Sermons

Sermons

Fourth Sunday after Pentecost

Gospel: Mark 4:26-34 A reading from the Gospel of Mark. Glory to you, O Lord. [Jesus] said, “The kingdom of God is as if someone would scatter seed on the ground, and would sleep and rise night and day, and the seed would sprout and grow, he does not know how. The earth produces of itself, first the stalk, then the head, then the full grain in the head. But when the grain…

Third Sunday after Pentecost

Gospel: Mark 3:20-35 A reading from the Gospel of Mark. Glory to you, O Lord. [Jesus went home;] and the crowd came together again, so that [Jesus and the disciples] could not even eat. When his family heard it, they went out to restrain him, for people were saying, “He has gone out of his mind.” And the scribes who came down from Jerusalem said, “He has Beelzebul, and by…

Second Sunday of Pentecost

Gospel: Mark 2:23-3:6 A reading from the Gospel of Mark. Glory to you, O Lord. One sabbath [Jesus] was going through the grain fields; and as they made their way his disciples began to pluck heads of grain. The Pharisees said to him, “Look, why are they doing what is not lawful on the sabbath?” And he said to them, “Have you never read what David did when he and his…

Trinity Sunday

John 3:1-17 The holy gospel according to John.Glory to you, O Lord.  Now there was a Pharisee named Nicodemus, a leader of the Jews. He came to Jesus by night and said to him, “Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher who has come from God; for no one can do these signs that you do apart from the presence of God.”  Jesus answered him, “Very truly, I tell you, no…

Day of Pentecost

Reading: Acts 2:1-21 A reading from the book of Acts.  When the day of Pentecost had come, [the apostles] were all together in one place. And suddenly from heaven there came a sound like the rush of a violent wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. Divided tongues, as of fire, appeared among them, and a tongue rested on each of them. All of them…

Ascension of Our Lord

Gospel: Luke 24:44-53 A reading from the Gospel of John. Glory to you, O Lord. [Jesus said to the eleven and those with them,] “These are my words that I spoke to you while I was still with you—that everything written about me in the law of Moses, the prophets, and the psalms must be fulfilled.” Then he opened their minds to understand the scriptures, and he said to them,…

Sixth Sunday of Easter

Gospel: John 15:9-17 A reading from the Gospel of John. Glory to you, O Lord. [Jesus said:] “As the Father has loved me, so I have loved you; abide in my love. If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commandments and abide in his love. I have said these things to you so that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be…

Fifth Sunday of Easter

Gospel: John 15:1-8 A reading from the Gospel of John. Glory to you, O Lord. [Jesus said:] “I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinegrower. He removes every branch in me that bears no fruit. Every branch that bears fruit he prunes to make it bear more fruit. You have already been cleansed by the word that I have spoken to you. Abide in me as I abide in you. Just as…

Fouth Sunday of Easter

Gospel: John 10:11-18 A reading from the Gospel of John. Glory to you, O Lord. [Jesus said:] “I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. The hired hand, who is not the shepherd and does not own the sheep, sees the wolf coming and leaves the sheep and runs away—and the wolf snatches them and scatters them. The hired hand runs away because a…

Third Sunday of Easter

Gospel: Luke 24:36b-48  A reading from the Gospel of Luke. Glory to you, O Lord. Jesus himself stood among [the disciples] and said to them, “Peace be with you.” They were startled and terrified, and thought that they were seeing a ghost. He said to them, “Why are you frightened, and why do doubts arise in your hearts? Look at my hands and my feet; see that it is I…