Sermons

(Open) Endings– Meredith Kadet

Meredith Kadet

The Twenty-Fifth Sunday After Pentecost-November 18, 2012

1 Samuel 1:4-20; The Song of Hannah (1 Samuel 2:1-10); Hebrews 10:11-25; Mark 13:1-8

Preacher: Meredith Kadet, Seminarian, Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York.

 

I began working on this sermon about three weeks ago – so yeah, maybe I was a little nervous about my first Sunday morning preaching gig! Most models of preaching say you work from at least two texts – the lectionary, and the world you’re in. Well, this is the world I was in while I worked on this sermon. SuperStorm Sandy was raging, and in the days after reports began to come in of neighborhoods wiped away, lives lost, millions of us cast into cold and damp and dark. (more…)

The Widow’s Gift–Mark Braverman

Dr. Mark Braverman

 

The Twenty Fourth Sunday after Pentecost–November 11, 2012

Preacher: Dr. Mark Braverman, Program Director, Kairos, USA

1 Kings 17:8-16; Psalm 127; Hebrews 9:24-28; Mark 12:38-44

 

It’s a joy to be with you in this beautiful place.  I want to thank Liz for the honor of preaching from this pulpit.  You know, as a Jew who grew up in the synagogue, preaching from a prescribed set of scripture reading is very familiar territory.  Every Sabbath we read a section from the Five Books of Moses – it’s a one-year cycle, we divided it into 52 portions.  But when I discovered the lectionary I was so delighted – what an embarrassment of riches for the preacher!  (more…)

Living Water-the Rev. Nancy Wright

The Fourth Sunday after Pentecost: June 24, 2012
 
Visiting preacher: the Rev. Nancy Wright, Pastor at Ascension Lutheran Church, S. Burlington, Vermont.

1 Samuel 17:57-18:5, 10-16, Psalm 113, 2 Corinthians 6:1-13, Mark 4:35-31

It is wonderful to return to St. Michael’s; my ten years of ministry here with Jeff Gill and Fred Hill were full of wonderful memories, and sad memories, as it was the 80’s during the height of the AIDs epidemic. The church was a family in ministering to those in need.

My being here was in the capacity of a spiritual director, and it’s in that capacity that I know Rev. Liz Maxwell, as well as a good friend.

As I am on sabbatical, you are the first congregation with which I can share the travels and insights and prayers of my heart. I’ll dive right in. (more…)