September 25, 2016

Sermon by The Reverend Jodi L. Baron, 19th Sunday after Pentecost, Year C, Luke 16:19-31

“If they do not listen to Moses and the prophets, neither will they be convinced even if someone rises from the dead.’”

Good morning… friends, neighbors, honored guests!
I have to tell you: That one sentence from the gospel has haunted me all week. No matter where I was, or who I was with…there it was.
“If they do not listen to Moses and the prophets, neither will they be convinced even if someone rises from the dead.’”
You see, for me, I hear those words from Jesus and I think, “Crap! It’s my turn to preach on Sunday and Jesus is talking about the sin of hard-heartedness…”
This walk, through Luke, has been brutal for your new Co-Rectors! I’m telling you!
So, there it is. I stand before you with this very difficult question and hope that the Good news of God’s Love and Grace comes through these words.

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September 18, 2016

Sermon by The Reverend Christian J. Baron, 18th Sunday after Pentecost, Year C, Luke 16:1-13

Good morning.

It seems, that each week, the male side of your co-rectorship, uses his preaching time as a short time for personal confession.

Sorry to make you endure that.

But, you should know this about me. Jodi and I went to seminary in Austin, TX.

It was a wonderful 3 years of being formed by a life of prayer, participating in chapel three times a day and forming friendships with priests and soon-to-be priests.

Now for the confession time.

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September 11, 2016

Sermon by The Reverend Jodi L. Baron, 17th Sunday after Pentecost, Year C, Luke 15:1-10

“This fellow welcomes sinners and eats with them.”
In the name of God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Amen.
Today is the anniversary of 9-11-2001.
For many of us, it is a day that is etched into our memory from the shock and wave of fear and sadness that ensued in the aftermath of this horrific attack on our sense of security. Some folks were even more close to the actual events and either survived the terror or lost loved ones on that fateful day. Read more