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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.

  • The Last Sunday after Pentecost
    Over the last six to nine monthsI’ve come across some criticisms,some desire to throw outthe Creeds.To be fair,this has been long-simmering!It’s part of the reformation:there are confessional churcheswhose repository of beliefsis in various statements –confessions –their early adherents adopted.There are traditions,both conservative and liberal by today’s standards,whose forebears saw the Creedsas additions to the gospelor …

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  • St. Hilda’s Day, Transferred
    FaithI want to write about Faith,About the way the moon risesOver cold snow, night after night.Faithful even as it fades from fulnessSlowly becoming that last curving and impossibleSliver of light Before the final darkness. But I have not faith myselfI refuse it the smallest entry.Let this then, my small poem,Like a new moonSlender and barely …

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  • The Twenty-Fourth Sunday after Pentecost
    “Listen, Listen, Love, Love”
  • All Saints Sunday
    In her primer on feminist theologycalled “Esther, Ruth, and Rahab” –which is explicit,so be warned if you look it up –Christian drag queen Flamy Grantsings in the refrain“Castaways who outlasted and outplayedAn immigrant ancestor to the incarnate divineEveryone has a star that lights their wayWe see our paths by someone else’s shineEsther, Ruth, and Rahab, …

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  • The Twenty-Second Sunday after Pentecost
    This is the email I didn’t send this week.It’s the one I wrote but didn’t sendto keep from adding anxiety to the system.It’s the one that a veteran who survived a period of homelessnessby living in his car in a church parking lotsaid was a sermon in a letterin the traditionof most of the New …

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