St. Michael's Episcopal Church

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Sermons

Sermon by the Rev. Dan Warren – January 29, 2017

Sermon on the MOUNT The setting of today’s gospel is significant. It’s the beginning of the Sermon on the MOUNT. Like Moses to Mt. Sinai, Jesus goes to a high place to be in the presence of God. He goes to bring his people on a new Exodus. The people hadn’t come from the palaces…

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No One of Us is Called to be a Christian Alone

No one of us is called to be a Christian alone.  That’s why we’re here, saying our prayers together and having communion.  We are called together into the Body of Christ. No heroes in this business.  Christ opens the way for us to become neighbors, friends; mothers, fathers, sons and daughters  privileged to be part…

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We Live in a Passionate World.

The Old Testament and gospel swirl in sex and politics.  You might say they’re X-rated.  David, as he enters Jerusalem, about to become king, spins in ecstasy, dancing to lyres and trumpets, tambourines, castanets and symbols-  while off to the side Saul’s daughter seethes. Saul, her father, was the previous king.  His daughter is jealous.  Saul,…

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A Sustaining Vision

A sermon by Fr. Ed Greene November 22, 1963, was the day President Kennedy was assassinated.  Those of us who were alive back then can probably remember exactly what we were doing when we first heard the news.  I was in music class at Bowdoin College and the professor announced, “The President has just been…

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The Mystery is that Jesus is Already with…

Here’s a great mystery: WE are already with the Father. WE are loved by God from the beginning. “They were yours from the beginning,” Jesus says.  You may remember in Genesis after each day of Creation, God says it is good, it is good, it is very good – the birds of the air, the…

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Who will Roll Away the Rock?

Last night the church was dark and bare, like the empty tomb. We heard the story of creation, breath moving over the waters, escape from oppression through the desert wilderness, dry bones wanting to turn back, and manna drawing us on to a land of promise. Then the lights came on, bells rung, altar linens…

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