Sermon: 14th Sunday after Pentecost – Proper 17 Year A – True Religion

Jeremiah 15:15-21 Psalm 26:1-8 Romans 12:9-21 Matthew 16:21-28 The Collect Lord of all power and might, the author and giver of all good things: Graft in our hearts the love of your Name; increase in us true religion; nourish us with all goodness; and bring forth in us the fruit of good works; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God

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Sermon: Trinity Sunday Year A

Genesis 1:1-2:4a 2 Corinthians 13:11-13 Matthew 28:16-20 Psalm 8 The Collect Almighty and everlasting God, you have given to us your servants grace, by the confession of a true faith, to acknowledge the glory of the eternal Trinity, and in the power of your divine Majesty to worship the Unity: Keep us steadfast in this faith and worship, and bring us at last to see you in your one and

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Sermon: 7 Easter Year A – Where did Jesus’ body go?

7 Easter May 21, 2023 Acts 1:6-14 1 Peter 4:12-14; 5:6-11 John 17:1-11 Psalm 68:1-10, 33-36 The Collect O God, the King of glory, you have exalted your only Son Jesus Christ with great triumph to your kingdom in heaven: Do not leave us comfortless, but send us your Holy Spirit to strengthen us, and exalt us to that place where our Savior Christ has gone before; who lives and

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Sermon: 3 Easter – Why didn’t they recognize Jesus?

Acts 2:14a,36-41 1 Peter 1:17-23 Luke 24:13-35 Psalm 116:1-3, 10-17 En el nombre del padre, y del hijo, y del espíritu Santo. Amen. Cada vez que escucho la historia de los discípulos en el camino a Emaús, mi pregunto “¿por qué no conocieron a Jesús?” Si eran sus discípulos, ¿por qué no lo conocían? La semana pasada escuchamos la historia de Tomás que no creía en la resurrección hasta que

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Sermon: 3 Lent Year A – The woman at the well

Fashion Fair Mall, Fresno, CA, 1975

Exodus 17:1-7 Romans 5:1-11 John 4:5-42 Psalm 95 The Collect Almighty God, you know that we have no power in ourselves to help ourselves: Keep us both outwardly in our bodies and inwardly in our souls, that we may be defended from all adversities which may happen to the body, and from all evil thoughts which may assault and hurt the soul; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and

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Lenten Book Discussion: Inwardly Digest by Derek Olsen

St James Cathedral’s Formation Commission presents a Wednesday Evening Lenten Series Book Discussion of Derek Olsen’s “Inwardly Digest.”  The discussion will be led by the Rev. Deacon Jessica Harmon in the Fireside Room.  The series will begin on Feb. 22, from 6 to 7 p.m. before the Ash Wednesday service. From March 1 to March 29, the sessions will begin at 6 and run to 7:30 p.m. The planned schedule

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Sermon: Transfiguration (Last Epiphany Year A)

The Transfiguration of Jesus icon with the figures imagined as Lakota by John Giuliani

Exodus 24:12-18 2 Peter 1:16-21 Matthew 17:1-9 Psalm 2 Collect: O God, who before the passion of your only begotten Son revealed his glory upon the holy mountain: Grant to us that we, beholding by faith the light of his countenance, may be strengthened to bear our cross, and be changed into his likeness from glory to glory; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and

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Sermon: 2 Epiphany Year A – Vocation

(Video found on youtube here) Isaiah 49:1-7 1 Corinthians 1:1-9 John 1:29-42 Psalm 40:1-12 The 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 Christ our Lord, who with you

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Sermon: Advent 2 Year A – Prepare the way of the Lord

Isaiah 11:1-10 Romans 15:4-13 Matthew 3:1-12 Psalm 72:1-7, 18-19 The Collect Merciful God, who sent your messengers the prophets to preach repentance and prepare the way for our salvation: Give us grace to heed their warnings and forsake our sins, that we may greet with joy the coming of Jesus Christ our Redeemer; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

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