Sermons on Service

Sermons on Service

Serving Jesus

Link to start of sermon by Karen Hoida Lectionary Readings 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 did not overcome it.6There…

Palm Sunday

Link to start of Sermon Service Booklet Gospel Reading Matthew 27:11-54  11Now Jesus stood before the governor; and the governor asked him, “Are you the King of the Jews?” Jesus said, “You say so.” 12But when he was accused by the chief priests and elders, he did not answer. 13Then Pilate said to him, “Do you not hear how many accusations they make against you?” 14But he gave him no answer, not even to a single charge, so that the governor was greatly…

The Unexpected

Seventh Sunday after the Epiphany Link to start of sermon Service Booklet This Sunday’s Readings Gospel: Luke 6:27-38 27“But I say to you that listen, Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, 28bless those who curse you, pray for those who abuse you.29If anyone strikes you on the cheek, offer the other also; and from anyone who takes away your coat do not withhold even your shirt. 30Give to everyone who begs from you; and if anyone takes away your…

The Declaration

Third Sunday After the Epiphany Link to start of Sermon Service Booklet This Sunday’s Readings Gospel: Luke 4:14-21 14Then Jesus, filled with the power of the Spirit, returned to Galilee, and a report about him spread through all the surrounding country. 15He began to teach in their synagogues and was praised by everyone. 16When he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up, he went to the synagogue on the sabbath day, as was his custom. He stood up to read,17and the…

A Slave of All

Twenty-First Sunday After Pentecost Jump to recording at the start of the Sermon Service Booklet This Sunday’s Readings Gospel: Mark 10:35-45 35 James and John, the sons of Zebedee, came forward to him and said to him, ‘Teacher, we want you to do for us whatever we ask of you.’ 36And he said to them, ‘What is it you want me to do for you?’ 37And they said to him, ‘Grant us to sit, one at your right hand and one at your left,…

You’re Full of It!

Seventeenth Sunday After Pentecost Empty Yourself of you for God All Readings Service Booklet Philippians 2:1-13 1 If then there is any encouragement in Christ, any consolation from love, any sharing in the Spirit, any compassion and sympathy, 2make my joy complete: be of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind. 3Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility regard others as better than yourselves. 4Let each of you look not to your…

Using Your Blessings

Third Sunday After Pentecost All Readings We are having technical difficulties with today’s video–please click here to view directly on YouTube. Gospel: Matthew 10:24-39 24 ‘A disciple is not above the teacher, nor a slave above the master; 25 it is enough for the disciple to be like the teacher, and the slave like the master. If they have called the master of the house Beelzebul, how much more will they malign those of his household! 26 ‘So have no fear of them; for…

Maundy Thursday

All Readings Gospel: John 13:1-17, 31b-35 1 Now before the festival of the Passover, Jesus knew that his hour had come to depart from this world and go to the Father. Having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end.  2The devil had already put it into the heart of Judas son of Simon Iscariot to betray him. And during supper  3Jesus, knowing that the Father had given all things into his hands, and that he…