Entries by St. Paul's

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September 25, 2022, Sermon preached by Rev. Mary Lee Wile

The stranger at the gate Jesus concluded last week’s complicated parable with the simple statement: “You cannot serve God and wealth.” Today’s parable is also about wealth, but it takes a somewhat different path. Perhaps we cannot serve God and wealth, but one could serve God with wealth. Instead of a retelling of the eye […]

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September 18, 2022, Sermon Preached By Rev. Carolyn H. Eklund

Year C; FB.Proper 20; 9.18.2022 Luke 16:1-13             I fell in love with a spider three weeks ago. How many people have fallen in love with a spider! Aren’t they wonderful? It was the Friday before Labor Day and I took Dory out for her morning walk around the yard. I opened the door to […]

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September 11, 2022, Sermon preached by Rev. Katie Holicky

9.11.22, Luke 15:1-10            The Rev. Katie Holicky, Assistant Rector Celebrating the Season of Creation this year is such a gift I didn’t know my heart needed…how like God right? As is my way, I find the changing of seasons to be a holistic stirring of my being. I truly feel […]

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September 4, 2022, Sermon preached by Rev. Carolyn H. Eklund

Year C; Proper 18FB, 9.4.2022 Jeremiah 18:1-11             My neighbor and friend in Plainfield, New Jersey retired early from his law practice and began taking pottery classes. He was already a collector of beautiful pottery, and he wanted to learn to work with the clay himself. Larry spoke of his classes in almost a spiritual […]

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August 28, 2022 Sermon Preached by Rev. Katie Holicky

Last week while laid low with COVID, when I was feeling well enough, I had a lot of time to watch movies. I mean, who doesn’t like getting to binge some cinematic adventures while spending days in bed? I did a double feature of the “Downton Abbey” movies, my treat once my fever broke, watched […]

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August 21, 2022 Sermon Preached by Myrna Koonce

St. Paul’s Homily 8/21/22 Myrna KoonceWhen I was in seminary, I took a course on the Sabbath, in which I was introduced to Abraham Heschel’s luminous, mystical book, The Sabbath. Heschel speaks of the sanctified time that is the Sabbath in this way:The meaning of the Sabbath is to celebrate time rather than space. Six […]

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August 14, 2022, Sermon preached by Rev. Mary Lee Wile

Not peace, but division My older sister is a lawyer; she began law school the year her youngest child entered preschool. When our grandfather asked why she wanted to go to law school, she answered, “I never want to lose another argument.” Back in high school, my sister was voted class flirt, but she also […]