Sermons

The purpose of All Saints Church is to celebrate God’s love, to seek and to serve Christ in all persons, and to go forth into the world rejoicing in the power of the Spirit. Your presence is a blessing regardless of your background, sexual orientation, gender identity, race or ethnicity, age or family structure, abilities or limitations or wherever you are in life’s journey.

 

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Year A- Proper 23, October 15, 2017 An Invitation We Can Refuse!

Year A, Proper 22 October 8, 2017 Capable of Producing Fruit

Year A Pentecost 17, Proper 21 Feast of St. Francis October 1, 2017 The Blessing of the Animals

Year A Pentecost 16-Proper 20 September 24, 2017 Take What Belongs to You and Go

An Instructed Eucharist-September 17 2017

Year A Pentecost 14, Proper 18 September 10, 2017 Beautiful Community with No Bitterness

Year A Pentecost 13, Proper 17 September 3, 2017 Steeped in Mystery

Pentecost 12, Proper 16 August 27, 2017 Best to Keep Quite and Let It Simmer

Year A Pentecost 11, Proper 15 August 20, 2017 Words that Model

Year A Pentecost 10 Proper 14 August 13, 2017 The Disciples Conclusion- You Must Be God’s Son

Year A Pentecost 8 Proper 13 August 6, 2017 The Overwhelming Abundance from Which Jesus Feeds Us

Pentecost 7–Proper 11 2017 Let Anyone with Ears Listen! by Tom Truby

Year A Pentecost 6 July 16, 2017 Good Soil Churches

Year A-Pentecost 4 July 2 2017 A Warm Smile a Solid Handshake and a Sure Hope

Year A Pentecost 3 June 25, 2017 In the Business of Blessing

Year A Pentecost 2 June 18, 2017 A Compassionate Father and a Courageous Daughter

Year A Trinity Sunday June 11, 2017 The Invitation of the Trinity

Year A-Day of Pentecost June 4, 2017 The Gatherer, the Holy Spirit

Year A Easter 5 Mother’s Day May 14, 2017 Stone-throwing or Stone-catching

Year A Easter 4 May 7, 2017 Unambivalently For Us

Year A Easter 3 April 30, 2017 KNown in the Breaking

Year A Easter Sunday April 16, 2017 Resurrection Earthquake

Year A The Great Vigil of Easter April 15, 2017 The Power of Remembering Stories

Year A Good Friday April 14, 2017 Like a Lamb Led to the Slaughter

Year A Maundy Thursday April 13, 2017 The Very Last Things

Year A Passion Palm Sunday April 9, 2017 10 15 AM Service At the Foot of the Cross

Year A Passion Palm Sunday April 9, 2017 8 AM Service Palms to Passion

Year A Lent 5 April 2, 2017 Lazarus, Come Out

Year A Lent 4 March 26, 2017 Daytime Sight Made Possible

Year A Lent 2 March 12, 2017 The Grace of Letting Go and Starting Again

Year A Lent 1 March 5, 2017 Wisdom in the Wilderness

Year A Last Sunday in Epiphany February 26, 2017 From Crafty Myths to Real Truth

Year A Epiphany 6 February 12, 2017 Escalation!

Year A Epiphany 5 February 5, 2017 Littleness Matters

Year A Epiphany 4 January 29, 2017 Who are the Blessed?

Year A Epiphany 3 January 22, 2017 How to Fish for People

Year A Epiphany 1 The Baptism of Our Lord January 8, 2017 Delivered January 15th Jesus Reveals Himself

Year A The Holy Name January 1, 2017 Embrace Another Year of Grace

Year A Christmas Day 2016 The Word Becomes Real

Year A Christmas Eve In the Darkness, Hope Shines

Year A Advent 4 December 18, 2016 A Counter Story

Year A Advent 3 December 11, 2016 Good Christian Friends, Rejoice!

Year A Advent 1 November 27, 2016 Build Your Ark!

Year C – Christ the King Sunday November 20, 2016 Christ Our King!

Year C All Saints Day November 6, 2016 All God’s People, Every Single Human on Earth!

