Sermon: Keeping the Sabbath (Proper 16 Year C)

11th Sunday after Pentecost, Proper 16 Year C Isaiah 58:9b-14 Psalm 103:1-8 [Hebrews 12:18-29] Luke 13:10-17 Collect:  Grant, O merciful God, that your Church, being gathered together in unity by your Holy Spirit, may show forth your power among all peoples, to the glory of your Name; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen. May

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Sermon: Serving God faithfully (9th Sunday after Pentecost Proper 14 Year C)

Isaiah 1:1, 10-20 Psalm 50:1-8, 23-24 Hebrews 11:1-3, 8-16 Luke 12:32-40 The Collect Grant to us, Lord, we pray, the spirit to think and do always those things that are right, that we, who cannot exist without you, may by you be enabled to live according to your will; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.

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Sermon: Perfect Disciples (Easter 3, Year C)

Perfect disciples Third Sunday of Easter, Year C Acts 9:1-20 Revelation 5:11-14 John 21:1-19 Psalm 30 The Collect O God, whose blessed Son made himself known to his disciples in the breaking of bread: Open the eyes of 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, now and for ever. Amen.

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Sermon: Jesus is all that matters (Lent 5 Year C)

Fifth Sunday in Lent – Year C St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church, Lodi, CA Philippians 3:4b-14 John 12:1-8 Psalm 126 Collect: Almighty God, you alone can bring into order the unruly wills and affections of sinners: Grant your people grace to love what you command and desire what you promise; that, among the swift and varied changes of the world, our hearts may surely there be fixed where true

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Sermon: What does God want from us? (2 Lent, Year C)

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2nd Sunday in Lent (RCL Year C) St. James Episcopal Cathedral, Fresno, CA Genesis 15:1-12,17-18 Philippians 3:17-4:1 Luke 13:31-35 Psalm 27 Collect: O God, whose glory it is always to have mercy: Be gracious to all who have gone astray from your ways, and bring them again with penitent hearts and steadfast faith to embrace and hold fast the unchangeable truth of your Word, Jesus Christ your Son; who with

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Sermon: Who has God’s Blessing? (6 Epiphany, Year C)

6th Sunday after Epiphany February 13 – Commemoration of Absalom Jones Episcopal Church of St. John the Baptist, Lodi, CA Jeremiah 17:5-10 (Cursed are those who trust in mortals) 1 Corinthians 15:12-20 (Necessity of resurrection) Luke 6:17-26 (Blessings and Woes) Psalm 1 (Happy are they…) Absalom Jones collect: Set us free, heavenly Father, from every bond of prejudice and fear; that, honoring the steadfast courage of your servant Absalom Jones,

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Sermon: The first of his signs (Epiphany 2 Year C)

Epiphany 2 Year C St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church, Lodi, CA (Isaiah 62:1-5) 1 Corinthians 12:1-11 Psalm 36:5-10 John 2:1-11 Collect: Almighty God, whose Son our Savior Jesus Christ is the light of the world: Grant that your people, illumined by your Word and Sacraments, may shine with the radiance of Christ’s glory, that he may be known, worshipped, and obeyed to the ends of the earth; through Jesus

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Sermon: Mary’s Song, Mary’s Prayer (Advent 4, Year C)

4th Sunday of Advent, Year C St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church, Lodi, CA Hebrews 10:5-10 Luke 1:39-45, (46-55) or Psalm 80:1-7 Collect: Purify our conscience, Almighty God, by your daily visitation, that your Son Jesus Christ, at his coming, may find in us a mansion prepared for himself; who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen. May

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Sermon: What is truth? (Proper 29 Year B)

Proper 29, Year B St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church, Lodi, CA 2 Samuel 23:1-7Psalm 132:1-13 (14-19)Revelation 1:4b-8John 18:33-37 What is truth? Well, the truth is we were not supposed to hear that question today. I asked Penny and Deacon Tom if we could include that extra half verse on the end of our gospel reading. When the powers that be chose the texts for the Revised Common Lectionary, they

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Sermon: What do you want me to do for you? (Proper 25 Year B)

Proper 25 Year B St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church, Lodi, CA Job 42:1-6, 10-17 (end of job) Psalm 34:1-8, (19-22) Hebrews 7:23-28 (eternal priest) Mark 10:46-52 (Bartimaeus, son of Timaeus) Collect: 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 lives and reigns with

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