Monthly Archives: February 2020

Ash Wednesday: “Beware!” (Matthew 6:1-6,16-21)

“Beware!” That’s the first word from our Lord to us today. “Beware!” Whatever it is that follows must be something dangerous. “Beware!” And so it’s really too bad that when we hear Jesus say, “Beware!” we take it the same way we do when we read, “beware of falling rocks,” or “beware of moose.” An […]

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Transfiguration: “Listen to Him” (Matthew 17:1-9)

Audio: sermon-2-23-20.mp3 Anyone who has ever visited Acadia National Park and driven the “Loop Road” knows what a ‘scenic pull-over’ is. It’s a place where the view is unobstructed and beautiful. We used to call them “Kodak spots.” But not everyone knows what “Kodak” is anymore. The signs all say that you really should ‘pull over’ […]

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Epiphany 5: “Salt of the Earth and Light of the World” (Matthew 5:13-20)

Audio: sermon-2-9-20.mp3 “You are the salt of the earth.” “You are the light of the world.”  These are the words of our Lord that come immediately after the Beatitudes.  With His disciples and the crowds surrounding Him, “He went up on the mountain and when He sat down, He opened His mouth and taught them…” 1. […]

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The Purification of Mary and The Presentation of Our Lord (Luke 2:22-40)

Audio: sermon-2-2-20a.mp3 The text is our gospel reading which opened with these words, “And when the time came for their purification according to the Law of Moses, they brought Him up to Jerusalem to present Him to the Lord.” And closed with these words, “And when they had performed everything according to the Law of the […]

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