Year C Pentecost 23 October 23, 2016 Justified Already

Year C Pentecost 22 October 8, 2016 Notable Anniversaries of Our Parish History

Year C Pentecost 21 October 9, 2016 One Embraced a New Way of Living

Year C-Pentecost 19 September 25, 2016 Abraham’s Bosom

Year C Pentecost 18 September 18, 2016 The Shrewd Manager

Year C Pentecost 17 September 11, 2016 Joy Breaks Out

Year C Pentecost 16 September 4, 2016 The King Coming from Afar

Year C Pentecost 14 August 21, 2016 She Stood Up Straight

Year C Pentecost 10 July 24, 2016 Prayer and Prisoners

Year C Pentecost 8 July 10, 2016 Below the Wave

Year C Pentecost 7 July 3, 2016 A New Creation Matters

Year C Pentecost 6 June 26, 2016 Indulge in the Spirit

Year C Pentecost 5 June 19, 2016 All Means All

Year C Pentecost 4 June 12, 2016 Two Forgiven Debtors

Year C Pentecost 3 June 5, 2016 Gospel Verses Religion

Year C Pentecost 2 May 29, 2016 Releasing Control

Year C Trinity Sunday May 22, 2016 The Three Musketeers

Year C Easter 6 May 1, 2016 Shall We Gather at the River?

Year C Easter 4 April 17, 2016 Do We Hear His Voice?

Year C Easter 3 April 10, 2016 You Will Be Told What You Are To Do

Year C Easter Sunday March 27, 2016 Resurrected!

Year C Lent 5 March 13, 2016 The Scent of Love

Year C Lent 4 March 6, 2016 The Prodigal Son by Rev. Mary Anne Gard

Year C Lent 3 February 28, 2016 Its Not Fair by Rev. Mary Anne Gard

Year C The Last Sunday after the Epiphany February 7, 2016

Year C Epiphany 4 January 31, 2016 Love Found a Way

Year C Epiphany 3 January 24, 2016 With Every Eye Fixed on Him

Year C Epiphany 2 January 17, 2016 Gifts by Rev. Mary Anne Gard

Year C Epiphany 1 The Baptism of the Lord January 10, 2016 The Holy Spirit Descends Like A Dove

The Epiphany of Our Lord 2016 January 6, 2016

Refugee Sermon January 3, 2016 by Chuck Martin

Year C Christmas Eve 2015 The Santa Globe by Rev. Mary Anne Gard

Year C Advent 3 December 13, 2015 The Barn of Peace

Year B Christ the King Sunday November 22, 2015 Thanksgiving for a Different Kind of King

Year B Pentecost 25 November 15, 2015 by Sonja Miller

Year B All Saints Sunday November 1, 2015 Saints in the Making

Year B Pentecost 22 October 25, 2015 Just Mercy

Year B Pentecost 20 October 11, 2015 Skin in the Game

Year B Pentecost 19 October 4, 2015 Seeds of Hope Children and Refugees

Year B Pentecost 18 September 27, 2015 Don’t Trip Up the Children

Year B Pentecost 17 September 20, 2015 Welcoming the Vulnerable

Year B Pentecost 16 September 13, 2015 The Power to Bless

Year B Pentecost 15 September 6, 2015 Yet Even the Dogs

Year B Pentecost 14 August 30, 2015 Rise Up, My Dearest

Year B Pentecost 13 August 23, 2015 Four Questions

Year B Pentecost 12 August 16, 2015 by Sonja Miller

Year B Pentecost 10 August 2, 2015 by Rev. Mary Anne Gard

Year B Pentecost 9 July 26, 2015 Thats Enough for Me

Year B Pentecost 8 July 19, 2015 No Time to Eat

Year B Pentecost 7 July 12, 2015 Backstory to a Beheading

Year B Pentecost 6 July 5, 2015 Jesus Is Cast Out and the Disciples Cast Out

Year B Pentecost 5 June 28, 2015 by Sonja Miller Finance Chair

Year B Pentecost 4 June 21, 2015 There Was A Great Calm

Year B Pentecost 3, June 14, 2015 Gay Pride Day by Mary Anne Gard

Year B, Pentecost 2 June 7, 2015 The House of the Strong Man

Dancing with God – 2015-05-30 – Trinity Sunday by Dr. Maria McDowell

Year B Pentecost May 24, 2015 Should I Bring Goggles

Year B Easter 6 May 10, 2015 I Never Met My Mother by Mary Anne Gard

Year B Easter 5 May 3, 2015 Remove Gloves, Blot Lipstick, and Raise that Veil

Year B Easter 4 April 26, 2015 What Makes the Shepherd Good?

