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Mother Ann’s sermon preached on Mar. 17, 2024

Posted by on Sun, Mar 17, 2024 in Lent, Sermons

Sermon preached by The Rev. Dr. Ann P. Lukens, Rector Emeritus, on Mar. 17, 2024. “Today as we slip into our accustomed pews we join in the Opening Collect, ‘Almighty God, you alone can bring into order the unruly wills and affections of sinners.’ Now before we jump to the conclusion that God loves us Anglicans more than our less restrained brethren, let’s come back to that word ‘order’.”

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Mother Ann’s sermon preached on Feb. 25, 2024

Posted by on Sun, Feb 25, 2024 in Lent, Sermons

Sermon preached by The Rev. Dr. Ann P. Lukens, Rector Emeritus, on Feb. 25, 2024. “The Bible is one of the most realistic guidebooks to life ever written. If we want to see God’s world as it really is, and invest our hours and our energies living as God intends, then we need to take seriously the men and women we meet in its pages.”

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Mother Ann’s sermon preached on May 28, 2023

Posted by on Sun, May 28, 2023 in Easter, Sermons

Sermon preached by The Rev. Dr. Ann P. Lukens, Rector Emeritus, on May 28, 2023: “Our opening prayer this morning guides us toward God who teaches our human hearts. Just imagine God reaching out this way and touching your heart, touching my heart, breathing in with us and breathing out with us… God working with all of us from the inside out, and transforming us into the creatures we’ve been created to be.”

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Mother Ann’s sermon preached on Feb. 26, 2023

Posted by on Sun, Feb 26, 2023 in Lent, Sermons

Sermon preached by the Rev. Dr. Ann P. Lukens, Rector Emeritus, on the First Sunday in Lent, Feb. 26, 2023.

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Mother Ann’s sermon preached on Jan. 22, 2023

Posted by on Sun, Jan 22, 2023 in Epiphany, Sermons

After my six years at St Thomas our paths parted, and I came here to St Michael’s.  Eventually word reached me that Hermia’s health was failing, and she let her family know that she wished to be remembered through a memorial gift to this parish, whose life she had quietly followed from afar.  The chancel was being remodeled, and she had in mind a new altar rail…

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