St. Giles' Episcopal Church

The Episcopal Church in Jefferson, Maine

Sermons

March 30, 2018 – Good Friday

Good Friday, March 30, 2018 The Rev. Dr. Susan Kraus Good Friday Homily By now you have received 39 out of 40 of the Daily Words for Lent. You know that I have shared words of wisdom from a great variety of people, some who are living now and those who lived recently or long…

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March 29, 2018 – Maundy Thursday — An Instructed Eucharist

Maundy Thursday, March 29, 2018 The Rev. Dr. Susan Kraus An Instructed Eucharist             In this Maundy Thursday service we focus on the Eucharist. In prayer and scripture we are reminded of the moment Jesus began this sacred meal.  The Episcopal Church says that we encounter Jesus Christ as we receive communion, and (if we will…

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March 18, 2018 — 5th Sunday of Lent

March 18, 2018 – 5th Sunday of Lent Jeremiah 31:31-34 The Rev. Dr. Susan Kraus Today is the last Sunday in Lent. The church calendar provides us with this season so that we might prepare for Holy Week. Next week, on Palm Sunday, we will remember Jesus’ last days, in prayer and scripture and hymns. Our church…

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March 11, 2018 — 4th Sunday in Lent

St. Giles’ Episcopal Church March 11, 2018 – 4th Sunday in Lent Ephesians 2:1-10; John 3:14-21 The Rev. Dr. Susan Kraus Last week our Old Testament lesson included the Ten Commandments. Using two passages from the Old Testament, Jesus offers his followers a summary of God’s law in what are called the Two Great Commandments: Love…

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February 11, 2018 — The Last Sunday after the Epiphany

February 11, 2018 – The Last Sunday after the Epiphany Mark 9:2-9 – The Transfiguration of Christ The Rev. Dr. Susan Kraus In January and February our readings from the Gospel of Mark have been from the beginning of the book, from chapter 1. Today we skip ahead to chapter 9, the beginning of the…

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March 4, 2018 — The Third Sunday in Lent

March 4, 2018 – The Third Sunday in Lent John 2:13-22 – Jesus and the Temple Money Changers; Exodus 20:1-17 – The Ten Commandments The Rev. Dr. Susan Kraus We just heard an account of a memorable event in Jesus’ life, one that has captured the imagination of many artists, Jesus’ confrontation with the money changers in…

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February 25, 2018 – The Second Sunday in Lent

February 25, 2018 – The Second Sunday in Lent The Rev. Dr. Susan Kraus Some good Christian people dislike the season of Lent. They find it dismal and depressing. All that emphasis on sinfulness and how we fall short of living as God would have us live! You may feel this way yourself. This morning…

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February 4, 2018 — 5th Sunday After Epiphany

St Giles’ Episcopal Church February 4, 2018 – 5th Sunday After Epiphany Mark 1:29-39 The Rev. Dr. Susan Kraus The first words Jesus speaks in the Gospel of Mark, just before he begins his ministry, are these: “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God has come near” (Mark 1:15). In Jesus the rule…

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January 28, 2018 – 4th Sunday After Epiphany — Psalm 111

January 28, 2018 – 4th Sunday After Epiphany Psalm 111 The Rev. Dr. Susan Kraus As you know, every Sunday morning our worship service includes the reading of a psalm. When we read – or I would say, pray – the psalms in church we are participating in a very long liturgical tradition. The Book of…

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January 21, 2018 – 3rd Sunday After Epiphany

January 21, 2018 – 3rd Sunday After Epiphany Mark 1:14-20 The Rev. Dr. Susan Kraus This year most of our Sunday morning Gospel lessons will come from the Gospel of Mark. This Gospel was the earliest of the four Gospels, probably written between 64 and 72 CE, approximately 35 years after the crucifixion of Jesus….

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