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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Proper 27 Year C – 22 Pentecost – Resurrection is True

Haggai 1:15b-2:9 Psalm 145:1-5, 18-22 2 Thessalonians 2:1-5, 13-17 Luke 20:27-38 Collect: O God, whose blessed Son came into the world that he might destroy the works of the devil and make us children of God and heirs of eternal life: Grant that, having this hope, we may purify ourselves as he is pure; that, when he comes again with power and great glory, we may be made like him

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Sermon: Proper 25 Year C – I don’t want to be the tax collector

Stewardship season sermon at the Episcopal Church of St. John the Baptist, Lodi, CA  Jeremiah 14:7-10,19-22 Psalm 84:1-6 2 Timothy 4:6-8,16-18 Luke 18:9-14 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 you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for

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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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