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Easter II, Apr. 7: The Introvert: Thomas (The Power of Quiet)
Easter III, Apr. 14: The Extrovert: Peter
Easter IV, Apr. 21: no sermon recorded
Easter V, Apr. 28: no sermon recorded
Easter Sunday, March 31: Fr. Mark Tusken
Lent 2013 Series: Dare2Pray
This Lent St. Mark's will be raising prayers. During Lent, our ministries will focus on prayer - the wonderful experience of meeting with God and discovering that He loves us and is active in our lives. We will preach on the reasons for prayer and ways that God works through prayer throughout Lent.
Lent I, Feb. 17: Fr. Mark Tusken
Lent II, Feb. 24: Fr. Mark Tusken
Lent III, Mar. 3: Fr. Nigel Mumford
Lent IV, Mar. 10: Fr. Mark Tusken
Lent V, Mar. 17: Rev. Claudia Nalven
Palm Sunday, Mar. 24th: Fr. Mark Tusken
Epiphany 2013 Series: Great Expectations!
Epiphany is the season of Christís light shining out into the world. We have Great Expectations of how will this light shine in and through us this year. Sunday, January 6th kicks off our sermon series, ďGreat Expectations,Ē our all-ages pot-luck celebration on Wednesday, Jan. 9th@6:15 pm, and our 4-week parish-wide Bible Study experience.
The Epiphany, Jan 6: Great Expectations
Epiphany I, Jan 13: Expecting God's Power in Baptism
Epiphany II, Jan 20: Celebration Time
Epiphany III, Jan 27: Is This Good News for You? (not recorded)
Epiphany IV, Feb 3: What Will Your Response Be?
Last Epiphany, Feb 10: What are Our Expectations?
Advent Series: Recognizing Jesus Advent 2012
How do we hear the ancient melodies of faith in the cacophony of voices, beliefs, and values of the contemporary world? This series will help us to distinguish between the ancient story of Christ and the story that the world tells. Each week's sermon will be based on the Scriptures and on a beloved, traditional Christmas carol, and will highlight how that song sings of a truth that is different from the song the world sings.
Advent I, Dec 2: Coventry Carol: This song was part of the ancient medieval mystery plays, which were performed by crafts guilds. It reflects a time when Christianity permeated every aspect of culture. Today our world is much more like the way it was when Christ came, bringing a challenging alternative message. What is that message, and how do we respond to it and live it faithfully?
Advent II, Dec 9: Angels from the Realms of Glory: James Montgomery, an English social reformer and newspaper man, wrote the lyrics to this uplifting eighteenth century carol. The musical setting, Regent Square, was written in the early nineteeth century by Henry Smart, a renowned organist who went blind. The stories suggest themes for us about Christ made flesh, affirming the dignity to every human being in a world that often does not honor human dignity.
Advent III, Dec 16: Still Nacht: This beloved hymn was written on Christmas Eve in a desperate moment by a pastor whose organ had broken down. Years later, during World War I, it inspired some troops along the western front to participate in the famous Christmas Truce. How do we find peace in a world still torn apart by war, politics, class conflicts?
Advent IV, Dec 23: The First Nowell: This eighteenth century Carol was initially forbidden in churches in England and France because of its peasant origins. It was "too crude and naÔve," for Church services. Jesus, too, born into humble circumstances, challenges our expectations of what is good and beautiful.
Christmas Eve, Dec 24: Fr. Mark Tusken
Christmas I, Dec. 30: Rev. Steve Lowe
Stewardship Series: Godís Abundance in our Scarcity (The Book of Ruth) Fall 2012
The amazing promise of Scripture is that God provides abundantly. Never is this more difficult to believe than in difficult economic times. These teachings from the Book of Ruth shows us how God works in times of scarcity and loss to bring us from emptiness to fullness.
Nov 4: Ruth 1: Godís Abundance in our Loss
Nov 11: Ruth 2: Godís Abundance in our Fear
Nov 18: Ruth 3: Godís Abundance in our Vulnerability
Nov 25: Ruth 4: Abundance in our Generosity
Sermon Series: Intentional Faith: Whatís in it for Me? Fall 2012
The Christian writer G.K. Chesterton, once wrote: ďThe Christian ideal has not been tried and found wanting; it has been found difficult and left untried.Ē The teachings of Jesus are some of the most challenging and counter-intuitive teachings in the world. To follow them takes intentionality, community, and an investment of time and effort. Why should we bother; doesnít God love us just as we are? Donít we already have enough to do? Why should becoming a follower of Jesus be a priority? Whatís in it for me? This sermons series will answer those questions.
Sept 9: Pursing a Relationship with Jesus: Whatís in it for me? (Mark 7:24-37)
Sep 16: Following Jesus: Whatís in it for me? (Mark 8:27-38)
Sep 23: Being Transformed into the image of Jesus: Whatís in it for me? (Mark 9:30-37)
Sep 30: Forsaking Sin: Whatís in it for me? (Mark 9:38-50)
Oct 7: Upholding Marriage: Whatís in it for me? (Mark 10:2-16)
Oct 14: Giving it all Away: Whatís in it for me? (Mark 10:17-31)
Oct 21: Developing a Servantís Heart: Whatís in it for me? (Mark 10:35-45)
Oct 28: Learning to see Clearly (Mark 10:46-52)
Sept 2: Rev. Steve Lowe
Sermon Series: Wonder Bread: Learning to do more than Survive Summer 2012
Bread has a substantial meaning in our culture and in Scripture. Throughout history it has been a fundamental staple in many countries. It symbolizes satisfaction, provision, survival and fullness Ė both physical and spiritual. In the Old Testament, bread was a sacrifice, a gift from heaven, a source of miracles, part of the Passover, a fixture in the temple worship. Jesus used bread to point to himself and all that he provides. These five teachings that follow the lectionary on The Bread of Life, help us to discover what it means to know Jesus as the one who fulfills, provides, sustains and feeds us in every dimension of our lives. July 29: Enough Bread: John 6:1-21: (Where are we to buy bread?) [This sermon was not recorded.]
Aug 5: Lasting Bread: John 6:24-35: (Do not work for the food that perishes
Aug 12: Homemade Bread: John 35: 41-51 (Is this not Jesus, the son of Joseph, whose father and mother we know?)
Aug 19: Strange Bread: John 6:51-58 (This bread is my flesh) [This sermon was not recorded.]
Aug 26: True Bread: John 6:56-59. (There is no other) [This sermon was not recorded.]
Jul 22: Rest
Jul 15: God Can Redeem Tragedy