Sermons

Mother Katherine’s sermon preached on Apr. 14, 2024

Posted by on Sun, Apr 14, 2024 in Easter, Sermons

Sermon preached by The Rev. Katherine Sedwick, Rector, on Apr. 14, 2024. ”Where have you and I known the risen Christ, and do we believe it is so when we see him? Eastertide’s readings are filled with appearances of Jesus, beginning with the resurrection appearance on Easter itself. Today is another, and it includes reference to two more…”

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Mother Katherine’s sermon preached on Apr. 7, 2024

Posted by on Sun, Apr 7, 2024 in Easter, Sermons

Sermon preached by The Rev. Katherine Sedwick, Rector, on Apr. 7, 2024. ”Thomas was ‘absent’ when Jesus came to the other ten and breathed the Holy Spirit upon them — he didn’t see Jesus, nor receive what they did, and so struggles to believe what they tell him. Even the most articulate among them might have been hard pressed to adequately convey what they witnessed…”

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Mother Katherine’s sermon preached on Easter Day, Mar. 31, 2024

Posted by on Sun, Mar 31, 2024 in Easter, Feast Days, Sermons

Sermon preached by The Rev. Katherine Sedwick, Rector, on Easter Day, Mar. 31, 2024. ”I have seen the Lord. It is the church’s first sermon. She has let go of her own need to grasp hold and go back to what was, and it frees her to testify to what she knows and believes. No seminary degree or public administration course, no promise that anyone will listen.”

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Mother Katherine’s sermon preached on Good Friday, Mar. 29, 2024

Posted by on Fri, Mar 29, 2024 in Holy Week, Sermons

Sermon preached by The Rev. Katherine Sedwick, Rector, on Good Friday, Mar. 29, 2024. “Although we have heard it countless times, this is a painful gospel to hear, and harder still to participate in. As we twice speak those gut-wrenching words, “Crucify him! Crucify him!” there’s a bidding to internalize them and ask where our place is in calling for such cruelty and injustice.”

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Mother Katherine’s sermon preached on Mar. 24, 2024

Posted by on Sun, Mar 24, 2024 in Lent, Sermons

Sermon preached by The Rev. Katherine Sedwick, Rector, on Mar. 24, 2024. “Today once again we gather for something transformative and sacred; at once timeless and timely. The ‘formal’ procession began in the narthex with blessing our palms, and then we shared in procession through the nave doors, but is that the real beginning?”

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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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