"Let the words of my mouth, and the meditations of my heart be acceptable in your sight, oh Lord."

Sermons

Who Are the Prophets?

Amos 6: 1a, 4-7 Grace to you and peace in the name of God, Creator, Redeemer, and Holy Comforter.  Amen Nearly 800 years before the birth of Jesus, the land of Israel was enjoying a long and peaceful period of prosperity under the reign of King Jeroboam.  The...

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The Resourceful Rascal

Luke 16: 1-13 In the name of God, Creator, Redeemer and Holy Comforter. Amen Last Spring, it seemed as if everyone was watching Jeopardy because James Holzhauer was something of a national phenomenon.  When James was first introduced as a professional sports...

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Lostness

Luke 15: 1-10 In the name of God, Creator, Redeemer and Holy Comforter.  Amen. The gospels are always talking about sheep and shepherds, but there are very few of us at St. Dunstan’s in the 21st Century who know sheep up close and personal. I have had a personal...

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Discernment

Luke 14:25-33 In the name of God, Creator, Redeemer, and Holy Comforter. Amen. Have you ever gotten started on a project and realized it was going to be a lot more work than you thought at first? Sometimes this happens on Christmas Eve around midnight when you’re...

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Proper 14C Sermon

By The Rev. Bill Deneke A call to confession and hope belong together in Isaiah’s prophetic vision. Speaking for God, the prophet/poet proclaims God’s distaste for worship that denies the realities of poverty and injustice. God is tired of hearing your songs of...

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Transfiguration Sunday

by The Rev. Deborah Silver I love mountains. When I was growing up at the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains in Southern California, I could look out of our kitchen window and see Mt. San Antonio or what we affectionately called Mt. Baldy because it had no trees...

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The Feast of the Ascension

by The Rev. Dr. Deborah Silver I have always loved rocks. My grandson inherited this love of the earth and of rocks. When he was younger, whenever we took my dog Toby for a walk, we’d inevitably come home with hands and pockets full of rocks. If you come to my house,...

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Surprised by the Spirit

Easter 5C It is the very first church controversy, and like the hundreds, if not thousands, since then, it threatens to tear apart the church. The controversy is ancient, but its content could be pulled from today’s newspapers – who should be allowed in the church and...

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A Life Without Fear

Easter 6C It sounded like it was going to be such a nice, feel-good story. “A Life Without Fear,” the NPR announcer called it. This will be good, I thought. But what I expected to be an inspiring story of courage and bravery instead turned out to be – well,...

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Herding Cats

Easter 4C It is my favorite tv commercial of all time. A group of cowboys gallop across the screen on their horses, dust flying everywhere, whips snapping in the air, yelling at each other as they try to guide the herd across the dusty plains. Then you notice the...

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Holding Jesus Dear

Easter 2C Every year the Sunday after Easter we hear his story. Thomas, the disciple who doubted. Thomas, the one who listened in disbelief as his friends tell him that they have seen Jesus raised from the dead. Thomas, the one who said he wouldn’t believe it until he...

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These Holy Mysteries

Easter 2019 Every year on the Tuesday before Easter, the clergy of the Diocese of Atlanta gather at the Cathedral to renew our ordination vows. At that service we are asked this question: “Will you continue as faithful stewards of the mysteries of God?” Our answer is,...

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This Is The Night

Easter Vigil Dear friends in Christ: On this most holy night, in which our Lord Jesus passed over from death to life, the Church invites her members, dispersed throughout the world, to gather in vigil and prayer. For this is the Passover of the Lord, in which, by...

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Crucifying Christ Again

Good Friday The cross and the lynching tree. Those two images have been with me throughout Lent this year, intertwined with each other in a profound way. We are here tonight to remember and grieve the death of a man we believe was the incarnation of God, who was...

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