Sermons - St. Martin's In the Desert

Christ presented in the Temple

Sermon – February 2, 2020

The Presentation of Our Lord Jesus Christ in the Temple Year A February 2, 2020 First Reading: Malachi 3:1-4 Psalm 84 or 84: 1-6 Second Reading: Hebrews 2:14-18 Gospel: Luke 2:22-44 My Eyes Have Seen Your Salvation As the Christmas season is ending and on the Feast of the Presentation, also marks the end of […]

Read More
Dove in flight

Sermon – January 19, 2020

Second Sunday after the Epiphany Year A January 19, 2020 First Reading: Isaiah 49:1-7 Psalm 40: 1-12 Second Reading: 1 Corinthians 1:1-9 Gospel: John: 1:29-42 The readings today are filled with promises of light and deliverance, and of Thanksgiving and Grace. I Saw Your Face for The First Time! When I read the first line […]

Read More
three wise men

Sermon – January 5, 2020

Sermon Second Sunday after Christmas Day (Epiphany Sunday) Year A January 5, 2020 First Reading: Jeremiah 31:7-14 Psalm 84  Second Reading: Ephesians 1:3-6, 15-19a Gospel: Matthew 2:1-12 Thank you for this opportunity to come and worship with you this morning! Today Epiphany Sunday, The Sunday between January 2 and January 8, on which the Christian church […]

Read More

Sermon – December 29, 2019

Sermon First Sunday after Christmas Year A December 29,2019 First Reading: Isaiah 61:10—62:3 Psalm 147 Second Reading: Galatians 3:23-25; 4:4-7 Gospel: John 1:1-18 For some people, Christmas was over on December 26th, after all the presents were opened, the big meal was served and clean up was out of the way. They were done! But we […]

Read More
Gerard van Honthorst_-_Adoration of the Shepherds_(1622)

Sermon – December 22, 2019

Sermon Fourth Sunday of Advent Year A December 22, 2019 First Reading: Isaiah 7:10-16 Psalm 80: 1-7,16-18 Second Reading: Romans 1:1-7 Gospel: Matthew 1:18-25 Three Angel’s…. A Dream, Obedience and the Birth of a King “Now the birth of Jesus the Messiah took place in this way.” On this Forth Sunday in Advent, we are […]

Read More

Sermon – December 15, 2019

Sermon Third Sunday of Advent Year A December 15, 2019 First Reading: Isaiah 35:1-10 Psalm: 146: 4-9 Second Reading: James 5:7-10 Gospel: Matthew 11:2-11 A Messenger: Advent is the beginning of the liturgical year; the season begins on the fourth Sunday before Christmas and ends on the day before Christmas. It may be a time for […]

Read More

Sermon – December 8, 2019

Sermon Year A Second Sunday of Advent December 8, 2019 First Reading: Isaiah 11:1-10 Psalm 72:1-7,18-1-19 Second Reading: Romans 15-4-13 Gospel: Matthew 3:1-12 A New Hope We have in Jesus Christ: Advent The word Advent means “coming” it is a time to slow down, be quiet and mediate about the real meaning of Christmas. There […]

Read More

Sermon – November 24, 2019

Sermon Year C Last Sunday after Pentecost: Proper 29 November 24, 2019 First Reading: Jeremiah 23:1-6 Canticle 16 Second Reading: Colossians 1:11-20 Gospel: Luke 23:33-34   The Feast of Christ the KingThe Final Walk Jesus in his last three years, had been on a walk from Nazareth, Cana, Capernaum to Jerusalem, north to Tyre to Sidon […]

Read More
helping hand

Sermon – November 20, 2019

November 20, 2019 Public Healing Service UNEXPECTED HELP Animals that travel in herds act as families. If one of them falls behind, they all fall behind to ensure the safety of the individual and the pack.  If one member falls behind and gets stuck, then the needs of the many to keep moving outweigh the […]

Read More

Sermon – October 13, 2019

Sermon Year C Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost: Proper 23 October 13, 2019 First Reading: Jeremiah 29:1,4-7 Psalm 66:1-11 Second Reading: 2 Timothy 2:8-15 Gospel: Luke 17:11-19 Your Faith has made you well.A reading from the Paraclete Press. With the eyes of the Spirit, and with the gift of faith, St. Francis could see Jesus present […]

Read More