Sermon Archive : Guest Preachers

03/25/16 - Good Friday by Nathaniel Van Yperen

John 18:25b: They asked [Peter], “You are not also one of his disciples, are you?” He denied it and said, “I am not.” Today, on Good Friday, we contemplate the suffering and the death of Jesus, and we find—if we are paying attention—that something is demanded of us. I want to suggest that here, on this day, we are called to tell the truth about what Martin Luther King, Jr. […]

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03/24/16 - Maundy Thursday by Judy Stack-Nelson

As most of you probably know, the liturgical designation of this day as Maundy Thursday comes from the Latin word Mandatum which means “command” (like our word “mandate”) because in the gospel reading for this day, the church has traditionally read out Jesus’ new command—his “mandatum novum”—that his disciples love one another as he has loved them. And our reading has given us a clear picture of what that love […]

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03/23/16 - Holy Wednesday, by Don Postema

Holy Week Homilette Don C. Postema, Ph.D.   Holy Wednesday, March 23, 2016 also called “Spy Wednesday,” an allusion to Judas’ betrayal of Christ It’s Holy Week, the eternal now in which the Holy draws nearest to the mundane world in its pain, suffering, betrayal, and brokenness.  It’s intense and packed, liturgically and metaphorically.  With services every day, and on some days more than one, a priest has a hard […]

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03/21/16 - Fire from the Depths by Mark McInroy

Fire from the Depths “A death has occurred that redeems [us] from transgressions” (Heb. 9:15). It may only be Monday of Holy Week, but these words from the Letter to the Hebrews carry us into the very heart of the mysteries of Easter. In response to this passage, one might be inclined to wonder: How, exactly, does the death of Jesus relate to our redemption? Was his death necessary, or […]

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11/15/15 - The Fragrance of Impermanence

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A Sermon for St. John the Evangelist Episcopal Church, St. Paul, Minnesota by Craig Lemming Sunday, November 15, 2015 Old Testament Lesson: Daniel 12:1-3 Epistle: Hebrews 10:11-14 (15-18) 19-25 Gospel: Mark 13:1-8 In the name of the Creator, Redeemer, and Sustainer of life. Amen. I am very grateful for the invitation to preach this morning’s sermon. My name is Craig Lemming, Compline Coordinator, Tenor in the Choir, and Transitional Deacon […]

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