Sermons from July 2015

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Sermon: Proper 12, Lectionary 17 B John 6:1-21, Psalm 145:10-18, Ephesians 3:14-21

Today we leave Mark’s Gospel, the primary Gospel assigned to this year, and we begin a series of readings in John’s Gospel, the 6th Chapter. This chapter is mostly a discourse on bread – manna, bread from heaven, the bread of life, Jesus as living bread. But before the discourse, which we’ll read through together […]

Sermon Psalm 23; Jeremiah 23:1-6; Mark 6:30-34, 53-56

[Click here for Video] Today is commonly called “Little Good Shepherd Sunday”, a week that echoes Good Shepherd Sunday, the 4th Sunday of Easter. On this day we Consider the nature of God in Christ as the One who is our Good Shepherd And we contrast God’s nature to our own flawed nature, as we […]

Sermon Proper 10, Sunday 15 B Amos 7:7-15; Mark 6:14-29

[Click here for Video] Karen and I traveled to Halifax back in 2009, and as we were walking through the city we were stopping to check out some local pubs and churches – a normal practice of ours, when we visit different places around the world. One church we saw in Halifax was an old […]

Sermon: Proper 9, Lectionary 14, B 2015. Mark 6:1-13, 2 Corinthians 12:2-10

Jesus comes to his hometown, and goes to the synagogue on the Sabbath where he teaches, and the people are astonished. Now, astonished is an interesting word choice. It simply means that the people were filled with “a sudden and overwhelming surprise or wonder.” ( But we don’t know, at this point in the story, […]