Sermons

January 23, 2022

3rd Sunday After The Epiphany – Katharine Armentrout

JESUS AND HIS BLUEPRINT   

We have just heard Jesus layout what I would call His “blueprint for ministry”. He was filled with the Spirit that morning, as he read the powerful promises from Isaiah 61:  

“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me,     
because he has anointed me         
to bring good news to the poor.
He has sent me to proclaim release to the captives     

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January 16, 2022

Epiphany 2C – By George Yandell

Weddings in Palestine were major celebrations with extended family and friends. They typically lasted a week or more. In today’s gospel reading about the marriage feast there is more than meets the eye.

As today’s Gospel passage opens, Jesus’ mother is attending a wedding at Cana in Galilee to which Jesus and his disciples also have been invited. Food and wine were plentiful at such festivities.

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January 9, 2022

1st Sunday after the Epiphany – Byron Tindall

On this, the first Sunday after the Epiphany, the church in the west remembers the Baptism of Jesus in the River Jordan by His cousin, John the Baptist.   

From the Merriam Webster website, we get the following definition of epiphany:               

“Full Definition of epiphany 
1:capitalized: January 6 observed as a church festival in commemoration of the coming of the 

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January 2, 2022

Christmas 2C – By George Yandell

Where did Jesus get his uncanny knowledge of God’s wisdom? It wasn’t all book-learning from the rabbis. Even children understood clearly what the adult Jesus said when he taught. I believe Jesus learned much of his attentiveness to God from Joseph, and also from Mary. Her acceptance of the angel Gabriel opened the way for Jesus. We learn most from what our parents do, not what they say.

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