St. Giles' Episcopal Church

The Episcopal Church in Jefferson, Maine

Sermons

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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January 14, 2018 — 2nd Sunday After Epiphany

January 14, 2018 – 2nd Sunday After Epiphany Samuel 3:1-10 The Rev. Dr. Susan Kraus This morning we will begin by looking at our Old Testament lesson from the First Book of Samuel. This book describes the transition of government in Israel to a monarchy when Samuel was a prophet of God. The first king…

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January 7, 2018 — First Sunday After Epiphany

January 7, 2018 – 1st Sunday After Epiphany The Apostles’ Creed, The Renewal of Baptismal Vows The Rev. Dr. Susan Kraus The Book of Common Prayer provides instructions and guidance for all the forms of worship generally used in the Episcopal Church. In certain services, such as the service of Holy Baptism and the Easter Vigil,…

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December 24, 2017 Christmas Eve — A Christmas Meditation

A Christmas Meditation O come, all ye faithful, come, let us adore him, Christ, the Lord.  Amen.             Faithful people come together today to praise and thank God for the birth of Jesus, whom we call “Emmanuel.” A Hebrew word translated in English, “God with us.”  One word that tells the glorious mystery we celebrate…

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