March 29, 2020 – The Fifth Sunday of Lent – Fr. Christopher Yoder

“Sundry and Manifold Changes” The Fifth Sunday of Lent, Passion Sunday Romans 6:16–23; John 11:17–44   Jesus said, “I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live” (John 11:25). These are the first words, and the last words, we need to hear today. For […]

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March 23, 2020 – The Fourth Sunday in Lent – Fr. Andrew Johnson

Sermon for Lent 4, Year A – 2020 Title: How then shall we live?   In the past couple of weeks, our world has been turned upside down. Our nature is to be social…and yet we are told to socially distance ourselves from practically everyone. A pandemic virus threatens lives around the world and down […]

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“God our Help” Romans 5:1–11; John 4:5–26,39–42

If you are looking for a sign of the providence of God in all things, if you need reassurance that “He’s got the whole world in his hands,” then you need look no further than the Lessons and Collect appointed for today. They are all perfectly suited for the tumultuous week just past. And these […]

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First Sunday in Lent Romans 5:12-19 Matthew 4:1-11

  I’m sure many of you remember that useful old categorization device from elementary school, the Venn Diagram. You had two circles – one representing one category, the other representing another, and then a space in the middle where they overlapped. So, for example, you could put cheese on the left (gouda, cheddar), cake in […]

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“Salt of the Earth”

“Salt of the Earth”   “Ye are the salt of the earth.” (Matthew 5:13,14)     Salt. Sodium chloride. The compound found in seawater and sweat, searched out in mines and separated through sunshine. From ancient times, salt has been used to flavor food and, until refrigeration, to preserve it; bacteria cannot thrive in high […]

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