St. Giles' Episcopal Church

The Episcopal Church in Jefferson, Maine

Sermons

July 23, 2017 – 7th Sunday after Pentecost

July 23, 2017 – 7 Pentecost Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43 – The Parable of the Wheat and the Weeds The Rev. Dr. Susan Kraus Weeds. Have you ever thought about how you feel about weeds? I’ve spent many hours this spring and summer weeding, and I imagine quite a few of you have, too. And if…

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July 16, 2017 — 6th Sunday After Pentecost

July 16, 2017 – 6 Pentecost Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23 – The Parable of the Sower The Rev. Dr. Susan Kraus This morning we heard a familiar parable – The Parable of the Sower – a parable well-suited to our location and time of year. Farming, planting, harvesting. Jesus’ hearers could relate to the images he…

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July 9, 2017 — 5th Sunday After Pentecost

July 9, 2017, 5 Pentecost Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30; Romans 7:15-25a The Rev. Dr. Susan Kraus This morning’s lesson from the Gospel according to Matthew begins in the middle of a speech. Jesus is speaking to the crowds who were following him about John the Baptist. We need to back up a little to appreciate what…

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July 2, 2017 — 4th Sunday After Pentecost

July 2, 2017 – 4 Pentecost Matthew 10:40-42 The Rev. Dr. Susan Kraus In this morning’s reading from the Gospel of Matthew we heard the end of a chapter in which Jesus gives the disciples missionary instructions. He sends the twelve apostles out among the Jewish people to proclaim the kingdom of heaven, to cast…

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June 25, 2017 — 3rd Sunday After Pentecost

June 25, 2017 – 3rd Sunday After Pentecost Rev. Regina G. Knox I owe this sermon almost entirely to Greg Boyle’s commencement address to the 2017 graduating class from Notre Dame (many of the words that follow are his own and I have done by best to be as accurate as I can in the…

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June 11, 2017 – Trinity Sunday

June 11, 2017 – Trinity Sunday Rev. Regina G. Knox Some of you may know of the Celtic priest and poet David Adam, the son of a Celt who worked to put the memory of his Celticness into his bones, and who had worked for three years in the coal mines before entering the ministry….

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June 4, 2017 — Pentecost

June 4, 2017 – Pentecost Rev. Regina G. Knox St. Macarius of Egypt, a Coptic desert monk, wrote that “The heart itself is but a small vessel, yet dragons are there, and there are also lions; there are poisonous beasts and all the treasures of evil. But there too is God, the angels, the life…

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May 21, 2017 – 6th Sunday After Easter

6th Sunday after Easter – May 21, 2017 Rev. Regina G. Knox Dear Lord, you have called me by my name. You have carved me in the palm of your hand. Amen. (from the Irish Jesuit prayer site, Sacred Space) The words of this simple prayer echo words from the psalm this morning. Bless our God…who…

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May 14, 2017 – 5th Sunday After Easter

May 14, 2017, 5th Sunday After Easter Rev. Regina Knox Lord, help me to be fully alive to your holy presence. Enfold me in your love. Let my heart become one with yours. (from the Irish Jesuit prayer site, Sacred Space) I can remember back when I was young, in my late teens, early twenties,…

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April 30, 2017 – 3rd Sunday After Easter

April 30, 2017 – 3 Easter The Road to Emmaus – Luke 24:13-35; Sabbatical/Sabbath Keeping The Rev. Dr. Susan Kraus This morning’s gospel is the famous story of the road to Emmaus. It is Easter day and two of Jesus’ disciples are walking away from Jerusalem, where Jesus had been crucified. They were speaking about…

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