St. Michael and All Angels
We seek to be a light of Christ in the community, where all are welcome to experience God's love and blessings.

Sermons

How much longer? About five more minutes... Today marks the beginning of the Church year, and in fact, today is kind of like the church’s New Year celebration. We begin the year with the season of Advent, an expectation for the coming of the Christ child, yes - at his birth over 2,000 years ago - but more about in the age to come. There are a few signs around the church that tell you

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Examine your life and your lifestyle...  Are you the lean sheep or the fat sheep? Today, the church ends the current year, and next week we begin anew as we experience Advent, undoubtedly in a different way from which we have experienced it before. Christ the King Sunday - or the celebration of the Reign of Christ - is the final Sunday in the Church’s year. In German churches this Sunday

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Which servant are you? And what does that mean about how you go about your daily life in response? In an ironic twist of fate - or perhaps due to God’s intervention - we get this classic parable on a Sunday just after we have been shut down due to the global pandemic, which has caused more than a million deaths worldwide, over 200,000 deaths in the United States, over 600 deaths in Erie

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“Keep awake therefore, for you know neither the day nor the hour.” That's Jesus’ parting line in the Gospel reading for today. How do you keep awake? Do you count sheep? Drink coffee? Set an alarm to go off regularly? The ancient writer Pliny, in The Natural History, writes, "During the night, also, [cranes] place sentinels on guard, each of which holds a little stone in its claw: if the

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I’d like to start today’s sermon with a story from Robert Fulghum, a Unitarian minister. The story goes like this: At the last session on the last morning of a two week seminar on Greek culture, the professor turned and made the ritual gesture: “Are there any questions?” He was greeted with silence. These two weeks had generated enough questions for a lifetime, but for now, there was

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