Monthly Archives: June 2015

Proper 7b: Faith, fear, and miracles

The bells rang at 10:00 a.m.:  nine times, then one 1 Samuel 17:32-49 Psalm 9:9-20 2 Corinthians 6:1-13 Mark 4:35-41 Charleston, SC Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church Jesus is not the only person in the bible to fall asleep in … Continue reading

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Trinity Sunday: “Here I am.” Thanksgivings

Isaiah 6:1-8 Canticle 13 Romans 8:12-17 John 3:1-17 “Here I am. Send me!” It was first used on Pentecost, June 9, 1549, under the reign of Edward VI, successor to Henry VIII. This anniversary is now honored on “the first … Continue reading

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Easter 7b: Listening in …

Acts 1:15-17, 21-26 Psalm 1 1 John 5:9-13 John 17:6-19 We walk up the steps into an adequate room: walls of stone, a courtyard below. It is warm in settling heat of early evening; the night-time’s cooling air has not … Continue reading

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Easter 6b: Who are we?

Acts 10:44-48 Psalm 98 1 John 5:1-6 John 15:9-17 Who are we? Alleluia! The Lord is risen. The Lord is risen indeed. Alleluia! It is still Easter season. It’s hard for us to remember that some days, isn’t it? We … Continue reading

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Easter 5b: Sermon notes on “Branches!”

Acts 8:26-40 Psalm 22:24-30 1 John 4:7-21 John 15:1-8 Children’s sermon – and for the adults, too I AM … GROW … ABIDE Ask the kids: Do you have a grapevine in your yard? No? Me, either. How about grass? … Continue reading

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Easter 4b: Shepherds

Acts 4:5-12 Psalm 23 1 John 3:16-24 John 10:11-18 Today is called “good shepherd” Sunday. At a time when we have been learning about who Jesus is, we celebrate Jesus today in his shepherd role, the good shepherd who lays … Continue reading

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