Sermons

Sermons

Watch, listen to, or read sermons from the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth and get a glimpse into how we engage with the Bible, the people in our congregations, and the world we live in. Subscribe to our podcast and listen to or download audio on the go.

Sermons offer a chance for the preacher to comment on what the congregation has just heard from the Bible. Sometimes, the sermon will relate the different readings to each other; sometimes it will relate one or more of the readings to what may be going on in the lives of people in a particular congregation, and also to what’s going on in the wider world.

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God’s love is the answer

This is the sermon Bishop Scott Mayer preached at Trinity Episcopal Church, Fort Worth, on Sunday, May 20, 2018. He was preaching in the wake of Presiding Bishop Michael Curry’s highly acclaimed sermon the day before at the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markel. Curry preached about the power of love, and Bishop Mayer picked up on that theme in his sermon. God’s love is the answer Trinity FW 2018 – 1           Day of Pentecost              May 20, 2018…

Royal Wedding sermon: “There’s power in love”

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry’s sermon at the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle is garnering rave reviews for the power and impact of his love-centered message. The text of the sermon As soon as Curry had finished his sermon Kensington Palace released the transcript of the text. As will surprise no one who had heard Curry preach, it differs in places from the sermon as delivered. ——— And now in the name of our loving liberating and life giving God,…

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…

We are ministers, not messiahs

This is the sermon Bishop Scott Mayer preached at the 2018 Chrism Mass on March 20 at St. Luke in the Meadow, Fort Worth. Fort Worth Chrism Mass 2018                                March 20 Today in the life of the Church we commemorate St Cuthbert, an impressive figure who lived and served in the 7th century – a period of history occasioned by plague, war, and schism. Included in today’s bulletin is a small article about Cuthbert, written by the retired Canon to…

The power of God’s mercy

This is the sermon Bishop Scott Mayer preached at St. Christopher, Fort Worth, on March 18, 2018. Listen to a podcast of the sermon. Read the sermon. St Christopher’s FW 2018           5 Lent – Year B             March 18 Every time we celebrate the Sacrament of Confirmation – as we do this morning – everyone gathered says together the Baptismal Covenant, reminding ourselves that we are called into the Body of Christ as living members of the Body, and that we…

Love is a good place to start

Bishop Scott Mayer invites us into Lent, which began with Ash Wednesday falling on St. Valentine’s Day. Watch the bishop’s message as a video. Read the bishop’s message: Ash Wednesday falls on Valentine’s Day this year, and Easter is on April Fool’s Day. No, God is not messing with us – it’s just an accident of the calendar. But having Ash Wednesday share a date with St. Valentine does offer a place to start in reflecting on Lent. Love is…
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