St. Giles' Episcopal Church

The Episcopal Church in Jefferson, Maine

Sermons

June 10, 2018 — Third Sunday of Pentecost

St. Giles’ Episcopal Church June 10, 2018 – Third Sunday of Pentecost 2 Corinthians 4:13-5:1; Mark 3:20-35 The Rev. Dr. Susan Kraus This morning I want to comment first on the Gospel lesson we just heard and then consider today’s reading from St. Paul’s Second Letter to the Christians in Corinth. In the narrative of…

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June 3, 2018 – Second Sunday in Pentecost

St. Giles’ Episcopal Church June 3, 2018 – Second Sunday in Pentecost Deuteronomy 5:12-15; Mark 2:23-3:6 The Rev. Dr. Susan Kraus Jesus had an interesting and complex understanding of and relationship to the religious Law of the Judaism of his time. In many ways he honored and observed the Law. In fact, he told his…

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May 27, 2018 — Trinity Sunday

May 27, 2018 – Trinity Sunday Isaiah 6:1-8 The Rev. Dr. Susan Kraus I’m sure you have often had the experience of hearing someone speak or reading something someone has written and thinking, “Wow! That person has just given a great explanation of something I didn’t understand” or “What a great summary of a lot…

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May 20, 2018 — The Day of Pentecost

May 20, 2018 – The Day of Pentecost Acts 2:1-21; John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15 The Rev. Dr. Susan Kraus Just before Jesus ascended to heaven forty days after the resurrection, he told his disciples to go to Jerusalem and wait for the Spirit to come to them in a few days’ time. He promised them this:…

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Sixth Sunday of Easter — May 6, 2018

May 6, 2018 – 6 Easter John 15:9-17; Julian of Norwich The Rev. Dr. Susan Kraus Six hundred and forty-five years ago a woman in England began to have visions of Christ. She was ill – it was thought near death – and her priest held a crucifix before her eyes. She saw blood trickling…

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Fifth Sunday of Easter — April 29, 2018

The Fifth Sunday of Easter – April 29, 2018 John 15:1-8 – The Parable of the True Vine; 1 John 4:7-21 The Rev. Dr. Susan Kraus Today’s Gospel is the Parable of the True Vine. As in all his other parables, Jesus is telling us about one thing but really talking about something else. This…

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April 22, 2018 — The Fourth Sunday of Easter

April 22, 2018 – Good Shepherd Sunday Psalm 23; John 10:11-18; 1 John 3:16-24 The Rev. Dr. Susan Kraus “The Lord is my shepherd.” These few words that we know so well are truly a great declaration of faith in God’s covenant with us as well as an expression of our relationship with God. This…

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April 15, 2018 – The Third Sunday of Easter

April 15, 2018 – The Third Sunday of Easter Luke 24:36b-48 The Rev. Dr. Susan Kraus For three weeks we have heard accounts of Jesus appearing to his closest friends and followers after the resurrection. Mary Magdalene grieving by the tomb where Jesus’ body had been laid. A few of the disciples gathered in a room in…

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April 8, 2018 — The Second Sunday of Easter

April 8, 2018 – The Second Sunday of Easter John 20:19-31 – Doubting Thomas The Rev. Dr. Susan Kraus For everyone who attends church regularly, today’s reading should be very familiar. Each year on the Sunday after Easter we read the account in John’s Gospel of the risen Christ appearing to his disciples, first when…

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April 1, 2018 — Easter Sunday — John 20:1-18

Easter Sunday – April 1, 2018 John 20:1-18 The Rev. Dr. Susan Kraus “Alleluia! Christ is risen” “The Lord is risen indeed, alleluia!”             Preparation. This is the word I have chosen to be today’s “Easter word.” Each day during Lent, I have sent you “A Daily Word for Lent” to ponder. I have invited…

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