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The sermons at St. Hilda St. Patrick are preached by lay and clergy ministers alike. Text, audio, and video availability vary from week to week. Click through below to read, watch, or listen to the latest sermons.

  • January 22: The Third Sunday after the Epiphany
    Matthew’s quotation is intended to remind his readers that the preaching ministry begun by Jesus in Galilee in fulfillment of Scripture would eventually issue in the mission to the Gentiles. That’s us. Epiphany season, extension with Magi knowing good news of the same God, us sharing that good news, Jesus’ direction in great commission.
  • January 15: The Second Sunday after the Epiphany
    The next part is uncomfortable but following Jesus leads to one place – the cross – so some discomfort along the way is part of the bargain. 
  • January 8: The Baptism of Our Lord
    The sermon for Sunday, January 8, 2023 was preached by the Most Rev. Melissa Skelton. Archbishop Skelton is the bishop provisional of the Diocese of Olympia. She is the retired Archbishop of British Columbia and Yukon and Bishop of New Westminster. The sermon for Baptism of the Lord was preached from the following manuscript as …

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  • January 1: The Feast of the Holy Name
    Jesus being named on the eighth day and following the rituals of his people is a solidification of what we proclaim at Christmas: God became flesh and lived among us. God came to live among us to save us from ourselves and the mistakes and sins we commit things done and left undone every day of every week of every year. Recording Jesus’ circumcision is recording how truly human Jesus was as he continued to be fully God so that as Paul says we might receive adoption as children. Because we are children of God we have become heirs of God’s salvation.
  • December 25: The Feast of the Nativity
    The Rev. Joseph Peters-Mathews is the vicar of St. Hilda St. Patrick. The sermon for December 25, 2022 was preached as a response to the texts appointed for a Third Service of Christmas. As is his custom, on Christmas Day, Fr. Joseph read the Nativity Sermon of St. John Chrysostom, originally found from the Antiochian …

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