Sermons from August 2017

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The Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 16A): August 27, 2017


Exodus 1:8-2:10; Psalm 124; Romans 12:1-8; Matthew 16:13-20 The process of writing a sermon usually follows a predictable pattern for me. I read the scriptures appointed for the day—usually looking most closely at the gospel, since we hold the life of Christ and the words attributed to him as our greatest light—and figure out what […]

The Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 15A): August 20, 2017


Genesis 45:1-15; Psalm 133; Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32; Matthew 15:21-28 Porforio was my best friend in first grade. What I remember especially was our coloring together. I would find a picture to color that had two boys, and we would decide which one was him and which was me, and get busy, talking the whole time […]

The Transfiguration: August 6, 2017


Exodus 34:29-35; Psalm 99; 2 Peter 1:13-21; Luke 9:28-36 “And while he was praying, the appearance of his face changed, and his clothes became dazzling white.” Jesus is transfigured on the mountaintop, a moment commemorated every August 6 in the calendar of the Church. Of course, we don’t know exactly when this event happened, or […]