St. Giles' Episcopal Church

The Episcopal Church in Jefferson, Maine

Sermons

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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April 23, 2017 – 2nd Sunday After Easter

April 23, 2017 – 2nd Sunday After Easter John 20:19-31 – Doubting Thomas; “Heaven is Beautiful”; and 1 Peter 1:3-9 We just heard the record of two encounters between the risen Christ and his disciples, one on the first Easter evening when Thomas was not present and one, a week later, when he was. We…

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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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