Category Archives: Sermons

The Ways of Wisdom

A reading from Proverbs Does not wisdom call, and does not understanding raise her voice? On the heights, beside the way, at the crossroads she takes her stand; beside the gates in front of the town, at the entrance of …

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Object Lessons

A Reading from the Book of Exodus As Pharaoh drew near, the Israelites looked back, and there were the Egyptians advancing on them. In great fear the Israelites cried out to the Lord. They said to Moses, ‘Was it because …

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The One You Love

A Reading from Genesis After these things God tested Abraham. He said to him, “Abraham!” And he said, “Here I am.” He said, “Take your son, your only son Isaac, whom you love, and go to the land of Moriah, …

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Take Care

This is a continuation in our series of Easter Vigil texts, which cover the breadth of our salvation history. The texts are meant to do something specific during our Easter Vigil, namely to show the faithfulness of God throughout history. …

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Before We Begin: The Creation

A Reading from Genesis In the beginning when God created the heavens and the earth, the earth was a formless void and darkness covered the face of the deep, while a wind from God swept over the face of the waters. …

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Born to Set Thy People Free

A Reading from the Gospel of Mark … and the crowd came together again, so that they could not even eat. When his family heard it, they went out to restrain him, for people were saying, “He has gone out …

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Wordfall

A Reading from the First Book of Samuel Now the boy Samuel was ministering to the Lord under Eli. The word of the Lord was rare in those days; visions were not widespread. At that time Eli, whose eyesight had begun to grow dim so …

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God For Us

A Reading from the Book of Isaiah In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord sitting on a throne, high and lofty; and the hem of his robe filled the temple. Seraphs were in attendance above him; each …

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Always Wanted to Be an Apostle

A Reading from the Acts of the Apostles In those days Peter stood up among the believers (together the crowd numbered about one hundred twenty persons) and said, “Friends, the scripture had to be fulfilled, which the Holy Spirit through …

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The Company We Keep

A reading from the Gospel of John As the Father has loved me, so I have loved you; abide in my love. If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s …

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