Monthly Archives: January 2014

SR Paul and the Beer Rule, Epiphany 3 26Jan2014

Link: Paul and the Beer Rule, Epiphany 3 2014

Summary of what I was saying and why:
I don’t preach on a text from one of the Epistles, so when this section of 1 Corinthians called to me, I went with it. After that I wanted to talk about differences and divides without letting the sermon be a set up for our AGM (Annual General Meeting) after the service.

Theology: Ecclesiology
Jesus Count: low
Good News: In the diverse body of Christ, our differences don’t divide us.

What did I change on my feet?
This was a sermon from outlined notes, so I didn’t change things so much as fill the sermon out.
What didn’t work/what did I miss?
I think I should’ve been clearer about how we live with and are strengthened by our differences.
What did work?
I’ve loved the Beer Rule since I first read about it. I was happy to include it.

Other sermons I liked:

Priest Lightcap opens with one of my favourite jokes and proceeds to wonder if the Church is divided and how we can be united.

Priest Romanik considers if anything good can come out of the Church.

Deacon Pierce connects shoes and transformation.

(Here’s the list of people I usually listen to. Am I missing someone?)
The Anglican Church of Canada uses the Roman Ordinary Time numbering system instead of numbering the Propers. Because all of this is new to me, I’m now indicating both numbering systems.

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Paul and the Beer Rule, a sermon for 26 Jan 2014

Paul’s letter to the Corinthians and the SPI Beer Rule.Robyns Sermons

The Beer Rule is actually the Beer Principle and can be found over here at the Scholar Priest Initiative.

Listen:

The lessons can be found by clicking here.

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SR St Peter’s 100th Anniversary

Link: St Peter’s 100th Anniversary

Summary of what I was saying and why:
Sunday was approximately 100 years since the dedication of St Peter’s. We had a 1914 style service followed by a Parish lunch. It was a great day. All I wanted to do was say something about the history of St Peter’s, of faithful people.

Theology: Ecclesiology
Jesus Count:low
Good News: the Church is a product of faith.

What did I change on my feet?
Not much
What didn’t work/what did I miss?
I wish I’d spent more time on the early history of the Church.
What did work?
I didn’t know how specific to be about events that happen(ed) at St Peter’s. It seems the general reference was a good choice. I didn’t leave anyone out and I gave people space for the stories I hadn’t heard.

Other sermons I liked:

Priest Downs goes back to the Baptismal Covenant.

Priest Linman asks if we’re looking for the Glory of God.

Priest Giroux has a vision of the Kingdom we’re invited to.

(Here’s the list of people I usually listen to. Am I missing someone?)
The Anglican Church of Canada uses the Roman Ordinary Time numbering system instead of numbering the Propers. Because all of this is new to me, I’m now indicating both numbering systems.

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A Sermon for St Peter’s 100th Anniversary

A few words on 100 years of life and ministry.Robyns Sermons

Listen:

(They do not feature heavily but the readings can be found by clicking here.)

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Damming Baptism, sermon for the Baptism of Our Lord 12 Jan, 2014

Some change can’t be held back.Robyns Sermons

Listen:

The lessons can be found by clicking here.

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SR Gospel Alchemy, Christmas 2, 2014

Link: Gospel Alchemy, Christmas 2, 2014

Summary of what I was saying and why:
I love John’s prologue. My parish has a gifted artist who has been creating an Advent piece from this imagery. (I’ll add a picture tomorrow) So I spent a lot of Advent thinking about the radical truth expressed in this passage.

Theology: Christology
Jesus Count: medium
Good News: Jesus became like us so that we would know a God like us.

What did I change on my feet?
Not on my feet, but the conclusion really only came together that morning.
What didn’t work/what did I miss?
I never did sort out a way to preach the passage and the two pieces of artwork. It would be interesting.
What did work?
The alchemy of word into flesh.

Other sermons I liked:

Priest Linman has the invitation of camels: “I have good news for you that I would like to share so that you can become better and richer.”

Priest Giroux remembers wise men following stars.

Priest Robertson preaches on light in darkness.

(Here’s the list of people I usually listen to. Am I missing someone?)
The Anglican Church of Canada uses the Roman Ordinary Time numbering system instead of numbering the Propers. Because all of this is new to me, I’m now indicating both numbering systems.

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Gospel Alchemy, Sermon Christmas 2, 5 Jan 2014

Word does not become flesh.Robyns Sermons

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The lessons are Jeremiah 31:7–14; Psalm 147:13–21; Ephesians 1:3–14; John 1:(1–9), 10–18.  I worked most closely with John 1:1-18.

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