Sermons from January 2017

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The Third Sunday after the Epiphany: January 22, 2017


Isaiah 9:1-4; Psalm 96; 1 Corinthians 1:10-18; Matthew 4:12-23 I read recently about the southern elephant seals of Argentina. Scientists report for about three weeks after a mother elephant seal gives birth she nurses the pup giving it attention around the clock.  At the end of this period she is famished, so she abandons the […]

The Second Sunday after the Epiphany: January 15, 2017


Isaiah 49:1-7; Psalm 40:1-12; 1 Corinthians 1:1-9; John 1:29-42 The Revised Common Lectionary, the three-year schedule of scripture lessons that we follow, offers some intriguingly repetitive Gospel readings for these first three Sundays after Epiphany. Last week we heard Matthew’s version of the baptism of Jesus; this week we hear John’s take on Jesus’ baptism, […]