Feast of the Epiphany January 5, 2020 The Rev. Gregory P. Sammons Lost in the Stars?              The  Wisemen are latecomers to the Christmas party.  At our house, we park them on the corner China cabinet, far away from the manger on the fireplace mantel. On Epiphany, we move them into the manger scene, and whisk the...

Sermon Christmas 2019                                                                                                        The Rev. John M. Atkins The Gospel of Luke 2:1-20 In those days a decree went out from Emperor Augustus that all the world should be registered. This was the first registration and was taken...

Sermon Advent 4A 2019                                                                                             The Rev. John M. Atkins The Prophet Isaiah 7:10-16 Again the Lord spoke to Ahaz, saying, Ask a sign of the Lord your God; let it be deep as Sheol or high as heaven. But Ahaz said, I will not ask, and I...

Sermon Advent 3A 2019                                                The Rev. John M. Atkins   The Prophet Isaiah 35:1-10 The wilderness and the dry land shall be glad, the desert shall rejoice and blossom; like the crocus 2it shall blossom abundantly, and rejoice with joy and singing. The glory of Lebanon shall be...

Sermon Advent 2A 2019                                                                                               The Rev. John M. Atkins Merciful God, who sent your messengers the prophets to preach repentance and prepare the way for our salvation: Give us grace to heed their warnings and forsake our sins, that we...

Advent IA 2019                                                                                                                       The Rev. John M. Atkins Gospel of Matthew 24:36-44 36“But about that day and hour no one knows, neither the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. 37For as the days of Noah...

Sermon Christ the King Year C 2019                                                                                              The Rev. John M. Atkins Gospel of Luke 23:33-43 When they came to the place that is called The Skull, they crucified Jesus there with the criminals, one on his right and one on his left. Then...

Sermon Proper 28C 2019                                                                                                                  The Rev. John M. Atkins Gospel of Luke 21:5-19 5When some were speaking about the temple, how it was adorned with beautiful stones and gifts dedicated to God, he said, 6“As for these...

Sermon Proper 27C                                                                                                The Rev. John M. Atkins Gospel of Luke 20:27-38 27Some Sadducees, those who say there is no resurrection, came to him 28and asked him a question, “Teacher, Moses wrote for us that if a man’s brother dies,...

All Saints and All Souls 2019                                                                                                      The Rev. John M. Atkins Gospel of Luke 6:17-49 17 Jesus came down and stood on a level place, with a great crowd of his disciples and a great multitude of people from all Judea, Jerusalem,...