Sermons

  • Propio 21A (Español)

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    En nombre del Padre, y del hijo, y del espíritu Santo. Amen.  Buenos Dias, y muchas gracias a todos por permitirme hablar con ustedes esta mañana en su iglesia tan hermosa. Desde el Marzo, es la primera vez en que estaba DENTRO de una iglesia. Gracias tambien, por Zoom y feisbuk, pero no es lo […]

  • Proper 21A

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    In the name of our triune God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, Amen. Good morning, thank you for having me here, and allowing me to speak with you this morning, in your beautiful sanctuary—the first sanctuary I’ve been in since March, and it feels nice.  I moved to Boston for Graduate School in 2001. In […]

  • Proper 18A

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    Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight,  O Lord, my strength and my redeemer.     Whether or not we personally are very good at it, I imagine that most of us understand that one of the messages that Jesus shared with us was that of forgiveness, […]

  • Wednesday of Proper 12A

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    In the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit: I can get pretty cranky about the uses of my name. A prime example of what makes me cranky is in Margaret Atwood’s novel, or the recent television series based on it: The Handmaids Tale. In this story, “The Marthas” is a collective title for […]

  • Proper 11A

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    In the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit: Today’s readings, in conjunction with the current state of our nation and world, brought a quotation immediately to mind. Drawing on another well known phrase, this version comes to us from the great repository of theological wisdom that is the television show Buffy the Vampire […]

  • Christmas 2

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    Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable to you, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer. Last week, by proxy, I offered three invitations:  To give yourselves the gift of exulting in beginnings for 12 Christmas days.  To let Christmas end in your heart the divisions that separate […]

  • Christmas 1

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    This is about the time of year that people suffer from something we mightcall “post-Christmas letdown.” We may know in our minds that Christmas has in fact only begun a few days ago, but here in America, we start seeing Christmas trees put out for the trash by now.  There are three ways I fight […]