Sermons

Mother Katherine’s sermon preached on July 14, 2024

Posted by on Sun, Jul 14, 2024 in Season after Pentecost, Sermons

Sermon preached by The Rev. Katherine Sedwick, Rector, on July 14, 2024: “If Amos thought serving God would be easy and straightforward, he had a steep learning curve ahead. If we think following Christ’s call would any more save us from controversy and conflict than it did Amos—we’re rapidly being disabused of the idea!”

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Mother Katherine’s sermon preached on July 7, 2024

Posted by on Sun, Jul 7, 2024 in Season after Pentecost, Sermons

Sermon preached by The Rev. Katherine Sedwick, Rector, on July 7, 2024: “I’ve always wondered what Jesus stumbled over growing up, what he called a mistake or had regrets about. Even though such things contribute to ‘wisdom’ it doesn’t mean we are anxious to write them out for all to see!”

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Mother Katherine’s sermon preached on June 30, 2024

Posted by on Sun, Jun 30, 2024 in Season after Pentecost, Sermons

Sermon preached by The Rev. Katherine Sedwick, Rector, on June 30, 2024: The world around us is suffering, and many of us are wondering how Jesus’ words, “Do not fear, only believe” apply to the pain and polarization and hatred in our own country. We have plenty of fear about what will happen here come election day and its aftermath, we have great concern and compassion for the people of the Ukraine, Gaza, the Sudan, Kenya, and everywhere suffering is rampant.

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Mother Katherine’s sermon preached on June 23, 2024

Posted by on Sun, Jun 23, 2024 in Season after Pentecost, Sermons

Sermon preached by The Rev. Katherine Sedwick, Rector, on June 23, 2024: “Perhaps someone you love is in trouble, or you fear the crisis you’re living through will ever end, wondering why we can’t fix it or stop it. For some I know it’s a time of loss, grief, or rejection. We cannot erase these or rush past them, they’re part of life for all of us. So Jesus asks us also these questions, ‘Why are you afraid?’ And ‘Have you no faith?’”

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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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Tola’s sermon preached on June 9, 2024

Posted by on Sun, Jun 9, 2024 in Season after Pentecost, Sermons

Sermon preached by Mr. Tola Marts, Lay Preacher, on June 9, 2024: “That which we cannot see, and struggle to put together in words, can none the less be the anchor to better and more correctly discern the will and message that God needs us to hear. That is part of the mystery and power of coming together to worship the Lord…”

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