St. Giles' Episcopal Church

The Episcopal Church in Jefferson, Maine

Sermons

December 9, 2018 — 2nd Sunday of Advent

St. Giles’ Episcopal Church December 9, 2018 – The Second Sunday of Advent “The Way of Love” The Rev. Dr. Susan Kraus                 Last Sunday we began our Advent series of sermons on The Way of Love and the seven “Practices for Jesus-Centered Life” which Presiding Bishop Michael Curry has invited us to reflect upon…

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December 2, 2018 — 1st Sunday of Advent

St. Giles’ Episcopal Church December 2, 2018 – The First Sunday of Advent “The Way of Love” The Rev. Dr. Susan Kraus                 The Most Reverend Michael B. Curry, Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church, has invited our church to seriously consider how we can actively become the Episcopal branch of the Jesus Movement. As…

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November 25, 2018 — The Last Sunday after Pentecost – Christ the King

November 25, 2018 – The Last Sunday after Pentecost – Christ the King Revelation 1:4b-8 and John 18:33-37 Rev. Dr. Susan Kraus        In our liturgical calendar, today is the last Sunday of the church year. Every year on the last Sunday after Pentecost, the Sunday before Advent begins, we celebrate the Feast of Christ…

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November 11, 2018 – 25th Sunday after Pentecost

St. Giles’ Episcopal Church November 11, 2018 – 25th Sunday after Pentecost Mark 12:38-44 The Rev. Dr. Susan Kraus For some time Jesus and his disciples have been on the way to Jerusalem, which we know means on the way to the cross. Now they are in Jerusalem. It won’t be long before Jesus is arrested….

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November 4, 2018 – All Saints’ Sunday

St. Giles’ Episcopal Church November 4, 2018 – All Saints’ Sunday Deuteronomy 6:1-9; Mark 12:28-34 The Rev. Dr. Susan Kraus “Is there anybody here who loves my Jesus? Anybody here who loves the Lord? I want to know if you love my Jesus. I want to know if you love the Lord.” These words are…

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October 28, 2018 – 23rd Sunday after Pentecost

St. Giles’ Episcopal Church October 28, 2018 – 23d Sunday after Pentecost Mark 10:46-52 – Blind Bartimaeus Rev. Dr. Susan Kraus This morning we heard one of those Gospel passages that immediately draw us into the action, the story of Jesus healing the blind beggar, Bartimaeus. The reading begins by giving us the location of…

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October 21, 2018 — 22nd Sunday after Pentecost

October 21, 2018 – 22nd Sunday after Pentecost Mark 10:35-45 – To Sit by Jesus The Rev. Dr. Susan Kraus In order to better appreciate this morning’s Gospel lesson, let me read you a portion of the three verses that immediately precede what we just heard: [Jesus and his disciples] were on the road, going up…

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October 14, 2018 — 21st Sunday after Pentecost

October 14, 2018 – 21st Sunday after Pentecost Mark 10:17-31 – Jesus and the Rich Man The Rev. Dr. Susan Kraus Before we consider the passage in Mark, let me repeat the beginning of this morning’s reading from the Letter to the Hebrews (4:12):  “The Word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword,…

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October 7, 2018 — 20th Sunday after Pentecost

October 7, 2018 – 20th Sunday after Pentecost Genesis 2:18-24; (Mark 4:35-41); St. Francis The Rev. Dr. Susan Kraus This past Thursday, October 4th, was the Feast Day of St. Francis of Assisi. On the Sunday nearest that day we honor St. Francis and his love for God’s creation and God’s creatures in our hymns,…

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September 9, 2018 — Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost

September 9, 2018 – 16th Sunday after Pentecost Mark 7:24-37 New Testament scholars agree that in Mark’s Gospel we find the most human of the Gospel portrayals of Jesus. We see that in this morning’s account of an exorcism. Jesus’ reputation as a healer was becoming widely known. A Gentile woman, a non-Jew, whose “little daughter…

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