Sermons - St. Martin's In the Desert

Sermon – September 20, 2020

Let us pray:Grant us, Lord, not to be anxious about earthly things, but to love things heavenly; and even now, while we are placed among things that are passing away, to hold fast to those that shall endure; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, […]

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Sermon – September 13, 2020

On the seventh day there was silence in heaven. The mighty wind of life was still. The sea was calm. The morning stars glistened. And earth slept. The work was finished. Creation had been born. And the mother of all things rested. It was a holy day. The heavens and the earth were well. God […]

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Sermon – September 6, 2020

Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost: Proper 18 Year A September 6, 2020 First Reading: Exodus 12:1-14 Psalm 149: 1-9 Second Reading: Romans 13:1-4 Gospel: Matthew 18:15-20 Collect: Grant us, O Lord, to trust in you with all our hearts: for, as you always resist the proud who confide in their own strength, so you never forsake […]

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Sermon – August 30, 2020

Aug 30 Sermon Let us Pray Lord of all power and might, the author and giver of all good things: Graft in our hearts the love of your Name; increase in us true religion; nourish us with all goodness; and bring forth in us the fruit of good works; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who […]

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Sermon, August 23, 2020

Proper 23 Collect GRANT, O MERCIFUL GOD, that your Church, being gathered together in unity by your Holy Spirit, may show forth your power among all peoples, to the glory of your Name; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with your and the Holy spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen […]

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Sermon – August 16, 2020

Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost: Year AAugust 16, 2020 First Reading: Genesis 45:1-15Psalm 133Second Reading: Romans 11:1-2a, 29-28Gospel: Matthew 15:10-20,21-28 Collect:Almighty God, you have given your only Son to be for us a sacrifice for sin, and also an example of godly life: Give us grace to receive thankfully the fruits of his redeeming work, and to […]

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Sermon – August 9, 2020

Let us pray: Grant to us, Lord, we pray, the spirit to think and do always those things that are right, that we, who cannot exist without you, may by you be enabled to live according to your will; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one […]

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Sermon – August 2, 2020

Sermon Proper 13 9th Sunday after Pentecost Collect for the Day : Let Your Continual Mercy, O Lord, cleanse and defend your Church; and, because it cannot continue in safety without your help, protect and govern it always by your goodness; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy […]

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Sermon – July 26, 2020

Sermon Sunday closest to July 27, 2020 Year A July 26, 2020 First Reading: Genesis 29:15-28 Psalm 105:1-11, 45b Romans: 8:26-39  Gospel: Matthew 13:31-33,44-52 God’s Purpose will Prevail The Collect: O, God, the protector of all who trust in you, without whom nothing is strong, nothing is holy: Increase and multiply upon us your mercy; […]

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Sermon – July 19, 2020

Let us pray: Almighty God, the fountain of all wisdom, you know our necessities before we ask and our ignorance in asking: Have compassion on our weakness, and mercifully give us those things which for our unworthiness we dare not, and for our blindness we cannot ask; through the worthiness of your Son Jesus Christ […]

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