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 […]

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 […]

June 18, 2023, Juneteenth Worship. Sermon preached by Rev. Katie Holicky

6.18.23 Juneteenth Worship                   The Rev. Katie Holicky, Assistant Rector Matthew 9:35-10:8(9-23) Does anyone know who the most photographed U.S.-er (a global term for citizens of our nation) was in the 19th century? For real, shout out your guesses! If you were thinking of the many portraits […]

June 11, 2023, 2nd Sunday after Pentecost. Sermon preached by Rev. Carolyn H. Eklund

Year AFB; Proper 5; 6.11.2023 Matthew 9:9-13, 18-26             The tour of my sabbatical in the “Footsteps of John and Paul,” included pilgrims from several evangelical mega churches. There were about 16 of us, half baby-boomers most of them retired, and half millennials. There was one couple from a Dallas Texas mega church both recently […]

June 4, 2023, Trinity Sunday, Retirement Announcement Sermon by Rev. Carolyn H. Eklund

Year A; Trinity Sunday; 6.4.2023 Retirement Announcement, The Rev. Carolyn H. Eklund, Rector, St. Paul’s, Brunswick, Maine             Today is Trinity Sunday, an ancient Christian Feast Day that emerged from the great ecumenical councils to give words to the mystery of God in Christ. This is my promise to you this Trinity Sunday: I will […]

May 28, 2023. 8 am Homily by Rev. Carolyn H. Eklund

Year A; Day of PentecostFB; May 28, 2023 8:00 a.m. homily, Acts 2:1-21, The Rev. Carolyn H. Eklund, Rector Today we heard the story of Pentecost from the Book of Acts in several languages. Thank you volunteers for treating us to what it might have felt like that day of Pentecost in Jerusalem when so […]

May 21, 2023. Sunday After the Ascension. Sermon preached by Rev. Carolyn H. Eklund

Year AFB; 5.21.2023, Seventh Sunday After Easter, Acts 1:6-14 Sunday After the Ascension, Commissioning of The Rev. Katie Holicky             Last Sunday morning as the rising sun was coming in through these stained-glass windows on the east, I watched the shadow of a branch move up and down in the breeze making the body of […]

April 30, 2023, Fourth Sunday of Easter. A sermon preached by Macauley Lord.

The Whispers of God  Maybe you’re like me in that you are more a seeker of questions than of answers. The best question I’ve ever heard was asked right here by a preacher: “What would your life look like if you followed Jesus?” There’s a scene in Luke’s gospel in which a bunch of fishermen […]

April 23, 2023, 3rd Sunday after Easter. Sermon preached by Rev. Katie Holicky

Year A, Luke 24:13-35, 4/23/23 The Rev. Katie Holicky, Assistant Rector  This week I spent a lot of time thinking about the roads that we journey. As I pondered the gift of creation in celebration of Earth Day yesterday, I noticed that when I tend to think of roads that I have taken I often […]