Posts Tagged With: Lent

Ash Wednesday 2017

ash-wednesday-2017The Gospel for Ash Wednesday begins with, perhaps, the most Anglican verse, “Beware of practicing your piety before others.”  But Jesus is getting at a lot more than where we pray.

 

 

The lessons for Ash Wednesday can be found by clicking here.  I worked most closely with Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21

 

 

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A God of Relationship, Lent 4 2016

Restored relationshipMorsels & Stories:  In our continuing discussion of Eucharist, I talked about bread and many of the levels of significance that lie behind the bread we share in Eucharist.

 

Sermon:  The son comes home, deserving nothing, and is received with joy.

The lessons can be found by clicking here.  I worked most closely with Lk 15:1–3.

 

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Morsels and Stories, Lent 2

Robyns SermonsToday I didn’t preach, but recorded Morsels and Stories.

Part 2 of our Eucharist series we talk about the Bible and Eucharist.  (the 5 min version)  How long have we celebrated Eucharist?

 

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Deserts, Lions, and the Spirit Lent 1 2016

Robyns SermonsMorsels & Stories: I started our Lenten look at Communion by touching on what the catechism says about it.

Sermon: “Be sober, be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls like a roaring lion.”  Has been in my head all week.  So I talked about that.

The lessons can be found by clicking here.  I worked mostly with the above verse and Lk 4:1-3.

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Beloved Imperfection, Ash Wednesday 2016

Robyns SermonsI invite you therefore, in the name of the Lord, to observe a holy Lent by self-examination, penitence, prayer, fasting, and almsgiving, and by reading and meditating on the word of God.
Let us kneel before our Creator and Redeemer. (BAS, 282)

The lessons can be found by clicking here.

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(This is my sermon from the morning, so if it doesn’t completely match your memory, that’s probably why.)

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Because God Loves Us, Lent 5 2015

Robyns SermonsToday we hear Jeremiah remind us of God’s promise, “I will be your God and you will be my people.”  How do we become a people who reflect our God?

The lessons can be found by clicking here.  I worked most closely with Jeremiah 31:31-34.

 

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Faithful and Failure

Robyns SermonsGod gives the Ten Commandments, not as edicts from on high, but as the next step in a very unequal relationship.

 

The lessons can be found by clicking here.  I worked most closely with Exodus 12:1-17.

 

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A Covenant of Laughter, Lent 2 2014

Robyns SermonsGod makes a (third!) Covenant with Abraham.  And Abraham and Sarah laugh, as they should.

 

The lessons for today can be found by clicking here.  I worked most closely with Genesis 17:1-7,15-16.

 

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SR Bound by Toilet Paper, Lent 5 2014

Link: Bound by Toilet Paper, Lent 5 2014

Summary of what I was saying and why:
As so many others do, I love Ezekiel and the dry bones. And I can’t read it without hearing a story of (re)creation. And then with Lazarus the question of how bound we are appeared.

Theology: Salvation
Jesus Count: medium
Good News: Jesus breaks bindings to give life.

What did I change on my feet?
Not a lot.
What didn’t work/what did I miss?
At the earlier service I did a better job of ending on “are we wearing our bindings so that they are easy to break?”
What did work?
The camp story.

Other sermons I liked:

Priest Downs, Unbinding, Emptying the Tomb
“But the necessity of Lazarus’s death is based not on permanence of physical death, but the temporary and subjective nature of true death. Jesus’s power is found not in preventing death, but in bringing life. It is not in intervening in Lazarus’s death, but giving him new life.”

Deacon Bright, Lent 5
“Notice too it isn’t Jesus who unbinds Lazarus. Jesus calls on the community, on those who are gathered around, to unbind him. Are we busy helping our brothers and sisters with their burial cloths, are we at work unbinding them, or are we complicit in keeping them bound?”

Bishop Fisher, How I Met your Redeemer
“My name is Lazarus.
And when I thought I was a dead duck,
Jesus wept for me and he called me out of my tomb and he hugged my neck and he loved me.
And that, my friends, is
How I Met Your Redeemer.”

(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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Bound by Toilet Paper, Lent 5 2014

Robyns SermonsCreation, Ezekiel, Lazarus.  How are we bound?

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The lessons can be found by clicking here.  I worked most closely with Ezekiel 37:1-14 and John 11:1-45.  The creation account used is from Genesis 2.

 

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