Sermons

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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Tola’s sermon preached on May 5, 2024

Posted by on Sun, May 5, 2024 in Easter, Sermons

Sermon preached by Mr. Tola Marts, Lay Preacher, on May 5, 2024: Today’s readings are steeped in joy and love. From the Old Testament: “Shout with joy to the Lord!” “Let the hills ring out with joy before the Lord!” Then Jesus gives us a master class in love: “As the Father has loved me, so I have loved you; abide in my love.” And “I have said these things to you so that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be complete.”

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Mother Katherine’s sermon preached on Apr. 28, 2024

Posted by on Sun, Apr 28, 2024 in Easter, Sermons

Sermon preached by The Rev. Katherine Sedwick, Rector, on Apr. 28, 2024. ”Above all, trust in the slow work of God, our loving vine-dresser. We can almost see Jesus standing with his disciples, looking around for the right example for what it is to trust and live in God, to find one’s life flourishing in him, to feel one’s heart abounding with such love from the Holy One of blessing. There—a vineyard! That’s perfect! he thinks.”

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