St. Michael and All Angels
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Sermons

How many of you have seen the movie Sister Act? For some reason, this reading from Romans always reminds me of the scene where the sisters give Sister Mary Clarence, played by Whoopi Goldberg, an alarm clock because she is having trouble getting out of bed on time. The alarm clock, which is the shape of a daisy, has a rousing alarm of, “Out of bed, you daisy head.” But in truth, I think that

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Today’s Gospel text may seem out of sequence to us. After all, here we are on the last Sunday of the Christian year (Advent is the beginning of a new church year and it begins next Sunday.), and we are reading texts that remind us of Holy Week, Good Friday, and Easter. And where does this term “Reign of Christ” that we use today really come from? Many of you might be wondering why we did

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Today’s words of warning in the Gospel of Luke follow the account of the widow who displayed true devotion to God’s temple by giving two small coins. This devotion, if it had been replicated by those in the leadership of the temple, would have protected it from the disaster that was to come. In fact, this view appears to be common among all of our gospel writers. Today’s Gospel begins with

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Today’s Gospel from Luke introduces us to one of the more unusual characters in scripture, the wealthy tax collector Zacchaeus. He’s mentioned only in Luke’s Gospel. And he’s the only one identified in any of the Gospels explicitly by his physical stature. Luke says that Zacchaeus had trouble seeing Jesus because he was “short in stature,” so he climbed a sycamore tree for a better

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Today, I’m going to start off the sermon with a science lesson. For millennia now, humans have stood at the edge of the water and observed the motion of the waves… I’m sure that – living around Lake Erie – many of you have done this. But what exactly is a wave? It’s not an independent object separate from the water, but it’s something to do with motion. Similarly, sound is nothing

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