Advent & Christmas at St. Paul's

Sermons

Sermons

Getting holy

December 2, 2018

Welcome to Advent. Welcome in. (Have you heard someone say that recently in a shop or café or convenience store? I don’t know why that expression annoys me so much,…


What is truth?

November 25, 2018

“What is truth?” The lectionary doesn’t include it, but that’s the next line of today’s gospel. And it’s Pilate who asks the question… Pilate, the representative of Caesar: the bringer…


To which God or gods we will offer our lives.

November 22, 2018

Starting today and in the weeks leading up to Christmas, we have the opportunity to decide to which God or gods we will offer our lives. + Our age has…


Living provocatively

November 18, 2018

You know those Christmas stockings you can get off the shelf with letters of the alphabet on them, so people can have a stocking with their initial? Every year Scott…


Breathing underwater

November 11, 2018

“Trust me.” How many times have you heard that? We usually hear it when we’re having a hard time trusting. “Fear not” might be the biblical version. When Mark and…


The Heavenly Picnic

November 4, 2018

I’ve been on a Harry Potter kick lately and enjoying the descriptions of the start-of-term feasts in Hogwarts’ Great Hall, candles floating in mid-air, platters of sausages, Yorkshire pudding, and…


Take Heart. Get Up. Jesus is Calling.

October 28, 2018

[Mark Taylor] If I were to preach a stewardship sermon this morning, I might begin with the Old English roots of our word “steward” – the “ward” of the “sty,”…


Come, Even Now

October 14, 2018

This young man, who kept the commandments, and who Jesus loved, was the only one in all of Jesus’ ministry to refuse Jesus’ call leave everything and follow him. He…


Bigger than this

October 7, 2018

My name is Sara, and I’m an adulterer. I’m an adulterer because I was divorced in 1989, and in 1997 I married another. I think I even did some dating…


The Strife is O’er

September 30, 2018

Angels are everywhere. I know that’s on a bumper sticker somewhere. We know angels from today’s scriptures; the good ones get to go up and down, as we read about…