Tag Archives: Jesus

An Idle Tale?

Preached on Easter Sunday at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Kingston, NY.  If you’d like to read the scriptures, click here.  If you’d like to listen along, click the play button below. The story of the Resurrection is one of … Continue reading

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Dcn. Sue Bonsteel’s Sermon for Lent II

A sermon for the Second Sunday of Lent, Year C.  March 17, 2019; two days after the massacre of 50 Muslims at prayer in Christchurch, NZ. At 8 am, after we shared the Peace, the congregants broke into spontaneous conversation … Continue reading

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Life Follows Where Love Leads

A sermon preached on July 22, 2018, Proper 11, at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Kingston, NY.  You can read today’s scripture by clicking here.  We began today’s worship with the hymn – “In Christ there is no east or … Continue reading

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Guest Post: A Sermon from Deacon Sue

A sermon preached at St. John’s Episcopal Church on Lent III, March 4, 2018 by the Rev. Dcn. Sue Bonsteel.  You can read the day’s scripture by clicking here. ….and Jesus went into the temple. There he found people illegally … Continue reading

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In This Sanctuary

Click here for this week’s scripture. The end of Matthew’s Gospel today references the presence of God that we experience when we are engaged in various forms of prayer. “For where two or three are gathered in my name, I … Continue reading

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Rest

You can find this week’s scripture readings by clicking here. Something miraculous happened to me about two weeks ago:  I got a cpap machine.  (cpap=continuous positive airway pressure) For the past 3 years or so, I’ve been in this seemingly … Continue reading

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Crucifying Truth – A Palm Sunday Reflection

Click here for today’s readings. Jesus entered Jerusalem to shouts of welcome, palms waving in the air as a sign of victory.  It was the same way they greeted a king. The way we greet someone who is supposed to vanquish … Continue reading

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