Sunday, November 26, 2023 – Christ the King Sunday

Ezekiel 34:11-16,20-24; Psalm 95:1-7a; Ephesians 1:15-23; Matthew 25:31-46 The Rev. Drew Brislin The season of Christmas movies has kicked into full gear. They seem to be starting them earlier and earlier, even broadcasting new ones during Christmas in July campaigns. While the story lines vary there are inevitably at least one or two if not […]

Sunday, November 19, 2023 – Pentecost 25

Zephaniah 1:7,12-18; Psalm 90:1-8, 12; I Thessalonians 5:1-11; Matthew 25:14-30 The Rev. Candice B. Frazer I had a friend in high school whose father gave him the equivalent of his college tuition and a choice. He could invest his money and pay for college, invest it and keep it, or spend it and not go to college. My […]

Sunday, November 12, 2023 – Pentecost 24

Wisdom 6:12-16; Wisdom of Solomon 6:17-20 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; Matthew 25:1-13 Mr. Chris Paul, Seminarian We live in a culture that tends to spend a lot of time planning for events. Especially big wedding events. We spend months and months going over every detail to make sure everything goes off smoothly. Families and friends come from all over […]

Sunday, November 5, 2023 – All Saints’ Sunday

Revelation 7:9-17; Psalm 34: 1-10, 22; I John 3:1-3; Matthew 5:1-12 The Rev. Candice B. Frazer One was a soldier, and one was a beast, and one was killed by a fierce wild priest! Or was that one was a priest, and one was killed by a fierce wild beast? I sing a song of the saints […]

Sunday, October 22, 2023 – Pentecost 21

Isaiah 45:1-7; Psalm 96:1-9; 1 Thessalonians 1:1-10; Matthew 22:15-22 The Rev. Drew Brislin As Veteran’s Day approaches, a particular movie that is always played, especially on channels like Turner Movie Classics, is the 1941 Oscar winning Sergeant York starring Gary Cooper. It is based on the true story of a rugged Appalachian farmer from Tennessee named […]

Sunday, October 8, 2023 – Pentecost 19

Isaiah 5:1-7; Psalm 80:7-14; Philippians 3:4b-14; Matthew 21:33-46 The Rev. Drew Brislin As I was thinking about this morning’s Gospel reading and its agricultural aspects, I could not help but be drawn back to memories of some of my earliest school projects and science experiments that included plants. From watching celery soak up food dye, to […]

Sunday, October 1, 2023 – Pentecost 18

Ezekiel 18:1-4,25-32; Psalm 25:1-8;  Philippians 2:1-13; Matthew 21:23-32 Mr. Chris Paul, Seminarian I need to preface my sermon this morning with a disclaimer and warning. You may have come today expecting to hear a sermon from Matthew talking about a father, a vineyard, and his 2 sons. This would follow our lectionary for Proper 21, the eighteenth Sunday […]

Sunday, September 24, 2023 – Pentecost 17

Jonah 3:10-4:11; Psalm 145:1-8; Philippians 1:21-30; Matthew 20:1-16 The Rev. Candice B. Frazer “Nobody loves me, everybody hates me guess I’ll go eat worms.” Growing up whenever my sister pouted about not getting her way, she would plop herself down at the dinner table and sing this song in response to being asked why she was unhappy. Over […]

Sunday, September 17, 2023 – Pentecost 16

Genesis 50:15-21; Psalm 103:8-13; Romans 14:1-12; Matthew 18:21-35 The Rev. Drew Brislin   “And forgive us our debts,                              as we also have forgiven our debtors.                        And do not bring us to the time of trial,                               but rescue us from the evil one. For if you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you; but […]

Sunday, September 10, 2023 – Pentecost 15

Ezekiel 33:7-11; Psalm 119:33-40; Romans 13:8-14; Matthew 18:15-20 The Rev. Candice B. Frazer For years I have lamented the billboard on I-65 North, “Go to church or the Devil will get you” as a sign of our backward, judgment-oriented relationship to God. It seems more threatening than inviting, making a claim that we should be more scared […]