Sermon Archive : Guest Preachers

09/30/18 - “Deep Listening” by the Rev. Julie Luna

Esther 7:1-6, 9-10; 9:20-22—Psalm 124—James 5:13-20—Mark 9:38-50 Our help is in the Name of the Lord, the maker of heaven and earth. (Psalm 24:8)   Good morning! This past week I’ve been reflecting on the practice of listening deeply.  I was with my daughter yesterday at the Minnesota Youth Symphony and was struck by the deep listening required by me to hear the various parts of the complicated music her […]

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08/26/18 - There is Hope

How dear to me is your dwelling, O LORD of hosts! My soul has a desire and longing for the courts of the LORD; My heart and my flesh rejoice in the living God. (Psalm 84:1) We are quickly approaching fall—a time of change. So many things are happening at once… children go back to school and young adults to college, we begin to think about putting the patio furniture away, […]

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08/05/18 - Parish Picnic Sermon by Vivian Ihekoronye

Good morning! It is great to be with you all today for this church picnic between these two faith communities and to celebrate the many baptisms happening today. We also celebrate the Transfiguration of Christ, which gives a glimpse of Christ’s glorious manifestation as the ultimate bridge between heaven and earth and between God and his people. It can be hard to imagine what this mystical experience must have been […]

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08/05/18 - “I Am the Bread of Life” by the Rev. Julie Luna

In this Sabbatical season of rest and renewal, it is difficult for me to find any peace in the OT reading today.  And the way David is acting during these last few weeks of readings, I surely don’t want him as my companion in transformation! These past few weeks, our OT readings have exposed us to the Israelite’s constant battle between, on the one hand, having an earthly king; and […]

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07/30/18 - Homily preached at the funeral of Cooper Olson, by Jean Hansen

Holy spirit, use these words and speak to each of us according to our need. Amen. I am both honored and humbled to be asked by the Olson family to share with you today. I’ve been at St. John’s almost 13 years, and the Olson family was one of the first families to welcome me. I learned quickly that this Olson family is an extraordinary family. You have to know […]

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