Sermons from May 2024

Trinity Sunday

Today, we celebrate the feast day for Trinity Sunday and hear the beginning of the story of Nicodemus. While the Trinity remains an unknown mystery in many ways, we can connect to the befuddlement of Nicodemus as we hear the good news of God’s unyielding love for us.

Into the Unknown

In our text for today, we hear Jesus’ intersession for the disciples before his ascension. After this time, the disciples must continue their work without Jesus’ physical presence. Entering into an unknown period of waiting until the time when Jesus returns again.

Abiding Love for One Another: The Good News (and the Bad News)

Based on a sermon written by the Rev. Kay Sylvester, Rector, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Tustin CA, May 13, 2012  “This is my commandment,” Jesus tells his disciples, “that you love one another, as I have loved you,” and to “abide in my love”.  “Abide” comes from the Germanic word bīdan, meaning “to remain or stay”, and connotes not simply an action, but a state of living and being. It is a stronger idea than an instruction, but a way…