Listen to Recent Sermons

Here are links to the most recent sermon by each of the preachers at SsAM, usually one sermon from each. Click here to see all the sermons of 2017 and earlier years.

You can find videos of entire Sunday services on the Friends of SsAM Facebook page.

Sermons 2017

10/15/2017 sermon by the Rev. Canon Lloyd S. Casson. We give thanks for the entire creation and our place in it. Peace, unity, and sustaining care are basic to the universe and are in us. Creation is good and so are we. The Big Bang continues to resound in the space around us and within us. We teach, we learn, we act, we rest, all in God’s love. Hallelujah!

 

10/01/2017 sermon by the Rev. David Andrews. It is natural to think in the extremes of either/or, of black and white, of yes and no, leaving out the middle. It is natural to settle for easy answers. God’s bounty overflows. It goes beyond our easy conceptions.

 

08/20/2017 sermon by the Rev. Ray Michener. Lord, Lord, have mercy! We cry out to Jesus, the Son of David. We cry out even if we deserve nothing but scorn. We cry out because we are desperate for God’s generosity and abundance, for the crumbs from God’s banquet table. Instead, a seat is prepared for us, and new garments. We are treated like family.

 

07/16/2017 sermon by the Rev. Emily Gibson. Sin, Law, and Grace — There is now no condemnation to those who are in Jesus Christ, we who love even though we fail, we who are found wanting, we who justly feel guilt and sorrow, we who are forgiven, we who forgive, we the guilty whom God loves, we who welcome grace, we whom God inspires.

 

Kaamilah Diabate by Danny Schweers04/02/2017 sermon by guest preacher Kaamilah Diabate, MLK Jr. Communication Contest winner in 2016. Insights into what it means to be young and black some 50 years after Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have A Dream” speech. Ms. Diabate is a high-school junior.

 

02/19/2017 sermons by MLK Jr. communication contest winners, guest preachers Tyrek Traylor and Nana Ohemaa Asante. The second annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Communication Contest for New Castle County, Delaware was conducted on January 15, 2017. The competition is designed to challenge high school students to develop and communicate their ideas using poetry, speech, and/or rap, reflecting on Dr. King’s legacy while sharing their proposed action for change within the Wilmington community.

 

rosie-castelli10/23/2016 sermon by Sister Rosie Castelli. It is easy to lose sight of our common humanity, that even the worst of us are like the best of us, and all of us are loved by God. Call that the Great Reversal of Values, that all are loved, not just the best. VIDEO: Click here to see a video of Rosie’s sermon on YouTube.

 

The Very Rev. Don Brown9/10/2016 homily given by the Very Rev. Don Brown at the choral evensong celebrating the 25th anniversary of the ordination of the Rev. David T. Andrews, Jr. “God calls us to be fellow workers with Him.”

 

bishopWayneWright2012_80px06/05/2016 sermon by the Right Rev. Wayne P. Wright, Jr. D.D. Bishop of Delaware. Just as parents hold on to their child’s hand as it learns to walk, so God holds onto our hands as we learn to walk in the paths created for us to walk in. God walks with us.

 

DrGregGarrett_150px02/21/2016 sermon by Dr. Greg Garrett, Preacher. God became human. If we are in Christ, nothing human can be alien to us. We need not fear or distrust, nor uncritically accept superficial detail as reality. We can be open and inquiring. We can discover and unveil. We can accept difference, even celebrate it. We can do the right thing.

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