Posts Tagged With: Hannah

Vulnerability, November 2018

Vulnerability is Christ-likeMorsels & Stories:  I talked about stewardship and economics.

Sermon: “How long will you make a drunken spectacle of yourself?”  An impolite question and the Church in the 21st century.

The lessons can be found by clicking here (link). I worked most closely with 1 Samuel 1:4-20.


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I have seen the Lord! Easter 2016

Triduum Triptych by Jo Nygard Owens used with permission

Triduum Triptych by Jo Nygard Owens
used with permission

Morsels & Stories: Why colour Easter eggs?  I tell the story of Mary Magdalene’s red eggs.


Sermon: Mary runs to tell the apostles, “I have seen the Lord!”  Just as Mary, Hannah, and Miriam also proclaimed God’s miracles.


The lessons for today be found by clicking here.  I worked most closely with John 20:1-18.




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SR: Hannah and the courage of asking for what we want

Link: Proper 28, 11-18-12

Summary of what I was saying and why:
I’m constantly drawn to the assertiveness of Hannah, with Eli but also with God. Part of not being given a spirit of timidity is learning how to identify and ask for “those good things which we dare not, or in our blindness cannot” ask.

Theology: our relationship with God and our world
Jesus Count: low
Good News: we are called to be active assertive pursuant s of the Kingdom of God.
What did I change on my feet?
As usual, the end.
What didn’t work/what did I miss?
I wish I’d had the collect more firmly in my mind. I don’t know if I missed it or just omitted it, but I had Psalm 37:4 (delight in The Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart) in my mind as I was initially working on this. I wonder if I should made that connection.

What did work?
Honestly, with the CCAB meetings this week, I’m still delighted I had a sermon to preach.

Other sermons I liked:

The Rev Richardson
A fabulous tying together of the the passage, current events, and what’s going on in the community.

The Rev Condon
Destruction, Creation, and Stewardship. Also I’m a sucker for a sermon about trees.

The Rev Pankey
Living with Birthpangs

(Don’t see your sermon or a sermon you liked? Maybe I don’t know about it. Leave me a comment with a link and I’ll take a look.)

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Proper 28, 2012

The lessons for Sunday can be found by clicking here. I worked most closely with 1 Samuel 1:4-20 and 1 Samuel 2:1-10.

Hannah is one of my heroes. She knew what she wanted and persisted. What courage!

(There will be a few moments of silence before the sermon begins. Thank you for your patience.)

Listen: Proper 28, 2012

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