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.

Making Way for New Things

Second Sunday after Pentecost Sermon starts at 14:42 in the recording Service Booklet All Readings Gospel: Mark 3:20-35 20and the crowd came together again, so that they could not even eat. 21When his family heard it, they went out to restrain him, for people were saying, ‘He has gone out of his mind.’ 22And the scribes who came down from Jerusalem said, ‘He has Beelzebul, and by the ruler of the demons he casts out demons.’ 23And he called them to him, and spoke…

Kingdom Thinking

Trinity Sunday Sermon starts at 14:45 in the recording Service Booklet All Readings Gospel: John 3:1-17 1 Now there was a Pharisee named Nicodemus, a leader of the Jews. 2He came to Jesus by night and said to him, ‘Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher who has come from God; for no one can do these signs that you do apart from the presence of God.’ 3Jesus answered him, ‘Very truly, I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God without…

The Breath of Life

Day of Pentacost Sermon starts at 26:50 in the recording Service Booklet All Readings Afterthoughts Gospel: John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15 26 ‘When the Advocate comes, whom I will send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth who comes from the Father, he will testify on my behalf. 27You also are to testify because you have been with me from the beginning. 4But I have said these things to you so that when their hour comes you may remember that I told you about them.…

Drinking From the Water

Seventh Sunday of Easter Sermon starts at 15:56 in the recording Service Booklet All Readings Psalm: Psalm 1 1 Happy are they who have not walked in the counsel of the wicked, *       nor lingered in the way of sinners,       nor sat in the seats of the scornful!2 Their delight is in the law of the Lord, *       and they meditate on his law day and night.3 They are like trees planted by streams of water,   bearing fruit in due…

Us Versus Them

Sixth Sunday of Easter Sermon starts at 10:35 in the recording Service Booklet All Readings Gospel: John 15:9-17 9As the Father has loved me, so I have loved you; abide in my love. 10If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commandments and abide in his love. 11I have said these things to you so that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be complete. 12 ‘This is my commandment,…

Fifth Sunday of Easter

Due to technical difficulties, there is no sermon recording this week Service Booklet All Readings Gospel: John 15:1-8 ‘I am the true vine, and my Father is the vine-grower. 2He removes every branch in me that bears no fruit. Every branch that bears fruit he prunes to make it bear more fruit. 3You have already been cleansed by the word that I have spoken to you. 4Abide in me as I abide in you. Just as the branch cannot bear fruit by itself unless it abides…

A Good Shepherd

Fourth Sunday of Easter Sermon begins at 14:15 in the recording Service Booklet All Readings Psalm: Psalm 23 1 The Lord is my shepherd; *       I shall not be in want.2 He makes me lie down in green pastures *       and leads me beside still waters.3 He revives my soul *       and guides me along right pathways for his Name’s sake.4 Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,   I shall fear no evil; *       for…

Too Good to Be True

Third Sunday of Easter Sermon starts at 12:51 in the recording Service Booklet All Readings Gospel: Luke 24:36b-48 36 While they were talking about this, Jesus himself stood among them and said to them, ‘Peace be with you.’  37They were startled and terrified, and thought that they were seeing a ghost. 38He said to them, ‘Why are you frightened, and why do doubts arise in your hearts? 39Look at my hands and my feet; see that it is I myself. Touch me and see;…

When God Comes to Us

Second Sunday in Easter Sermon starts at 13:10 in the recording Service Booklet All Readings Gospel: John 20:19-31 19 When it was evening on that day, the first day of the week, and the doors of the house where the disciples had met were locked for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said, ‘Peace be with you.’  20After he said this, he showed them his hands and his side. Then the disciples rejoiced when they saw the…

Getting Through the Fear and Trauma

Easter Sunday Sermon starts at 25:40 in the recording Service Booklet All Readings Gospel: (Mark 16:1-8) When the sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother ofJames, and Salome bought spices, so that they might go and anoint Jesus.And very early on the first day of the week, when the sun had risen, theywent to the tomb. They had been saying to one another, “Who will roll awaythe stone for us from the entrance to the tomb?” When they…

Celebrating Too Early

Palm Sunday NOTE: The audio is substandard, with some “echo” we didn’t hear during recording. You may want to forward past some of the sections. Our apologies! Service Booklet All Readings: The Liturgy of the Palms The Liturgy of the Word Gospel: Mark 11:1-11 1When they were approaching Jerusalem, at Bethphage and Bethany, near the Mount of Olives, he sent two of his disciples 2and said to them, ‘Go into the village ahead of you, and immediately as you enter it, you…

True Relationships

Fifth Sunday in Lent Sermon starts at 17:29 in the recording Service Booklet All Readings Old Testament: Jeremiah 31:31-34 31 The days are surely coming, says the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and the house of Judah. 32It will not be like the covenant that I made with their ancestors when I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt—a covenant that they broke, though I was their husband, says the Lord. 33But…