St. Giles' Episcopal Church

The Episcopal Church in Jefferson, Maine

Sermons

February 17, 2019 — Sixth Sunday after the Epiphany

February 17, 2019 – The Sixth Sunday after the Epiphany Jeremiah 17:5-10; Luke 6:17-26 The Rev. Dr. Susan Kraus                 Do you know why the date of Easter is different every year? In 325 CE the Church Council of Nicaea established that Easter would be on the first Sunday after the first full moon occurring…

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February 10, 2019 — Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany

St. Giles’ Church, Jefferson, Maine February 10, 2019 – The Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany Isaiah 6: 1-13 Don Kraus Our reading from Isaiah this week recounts the call of the prophet. Last week, we heard the account of the call of Jeremiah, and as was the case then, Isaiah’s call includes the would-be prophet…

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February 3, 2019 — Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany

St. Giles’ Episcopal Church February 3, 2019 – 4 Epiphany Luke 4:21-30 The Rev. Dr. Susan Kraus             To understand what actually happened in the passage from Luke’s Gospel that we just heard, we need some background information. This passage is a continuation of last week’s Gospel lesson. Jesus had been baptized by John and…

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January 27, 2019 — Third Sunday after the Epiphany

St. Giles’ Episcopal Church January 27, 2019 – The Third Sunday after the Epiphany The Rector’s Message at the Annual Meeting of the Parish Isaiah 55:1-3a and Matthew 25:31-46 The Rev. Dr. Susan Kraus             This morning I have decided to use this time to share with you some of my reflections on the state…

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January 20, 2019 — The Second Sunday after the Epiphany

January 20, 2019 – The Second Sunday after the Epiphany John 2:1-11, The Wedding at Cana; 1 Corinthians 12:1-11 The Rev. Dr. Susan Kraus  According to the account in John’s Gospel of the life and ministry of Jesus, the transformation of water into wine at the wedding in Cana was the first of Jesus’ miracles….

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January 13, 2019 — The Baptism of Our Lord

St. Giles’ Episcopal Church January 13, 2019 – The Baptism of our Lord Luke 3:15-17, 21-22 The Rev. Dr. Susan Kraus                 For Luke, to speak of the Holy Spirit was to speak of the presence of the divine. In his account of the good news of Jesus Christ, Luke describes many people as “filled…

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January 6, 2019 — The Epiphany

St. Giles’ Episcopal Church January 6, 2019 – The Epiphany Matthew 2:1-12 The Rev. Dr. Susan Kraus                 Today we celebrate Epiphany, the day following “the twelve days of Christmas” commemorated in that familiar song, the end of the Christmas season. The word “epiphany” means manifestation or appearance; a literal translation of the Greek would…

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December 30, 2018 – The First Sunday after Christmas

St. Giles’ Episcopal Church December 30, 2018 – The First Sunday after Christmas John 1:1-18 The Rev. Dr. Susan Kraus             Every year on the first Sunday after Christmas we hear the opening passage of John’s gospel, the passage known as the “Prologue.” These glorious, theology-filled words remind us that Christmas is about more than…

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December 24, 2018 — Christmas Eve

December 24, 2018 — Christmas Eve The Rev. Dr. Susan Kraus “Love Came Down at Christmas.” In your service leaflets you have a copy of this beautiful poem by Christina Rossetti. I hope you will find time to read and ponder it during this Christmas season. Love came down at Christmas. Love all lovely, love…

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December 23, 2018 – The Fourth Sunday of Advent

St. Giles’ Episcopal Church December 23, 2018 – The Fourth Sunday of Advent “The Way of Love” The Rev. Dr. Susan Kraus This morning’s sermon is the last in our Advent series of sermons on “The Way of Love” and seven Practices for a Jesus-Centered Life, all offered to us by Presiding Bishop Michael Curry….

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