Gospel of Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32 15Now all the tax collectors and sinners were coming near to listen to him.  2 And the Pharisees and the scribes were grumbling and saying, “This fellow welcomes sinners and eats with them.”  3 So he told them this parable:  11b “There was a man who had two sons. 12 The younger of them...

Sermon Lent 3C 2019 The Rev. John M. Atkins Exodus 3:1-15 3Moses was keeping the flock of his father-in-law Jethro, the priest of Midian; he led his flock beyond the wilderness, and came to Horeb, the mountain of God. 2 There the angel of the LORD appeared to him in a flame of fire out of a bush; he looked, and the...

Sermon Lent 2C 2019 The Rev. John M. Atkins Gospel of Luke 13:31-35 31 At that very hour some Pharisees came and said to Jesus, “Get away from here, for Herod wants to kill you.”  32 Jesus said to them, “Go and tell that fox for me, ‘Listen, I am casting out demons and performing cures today and tomorrow, and on the...

Luke 4:1-13 4Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit in the wilderness,  2 where for forty days he was tempted by the devil. He ate nothing at all during those days, and when they were over, he was famished.  3 The devil said to him, “If you are the Son of God, command this...

Luke 6:27-38 27 Jesus said, “But I say to you that listen, Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you,  28 bless those who curse you, pray for those who abuse you.  29 If anyone strikes you on the cheek, offer the other also; and from anyone who takes away your coat do not withhold even your shirt.  30 Give to...

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...