SsAM Sermons 2012

12/23/2012 by the Rev. David Andrews. Those who tell the Christmas story do not try to explain everything.

12/16/2012 by the Rev. Peter Huiner. In the weeks before Christmas, Episcopalians celebrate Advent. We study John the Baptist, that party pooper who wants us to turn around, who wants us to repent. Is that any way to get into the Christmas spirit?

12/9/2012 by the Rev. Dean William Lane. Signs of hope in the clash of world powers, words that announce the victory of God.

12/2/2012 by the Rev. David Andrews. We don’t want to secede from life, we want to embrace it, even as we await the coming of Christmas, of our yearly celebration of Christ incarnate.

SEASON OF CREATION SERMONS, 2012

10/7/2012 by the Rev. Dean William Lane. Jesus’ teaching on divorce, and the promise of God’s kingdom.

9/30/2012 by the Rev. David Andrews. The burden of leadership, and the joy, are meant to be shared. Ministry Sunday, honoring Saints Andrew and Matthew.

9/23/2012 by the Rev. David Andrews. To follow the wisdom of God is not easy. Father David remembers his mother.

9/16/2012 by the Rev. David Andrews. Giving thanks.

9/2/2012 by the Rev. David Andrews. Let us be real, to grow and to love as God loves us, to confess when do wrong, to pray and praise.

8/19/2012 by the Rev. Dean William Lane. Live justice and peace, and make them known. Every day, incorporate the bread of life into your life.

8/12/2012 by the Rev. Rod Welles. “Hanging on the timeless presence of Jesus, here, now, and always.”

8/5/2012 by the Rev. David Andrews. After welcoming members of the former Episcopal Church of Saint John, Fr. Andrews continues with the story of King David and Bathsheba. He asks, “What was David thinking?”

LAST SERMON AT CATHEDRAL CHURCH OF SAINT JOHN: 7/29/2012 recording of the Rev. Dean Lane. We are called to proclaim the Good News everywhere. If you prefer to read the text of his last sermon at Saint John, click here.

Text of Dean Lane’s “Good-bye” sermon on July 22, given at Saint John. “To everything there is a season.”

CAPITAL CAMPAIGN SERMON: 7/22/2012 by the Rev. David Andrews. If you want to get more done, speak from the heart, act from the heart. That’s one reason we are asking for pledges now for the kitchen and the organ.

7/15/2012 by the Rev. David Andrews. “We are not stay-at-home Christians,” says Fr. David, just back from General Convention.

7/8/2012 by the Rev. Calvin Adams. We need more Spirit! We need to ask, not to serve our own ends, noble as they may be, but to serve God and our neighbor.

Independence Day sermon and two hymns: 7/1/2012 by the Rev. David Andrews. The power of story, followed by two hymns: “O Beautiful For Spacious Skies” and “Lift Every Voice And Sing”.

6/17/2012 by the Rev. David Andrews. Let us be workers in the City of Wilmington, welcoming the Spirit in the middle of the neighborhoods.

6/10/2012 by the Rev. David Andrews. Let’s take a moment to give thanks and to remember that to follow Jesus is dangerous work.

Annual Meeting: 6/10/2012 presentation by the Rev. David Andrews.

Trinity Sunday: 6/3/2012 by guest preacher, the Rev. David Robinson. The concept of the Trinity, of one God in three persons, is easier intuited than explained.

Pentecost Sermon: 5/27/2012 by the Rev. David Andrews. At Pentecost, the apostles of Jesus were transformed from grief to enthusiasm.

5/20/2012 by the Rt. Rev. Wayne Wright, Bishop of Delaware. The truth about generosity: it’s the easiest thing and the hardest thing to do.

An Appreciation Sermon: Click here to listen to the sermon given by the Most Rev. Frank Griswold (25th Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church). This sermon was delivered at the Service of Appreciation and Thanksgiving for the ministry of the Cathedral Church of Saint John on Saturday, May 19, 2012. TEXT OF SERMON. Click here to read the sermon. PHOTOS: Click here to see the photos. VIDEO: Click here to see a 67-second video.

5/13/2012 by the Rev. David Andrews. If you abide in God’s love, you are forgiven and you forgive.

5/6/2012 by the Rev. David Andrews. Abiding with each other and with God is like a 9-year-old boy taking dance lessons.

4/29/2012 by the Rev. David Andrews. Are you listening to me? Or does the Internet have your attention? Or both?

4/15/2012 by the Rev. Calvin Adams. What do you want us to do, dear Lord, to be part of your risen life? “Just As I Am” was the hymn sung just before the sermon.

Easter Sunday, 4/8/2012 by the Rev. David Andrews. Mary Magdelen and St. Peter.

3/25/2012 by the Rev. Peter Huiner. Are Holy Week services and events only for people who think of themselves as especially religious?

3/11/2012 by the Rev. David Andrews. All our lives we form communities. Our church is a community. What does it mean to be the church of Jesus Christ today?

3/4/2012 by the Rev. David Andrews. Living into the covenant between God and us, between perfect love and a flawed people.

2/26/2012 by the Rev. David Andrews. Remembering covenants amid the wild beasts.

2/12/2012 by the Rev. David Andrews. Let ours be a culture of “Yes”.

1/22/2012 by the Rev. David Andrews. Each day is infused with God’s love. If God can change his mind, why can’t we? A sermon on Jonah 3, 1 Corinthians 7, and Mark 1.

1/15/2012 by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.; read by Rev. David Andrews. After making his introductory remarks, Rev. Andrews reads a sermon by Dr. King titled “Paul’s Letter to American Christians.” This sermon of Dr. King’s was first delivered at Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama on 4 November 1956. Dr. King imagines what kind of letter the Apostle Paul might have written to the Church in the United States, especially in terms of race relations and segregation.

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