Year B Easter 3 April 19, 2015 Earth Day – 2015

Year B Easter 2 April 12,2015 Low Sunday by Mary Anne Gard

Year B Easter Sunday April 5, 2015 The Resurrection of Inclusion

Year B Good Friday April 3, 2015 by Mary Anne Gard

Year B Passion Palm Sunday March 29, 2015 Two Kinds of Crowds, One King

Year B Lent 5 March 22, 2015 Jesus is in Trouble by Mary Anne Gard

Year B Lent 3 March 8, 2015 Destroying the Wisdome of the Wise

Year B Lent 2 March 1, 2015 Pick Up Your Cross

Year B Epiphany 3 January 25, 2015 Follow the Yellow Brick Road

Year B Advent 4 December 21, 2014 The Conduit of Grace

Year B Advent 3 December 14, 2014 Pointing to the Light

Year B Advent 1 November 30, 2014 Stay Alert

Year A Christ the King November 23, 2014 Where Culture Makes Sheep and Goats, Jesus Makes Lovers

Year A Pentecost 23 November 16, 2014 Citizens of the Kingdom of Heaven

Year A All Saints Sunday November 2, 2014 Come In, she said, I’ll Give you Shelter from the Storm

Year A Pentecost 20 October 26, 2014 Turning Enemies into Footstools

Year A Pentecost 19 October 19, 2014 Turning from Idols and Serving a Living and True God

Year A Pentecost 17 October 5, 2014 A Prayer for Abraham’s Children

Year A Pentecost 16 September 28, 2014 The Power to Include

Year A Pentecost 15 September 21, 2014

Year A Pentecost 14 September 14, 2014 Freedom from Judging

Year A Pentecost 13 September 7, 2014 Come Alive in Us

Year A Pentecost 12 August 31, 2014 Peter’s Shattered Dream

Year A Pentecost 9 August 10, 2014 The Raging Storm of Our Own Making

Year A Pentecost 8 August 3, 2014 Feeding Our Souls on What Is Real and True

Year A Pentecost 5 July 13, 2014 The Profligate Sower

Year A Pentecost 4 July 6, 2014 A Vision by Craig Heverly

Year A Trinity Sunday June 15, 2014 Encompassed by the Holy Trinity

Year A The Day of Pentecost June 8, 2014 Thirst for that Liquid Spirit

Year A Easter 7 June 1, 2014 Ascending and Descending with Jesus

Year A Easter 6 May 25, 2014 No Orphans Anywhere

Year A Easter 5 May 18, 2014 The First Forgiving Victim

Year A Easter 4 Mother’s Day May 11, 2014 This Abundant Life

Year A Easter 3 May 4, 2014 Accompany Us

Year A Sunday of the Resurrection Easter Day April 20, 2014 Walk On, O People of God

Year A The Great Vigil of Easter April 19, 2014 Entering the Great Mystery

Year A Good Friday April 18, 2014 Look on the One We Have Pierced

Year A Holy Thursday April 17, 2014 Love Bade Me Welcome

Year A Passion Palm Sunday April 13, 2014 Friend, Do What You Are Here to Do

Year A Lent 4 March 30, 2014 Unfinished and in Formation

Year A Lent 2 March 16, 2014 Born From Above

Year A Lent 1 March 9, 2014 Spirit Led Trials and Tempations

Year A Lent 1 March 9, 2014 Fighting Through the Lies by Thomas L. Truby

Year A Transfiguration Sunday March 2, 2014 Get Up and Do Not Be Afraid

Year A Epiphany 5 February 9, 2014 William Temple House Homily by Chuck Martin, Senior Warden

