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We Are Hope

A sermon preached on Easter Sunday, April 1, 2018 at St. John’s Episcopal Church. Click here if you’d like to read the scripture. Hit the play button below to listen along… sorry about the recording.  I missed the joke at … Continue reading

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The Edge of Hope

A sermon preached on Palm Sunday, March 25, 2018 at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Kingston, NY.  If you’d like to read today’s scripture click here.  If you want to listen along click the play button below.   Jesus, when … Continue reading

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Hope

  A sermon preached on Lent IV, Year B at St. John’s Episcopal Church on March 11, 2018.  You can read the scripture by clicking here.  If you’d like to listen along, click the play button below. Hope is the … Continue reading

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Opulent Hope

A sermon preached on Christmas Eve – December 24, 2017 – at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Kingston, NY.  You can read the scripture by clicking here. Now, this may be the wrong way to start off a Christmas sermon … Continue reading

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Homeless Jesus, King of Kings

You can read today’s scripture by clicking here. A few weeks ago, we baptized two beautiful little ones – Ella Mae and Eleanor.  All of 2 months and 15 months, these little ones, as they always do, strike a familiar … Continue reading

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The Hope of Miracles

There is Jesus, standing in the chaos of the world, where he always is. And Jesus encourages us to be faithful and to know that “faith” means we are to step out into the chaos of the wind and the waves and join him there – in the chaos. And he reminds us that he is going to be there with us when we falter and lose our faith, when we forget that we are as strong and as good as we are. We are followers of Jesus and we can perform miracles.
What are we called to do as the church in response to the evil of white supremacy? How is the church complicit in this evil? And what can we do to transform it? These are hard questions. But Jesus is standing in the raging sea, patiently waiting for us, saying, “Don’t be afraid. Come.” Continue reading

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The Transfiguration – Guest Post by Deacon Susan Bonsteel

Today was the Feast of the Transfiguration and our Deacon Susan Bonsteel preached this beautiful and deeply meaningful sermon for the life of our community.  She got some big AMENS afterwards. You can find the readings for today by clicking … Continue reading

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