Joy Stirred Up

A Sermon by Jayan Koshy for the Third Sunday of Advent (Year B)   My Indian grandmother is the one who taught me to love the Psalms. Every morning Ammachi would spend an hour, sitting in her chair by the bay window, just reading the Bible. Her English was excellent, but she always read it […]

Laughter Together

A Sermon by Ailsa Schmidt for the 3rd Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 7, Year A) at St. John the Evangelist Episcopal Church (St. Paul, MN) In today’s reading from Genesis, we’re put in the middle of a family dispute, whose consequences reverberate through our world today. Nobody was on their best behavior at Abraham and […]

Baptism, Comfort and Challenge

A sermon preached by guest preacher the Rev. Mike Angell Saint John the Evangelist Episcopal Church, St. Paul Sunday, January 12, 2020   I want to thank your rector, Jered Weber-Johnson, for inviting me to come to Minnesota. In January. Your rector is sneaky. He chose a really specific moment to invite me to come […]

Hold the Baby

“Hold the Baby” A Sermon Preached by the Rev. Karen Mosso Saint John the Evangelist December 25, 2019   We have come together on this Christmas Day filled with expectation and seeking many things: – to be with family and friends – to sing carols and say prayers that are treasured and familiar – to […]

Becoming God's Dream

Sermon for St. John the Evangelist, December 8, 2019 Guest Preacher Jay Hornbacher Texts: Isaiah 11:1-10; Psalm 72:1-7, 18-19; Romans 5:4-13; Matthew 3:1-12 In the name of God, Creator, Christ, and Holy Spirit. AMEN.   I think I can say without fear of contradiction that no one EVER accused John the Baptist of failing to […]

A Homily for the Feast of St. Luke the Evangelist

A Homily for the Feast of St. Luke the Evangelist 18 October 2019 Jayan Timothy Koshy   In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.   “Do the work of an evangelist.” Sounds simple enough, right? But ‘evangelism’ can be a really scary word—especially for us mainline […]

A Sermon by the Rev. Romero Based on The Parable of the Rich Fool

Luke 12:13-21 – The Parable of the Rich Fool  13 Someone in the crowd said to him, “Teacher, tell my brother to divide the inheritance with me.” 14 Jesus replied, “Man, who appointed me as judge or arbiter between you?”15 Then he said to them, “Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of […]

A Sermon for Maundy Thursday

A Sermon for Maundy Thursday Preached by Kevin Seitz-Paquette April 18, 2019 Sometime in the spring of 2006, I was sitting in Fr. Brian Doerr’s office in Lafayette, IN. Fr. Doerr was, at that time, the vocational director for the Diocese of Layfette-in-Indiana. I had met with him many times before, but this meeting was […]