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

Photo of Maryann Younger12/03/2017 THE 1st SUNDAY OF ADVENT sermon by Guest Preacher, Maryann Younger. Cast away the works of darkness and put on the armor of light! Embrace scripture, tradition, and spirit! Exercise your reasoning powers! Plead for grace! We lack for nothing if we clothe ourselves in light. God offers us shining robes of radiance. Look at one another! See how the light radiates!

 

11/26/2017 SEASON OF CREATION sermon by the Rev. David Andrews. Two competing kingdoms want our allegiance. Moralistic therapeutic deism is one, a system of belief common in this country. We, on the other hand, proclaim Christ, who is close at hand, present with us, whose death and resurrection justify us. We pray. We proclaim our confidence in God. Our ancient faith is alive and new. Through Christ all things come into being, are ever renewed. God is not separate from us, but envelopes us, embraces us, imbues us with the Holy Spirit.

 

11/19/2017 SEASON OF CREATION sermon by the Rev. Emily Gibson. There are three keys to the abundant life: gratitude, sacrifice, and generosity. Let love guide your heart and you will have life abundantly! Ask God for what is good, what is best, not just for yourself but for those you love, your neighbors, and even your enemies. Taste, eat, drink. Know that God is good!

 

11/5/2017 SEASON OF CREATION sermon by guest preacher, Kim Eppehimer, Executive Director of Friendship House. We at Friendship House live out the parable of the Good Samaratan every day, offering care and hospitality to the homeless and the transient. We are the saints of God ministering to the saints of God, all of us holy ones, all of us giving and receiving. It is a blessing to give, and a blessing to receive. You have more to give than you can know, and more to receive.

 

10/29/2017 SEASON OF CREATION sermon by the Rev. Canon Lloyd S. Casson. You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength. This is the first and greatest commandment. The second is like it. Love your neighbor as yourself.

10/22/2017 Season of Creation sermon by guest preacher, Dr. Mildred McClain. We are warriors. We are at war. The enemies of the earth have forgotten their roots. When we get tired, we are tempted to surrender, but be steadfast! Stand! Trust in God! God is with us through the trials of fire. Humble yourself before God that God may exult you! Resist evil! Remain steadfast in the faith! Let God use you!

 

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.

 

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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