St. Giles' Episcopal Church

The Episcopal Church in Jefferson, Maine

Sermons

February 12, 2017 – 6th Sunday after The Epiphany

February 12, 2017 – 6th Sunday after The Epiphany Matthew 5:21-37 The Rev. Dr. Susan Kraus Our readings from the Gospel of Matthew for this week and for next week are portions of Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount. In these readings we find Jesus expanding some of the commandments found in the Torah, the law or…

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February 5, 2017 – 5th Sunday after The Epiphany

February 5, 2017 – 5th Sunday after The Epiphany Isaiah 58:1-12 and Matthew 5:13-20 The Rev. Dr. Susan Kraus I often speak of Jesus as our teacher. Who were his teachers? Certainly the great prophets of the Hebrew Bible were some of Jesus’ teachers. In the second part of this morning’s reading from Matthew’s gospel Jesus…

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January 29, 2017 4th Sunday after The Epiphany

4th Sunday after The Epiphany – January 29, 2017  Sermon by the Rt. Rev. Stephen T. Lane St. Giles’, Jefferson Micah 6:1-8; Psalm 15; 1 Corinthians 1:18-31; Matthew 5:1-12 Each of the Gospel writers presents Jesus with different emphases, understanding Jesus’ essence in different ways. Matthew sees Jesus, among other things, as a great teacher….

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January 22, 2017 – 3d Sunday After the Epiphany

January 22, 2017 – 3 Epiphany Matthew 4:12-23 – Jesus Calls the Fishermen The Rev. Dr. Susan Kraus We have just heard Matthew’s account of the beginning of Jesus’ ministry.  Key points about his ministry are conveyed in this very short passage.  First, there is Jesus’ relationship to John the Baptist.  We know that John…

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January 15, 2017 – 2d Sunday after the Epiphany

January 15, 2017 – 2 Epiphany John 1:29-42 The Rev. Dr. Susan Kraus John the Baptist is an important figure in each of the four gospels.  In this morning’s lesson from John’s gospel John the Baptist points to Jesus and declares who he is.  Jesus is the Lamb of God who takes away the sin…

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January 8, 2017 – The First Sunday after the Epiphany

St. Giles’ Episcopal Church January 8, 2017 – The First Sunday after the Epiphany The Rev. Dr. Susan Kraus This past Friday, January 6th, was the day when the church celebrates the Feast of the Epiphany, the manifestation or appearing of Christ to the Gentiles.  Matthew’s gospel records the story of “wise men from the…

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January 1, 2017 – The Holy Name of our Lord Jesus Christ

St. Giles’ Episcopal Church January 1, 2017 – The Holy Name of our Lord Jesus Christ Luke 2:15-21 The Rev. Dr. Susan Kraus Today – January 1st, the eighth day after Christmas Day – we celebrate the Feast of the Holy Name of our Lord Jesus Christ.  The Feast of the Holy Name is not…

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