The First Sunday after Christmas

BRITT HERRINGTON

December 29th, 2019

“From time to time, when working through the scriptures, there are certain passages that appear so magnificent, so lofty, so unfathomable that, like a burning bush, one hardly dares approach. But, like Moses, God invites us to draw near.” Britt Herrington’s sermon explores the mystery of Christmas from the vantage of St. John’s favorite themes: Word (Logos), light, life, and love.

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Christmas Eve

FATHER PAUL NESTA

December 24th, 2019

In this holy night we are reminded again that “the hopes and fears of all the years” are met in none other than a helpless child we so boldly call Savior and Lord.

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The Fourth Sunday of Advent

FATHER SAM ADAMS

December 22nd, 2019

“Some things are easy to hope for when they’re far off and distant, but when they finally come, they can look quite different than we expected. Take Joseph and Mary, for instance: they got an up close look at the promises God had made to Israel, and it was *not* what they were expecting.”

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The Third Sunday of Advent

FATHER PAUL NESTA

December 15th, 2019

Just what sort of patience is James calling us to practice in this season of urgency we call Advent? View Fr. Paul’s sermon from Advent III to hear for yourself.

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The Second Sunday of Advent

FATHER SAM ADAMS

December 8th, 2019

Today we are being lovingly jolted out of our ways by this grizzly prophet who beckons us to repent. We are invited to lay aside the distractions that keep our vision clouded, and to wait with eager expectation for the One who comes to us in the most unexpected ways, delivering the miracle that we are most desperate for—his very life, made flesh and given to us, so that we might experience the life of his kingdom.

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The First Sunday of Advent

FATHER PAUL NESTA

Sunday, December 1st, 2019

Watchfulness in God’s economy does not equate to idleness. Instead, those who are expectantly waiting for Christ’s return will be engaged in the work of his coming kingdom, anticipating its full arrival.

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Last Sunday after Pentecost: Christ the King Sunday

FATHER SAM ADAMS

November 24th, 2019

“In making himself vulnerable on the cross, Jesus shows us that our vulnerability is not a liability, so much as it is the necessary prerequisite for the truly flourishing life that Christ opens up for us. The connection between vulnerability and flourishing is baked into the fabric of the cosmos.”

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Twenty-Third Sunday After Pentecost

FATHER PAUL NESTA

November 17th, 2019

“Sometimes it takes God dismantling our temples and uprooting our securities in order for God to have his way with us; to teach us that our ending is our beginning, our pruning is our growth, and our death is our life.”