Sermons - St. Martin's In the Desert

Sermon – March 29, 2020

5 Lent Fifth Sunday in Lent Year A March 29, 2020 The Word of God Celebrant: +Bless the Lord who forgives all our sins. People: His mercy endures for ever. Almighty God, to you all hearts are open, all desires known, and from you no secrets are hid: Cleanse the thoughts of our hearts by […]

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Ecce_Homo

Sermon – March 22, 2020

The Holy Eucharist: Rite Two The Word of God: Celebrant Bless the Lord who forgives all our sins. People His mercy endures forever. Almighty God, to you all hearts are open all desires known, and from you no secrets are hid: Cleanse the thoughts of our hearts by the inspiration of you Holy Spirit, that […]

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Sermon – March 1, 2020

The First Sunday in Lent and Forgiveness Sunday Year A March 1,2020 First Reading: Genesis 2:15-17; 3:1-7 Psalm 32 Second Reading: Romans 5:12-19 Gospel: Matthew 4:1-11 Temptation and Forgiveness  Abraham In (Genesis 22:1) God tested the depth of Abraham’s faith to see if he would actually sacrifice his son. When God sees that Abraham fears him […]

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Sermon – February 26, 2020

Sermon February 26, 2020  Ash Wednesday All Years Isaiah 58:1-12 Psalm 103:8-14 2 Corinthians 5:20b-6:10 Matthew 6:1-6,16-21 We can anticipate a beautiful spring working in our yards and gardens to clean out the old underbrush that has accumulated this past year and trim off all the old branches that no longer nourish the plants. Lent […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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