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.

Othering

Fifth Sunday of Easter Link to start of sermon Service Booklet This Sunday’s Readings First Lesson: Acts 11:1-18 1Now the apostles and the believers who were in Judea heard that the Gentiles had also accepted the word of God. 2So when Peter went up to Jerusalem, the circumcised believers criticized him, 3saying, “Why did you go to uncircumcised men and eat with them?” 4Then Peter began to explain it to them, step by step, saying, 5“I was in the city of Joppa praying, and in…

Not Alone

Fourth Sunday of Easter Link to start of sermon Service Booklet This Sunday’s Readings Second Lesson: Revelation 7:9-17 9After this I looked, and there was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, robed in white, with palm branches in their hands. 10They cried out in a loud voice, saying, “Salvation belongs to our God who is seated on the throne, and to the…

An Invitation

Third Sunday of Easter Link to start of sermon Service Booklet This Sunday’s Readings Gospel: John 21:1-19 1After these things Jesus showed himself again to the disciples by the Sea of Tiberias; and he showed himself in this way. 2Gathered there together were Simon Peter, Thomas called the Twin, Nathanael of Cana in Galilee, the sons of Zebedee, and two others of his disciples.3Simon Peter said to them, “I am going fishing.” They said to him, “We will go with you.” They…
Navigating Weird World

Stepping Out

Second Sunday of Easter Link to start of sermon Service Booklet This Sunday’s Readings Gospel: John 20:19-31 19When 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 Lord. 21Jesus said…

Unexpected

Easter Sunday Link to start of sermon Service Booklet This Sunday’s Readings Gospel: John 20:1-18 Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene came to the tomb and saw that the stone had been removed from the tomb. 2So she ran and went to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one whom Jesus loved, and said to them, “They have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we do not know where they…

Getting it Right the First Time

Palm Sunday Link to start of sermon Service Booklet This Sunday’s Readings Gospel: Luke 19:28-40 28After he had said this, he went on ahead, going up to Jerusalem.29When he had come near Bethphage and Bethany, at the place called the Mount of Olives, he sent two of the disciples, 30saying, “Go into the village ahead of you, and as you enter it you will find tied there a colt that has never been ridden. Untie it and bring it here. 31If anyone asks…

Death Becomes Us

Fifth Sunday in Lent Service Booklet This Sunday’s Readings Gospel: John 12:1-8 1Six days before the Passover Jesus came to Bethany, the home of Lazarus, whom he had raised from the dead. 2There they gave a dinner for him. Martha served, and Lazarus was one of those at the table with him. 3Mary took a pound of costly perfume made of pure nard, anointed Jesus’ feet, and wiped them with her hair. The house was filled with the fragrance of the perfume. 4But Judas…

Either-Or

Fourth Sunday in Lent Link to start of sermon Service Booklet This Sunday’s Readings Gospel: Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32 1Now all the tax collectors and sinners were coming near to listen to him. 2And the Pharisees and the scribes were grumbling and saying, “This fellow welcomes sinners and eats with them.” 3So he told them this parable: 11“There was a man who had two sons. 12The younger of them said to his father, ‘Father, give me the share of the property that will belong to…

Better Than

Third Sunday in Lent Link to start of sermon Service Booklet This Sunday’s Readings Gospel: Luke 13:1-9 1At that very time there were some present who told him about the Galileans whose blood Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices. 2He asked them, “Do you think that because these Galileans suffered in this way they were worse sinners than all other Galileans? 3No, I tell you; but unless you repent, you will all perish as they did. 4Or those eighteen who were killed when the…

Imitation

Second Sunday in Lent Link to start of sermon Lenten Service Booklet This Sunday’s Readings Gospel: Luke 13:31-35 31At that very hour some Pharisees came and said to him, “Get away from here, for Herod wants to kill you.” 32He said to them, “Go and tell that fox for me, ‘Listen, I am casting out demons and performing cures today and tomorrow, and on the third day I finish my work. 33Yet today, tomorrow, and the next day I must be on my…
Spiritually Weird

Assuming Too Much

First Sunday in Lent Link to start of sermon Lenten Service Booklet This Sunday’s Readings Gospel: Luke 4:1-13 1Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit in the wilderness, 2where for forty days he was tempted by the devil. He ate nothing at all during those days, and when they were over, he was famished. 3The devil said to him, “If you are the Son of God, command this stone to become a loaf of…

Different

Last Sunday after the Epiphany Link to start of sermon Service Booklet This Sunday’s Readings Gospel: Luke 9:28-36, (37-43a) 28Now about eight days after these sayings Jesus took with him Peter and John and James, and went up on the mountain to pray. 29And while he was praying, the appearance of his face changed, and his clothes became dazzling white. 30Suddenly they saw two men, Moses and Elijah, talking to him. 31They appeared in glory and were speaking of his departure, which he was…