Year A Presentation of the Lord February 2, 2014 Presented to Us

Year A Epiphany 3 January 26, 2014 The Thread

Year A Epiphany 2 January 19, 2014 The First Spark of the Church

Year A Nativity of the Lord Proper II December 24, 2013 Love With Us

Year A Advent 4 December 22, 2013 Adoptive Father to Our Lord

Year A Advent 3 December 15, 2013 The Advent of Joy

Year A Advent 2 December 8, 2013 The Axe, the Bridge and Nelson Mandela

Year A Advent 1 December 1, 2013 Riding Out the Flood

Year C Christ the King Sunday November 24, 2013 A Strange Act of Communication

Year C Pentecost 25 November 17, 2013 By Your Endurance You Will Gain Your Souls

Year C Pentecost 25 November 10, 2013 Are We Completely Mistaken

Year C Pentecost 22 October 20, 2013 Will He Find Faith on Earth

Year C Pentecost 21 October 13, 2013 Is Gratitude a Form of Faith that Makes Us Well

Year C Pentecost 20 October 6, 2013 Ordinary Slaves

Year C Pentecost 19 September 29, 2013 Abraham’s Bosom

Year C Pentecost 16 September 8, 2013 Ready for the Teaching!

Year C Pentecost 15 September 1, 2013 How to Be Exalted

Year C Pentecost 14 August 25, 2013 The Bent Over Woman Stands Tall

Year C Pentecost 12 August 11, 2013 That Jesus Is So Clever!

Year C Pentecost 10 July 28, 2013 Just Like Jesus Taught Us

Year C Pentecost 9 July 21, 2013 Mary’s Godly Play

Year C Pentecost 7 July 7, 2013 A New Creation is Everything!

Year C Pentecost 6 June 30, 2013 Directional Orientation

Year C Pentecost 5 June 23, 2013 Breathe on Me Breath of God My Spiritual Journey by Larry Chalew

Year C Pentecost 4 June 16, 2013 The Woman Who Carried the Devil on Her Back

Year C Pentecost 3 June 9, 2013 Sermon on the Diaconate

Year C Pentecost 2 June 2, 2013 Set Under Authority

Year C Trinity Sunday May 26, 2013 Behold the Beauty of the Trinity

Year C Day of Pentecost May 19, 2013 The Spirit Pouring Out on Us

Year C Easter 6 May 5, 2013 What Do We Live in View Of

Year C Easter 5 April 28, 2013 Glorified!

Year C Easter 4 Earth Day April 21, 2013 Teachings of the Tree People

Year C Easter Day March 31, 2013 Resurrected!

Year C Good Friday March 29, 2013 Innocent!

Year C Lent 5 March 17, 2013 Anointing Jesus’ Feet

Year C Lent 3 March 3, 2013 The Gardner’s Gentleness

Year C Lent 2 February 24, 2013 The Hen that Gathers

Year C Lent 1 February 17, 2013 Who Is the Devil

Year C Ash Wednesday February 13, 2013 Ashes and Life

Year C Transfiguration Sunday February 10, 2013 The Departure He Will Accomplish

Year C Epiphany 3 January 27, 2013 Body Works and Spirit Power

Year C Epiphany 1 January 13, 2013 The Manifestation of God in Baptism

Year C Epiphany of the Lord January 6, 2013 Christ the Apple Tree

Year C Christmas Eve 2012 The Power of Weakness

Year C Advent 4 December 23, 2012 He Shall Be the One of Peace

Year C Advent 3 December 16, 2012 Searing Sorrow, Deep Darkness and Advent Waiting

Year C Advent 2 December 9, 2012 Forerunners for Christ

Year C Advent 1 December 2, 2012 Standing with Peace On Our Hands

Year B Christ the King Sunday November 25, 2012 Grace and Peace Come Toward Us!

Year B Thanksgiving for Maggie Topical Children’s Sermon November 25, 2012 The Miracle of Maggie

Year B Thanksgiving 2012 November 18, 2012 The Valley of Love and Delight

Year B Pentecost 24 November 11, 2012 Beware of the Scribes

Year B All Saints Sunday November 4, 2012 Got You Surrounded!

Year B Pentecost 21 October 21, 2012 Icon of Courage and Hope