Sermons

Ford Rowan

Sunday, May 17, The Sixth Sunday of Easter, “Transition

This week’s guest preacher is Ford Rowan, member of St. Anne’s and professional journalist, lawyer, author, and teacher. Ford talks about transitions, health risks, and rewards. He discusses the transition facing us today and the one facing the Apostles 2000 years ago. Click here to hear the sermon.

 

The Rev. M. Dion Thompson

Sunday, May 10, The Fifth Sunday of Easter, “Divine Love

The Rev. Dion Thompson offers this week’s sermon about how divine love holds us in these hurting times. See the image below mentioned in the message. Click here to hear the sermon.

The Rev. Dr. Manoj Mathew Zacharia

Sunday, May 3, The Fourth Sunday of Easter, “Nothing great is ever achieved without much enduring.

The Rev. Dr. Manoj Mathew Zacharia offers this week’s sermon on resurrection. He tells us that fear is a justified emotion, a justified reaction. “At the same time, we meet fear with hope. And hope is cultivated by devotion. Let’s acknowledge our fears and lay them at the feet of the cross.” Click here to listen to the sermon.

The Rev. Dr. Manoj Mathew Zacharia

Sunday, April 26, The Third Sunday of Easter Sunday, “Experience Shapes Reality

The Rev. Dr. Manoj Mathew Zacharia offers a sermon on resurrection. Experience shapes our reality, just as it did for Jesus’ disciples. We are assured that we can rest in Jesus, and invited to share in spiritual community with God and each other. Click here to listen to the sermon.

The Rev. Jessica Sexton

Sunday, April 19, The Second Sunday of Easter, “The Prayer of St. Francis”

The Rev. Jess Sexton gives this week’s sermon. The Gospel is the familiar and timely story of Jesus appearing to Thomas. With everything going on around us, Rev. Jess challenges us to think about what do we need from God right now? There is beauty and hope in the resurrection: that the peace and love of our Savior is here right now and has never left us. Invite God to hear what is aching your soul. He showed up to Thomas, and to us as well.Click here to hear the sermon.

See the photos Jess+ mentions in her sermon here

 

The Rev. Dr. Manoj Mathew Zacharia

Sunday, April 12, Easter Sunday, “Whom Do You Look to for Help?

On this Easter Sunday, we present the complete service with music, scripture, prayers, and sermon. The Rev. Dr. Manoj Mathew Zacharia asks, “Whom do you look to for help?” The Lord is Risen! Alleluia! Click here to hear the full service.

The Rev. M. Dion Thompson

Sunday, April 5, The Sunday of the Passion: Palm Sunday, “Thanks Be to God!

The Rev. M. Dion Thompson invites us to walk to the cross and beyond, knowing that these days will end and that something unexpected and new will begin. As ever, our prayer remains, “Thanks be to God who gives us the victory through our Lord, Jesus Christ!” Click here to hear the sermon.

The Rev. Dr. Manoj Mathew Zacharia

Sunday, March 29, The Fifth Sunday in Lent, “Jesus Wept

Hear this week’s sermon from The Rev. Dr. Manoj Mathew Zacharia about Jesus raising Lazarus from the dead. The Gospel reading centers around the Bible’s shortest verse: “Jesus Wept” (John 11:35). Manoj+ also reflects on Jesus staying in place, and encourages us to stay in place by centering ourselves in prayer. Click here to hear the sermon.

The Rev. Jessica Sexton

Sunday, March 22, The Fourth Sunday in Lent, “God’s Prayer in Times of Fear”

In the name of my redeemer, sustainer, and friend. Amen.

Landon Saunders had a 30-minute radio show in the 1960’s that was heard by millions across the US (some of you may remember him). One afternoon, it was about 10 minutes before he was about to go on the air and it was announced that President John F. Kennedy had been shot. In that moment Saunders knew that everything he had prepared to talk about that day was pointless. DOWNLOAD PDF or click here to hear the sermon.

The Rev. Dr. Manoj Mathew Zacharia

Sunday, March 15, The Third Sunday in Lent, “How are we to Live Amidst this Crisis?

On this third Sunday in Lent, hear the sermon from our Rector Rev. Manoj Zacharia. “Almighty God, you know that we have no power in ourselves to help ourselves: Keep us both outwardly in our bodies and inwardly in our souls, that we may be defended from all adversities which may happen to the body, and from all evil thoughts which may assault and hurt the soul; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen” Click here to hear the sermon.

The Rev. M. Dion Thompson

Sunday, March 8, The Second Sunday in Lent, “O Love, How Deep

On the Second Sunday in Lent, the Rev. Dion Thompson spoke on God’s divine message of love. “God loves each and every one of us, as if there’s only one of us to love,” he said. “Knowing who we are, knowing that we will reject his Son and despise his Son and crucify his Son… God so loved the world that he gave his own Son.” Click here to hear the sermon.

The Rev. Dr. Manoj Mathew Zacharia

Sunday, March 1, The First Sunday in Lent, “The Power of Confession”

On this first Sunday in Lent, our Rector Rev. Manoj Zacharia speaks of the power of confession. In this sermon, Manoj+ focused on today’s Epistle, from St. Paul’s letter to the Romans. “What has dominion or reigns over you?” Manoj+ asked. “What grips your soul?” Click here to hear the sermon.