SsAM Sermons 2011

12/24/2011 by the Rev. David Andrews. The old story of the first Christmas and today’s challenges.

12/18/2011 by the Rev. David Andrews. “Here am I, the servant of the Lord; let it be with me according to God’s word.” On the occasion of a baptism.

12/11/2011 by the Rev. David Andrews. This is the day that the Lord has made. Let us rejoice and be glad in it.

11/27/2011 by the Rev. David Andrews. Don’t turn away from the world, from this moment. Let go of your control. [Circumstances beyond his control kept Fr. David from finishing this sermon, but most of it is here.]

11/20/2011 sermon by Bertice Berry on the last Sunday of the Season of Creation. She tells her favorite story about the Cosmic Christ, and sings.

10/9/2011 sermon by Rod Welles on the first Sunday of the Season of Creation. Fr. Rod describes creation from theological and scientific viewpoints, and finds the Holy Spirit working everywhere, even now.

10/23/2011 by the Rev. David Andrews. We have such a brief time to live, yet we still must allow ourselves to be interrupted by our neighbors, and by God.

10/16/2011 by Canon Casson. A new heaven and a new earth. (Sorry, but the start of the sermon is missing.)

10/2/2011 by the Rev. David Andrews. How fences and walls protect us but also confine us.

9/25/2011 by the Rev. David Andrews and Lloyd Casson. On the 15th anniversary of the consolidation of two churches, St. Andrew’s and St. Matthew’s, SsAM’s first two rectors remember the past and look forward.

9/18/2011 by the Rev. David Andrews: Challenges face all our churches, not just SsAM. If God can change his mind and not destroy Ninevah, why can’t we change our minds about our neighbors? We’ve been forgiven, we need to forgive.

9/11/2011 by the Rev. David Andrews: On the tenth anniversary of the terrorist attacks, we hear two prayers from Ted Yoder’s Guerillas of Grace and remember a few days when our nation was united.

9/4/2011 by the Rev. David Andrews: Climb to higher ground! Stevie Wonder sang about it.

8/21/2011 by the Rev. David Andrews: The celebrated rocks of the Maine seacoast, and the rock of faith from which we have been hewn.

7/17/2011 by the Rev. David Andrews: “All things are being brought to perfection.” Let us celebrate who we are, and our God who answers our seeking.

7/10/2011 by the Rev. David Andrews: We are a “jubilee” center, as registered with the national church. We are called to scatter God’s seed everywhere, no pre-judging where it will grow. Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23 The Parable of the Sower.

7/3/2011 by the Rev. David Andrews: “Prisoners of Hope” based on Zechariah 9:9-12; Romans 7:15-25a; and Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30.

5/22/2011 by the Rev. David Andrews: Today the world has not come to an end; it is just the beginning. (A small, well-publicized group had predicted the Rapture for the previous day.)

5/15/2011 by the Rev. David Andrews: Jesus came, not that we might have more prayers and more pious devotions, but that we might have life, and have it abundantly.

5/08/2011 by the Rev. David Andrews: Osama bin Laden’s death leads Fr. David to reflect on hospitality, transformation, and grace.

4/24/2011 by the Rev. David Andrews: Easter day. What did the disciples do when they first heard Jesus was raised from the dead? They returned to their homes. (This recording is cut off at the end. Our apologies!)

4/23/2011 by the Rt. Rev. Knudsen, former Bishop of Maine at the Easter Vigil. Alleluia, Christ is risen. The Lord is risen indeed. Alleluia! It better be true.

4/17/2011 by the Rev. David Andrews: The difficult road to Easter begins today, Palm Sunday, when Jesus was welcomed into Jerusalem only to be betrayed.

4/10/2011 by the Rev. David Andrews: The sad history of blaming the Jews and other scapegoats continues.

4/3/2011 by the Rev. David Andrews: God’s amazing love and forgiveness, but also the ways God surprises us and challenges us.

3/20/2011 by the Rev. David Andrews: It’s coming! The end of the world has been predicted to come on Saturday, May 21, 2011.

3/13/2011 by the Rev. David Andrews: Why did God allow the Fukushima earthquake and tsunami to happen?

2/27/2011 by Brian McLaren: Money worries?

2/6/2011 by the Rev. David Andrews: Reflections on eating dinner with our families when we were children.

1/30/2011 by the Rev. David Andrews: How many times in our lives have we uttered the phrase, “We are blessed”?

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