St. Giles' Episcopal Church

The Episcopal Church in Jefferson, Maine

Sermons

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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October 21, 2018 — 22nd Sunday after Pentecost

October 21, 2018 – 22nd Sunday after Pentecost Mark 10:35-45 – To Sit by Jesus The Rev. Dr. Susan Kraus In order to better appreciate this morning’s Gospel lesson, let me read you a portion of the three verses that immediately precede what we just heard: [Jesus and his disciples] were on the road, going up…

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October 14, 2018 — 21st Sunday after Pentecost

October 14, 2018 – 21st Sunday after Pentecost Mark 10:17-31 – Jesus and the Rich Man The Rev. Dr. Susan Kraus Before we consider the passage in Mark, let me repeat the beginning of this morning’s reading from the Letter to the Hebrews (4:12):  “The Word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword,…

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October 7, 2018 — 20th Sunday after Pentecost

October 7, 2018 – 20th Sunday after Pentecost Genesis 2:18-24; (Mark 4:35-41); St. Francis The Rev. Dr. Susan Kraus This past Thursday, October 4th, was the Feast Day of St. Francis of Assisi. On the Sunday nearest that day we honor St. Francis and his love for God’s creation and God’s creatures in our hymns,…

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September 9, 2018 — Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost

September 9, 2018 – 16th Sunday after Pentecost Mark 7:24-37 New Testament scholars agree that in Mark’s Gospel we find the most human of the Gospel portrayals of Jesus. We see that in this morning’s account of an exorcism. Jesus’ reputation as a healer was becoming widely known. A Gentile woman, a non-Jew, whose “little daughter…

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September 2, 2018 — St. Giles Sunday

September 2, 2018 – Saint Giles Sunday James 1:17-27 There are times when the lessons appointed for a Sunday are a perfect fit with an occasion, and today is one of those times. The Letter of James and the day we present the Arrow of St. Giles to a parishioner “in recognition of exemplary service…

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August 26, 2018 — Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost

August 26, 2018 – 14th Sunday after Pentecost Ephesians 6:10-20; Philippians 4:8 The Rev. Dr. Susan Kraus This morning I would like to begin by speaking about something which has been prominent in the news this past week. Before you become alarmed or intrigued, the news I am referring to concerns the church, specifically the report…

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August 19, 2018 — Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost

August 19, 2018 – 13th Sunday after Pentecost Proverbs 9:1-6; Psalm 34:9-14; Ephesians 5:15-20; Matthew 7:24-27 The Rev. Dr. Susan Kraus This morning I would like to speak about wisdom. Wisdom is a theme that runs through today’s lessons from the Old Testament, including the psalm, as well as our reading from St. Paul’s Letter to…

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August 12, 2018 — Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost

August 12, 2018 – The Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost 1 Kings 19:4-8 The Rev. Dr. Susan Kraus Have you ever sat here on a Sunday morning, listened to the first lesson, and wondered, “What on earth was that about?” To be honest I often wonder why the people who chose our readings for Sunday worship…

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August 5, 2018 — The Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost

August 5, 2018 – The Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost Exodus 16:2-4, 9-15; John 6:24-35 The Rev. Dr. Susan Kraus I imagine that everyone here has at one time or another indulged in something which we might safely label “spiritually unhealthy.” I am thinking of how we learn about a behavior of another person – someone…

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