Sermons

July 26th: Proper 12, the Eighth Sunday after Pentecost

We don’t see yeast as it works its microbial magic and makes dough rise. We can’t see with our naked eyes how a plant — any plant — grows at the cellular level from a seed to be a large bush. This is what God’s reign is like…God’s reign is creeping all around us, started by God becoming human in the person of Jesus who defeated death and the grave, opening eternal life to us all. In God’s own time there’s so much bread that it has to be a party.

June 28th: Proper Eight, the Fourth Sunday after Pentecost

The falling monuments to white supremacy — whether cast in metal and bought from a catalogue or on state flags — make it clear that we’re at least as divided as we’ve ever been. This is what Jesus sends his disciples to. This is when Jesus promises a reward. This is when the church, Jesus’ body on earth here and now, is called to restore all people to unity with God and each other in Christ.

June 21st: Proper Seven, the Third Sunday after Pentecost

The Rev. Joseph Peters-Mathews is the vicar of St. Hilda St. Patrick. The sermon for Sunday, June 21st, was preached using the below manuscript. The gospel text was Matthew 10.24-39. The Rev. Joseph Peters-MathewsSt. Hilda St. Patrick Edmonds21 June 2020Pentecost +3, Proper 3Matthew 10.24-39 ‘”Take up your cross,” the Savior said,“if you would my disciple …

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June 14th: Proper Six, the Second Sunday after Pentecost

The Rev. Joseph Peters-Mathews is the vicar of St. Hilda St. Patrick. The sermon for Sunday, June 14th, was preached using the below manuscript. The gospel text was Matthew 9.35-10.23. In the name of the Father,and of the Son,and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.In our passage from Matthew today,Jesus is about to start out on …

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May 31st: The Day of Pentecost

The Rev. Joseph Peters-Mathews is the vicar of St. Hilda St. Patrick. The sermon for Sunday, May 31st, was preached using the below manuscript. The gospel text was John 20.19-23. The Rev. Joseph Peters-MathewsSt. Hilda-St. Patrick, Edmonds31 May 2020PentecostJohn 20.19-23 Come, Holy Ghost, our souls inspireand lighten with celestial fire;thou the anointing Spirit art,who dost …

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