August 20, 2023. On the Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost, a sermon preached by Rev. Katie Holicky

8/20/23, Matthew 15: (10-20), 21-28                          Rev. Katie Holicky, Assistant Rector  A while back, I heard this story about Muhammad Ali while listening to a Civil Rights podcast. This same story also happens to be one that was cut from the Ken Burns PBS […]

August 13, 2023, Eleventh Sunday After Pentecost. Sermon preached by Rev. Mary Lee Wile

Ghost on the Water Let me start by putting today’s reading from Mathew’s gospel in context: Chapter 14 begins with the power and violence of Empire: sex, corruption, narcissism, debauchery and death (and no, I’m not talking about a current political figure, but about King Herod and his beheading of John the Baptist, all because […]

July 30, 2023. The 9th Sunday after Pentecost. Sermon preached by Rev. Carolyn H. Eklund

Year AFB; Proper 12; Genesis 29:15-28; Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52 7.30.2023             Several years ago, Bishop Stephen Lane introduced congregations in the Diocese of Maine to a practice called, “Living Local: Joining God in the Neighborhood.” The idea was for a team of parishioners to commit themselves to deep listening practices in their neighborhood and in […]

July 23, 2023, The 8th Sunday After Pentecost. Sermon preached by Rev. Mary Lee Wile

Wheat and weeds Long years ago, back in my first year of teaching at Mt. Ararat High School, I had a particularly troublesome student in one of my 11th grade English classes. Using the language of today’s parable, I would have labeled him a weed. He was prone to be disruptive, teetering on the edge […]

July 16, 2023, 7th Sunday After Pentecost. Sermon preached by Rev. Katie Holicky

7/16/23 Matthew 13:1-9,18-23     Rev. Katie Holicky, Assistant Rector It was impossible for me to read this passage from Matthew and not go right out to my garden, also known as “the farm” in our house, crouch down and examine the soil where my now rather large vegetables and herbs are bursting forth. Learning […]

July 9, 2023, The 6th Sunday after Pentecost, a sermon preached by Rev. Carolyn H. Eklund

Year AFB; Proper 9, 7.9.2023, The Rev. Carolyn H. Eklund, Rector Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30             I first met Toni at The General Theological Seminary when I was inquiring about seminaries. She was The General Seminary registrar and I met her when I visited the seminary in New York one day after meeting with our pharmaceutical […]

July 2, 2023. Sermon preached by Rev. Katie Holicky

7.2.23 First Sunday Life Together             Rev. Katie Holicky, Assistant Rector Matthew 10:40-42 The word “welcome” appears six times in these four verses from Matthew and four times alone in this first sentence that Jesus speaks in this passage. So today, it seems like we are supposed to talk about […]

July 2nd, First Sunday Life Together Worship Schedule

Sunday 8:00 a.m. In the Nave and live on our website. Join us for First SundaysLife Together Worshipon July 2nd at 10:30 amin the Great Hall or join us online at  www.facebook.com/StPaulsBrunswick/live

June 25, 2023, Deacon’s Day. Sermon preached by Rev. Mary Lee Wile

Deacons Day sermon On this Deacons Day, I want to start by saying how blessed I am to have been a deacon at St. Paul’s since 2001, how lucky I am that Chilton, our then-bishop, assigned me to you, how much I love being part of this faithful community! There’s nowhere else I’d rather celebrate […]