Sermon Archive : Barbara Mraz

07/14/19 - The Black Man and the Tea Cart

  THE BLACK MAN AND THE TEA CART   A Sermon by The Rev. Barbara Mraz St. John the Evangelist Episcopal Church St. Paul, Minnesota July 14, 2019   Luke 10:25-37   I’m getting smarter about online purchases.  This time I didn’t buy my item from Amazon but Target so I could return it to an actual store instead of boxing it up and lugging it to UPS.  It was […]

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06/09/19 - Called Out of Our Smallness: A Sermon on Pentecost

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Gracious God, help us  to feel the sweet, sweet Spirit in this place and to seek it in our world. Amen.   I was beyond embarrassed, It was my first year of high school teaching and one morning as I was about to enter my classroom before school started, one of my trendy, three-inch red heels slipped and I almost fell. But as I righted myself, the “fall,” the hairpiece I was […]

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04/19/19 - This is Us

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THIS IS US Good Friday April 19, 2019 St. John the Evangelist Episcopal Church St. Paul, Minnesota The Rev. Barbara Mraz   Gracious God, be with us as we ponder the extremes of love and violence, of compassion and revenge; on this day, that like Auschwitz, defies poetry. Help us not to lament casually… Amen. Last night, sitting in the Maundy Thursday service, a line from Margaret’s sermon attacked me. […]

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03/24/19 - The Religion of Second Chances

THE RELIGION OF SECOND CHANCES   A Sermon by The Rev. Barbara Mraz St. John the Evangelist Episcopal Church March 24, 2019 Third Sunday in Lent   Luke 13:1-9   It was thirteen years ago that four women at St. John’s — two staff members and two parishioners — got sick within a two-year period, all diagnosed with breast cancer. The first died in 2014 at age 55; the second in […]

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02/24/19 - Marie Kondo and Religious Faith

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MARIE KONDO AND RELIGIOUS FAITH       A Sermon by The Rev. Barbara Mraz St.  John the Evangelist Episcopal Church St. Paul, Minnesota February 24, 2019 Luke 7:27-39 (Matthew 5:38-41)   The popular culture is defined by change and driven by economics. What we wear, what we say, the homes we live in, are all influenced by designers and companies who, each season, inundate our sensibilities with images of what we […]

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