St. Giles' Episcopal Church

The Episcopal Church in Jefferson, Maine

2017 Sermons

April 16, 2017 – Easter Sunday

Matthew 28:1-10 Alleluia! Christ is risen! The Lord is risen indeed! Alleluia! Mary Magdalene and “the other Mary” had watched as Jesus was crucified on Friday. They were there that evening when Joseph of Arimathea put the body of Jesus in his tomb hewn in a rock and then “rolled a great stone to the…

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April 2, 2017 – The Fifth Sunday of Lent

The Fifth Sunday of Lent – April 2, 2017 Ezekiel 37:1-14; Psalm 130; John 11:1-45 The Rev. Dr. Susan Kraus “Come, Holy Spirit, Spirit of Life, Spirit of God, come to us we pray. Amen.” Revival! That’s the theme of this morning’s lessons. Our need for revival and God’s work of revival. Let’s look first…

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March 26, 2017 – Fourth Sunday in Lent

March 26, 2017 – 4th Sunday in Lent John 9:1-41 – Jesus Heals the Man Born Blind The Rev. Dr. Susan Kraus               This morning’s account, from the gospel of John, of Jesus healing the man born blind is much more than a description of a healing miracle.  It is that, but the author of the…

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March 19, 2017 – The Third Sunday in Lent

March 19, 2017 – 3d Sunday in Lent John 4:5-42: Jesus and the Samaritan Woman at the Well The Rev. Dr. Susan Kraus Beginning last Sunday, going through Lent and into Easter season, we have the opportunity to hear many important passages from the Gospel of John. There are accounts concerning Jesus’ life and ministry that…

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March 12, 2017 – The Second Sunday in Lent

March 12, 2017 – The Second Sunday in Lent Sin and Virtue The Rev. Dr. Susan Kraus I was raised in the Presbyterian Church. When I was a young teenager I met with a group of my peers and the minister of my church for several weeks of preparation to join the church – the…

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March 5, 2017 — First Sunday in Lent

March 5, 2017 – The First Sunday in Lent Genesis 2:15-17; 3:1-7, Romans 5:12-19; Matthew 4:1-11 The Rev. Dr. Susan Kraus On this first Sunday of Lent the themes of our scripture readings from Genesis and from the Gospel of Matthew are temptation and obedience. All of our lessons contrast the disobedience of Adam with…

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February 26, 2017 – The Last Sunday after the Epiphany

February 26, 2017 – The Last Sunday after the Epiphany Matthew 17:1-9 – The Transfiguration The Rev. Dr. Susan Kraus Today is a day for mountain top experiences! First Moses and then Jesus, with Moses and Elijah, Peter, James and John. This morning’s lesson from the book of Exodus is a portion of many chapters…

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February 19, 2017 – 7th Sunday after The Epiphany

February 19, 2017 – 7 Epiphany Leviticus 19:1-2, 9-18; Matthew 5:38-48 The Rev. Dr. Susan Kraus I have spoken recently about how Jesus “fulfilled” the law or teaching of the Hebrew Bible as he taught and lived by many of the same lessons found there. Today’s reading from the Old Testament book of Leviticus gives…

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February 12, 2017 – 6th Sunday after The Epiphany

February 12, 2017 – 6th Sunday after The Epiphany Matthew 5:21-37 The Rev. Dr. Susan Kraus Our readings from the Gospel of Matthew for this week and for next week are portions of Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount. In these readings we find Jesus expanding some of the commandments found in the Torah, the law or…

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February 5, 2017 – 5th Sunday after The Epiphany

February 5, 2017 – 5th Sunday after The Epiphany Isaiah 58:1-12 and Matthew 5:13-20 The Rev. Dr. Susan Kraus I often speak of Jesus as our teacher. Who were his teachers? Certainly the great prophets of the Hebrew Bible were some of Jesus’ teachers. In the second part of this morning’s reading from Matthew’s gospel Jesus…

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