Sermon by The Reverend Jodi Baron, 2 Epiphany, January 15, 2017, Year A, John 1:29-42
They said to him, “Rabbi” (which translated means Teacher), “where are you staying?” He said to them, “Come and see.”
In the name of God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Amen
I have to say, good people of St. Philip’s. Your song is beautiful. Every time I process down this aisle to come into worship and to go into the world, I am engulfed by your voices, and it fills my soul. When I start back there, though, I can only hear the beauty of the organ. Larry plays the notes and without fail, you start to sing and I walk in with the others and slowly begin to discern your voices. I listen as I pass you by for what your voice sounds like and a smile comes to my heart because if you weren’t here I wouldn’t have been able to experience your voice this day, and we would be diminished because of it.
Sermon by The Reverend Christian Baron, I Epiphany, Baptism of Our Lord, January 8, 2017, Year A; Matthew 3:13-17
“This is my Son, the Beloved, with whom I am well pleased.”
In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit…
I haven’t seen many of you in a few weeks. The last time I was liturgically here, was on Christmas Eve. And that was a beautiful service, wasn’t it?
Jodi and I are so grateful for all of you who set up, showed up, swept up or tore things down. We’re grateful to be able to work with such a great group of people.
And, she reports, Christmas Day, too was a special service. Nice and quiet as we basked in the glow of the newborn baby, as we let baby Jesus sleep, in between feedings. And then my family was gone on vacation in Three Rivers through New Year’s Day. We had a lovely week with very little to report. I kept my fishing addiction in check and we watched movies, went for walks, visited with some friends, and said a few prayers. It was glorious.