Sermon Archive : Barbara Mraz

04/02/17 - Laughing in Lent?

LAUGHING IN LENT? A Sermon by The Rev. Barbara Mraz St. John the Evangelist Episcopal Church St. Paul, Minnesota April 2, 2017  Ezekiel 37:1-14 John 11: 1-45   Does humor have any place in religion – especially in Lent? Did Jesus ever laugh? Was he raised in a family that joked around with each other? What does this have to do with today’s lessons?  Quite a bit. In my family, […]

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12/18/16 - The Anatomy of Hope

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THE ANATOMY OF HOPE A Sermon by The Rev. Barbara Mraz St John the Evangelist Episcopal Church St Paul, Minnesota December 18, 2016 Advent IV Matthew i:18-25   Some holidays defy expectations and become etched in family memory. Because it was a small house, holiday meals at my parents were served in the basement on a decorated ping pong table. One particular Christmas Eve, my Uncle Clyde was making his […]

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11/27/16 - LAMENT with HALLELUJAH

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LAMENT with HALLELUJAH A Sermon by the Rev. Barbara Mraz St. John the Evangelist Episcopal Church St. Paul, Minnesota November 27, 2016 Advent I   Gracious God, give us courage Courage to speak the truth Courage to live the Gospel Courage to hope Courage to love. Amen.   The First Sunday of Advent, those four weeks of waiting for a promise to be kept, for the angels to sing, for a […]

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10/16/16 - Heart

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 HEART A Sermon by the Rev. Barbara Mraz St. John the Evangelist Episcopal Church Saint Paul Minnesota October 16, 2016   2 Timothy 3:14-4:5    Luke 18:1-8   Many of us remember Secretariat, generally considered the greatest race horse of all time. The giant horse known as Big Red not only had power but charisma, personality and he had heart. He would thrill spectators by starting at the back of the […]

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08/14/16 - The Cloud

THE CLOUD A Sermon by The Rev. Barbara Mraz August 14, 2016 St. John the Evangelist Episcopal Church St Paul Minnesota   Hebrews 11:29-12:2    Former MPR commentator Kathryn Lampher moved to New York City a few years ago and recounts what happened when she went into a nail salon which was operated by Asian immigrants, as many of them are. She was greeted with the routine, “How are you?” […]

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