Sermons tagged with ‘St Johns Episcopal Church’

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What do we trade for God? Sermon from 9/1/2019

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Today in worship we considered how we have had God’s love firmly intertwined in our hearts – with the idea that God’s love would shine through us and bring us and the world hope. The writer to the Hebrews reminds us that, by nature, we are supposed to be hospitable to strangers and care for […]

Telling about God in our story – sermon from 8/18/19

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We gathered to offer prayers for healing today, for those on our prayer list and for those who are in need of prayers. We affirmed today that God knows the needs of humanity before we ask and that God supplies according to our need. We heard some difficult readings today that tell parts of the […]

Doing right is better than being right – sermon from 8/11/19

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In worship we were challenged by Luke’s gospel and how we are invited to be ready (more appropriately – be alert for the change that is coming so we aren’t surprised) and to remember that God’s greatest joy is to lavish us with God’s blessing; not to punish humanity. The letter to the Hebrews reminds […]

How do we disappoint God? – Sermon from 7/28/19

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In worship today we continued our journey in Ordinary Time, exploring the mission of our church and the people who are faithful followers of God. We heard Luke’s version of the Lord’s Prayer and listened to the “bumper sticker” – ask, seek, and knock – until you hear God’s response (then repeat). The letter to […]

Amos: the life of a prophet – sermon from 7/14/19

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In worship today we spent time remembering what it means to be called by God. Not just to a life filled with grace and mercy, but a life also filled with responsibility to God and the justice that God demands. The Psalmist reminded us that we need to be just and not favor those who […]

God’s mission is reaching all humanity – sermon from 7/7/19

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In worship we heard a variety of stories in scripture. From Elisha healing Naaman simply, by having the “proud general” Naaman bathe in the Jordan 7 times. The power of God works in ways that are not human ways. Paul concluded his letter to the Galatians reminding them that, while each individual is responsible for […]