Sermons - St. Martin's In the Desert

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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Roadside trees

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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Sermon – July 12, 2020

This passage is about Jacob’s success over his brother Esau. We learn that Jacob the younger brother emerges from the womb gripping his brother’s heel. The boys grew to be very different men, not only did they look different, but they acted differently as well. They represented two very different lifestyles which were in conflict. […]

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bible with reflection

Sermon – July 5, 2020

Sermon Firth Sunday after Pentecost: Proper 9 Year A July 5, 2020 First Reading: Genesis 24:34-38, 42-49,58-67 Psalm 45:11-18 Canticle: The Song of My Beloved (Song of Solomon 2:8-13) Second Reading: Romans 7:15-25a Gospel: Matthew 11:16-19,25-30 Collect: O God, who hast taught us to keep all thy commandments by loving thee and our neighbor: Grant […]

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Christian cross at dawn

Sermon – June 28, 2020

O Lord, make us have perpetual love and reverence for your holy Name, for you never fail to help and govern those whom you have set upon the sure foundation of your lovingkindness; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen. […]

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Sermon – June 21, 2020

Sermon Proper 7 Genesis 21:8-21 Abraham is remembered for the covenant God made to him, telling Abraham that his descendants will be as numerous as the stars, we also can not ignore Sarah and Harar, without them, Abraham, would have no descendants. Hagar: the servant girl was forced against her will to have a sexual […]

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Sermon – June 14, 2020

Sermon Second Sunday after Pentecost: Proper 6 Year A June 14, 2020 First Reading: Genesis 18:1-15; [21:1-7] Psalm 116:1, 10-17 Second Reading: Romans 5:1-8 Gospel: Matthew 9:35-10:8. [9-23] Keep, O Lord, your household the Church in your steadfast faith and love, that through your grace we may proclaim your truth with boldness, and minister your […]

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balance of nature

Sermon – June 7, 2020

Let us pray: May the words of my mouth and the meditations of my heart be always acceptable to You my strength and my Redeemer. Amen What an awesome story and promise in the readings today. From the very beginning of our understanding we are given the pictures of God’s mighty creativity in action. The […]

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tongues of fire

Sermon – May 31, 2020

The Holy Eucharist:  Rite Two The Word of God: Celebrant:                          Alleluia, Christ is Risen People:                            The Lord is risen indeed. Alleluia Almighty God, to you all hearts are open, all […]

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