St. Giles' Episcopal Church

The Episcopal Church in Jefferson, Maine

2018 Sermons

December 30, 2018 – The First Sunday after Christmas

St. Giles’ Episcopal Church December 30, 2018 – The First Sunday after Christmas John 1:1-18 The Rev. Dr. Susan Kraus             Every year on the first Sunday after Christmas we hear the opening passage of John’s gospel, the passage known as the “Prologue.” These glorious, theology-filled words remind us that Christmas is about more than…

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December 24, 2018 — Christmas Eve

December 24, 2018 — Christmas Eve The Rev. Dr. Susan Kraus “Love Came Down at Christmas.” In your service leaflets you have a copy of this beautiful poem by Christina Rossetti. I hope you will find time to read and ponder it during this Christmas season. Love came down at Christmas. Love all lovely, love…

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December 23, 2018 – The Fourth Sunday of Advent

St. Giles’ Episcopal Church December 23, 2018 – The Fourth Sunday of Advent “The Way of Love” The Rev. Dr. Susan Kraus This morning’s sermon is the last in our Advent series of sermons on “The Way of Love” and seven Practices for a Jesus-Centered Life, all offered to us by Presiding Bishop Michael Curry….

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December 16, 2018 — The Third Sunday of Advent

St. Giles’ Episcopal Church December 16, 2018 – The Third Sunday of Advent “The Way of Love” The Rev. Dr. Susan Kraus                 This morning we continue to focus on “The Way of Love” and “Practices for a Jesus-Centered Life” by first considering “Bless: Share faith and unselfishly give and serve.” Bishop Curry writes, “Jesus…

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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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