Sermons by Guest speaker

St Benedict – Bishop Lucinda

Photo by Randy Greve on Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/mariya_umama_wethemba_monastery/3667827023/ St. Benedict detail in fresco – Gritty version; St. Benedict’s Abbey, Atchison, Kansas Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International    

Discipleship and Forgiveness – Lorienne Schwenk

Reconciliation by Vasconcellos, Coventry Cathedral Photo by Martinvl [CC BY-SA (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)] 1 Corinthians 3:1-9 Matthew 5:21-37 This morning I am going to continue the theme of discipleship we have been hearing in Epiphany. We will look at discipleship through two lenses: one much needed, the other a trap. Forgiveness and Idolatry. Our Gospel is full of provocations and that’s good. Like the question we discussed at our tables just three weeks ago at the Annual Meeting. As a reminder: “…in…

Grace and Gold

Photo by Shreyas Malavalli on unsplash.com “The world gives you so much pain and here you are making gold out of it… there is nothing purer.” Rupi Kaur Unfortunately, we were not able to record the first five to eight minutes of Bishop Mary’s sermon.

Hannah pours out her soul, by Berkeley Johnson

Photo by Steven Su on Unsplash 1 Samuel 1:4-20 Mark 13:1-8 Good morning! It is wonderful to be here with you, once again, and to have the opportunity to share the Good News with you, especially on a day where a woman has a central role in fulfilling God’s plan. When Caro+ asked me to preach, she told me this is a different service where we only have two readings, and a slightly longer time for the sermon (lucky you).…

Could the Blind lead the Blind? – Carol Brubaker Walton

Photo: The Blind Leading the Blind by Lee McLaughlin Text: Mark 10:46-52 As I began this sermon, I was reminded that keeping oneself informed about world, national and local news can be exhausting.  One theologian (prior to the computer age) said preaching needed to happen with the Scriptures in one hand and a newspaper in the other.    I’m sure some of you will recall the name of that theologian.  If so, you are invited to call it out now.  [pause]…

A Deserted Place – Berkeley Johnson

Wow. What a journey it has been getting here! My connection to TEC began with youth ministry in VT in 1994, at the age of 33. It hit me as I was preparing this that the oldest students that year would have been 17, and it’s 24 years later, which means they’re now 41. And that just about blows my mind. Rock Point is the diocesan retreat center in Burlington, VT. Itoint sits on the shores of Lake Champlain, and…