Sermon Epiphany 6C 2019 The Rev. John M. Atkins Luke 6:17-26 17 Jesus came down with his twelve chosen disciples and stood on a level place, with a great crowd of his disciples and a great multitude of people from all Judea, Jerusalem, and the coast of Tyre and Sidon.  18 They had come to hear Jesus and to be healed...

Sermon & Rector’s Report 2019 (for 2018) Gospel of Luke 5:1-11 Once while Jesus was standing beside the lake of Gennesaret, and the crowd was pressing in on him to hear the word of God,  2 he saw two boats there at the shore of the lake; the fishermen had gone out of them and were washing their nets.  3 He got into one...

Sermon Epiphany 4C 2019 The Rev. John M. Atkins The readings Book of the Prophet Jeremiah 1:4-19 4 Now the word of the LORD came to me saying,  5 “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you; I appointed you a prophet to the nations.”  6 Then I said, “Ah, Lord GOD! Truly I do...

Sermon Epiphany 2C 2019 The Rev. John M. Atkins From the Gospel of John 2:1-11 2 On the third day there was a wedding in Cana of Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there.  2 Jesus and his disciples had also been invited to the wedding.  3 When the wine gave out, the mother of Jesus said to him, “They have no wine.” ...

Sermon on January 13, 2019 The Rev. John M. Atkins First Sunday after the Epiphany – The Baptism of our Lord Jesus Christ The Book of Isaiah 43:1-7 Thus says the LORD, he who created you, O Jacob, he who formed you, O Israel: Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine. When you pass...

Sermon Epiphany 2019 January 6, 2019 The Rev. John M. Atkins Matthew 2:1-12 In the time of King Herod, after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea, wise men from the East came to Jerusalem, asking, “Where is the child who has been born king of the Jews? For we observed his star at its rising, and have come to pay him...

Proper 27 Year B, November 11, 2018, Morning Prayer, Rev. Otto S. Anderson, Deacon 1 Kings 17:8-16, Psalm 146, Hebrews 9:24-28, Mark 12:38-44† In my last assignment before retiring from the Air Force, I made multiple trips out west, to Las Vegas, supporting military exercises and other customers. Most of the time I...

All Saints and All Souls Sunday 2018 B November 4, 2018 Gospel of John 11:32-44 32 When Mary came where Jesus was and saw him, she knelt at his feet and said to him, “Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died.” 33 When Jesus saw her weeping, and the Jews who came with her also weeping, he was greatly...

Sermon Sunday, October 28, 2018 Proper 25B Gospel of Mark 10:46-52 46 They came to Jericho. As he and his disciples and a large crowd were leaving Jericho, Bartimaeus son of Timaeus, a blind beggar, was sitting by the roadside.  47 When he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to shout out and say, “Jesus, Son...

Sermon October 21, 2018 Proper 24B The Rev. John M. Atkins Gospel of Mark 10:35-45 35 James and John, the sons of Zebedee, came forward to Jesus and said to him, “Teacher, we want you to do for us whatever we ask of you.”  36 And he said to them, “What is it you want me to do for you?”  37 And they said to him, “Grant...