What are You Waiting For? (An Advent Sermon)

Trinity Church in the City of BostonAdvent 1, 2022 Almighty God, give us grace to cast away the works of darkness, and put on the armor of light, now in the time of this mortal life in which your Son Jesus Christ came to visit us in great humility; that in the last day, whenContinue reading “What are You Waiting For? (An Advent Sermon)”

Here’s A Story….of a Lovely Lady….well, how about a Pharisee and Tax Collector instead?

Proper 25 Year C Trinity Church in the City of Boston October 23, 2022 Joel 2:23-32Psalm 652 Timothy 4:6-8,16-18Luke 18:9-14 Almighty and everlasting God, increase in us the gifts of faith, hope, and charity; and, that we may obtain what you promise, make us love what you command; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who livesContinue reading “Here’s A Story….of a Lovely Lady….well, how about a Pharisee and Tax Collector instead?”

“Backpacks and Baptisms: You are Marvelously Made for This New Year”

Proper 18 Year C 2022 Trinity Church Boston Jeremiah 18:1-11Psalm 139:1-5, 12-17Luke 14:25-33 Grant us, O Lord, to trust in you with all our hearts; for, as you always resist the proud who confide in their own strength, so you never forsake those who make their boast of your mercy; through Jesus Christ our Lord,Continue reading ““Backpacks and Baptisms: You are Marvelously Made for This New Year””

Top Gun, Phillips Brooks, and Jesus: Lean into Love

Proper 15 Year C August 14, 2022 Trinity Church Boston Isaiah 5:1-7 Luke 12:49-56 Collect: Almighty God, you have given your only Son to be for us a sacrifice for sin, and also a an example of godly life: Give us grace to receive thankfully the fruits of his redeeming work, and to follow dailyContinue reading “Top Gun, Phillips Brooks, and Jesus: Lean into Love”

This Odd and Wondrous Calling

Second Sunday After Pentecost Year A 2022Last Sunday at St. John’s- Abi Moon 1 Kings 19:1-4, (5-7), 8-15aPsalm 43Luke 8:26-39 O Lord, make us have perpetual love and reverence for your holy Name, for you never fail to help and govern those whom you have set upon the sure foundation of your loving­-kindness; through Jesus ChristContinue reading “This Odd and Wondrous Calling”

“You Just Don’t Understand”- Seeking to understand rather than to be understood.

Pentecost Sunday Year A 2022 Acts 2:1-21 John 14:8-17, (25-27) Almighty God, on this day you opened the way of eternal life to every race and nation by the promised gift of your Holy Spirit: Shed abroad this gift throughout the world by the preaching of the Gospel, that it may reach to the endsContinue reading ““You Just Don’t Understand”- Seeking to understand rather than to be understood.”

Visions, Change, and God’s Unchanging Love

Easter 5 YEAR C 2022 Acts 11:1-18 John 13:31-35 Almighty God, whom truly to know is everlasting life: Grant us so perfectly to know your Son Jesus Christ to be the way, the truth, and the life, that we may steadfastly follow his steps in the way that leads to eternal life; through Jesus ChristContinue reading “Visions, Change, and God’s Unchanging Love”

What anchors you and what allows you to leap? (or- We are Fatigued, Forgiven, Fed, and sent to then Feed others)

Easter 3 Year C 2022 Acts 9:1-20 John 21:1-19 O god, whose blessed son made himself known to his disciples in the breaking of bread: Open the eyes our faith, that we may behold him in all his redeeming work; who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God,Continue reading “What anchors you and what allows you to leap? (or- We are Fatigued, Forgiven, Fed, and sent to then Feed others)”

What are we running from and who do we run towards? An Easter Sermon.

Easter Sunday YEAR C 2022 1 Corinthians 15:19-26 John 20:1-18 Almighty God, who through your only-begotten Son Jesus Christ overcame death and opened to us the gate of everlasting life: Grant that we, who celebrate with joy the day of the Lord’s resurrection, may be raised from the death of sin by your life-giving Spirit;Continue reading “What are we running from and who do we run towards? An Easter Sermon.”

Parades to Passion. How do we live in the tension of the in between? (Palm Sunday)

Palm Sunday Year C 2022 Philippians 2:5-11  Luke 23:1-49 Almighty and ever living God, in your tender love for the human race you sent your Son our Savior Jesus Christ to take upon him our nature, and to suffer death upon the cross, giving us the example of his great humility: Mercifully grant that weContinue reading “Parades to Passion. How do we live in the tension of the in between? (Palm Sunday)”