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The Things of God

Preached by Brother Jude Hill on Sunday, October 22, 2017 (Proper 22 Yr A)

Proper 24(a)

22 October 2017

Advent SFO



+In the name of the Living God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.  Amen.


“Then Jesus said to them, ‘Whose head is this and whose title?’.  They answered, ‘The Emperors’  Then he said to them, ‘Give therefore to the emperor the...

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Speaking of Hell

Preached by Fr. Paul Allick on Sunday, October 15, 2017 (Proper 23 Year A)


Isaiah 25:1-9; Psalm 23; Philippians 4:1-9; Matthew 22:1-14


I can’t remember ever hearing a sermon about hell. In my generation, mainline Christians have never really talked about it. Now even many of our Evangelical brothers and sisters seem to avoid it. They, like us have, learned that it is a real turn-off. We’ve learned that preaching politics...

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Walk Humbly

Preached by Fr. John Porter on Sunday, October 15, 2017 (Evensong)

Evensong, 15 October 2017 (1st rdg, Proper 23 Yr 2; 2nd rdg, Proper 23 Yr 1)


Most of us live somewhat comfortably in the proper time frame of our lives.  Sometimes one hears the...

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Preached by Fr. Alex Martin on Sunday, October 8, 2017 (Proper 22 Yr A)

When we reach the end of today’s story, the Parable of the Wicked Tenants, we hear the Evangelist tell us how to interpret it. “When the chief priests and the Pharisees heard his parables, they realized that he was speaking about them.” The chief priests and Pharisees are attempting to steal the vineyard from its rightful owner. The vineyard is the Kingdom and...

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Now You Need Jesus

Preached by Fr. Paul Allick on Sunday, October 1, 2017 (Proper 21 Year A)


Ezekiel 18:1-4, 25-32; Philippians 2:1-13; Matthew 21:23-32



I was called to the priesthood completely out of the blue. As a child our family had tried on all kinds of denominations and none of them stuck. As a teenager I had given up on religion. In my youthful arrogance I had decided that the Church was full of hypocrites. Underneath that...

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Where is God?

Preached by Fr. Paul Allick on Sunday, September 24, 2017 (Proper 20 Year A)

Jonah 3:10-4:11; Philippians 1:21-30; Matthew 20:1-16


Public Policy Poll was released this past July. They asked “If God...

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A Broken Record

Preached by Fr. Paul Allick on Sunday, September 17, 2017 (Proper 19 Year A)

Genesis 50:15-21; Romans 14:1-12; Matt. 18:21-35


Members of a parish search committee were...

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Homily Transfiguration

Preached by Fr. John on Sunday, August 6, 2017 ()

“Moses came down from Mount Sinai. As he came down from the mountain with the two tablets of the covenant in his hand, Moses did not know that the skin of his face shone because he had been talking with God.”  (Exodus)

“We had been eyewitnesses of his majesty.  ...

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July 30, 2017

Preached by Br. Jude on Sunday, July 30, 2017 ()

+In the name of the Living God, Father, Son & Holy Spirit. Amen.

In our gospel reading this morning we continue through year A with the Gospel according to Saint Matthew.  I sometimes wonder at times what the writers of the Old Testament, Epistles and Gospels were trying to communicate to us!

Yet these readings vitally important to...

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Children in the Marketplace

Preached by Fr. Alex on Sunday, July 9, 2017 ()

The compilers of the lectionary handed preachers an interesting problem when they put together today’s Gospel reading, which comprises verses 16 to 19, and then verses 25 to 30 of Matthew’s Gospel, chapter 11. They skipped the section titled ‘Woes to Unrepentant Cities’. The reading begins with the conclusion --- a conclusion, not an introduction --- to the section...

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