Sermons from April 2017

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The Third Sunday of Easter: April 30, 2017


Acts 2:14a,36-41; Psalm 116:1-3, 10-17; 1 Peter 1:17-23; Luke 24:13-35 I find it a little hard to believe that we are already two weeks into the Easter season. It feels to me like it all went by in a whirl. And even though it is finally looking more spring-like outside (that certainly all seemed to […]

The Second Sunday of Easter: April 23, 2017


Acts 2:14a,22-32; Psalm 16; 1 Peter 1:3-9; John 20:19-31   Why am I the one who got that funny nickname? The other disciples are remembered by their proper names: John, Luke, Matthew, Peter – but me? Well, you know. They call me Doubting Thomas! I have to tell you, that is not the way I […]

Easter Day: April 16, 2017


Jeremiah 31:1-6; Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24; Colossians 3:1-4; John 20:1-18 Good morning, and welcome to St. Paul’s on Easter Day! We are delighted that all of you came to worship today. As you may know, this is my second Easter here in Stockbridge. We moved here from Manhattan, and we are very happy to be here. […]

Sunday of the Passion (Palm Sunday): April 9, 2017


Matthew 21:1-11 Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29; Isaiah 50:4-9a; Philippians 2:5-11; Matthew 26:14- 27:66 Good morning, and welcome to St. Paul’s on this Palm Sunday, as we embark on the most important week of the Christian year. Our liturgy for this day always feels a little, well, schizophrenic to me. I remember a former parishioner who referred […]

The Fifth Sunday in Lent: April 2, 2017


Ezekiel 37:1-14; Psalm 130; Romans 8:6-11; John 11:1-45   Is there a Biblical text that paints a more vivid picture than this story of the dry bones? All I have to do is hear those two words—“dry bones”—and the synapses of my mind begin to fire. I see an image from the cartoons of my […]