Sermons on seasonal-message

Sermons on seasonal-message

“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…

“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…

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…

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…

“We wish to see Jesus”

This is the sermon the Rev. Karen Calafat preached at the diocesan worship service for the Fifth Sunday in Lent, March 21, 2021. —————- Lent 5B March 21, 2021 John 12:20-33 Now among those who went up to worship at the festival were some Greeks. They came to Philip, who was from Bethsaida in Galilee, and said to him, “Sir, we wish to see Jesus.” Philip went and told Andrew; then Andrew and Philip went and told Jesus. Jesus answered…

We don’t walk alone

This is the sermon the Rev. Allison Sandlin Liles preached at the diocesan worship service for the Fourth Sunday in Lent, March 14, 2021. ———- Lent 4B Ephesians 2:1-10 John 3:14-21 There are a handful of topics that I typically avoid in sermons: salvation, eschatology, divine judgement, and the New Testament epistles credited to Paul but not actually written by Paul. It’s not that I avoid difficult passages, I actually love exploring misunderstood texts and finding meaning in them for…

Set our sights on Jesus

This is the sermon the Rev. Karen Calafat preached at the diocesan worship service for the Third Sunday in Lent, March 7, 2021. ———— Lent 3B March 7, 2021 The Rev. Karen A. Calafat John 2:13-22 The Passover of the Jews was near, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. In the temple he found people selling cattle, sheep, and doves, and the money changers seated at their tables. Making a whip of cords, he drove all of them out of…

“Joy anyway”

This is the sermon Bishop Scott Mayer preached at the diocesan worship service for the Second Sunday of Lent, February 28, 2021. Watch it below or on YouTube. The text is below the video. ——– Lent 2 B Mark By now you know that we lost. In the course of a long interview this week,  I told a news reporter that I grieve with you, and I hurt for you,  but that I’m not worried about you. He was taken…

An ark of love and mercy

This is the sermon the Rev. Allison Sandlin Liles preached at the diocesan worship service for the First Sunday in Lent, February 21, 2021. ——- The Rev. Allison Sandlin Liles Lent 1B 2021 Genesis 9:8-17 The story of Noah’s Ark and the Great Flood is one of the most well-known stories of the Old Testament. It’s featured heavily in every children’s bible we own and was a fan favorite of my childhood Sunday School teachers.  Two parishes I previously served…