Sermons from June 2017

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The Third Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 7A): June 25, 2017


Genesis 21:8-21; Psalm 86:1-10, 16-17; Romans 6:1b-11; Matthew 10:24-39 Three years ago this month my husband Don and I traveled to Texas. A trip that was planned to help celebrate my father’s 80th birthday found a new and unexpected purpose: Don’s mother Agnes, who had languished in hospice care for three-and-a-half years in the grip […]

The Second Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 6A): June 18, 2017


Genesis 18:1-15, 21:1-7; Psalm 116:1, 10-17; Romans 5:1-8; Matthew 9:35-10:8 Good morning, and welcome to St. Paul’s! You’ve probably noticed that our altar hangings and vestments have turned to green—that’s because we are now in Ordinary time. It is not ordinary time because it is without any special feast to look forward to, or back […]

The First Sunday after Pentecost (Trinity Sunday): June 11, 2017


Genesis 1:1-2:4a; Psalm 8; 2 Corinthians 13:11-13; Matthew 28:16-20 As you may know, for many preachers, Trinity Sunday is an occasion for anxiety. It is the day when we are asked to speak clearly and intelligently about one of the most mysterious tenets of our theology: That our God is of three persons but one […]

The Day of Pentecost: June 4, 2017


Acts 2:1-21; Psalm 104:25-35, 37; 1 Corinthians 12:3b-13; John 7:37-39 Happy Birthday to the Church! Today is our birthday as a faith. It was on the Day of Pentecost that the movement of Christ’s followers changed from simply a small band of disciples and hangers-on into a church: An ever-widening body of believers. And what […]