Sermons on John

Sermons on John

“Feed the sheep with justice”

This is the sermon Dr. Steven Bishop preached at the ordination of Corrie Cabes to the priesthood, June 29, 2020, at All Saints’ Fort Worth. ——————— Corrie Cabes Ordination Sermon June 29, 2020 Steven Bishop, PhD All Saints Episcopal Church Fort Worth, Texas Hello. I want to thank Corrie for inviting me to preach on this exciting occasion of her ordination to the priesthood. I bring greetings to you, Corrie, and to Bishop Meyer and the Diocese of Fort Worth…

“. . .the rich tapestry of God’s Church”

This is the sermon the Rev . Christopher Jambor preached at the ordination of Maddie Hill to the priesthood, June 29, 2020. Corrie Cabes was ordained that same day. ———————– Ordination, Maddie Hill         June 29, 2020              All Sts/FW                  Fr. Jambor Maddie… Corrie… welcome to the club! You’ve made it.  You’ve arrived.  You did it! Well done! Whoops! I’m sorry.  I confused this with your graduation from seminary…or your graduation from college… or passing the bar…or being certified as a master…

Deeply loved by the shepherd

This is the sermon the Rev. Dr. Suzi Robertson preached at the ordination of the Rev. Leslie Guinn to the priesthood on June 18, 2020. ——————– Suzi Robertson The Ordination of the Rev. Leslie Guinn to the Sacred Order of Priests June 18, 2020 In the name of the one God, the Holy and Undivided Trinity.  Amen. So, Leslie, here we are in the middle of a global pandemic where hundreds of thousands are dying, where millions are unemployed, where…

What won’t change

This is the sermon Bishop Scott Mayer gave at the diocesan worship service for the Day of Pentecost, May 31, 2020. ——————- The Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth        The Day of Pentecost        May 31, 2020 Today we celebrate one of the three primary feast days in the life of the Church: the Day of Pentecost.  In the words of our Eucharistic Prayer,  “In fulfillment of his true promise, the Holy Spirit came down on this day from heaven, lighting upon…

Love is love is love is love is love is love is love is love

This is the sermon the Rev. Karen Calafat preached at the diocesan online worship service for the Sixth Sunday of Easter. —————————————– Easter 6A May 17, 2020 “Love is love is love is love is love is love is love is love.” This is a line from Lin Manuel Miranda’s Tony Acceptance speech.  He is the author of the Broadway hit Hamilton.  Other lines from this sonnet speech seem poignant to our current lives in a pandemic, in this season…

God dwells in all of us. All of us.

This is the sermon the Rev. Allison Sandlin Liles preached at the diocesan online worship service for the Fifth Sunday of Easter, May 10, 2020. ——————————- The Fifth Sunday in Easter May 10, 2020 COVID-19 Acts 7:55-60    John 14:1-14 Even though I’ve never done so before, this week I planned on preaching about Mother’s Day. I wanted to recognize all the exhausted moms who are emotionally, physically, spiritually drained from isolation. Drained from preparing, serving and then cleaning up three…

The widespread arms of the Shepherd

This is the sermon the Rev. Kevin Johnson preached at the online worship service of the diocese for the Fourth Sunday of Easter, May 3, 2020. ——————————————————— Easter 4A So, last weekend I broke the bonds of Corona house arrest and escaped to south Texas to visit the farm. On this farm live two donkeys named Rosy and Suzy. Rosy and Suzy’s job is to help take care of the baby calves by protecting them from coyotes and snakes and…

“Peace be with you”

This is the sermon the Rev. Dr. Jill Walters preached at the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth’s online worship service for the Second Sunday of Easter. ————————— April 19, 2020  Easter 2, Year A May the Words of my mouth and the meditations of each heart be always acceptable in your sight, O Lord our Strength and our Redeemer.  Amen Last week we celebrated the marvelous mystery of Easter.  Christ is risen!  We say our Alleluias again!  And we rejoice!…

Where is God in all this?

This is the sermon the Rev. Dr. Robert Pace preached at the online worship service at Trinity, Fort Worth, on the Fifth Sunday of Lent, March 29, 2020. It was the first worship service he has led since Ash Wednesday, for soon after that, he became ill with what he thought was the flu. On March 10, he learned that he had tested positive the the coronavirus Covid 19, and was hospitalized with pneumonia. He was finally released from  quarantine…

Jesus offers relationship

This is the sermon the Rev. Karen Calafat, rector of St.Luke’s in the Meadow, Fort Worth, preached at the Diocesan Morning Prayer service offered via Facebook Live from St. Luke’s in the Meadow on Sunday, March 22, 2020. ——————-   Lent 4A March 22, 2020 The Reverend Karen A. Calafat The Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth St. Luke’s in the Meadow Episcopal Church Good Morning!  I am glad you tuned in today.  There is something powerful about being together even…

God keeps us

This is the sermon the Rev. Canon Janet Waggoner preached at the online Morning Prayer service livestreamed via Trinity Episcopal Church’s Facebook Page, as the diocese does church differently in response to the coronavirus crisis. ——————————- The Rev. Canon Janet Waggoner Trinity Episcopal Church – Fort Worth, Texas Sunday, March 15, 2020 Year A – Third Sunday of Lent – Exodus 17:1-7; Psalm 95; Romans 5:1-11; John 4:5-42 I speak to you in the name of the Living God: Holy…

God keeps us, outwardly in our bodies, inwardly in our souls

This is the sermon the Rev. Kevin Johnson of St. Alban’s, Theatre Arlington, preached at the online Eucharist livestreamed via the diocesan Facebook Page on Sunday, March 15, 2020, as the diocese does church differently in response to the coronavirus crisis. ———————– I don’t know about you, but I like control. More specifically I like it when I feel like I have some type of control over my life – what’s going on around me, what’s happening to me, how…

An Epiphany People

This is the sermon Bishop Scott Mayer preached at St. Elisabeth and Christ the King on the Second Sunday after the Epiphany, January 19, 2020.  St Elisabeth/Christ the King 2020       2 Epiphany – Year A        January 19 Today is the Second Sunday after the Epiphany.  Now some high holy days on the Church calendar and some seasons of the Church Year are well-known, household words – even among the un-churched and people of other world religions. For example, everyone…

Look to the Rock!

This is the sermon that Presiding Bishop Michael B. Curry preached at the House of Bishops Opening Eucharist, on September 17, 2019. ————————– Good morning. Welcome to all bishops and spouses, who are here gathered today and thank you to the Diocese of Minnesota for hosting us. Allow me to interpret one text, actually two, which is not going to be as long as you think. To interpret the epistle and the gospel from the lens of the third text…

Listen for the music

This is the sermon Bishop Scott Mayer preached at St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Keller, on Sunday, April 29, 2018. St Martin in the Fields, Keller 2018        5 Easter – Year B        April 29 The celebration of Confirmation tends to be a day on which we celebrate what is good, and true, and beautiful about our tradition. So, if you’re a visitor you may need to endure that – fair warning.  Henri Nouwen says that a celebration is more than a party. To…