Sermons from June 2018

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The Fifth Sunday After Pentecost (Proper 7B): June 24, 2018


1 Samuel 17:1a, 4-11, 19-23, 32-49; Psalm 9:9-20; 2 Corinthians 6:1-13; Mark 4:35-41 On October 17, 1735 John Wesley and his brother Charles set sail from England to Savannah, Georgia. Sometime into the four-month-long trip, a storm came up suddenly and broke the main mast. While the Englishmen were crying, a group of Moravians calmly […]

The Fourth Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 6B): June 17, 2018


1 Samuel 15:34 -16:13; Psalm 20; 2 Corinthians 5:6-17; Mark 4:26–34 Most of you know that I am chairing the upcoming Revival here in the Diocese of Western Massachusetts – October 21 – mark your calendars! We are very excited about our Presiding Bishop Michael Curry being our preacher, and about the opportunity to revive […]

The Third Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 5B): June 10, 2018


1 Samuel 8:4-11, 16;20; Psalm 138; 2 Corinthians 4:13 – 5:1; Mark 3:20–35 Today’s gospel really packs a punch, don’t you think? What do you think is the right word to describe it? The first word I came up with was audacious; then I thought again: no, impudent is better. Impudent means, “not showing due […]

The Second Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 4B): June 3, 2018


1 Samuel 3:1-10; Psalm 139:1-5, 12-17; 2 Corinthians 5:5-12; Mark 2:23 – 3:6 I saw a story this week about Tracey Helton Mitchell, who is sometimes called, “the Heroine of Heroin.” She herself is a recovering heroin addict who, after completing rehab in 1998, dedicated her life to the care and treatment of other heroin […]