Body of Christ.

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