Category Archives: Proclamatio

Sermon Notes- June 17, 2012

Year B- Pentecost 3- Proper 6 1 Samuel 15:34-16:13 Psalm 20 or Psalm 92 (UMH 811) 2 Corinthians 5:6-10 (11-13), 14-17 Mark 4:26-34 The lesson from the Hebrew Scriptures and Gospel are rich this week.  Last week the people wanted a king, now they have Saul, and they have sent Samuel out to look for number …

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Sermon Notes- June 10, 2012

Year B- Pentecost 2-Proper 5 1 Samuel 8:4-20 (11:14-15) Psalm 138 (UMH 853) 2 Corinthians 4:13-5:1 Mark 3:20-35 The Season after Pentecost (Ordinary Time) is a long season that takes the Church all the way to Advent.  The high holy days of the season show up in November, with All Saints (Nov. 1) and Christ the …

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Sermon Notes- June 3, 2012 (Trinity Sunday)

Year B- Trinity Sunday Isaiah 6:1-8 Psalm 29 (UMH 761) Romans 8:12-17 John 3:1-17 Trinity Sunday, the day for ministerial interns and associates to preach.  I don’t know know exactly why that is the case, but it happens more often than we are ready to realize.  Russell Smith, the Deacon at St. Andrew’s Episcopal, always gets …

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Sermon Notes- May 27, 2012

Year B- Day of Pentecost Acts 2:1-21 Psalm 104:24-34, 35 b (UMH 826) Romans 8:22-27 John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15 Pentecost Sunday…the end of a season…the transition to another season…the Birthday of the Church…the Holy Spirit’s arrival in power.  The day is meant for proclamation…just to tell the story from Acts would be enough, but the readings for …

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Sermon Notes- May 20, 2012–Ascension Sunday

Year B- Ascension Sunday Acts 1:1-11 Psalm 47 (UMH 781) Ephesians 1:15-23 Luke 24:44-53 The actual Holy Day is Thursday, May 17th, but I suspect that many of us are not going to celebrate then.  The lessons for Ascension Day carry the theme well, and I will be using them on this last Sunday before Pentecost. …

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Sermon Notes- May 13, 2012

Year B- 6th Sunday of Easter Acts 10:44-48 Psalm 98 (UMH 818) 1 John 5:1-6 John 15:9-17 Easter continues.   The readings are pointing us toward people transformed by the Risen Christ.  God is doing new things in Israel and among the nations, and it is time to sing, and proclaim the new creation. The reading …

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