October 22, 2023. The Twenty-First Sunday After Pentecost. Sermon preached by Rev. Mary Lee Wile

Two weeks ago, I took my 8-year-old granddaughter to Dairy Queen after school. She wanted me to give her the money so she could order and pay all by herself, but I didn’t give her enough and she had to come back for more. “I forgot about tax,” I told her.  “What’s tax?” she asked. […]

The Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost October 15, 2023. Sermon preached by Rev. Suzanne Roberts.

Rev. Suzanne G. Roberts, MD Sermon for October 15, 2023, at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Brunswick, Maine Exodus 32:1-14; Psalm 106:1-6, 19-23; Philippians 4:1-9; Matthew 22:1-14 Thank you for inviting me. Introduction. Do you ever wonder, in the moments between when the Deacon finishes reading the Gospel and the Preacher begins to speak, which one […]

October 8, 2023. Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost. The sermon preached by Rev. Andree Appel

                                                                 Indigenous People’s Day                                                             Tomorrow, Maine along with 14  other states and several municipalities, will observe Indigenous Peoples Day, formerly known as Columbus Day. Columbus set out in search of new land and resources. In his quest, he was empowered by the Church, specifically by something called the Doctrine of Discovery.  In essence, the […]

“My heart is full of love …”

Beloved Friends,      My heart is full of love, joy, and gratitude for you! The party Saturday was absolutely a heavenly experience with a joyful and loving crowd. Thank you all for your presence. It was a gift to me. Thank you too, for the beautiful spread of food and the gorgeous flowers. I love […]

October 1, 2023, Eighteenth Sunday After Pentecost. Sermon preached by Rev. Carolyn H. Eklund

Year A; Proper 21; 10.1.2023, The Rector’s Retirement Sermon                 Philippians 2:1-13 [Act out Acts 16 – Paul, Silas, Timothy meet Lydia and her household at the River near Philippi. Props:  1.purple shawl, two other scarves             2.Name tags: “PAUL” “SILAS” “TIMOTHY”             3.Blue streamers for river water.             We are the faith community called St. […]

September 24, 2023. The Seventeenth Sunday After Pentecost. Sermon preached by Rev. Mary Lee Wile

Sermon, Sept. 24, 2023 “What you are is what you were when.” That’s the title of a short film that I watched in a course called “Human Relations in the Classroom” back when I was getting certified to teach public high school. The premise of the film was that what we felt we lacked when […]

September 17, 2023, the Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost. Sermon preached by Rev. Katie Holicky.

9.17.23, Matthew 18:21-35                                The Rev. Katie Holicky, Assistant Rector  When I was in seminary we used a set of community guidelines from Visions Inc. These specific guidelines are called “Guidelines for Effective Cross- Cultural Dialogue”. Some of these ways of […]

September 10, 2023. The Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost. Sermon preached by Rev. Carolyn H. Eklund

For 15 years I worked for a pharmaceutical company. I started as a salesperson selling lab products to clinical and hospital labs in five states in the Mid-West. After a few years of sales, I was called to corporate headquarters to work in training and then marketing. Instantly, in that corporate setting, I learned how […]

August 27, 2023, the Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost. Sermon preached by Rev. Mary Lee Wile

“Who do you say I am?” Br. Eldridge Pendleton was my spiritual director for 20 years, until his death in 2015. One of the things he told me early on is that he liked to start each day by asking himself, “Who do I need God to be for me today?”  He understood that God […]