Sermons

The Seventh Sunday of Easter — The Rev. Leigh Mackintosh

The Rev. Leigh Mackintosh

The Seventh Sunday of Easter: May 13, 2018

Acts 1:15-17, 21-26  |  1 John 5:9-13
John 17:6-19  |  Psalm 1

Preacher: The Rev. Leigh Mackintosh, Associate Rector of St. Michael’s Church

Happy Mother’s Day!

Over the past several weeks, our Easter sermon series has reflected on how worship relates to life in the world. We’ve learned about the offertory, confession and Peace, the Creed, Holy Eucharist, and the dismissal. Today, our final topic is Scripture — the living Word running through our lives. (more…)

The Sixth Sunday of Easter — the Rev. David Rider

The Sixth Sunday of Easter: May 13, 2018

Acts 1:15-17, 21-26  |  1 John 5:9-13
John 17:6-19  |  Psalm 1

Preacher: The Rev. David Rider, Executive Director and
President of the Seamen’s Church Institute of New York and New Jersey

We’ve settled into another wonderful Sunday of worship amid the Great Fifty Days of Easter

Music abounds, the warm glow of community surrounds us with prayers of joy, we await Eucharistic fellowship and, all too soon, our Deacon will cry out in polite liturgical language, “Get out of here!” (more…)

The Fifth Sunday of Easter – The Rev. Kyle Oliver

The Rev. Kyle Oliver

The Second Sunday in Lent: February 25, 2018

Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16  |  Romans 4:13-25
Mark 8:31-38  |  
Psalm 22:22-30

Preacher: The Rev. Kyle Oliver

 

 

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“Do this in remembrance of me.”

These words of Jesus are at the center of the remarkable prayer we offer each week as we celebrate the Eucharist. We think of this observance as a commandment and an invitation and a gift he gave on the night before he died. (more…)

The Fourth Sunday of Easter — The Rev. Katharine Flexer

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The Rev. Katharine Flexer

The Fourth Sunday of Easter: April 22, 2018

Acts 4:5-12  |  1 John 3:16-24
John 10:11-18  |  Psalm 23

Preacher: The Rev. Katharine Flexer, Rector of St. Michael’s Church

Jesus said, There will be one flock, one shepherd. I am the Good Shepherd.

Greetings, fellow sheep. Today at the end of our service we will go out and find good pasture in our backyard children’s garden – (more…)

The Third Sunday of Easter — Michael Taylor

Michael Taylor

The Third Sunday of Easter: April 15, 2018

Acts 3:12-19  |  1 John 3:1-7
Luke 24:36b-48  |  Psalm 4

Preacher: Michael Taylor, Ministry Intern

O God in whom we live, and move, and have our being.  Give us the grace to cast away all fear, so that we might recognize you among us.  So that we might hear the word you have to say to us.  So that we might be transformed, transformed to be more of you in this world. May the words of my mouth and the meditation of our hearts together glorify You, our Rock, and our Redeemer. Amen. (more…)

The Second Sunday of Easter — The Rev. Leigh Mackintosh

The Rev. Leigh Mackintosh

The Second Sunday of Easter: April 8, 2018

Acts 4:32-35  |  1 John 1:1-2:2
John 20:19-31  |  Psalm 133

Preacher: The Rev. Leigh Mackintosh,
Associate Rector of St. Michael’s Church

Walk in love as Christ loved us and gave himself for us an offering and sacrifice to God.” (Ephesians) Each Sunday, these words from Ephesians mark the stage in the service we call the offertory – the moment when the Liturgy of the Word moves to the Liturgy of the Table. The spiritual shift from listening, praying, and reflecting on God’s Word to responding and revealing God through action. (more…)

The Feast of the Resurrection — The Rev. Katharine Flexer

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The Rev. Katharine Flexer

The Feast of the Resurrection: April 1, 2018

Acts 10:34-43  |  Mark 16:1-8

Preacher: The Rev. Katharine Flexer, Rector of St. Michael’s Church

 

Happy Easter! And Happy April Fools’ Day! For the first time in 62 years, we have these two holidays together. The possibilities are endless. Empty wrappers and frozen peas in the Easter eggs. Or superglue the eggs together so they won’t open. OR send everyone on an Easter egg hunt – but don’t hide any eggs. You get the idea. (more…)

Easter Vigil Service — The Rev. Leigh Mackintosh

The Rev. Leigh Mackintosh

Easter Vigil: March 31, 2018

Romans 6:3-11   |  Psalm 114
Mark 16:1-8

Preacher: The Rev. Leigh Mackintosh, Associate Rector of St. Michael’s Church

One of the joyful, victorious Easter moments of my life was graduating from seminary. For three years my life had been immersed in a rich, vibrant spiritual community of daily worship, prayer, study, and service. I had never felt so close to God, so connected to others, so fulfilled in my work and calling to be a priest. My life became an outpouring of living, joyful Alleluias. (more…)

Good Friday — The Rev. Katharine Flexer

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The Rev. Katharine Flexer

Good Friday: March 30, 2018

Isaiah 52:13-53:12  |  Hebrews 4:14-16; 5:7-9
John 18:1-19:42  |  Psalm 22

Preacher: The Rev. Katharine Flexer, Rector of St. Michael’s Church

As Annie Dillard writes in her book For the Time Being, the dead outnumber the living. The numbers are staggering. The number of people who have ever lived on earth is over 108 billion. We have some 7.6 billion people alive today – so the dead outnumber us by over 14 to 1. (more…)