Sermons by Fr. Bradley Helmuth

Sermons by Fr. Bradley Helmuth

Fr. Bradley Helmuth is the Rector of Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Nevada City, CA.

The Advent of Joy

Second Sunday After the Epiphany Link to start of sermon Service Booklet This Sunday’s Readings Gospel: John 2:1–11 1On the third day there was a wedding in Cana of Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there. 2Jesus and his disciples had also been invited to the wedding. 3When the wine gave out, the mother of Jesus said to him, “They have no wine.” 4And Jesus said to her, “Woman, what concern is that to you and to me? My hour has not yet…

The Manifestation of God’s Mystery

First Sunday After Epiphany Link to Start of Sermon Service Booklet This Sunday’s Readings Gospel: Luke 3:15-17, 21-22 15As the people were filled with expectation, and all were questioning in their hearts concerning John, whether he might be the Messiah, 16John answered all of them by saying, “I baptize you with water; but one who is more powerful than I is coming; I am not worthy to untie the thong of his sandals. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and…

Getting Grounded

Second Sunday After Christmas Link to Start of Sermon Service Booklet This Sunday’s Readings Gospel: Luke 2:41-52 41Now every year his parents went to Jerusalem for the festival of the Passover. 42And when he was twelve years old, they went up as usual for the festival. 43When the festival was ended and they started to return, the boy Jesus stayed behind in Jerusalem, but his parents did not know it.44Assuming that he was in the group of travelers, they went a day’s…

Like Lipstick on a Pig

First Sunday After Christmas Link to Start of Sermon This Sunday’s Readings Service Booklet Gospel: John 1:1-18 1In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2He was in the beginning with God. 3All things came into being through him, and without him not one thing came into being. What has come into being 4in him was life, and the life was the light of all people. 5The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness…

All That for This

Fourth Sunday of Advent Link to start of sermon Service Booklet This Sunday’s Readings Gospel: Luke 1:39-45, (46-55) 39In those days Mary set out and went with haste to a Judean town in the hill country, 40where she entered the house of Zechariah and greeted Elizabeth. 41When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the child leaped in her womb. And Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit 42and exclaimed with a loud cry, “Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb. 43And…

Still Waiting

Third Sunday of Advent Link to start of sermon Service Booklet This Sunday’s Readings Gospel: Luke 3:7-18 7John said to the crowds that came out to be baptized by him, “You brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee from the wrath to come? 8Bear fruits worthy of repentance. Do not begin to say to yourselves, ‘We have Abraham as our ancestor’; for I tell you, God is able from these stones to raise up children to Abraham. 9Even now the ax is…

God is Working

Second Sunday of Advent Link to start of sermon Service Booklet This Sunday’s Readings Gospel: Luke 3:1-6 1 In the fifteenth year of the reign of Emperor Tiberius, when Pontius Pilate was governor of Judea, and Herod was ruler of Galilee, and his brother Philip ruler of the region of Ituraea and Trachonitis, and Lysanias ruler of Abilene, 2during the high priesthood of Annas and Caiaphas, the word of God came to John son of Zechariah in the wilderness. 3He went into all the…

God’s In Control

First Sunday of Advent Link to start of sermon Worship Booklet This Sunday’s Readings Epistle: 1 Thessalonians 3:9-13 9How can we thank God enough for you in return for all the joy that we feel before our God because of you? 10Night and day we pray most earnestly that we may see you face to face and restore whatever is lacking in your faith. 11Now may our God and Father himself and our Lord Jesus direct our way to you. 12And may the…

Christ is the King

Last Sunday after Pentecost: Christ the King Link directly to start of sermon Worship Booklet This Sunday’s Readings Gospel: John 18:33-37 33 Then Pilate entered the headquarters again, summoned Jesus, and asked him, ‘Are you the King of the Jews?’ 34Jesus answered, ‘Do you ask this on your own, or did others tell you about me?’ 35Pilate replied, ‘I am not a Jew, am I? Your own nation and the chief priests have handed you over to me. What have you done?’ 36Jesus answered, ‘My kingdom…

Reading the Map

Twenty-fifth Sunday After Pentecost Link directly to start of Sermon Service Booklet This Sunday’s Readings The Collect: Blessed Lord, who caused all holy Scriptures to be written for our learning: Grant us so to hear them, read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest them, that we may embrace and ever hold fast the blessed hope of everlasting life, which you have given us in our Savior Jesus Christ; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for…

The Lives We Live

All Saints’ Day Go to Start of Sermon Service Booklet This Sunday’s Readings Gospel: Mark 12:38-44 38 As he taught, he said, ‘Beware of the scribes, who like to walk around in long robes, and to be greeted with respect in the market-places, 39and to have the best seats in the synagogues and places of honour at banquets! 40They devour widows’ houses and for the sake of appearance say long prayers. They will receive the greater condemnation.’ 41 He sat down opposite the treasury, and…