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“Back where we started”

This is the sermon the Rev. Casey Shobe, rector, preached at the ordination of Ted Clarkson to the. priesthood on July 8, 2021, at The Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration, Dallas. ——– Isaiah 6:1-8 Psalm 119:33-40 Acts 18:1-4, 18-21, 24-28 Luke 24:13-35 © 2021 by the Rev. R. Casey Shobe Sometimes, in God’s good time, we wind up right back where we started. Sometimes, we head out into the world, filled with our questions and hopes and faith, and before…

“What is our Kingdom work this week?”

This is the sermon the Rev. Amy Haynie preached at the featured online worship service of Trinity Episcopal Church, Fort Worth, for the Seventh Sunday after Pentecost. July 11, 2021. —————- Proper 10B Names are repeated in our family – and they may be in yours too – seems like it happens more often than not in families. Of course, I am Amy and my husband’s sister is Amy. When she got married a few years after we did, the…

“It’s all grace – all gift”

This is the sermon Bishop Scott Mayer preached at the worship service before the diocesan picnic on Saturday, June 26, 2021, at All Saints’ School. Read the text below the sermon. Today the Episcopal Church in North Texas gathers together from all parts of the diocese, ranging from Wichita Falls to Hillsboro, a tremendous turnout, to celebrate the Holy Eucharist, the Sacrament of Confirmation, and have a picnic. It is a time to celebrate our identity as Episcopalians, and our…

“A story of friendship and resurrection”

This is the sermon the Rev. Bradley Dyche, rector, preached on the Fifth Sunday after Pentecost at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Stephenville, on June 27, 2021 in the featured livestreamed service. ——- Readings: 2 Samuel 1:1, 17-27; Mark 5:21-43 In the name of God who Creates, Redeems, Sustains, and befriends us. Amen. Greetings All! We at St. Luke’s are happy to have you worshiping with us right here in the ‘Ville. It’s a wonderful moment for us after celebrating with…

‘Open wide your hearts”

This is the sermon the Rev. Paula Jefferson preached on the Fourth Sunday after Pentecost, June 20, 2021, for the online worship service of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Keller. —— Job 38:1-11 Psalm 107:1-3, 23-32 2 Corinthians 6:1-13 Mark 4:35-41 Today’s readings present us with a similar theme:  human suffering and God’s engagement in our imperfect world.   Fr Ron refers to this sort of reading as, “The Happy Christian’s Guide to Suffering”.   Job, Mark’s Gospel, and Paul … each of these readings…

“Our calling is to scatter seeds”

This is the sermon the Rt. Rev. Scott Mayer preached at All Saints’ Episcopal Church, Fort Worth, worshiping at the Chapel at All Saints’ Episcopal School, 9700 Saints’ Circle, Fort Worth, TX, 76108, on the Third Sunday after Pentecost, June 13, 2021.. —————- All Saints Fort Worth 2021         3 Pentecost – Proper 6B           June 13 I want to begin this morning by expressing my respect, affection, and gratitude for you, the people called All Saints Episcopal Church. These have been…

“with enough foolishness to believe….”

This is the sermon the Rev. Kevin Johnson preached at the online worship service for St. Alban’s, Theatre Arlington, on the Second Sunday after Pentecost, June 6, 2021. ——– Pentecost + 2, Proper 5B, 2021 In the year 2018, a skinny 15-year-old girl skipped school to protest outside the Swedish Parliament building; standing there by herself, with a homemade sign reading “School strike for climate.” By September of 2019 in cities across the globe the School Strike for Climate had…

. . .in that relationship of Love

This is the sermon the Rev. Dr. Robert Pace preached on Pentecost Sunday, May 23, 2021, at Trinity Episcopal Church, Fort Worth. ————- Texts: Acts 2:1-21 John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15 In the name of God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. This is quite a day in the life of our church. It’s a great day of celebration. The feast of Pentecost is one of the historic seven principal feasts of the Church.[1] One of the great…

“Sanctify them. . .”

This is the sermon the Rev. Kevin Johnson preached at the diocesan worship service for the Seventh Sunday of Easter, May 16, 2021. We are grateful to Trinity, Fort Worth, for offering their St. Mary’s Chapel for the diocesan worship service. ——– John 17:6-19 It’s only 10 a.m. on a Sunday morning, your cup of coffee hasn’t quite kicked in, the synapses in your brain, in the words of the magnificent Dolly Parton, are still “yawning, stretching, and tryin’ to…

Abiding

This is the sermon the Rev. Karen Calafat preached at the Sixth Sunday of Easter, May 9, 2021. We are grateful to Trinity Episcopal Church, Fort Worth, for offering the use of their beautiful St. Mary’s Chapel for the service. ————– Easter 6B.2021 (Scripture for reference) John 15:1-8 I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinegrower. 2He removes every branch in me that bears no fruit. Every branch that bears fruit he prunes to make it bear more…

In Christ’s family

This is the sermon the Rev. Allison Sandlin Liles preached at the online worship service for the Fifth Sunday of Easter, May 2, 2021. We are grateful to Trinity Episcopal Church, Fort Worth, for offering the use of their beautiful St. Mary’s Chapel for the service. ———– Easter 5B Acts 8:26-40 There are times when I wonder if the Church  — the whole church, not just St Stephen’s or the Episcopal Church in North Texas — I wonder if the…

“…your immeasurable love.”

This is the sermon Bishop Scott Mayer preached at the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd in Granbury on the Fourth Sunday of Easter, Good Shepherd Sunday, April 25, 2021. The service marked the 50th anniversary of the parish. ————– Good Shepherd Granbury 2021        4 Easter – Year B             April 25 I am glad to see you – in person. It has been a strange year, a surreal year, and for many people a devastating year. For most of a…

The Good Shepherd

This is the sermon the Rev. Kevin Johnson, St. Alban’s Theatre Arlington, preached at the online worship service on the Fourth Sunday in Easter, April 25, 2021. —— Easter 4 Yr B 2021 Slipping on my shoes, boiling water, toasting bread, buttering the sky: that should be enough contact with God in one day to make anyone crazy. (Hafiz) My experience with sheep is limited.  I’ve seen them grazing as I pass by in my car.  I have a couple…

“Oh, that we might see better times!”

This is the sermon the Rev. Karen Calafat preached at the online worship service for the Third Sunday in Easter. This is the last Sunday St. Luke’s will be in their building. ——- “Oh, that we might see better times!” I think that line from the Psalmist was meant just for us, for our tenacious little diocese and its faithful parishes.  “Oh, that we might see better times” – from the words of the Psalmist, through our lips to God’s…

Called to be the Body of Christ

This is the sermon the Rev. Linda Taylor preached on the Second Sunday of Easter for the diocesan worship service April 11, 2021. Acts 4:32-35; Psalm 133; I John 1:1-2:2; John 20:19-31 The Rev. Canon Linda S. Taylor In the last days of his life on Earth, Jesus said to his disciples: This is the new commandment I give to you: that you love one another as I have loved you. He asked them to continue his work in the…

“The tomb is empty. Love is released.”

This is the sermon the Rt. Rev. Scott Mayer preached at the diocesan worship service for Easter Sunday, April 4, 2021. ——— Easter Day, North Texas     April 4, 2021 Alleluia, Christ is risen! The Lord is risen indeed, Alleluia! Jesus Christ is risen today, and by his rising to new life, we are raised with him. For, resurrection happens not only to Jesus, but to us as well – and not only to us, but to all of creation. We…