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Sunday, July 20, 2014 11:00 am Sermon: 11 a.m. Sermon

Preacher: The Rev. Canon Lesley Hay

Sermon from the Sunday 11 a.m. Eucharist

Monday, July 14, 2014 11:00 am Sermon: Requiem Sermon

Preacher: The Very Rev. Dr. Alan Jones, Dean Emeritus

Sermon from the July 14th Requiem Eucharist for the Venerable Anthony Turney

Sunday, July 13, 2014 11:00 am Sermon: The Extravagant Sower, The Fruit of Compassion

Preacher: The Rev. Canon Randal Gardner

Sermon from Sunday's 11 a.m. Eucharist

Sunday, July 6, 2014 11:00 am Sermon: Finding rest in your soul

Preacher: The Rev. Canon Lesley Hay

Christ's promise to sustain us in carrying life's burdens

Sunday, June 29, 2014 11:00 am Sermon: Feasting on Scandolous Grace: A Pride Sunday Sermon

Preacher: The Rev. Jude Harmon

A biblical reflection on how The Episcopal Church's Christ-centered worship over time led us to fully embrace and affirm gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people.

Sunday, June 22, 2014 7:49 pm Sermon: When conflict is unavoidable, God can use it to heal.

Preacher: The Rev. Andy Lobban

Sermon from Sunday's 11 a.m. Eucharist

Sunday, June 15, 2014 11:00 am Sermon: Sermon for Trinity Sunday

Preacher: The Rev. Lesley Hay

The mystery of the Trinity and how we might take lessons of unity from contemplating it.

Sunday, June 8, 2014 11:00 am Sermon: Sunday 11 a.m. Sermon

Preacher: The Rt. Rev. Marc Handley Andrus

Sermon from Sunday's 11 a.m. Eucharist

Sunday, June 1, 2014 11:00 am Sermon: Sunday 11 a.m. Sermon

Preacher: The Rev. Randal Gardner

Sermon from Sunday's 11 a.m. Eucharist

Sunday, May 25, 2014 11:00 am Sermon: Sunday 11 a.m. Sermon

Preacher: The Rev. Lesley Hay

Sermon from Sunday's 11 a.m. Eucharist

Sunday, May 18, 2014 11:00 am Sermon: Christ as the Way of Union

Preacher: The Rev. Randal Gardner

Sermon from Sunday's 11 a.m. Eucharist

Sunday, May 11, 2014 11:00 am Sermon: Sunday 11 a.m. Sermon

Preacher: The Rev. Andy Lobban

Sermon from Sunday's 11 a.m. Eucharist

Sunday, May 4, 2014 11:00 am Sermon: Sunday 11 a.m. Sermon

Preacher: The Rev. Canon Lesley Hay

Sermon from Sunday's 11 a.m. Eucharist

Sunday, April 27, 2014 11:00 am Sermon: Sunday 11 a.m. Sermon

Preacher: The Very Rev. Dr, Jane Shaw

Sermon from Sunday's 11 a.m. Eucharist

Sunday, April 20, 2014 6:00 pm Sermon: Easter Sunday 6pm Sermon

Preacher: The Rev. Canon Randal Gardner

Sermon from Sunday's 6pm Eucharist

Sunday, April 20, 2014 11:00 am Sermon: Easter Sunday 11a.m. Sermon

Preacher: The Rt. Rev. Marc Handley Andrus

Sermon from Easter Sunday's 11 a.m. Eucharist

Sunday, April 20, 2014 8:00 am Sermon: Easter Sunday 8am Sermon

Preacher: The Rev. Canon Lesley Hay

Sermon from the 8am Easter Sunday Eucharist

Saturday, April 19, 2014 9:00 pm Sermon: Great Vigil Sermon

Preacher: The Rt. Rev. Marc Handley Andrus

Sermon from the Great Easter Vigil

Friday, April 18, 2014 3:00 pm Sermon: Good Friday Sermon

Preacher: Dr. Esther Mombo, Academic Dean St. Paul's United

Sermon from Good Friday

Thursday, April 17, 2014 6:00 pm Sermon: Maundy Thursday Sermon

Preacher: The Very Rev. Dr, Jane Shaw

Sermon from Maundy Thursday

Sunday, April 13, 2014 11:00 am Sermon: Dethroning and Self-Emptying

Preacher: The Very Rev. Dr, Jane Shaw

Our spiritual journey from Palm Sunday to Good Friday, and then to Easter.

Sunday, April 6, 2014 11:00 am Sermon: Sunday 11 a.m. Sermon

Preacher: The Rev. Jude Harmon

Sermon from Sunday's 11 a.m. Eucharist

Sunday, March 30, 2014 11:00 am Sermon: Sunday 11 a.m. Sermon

Preacher: The Rev. Canon Randal Gardner

Sermon from Sunday's 11 a.m. Eucharist

Sunday, March 23, 2014 11:00 am Sermon: Sunday 11 a.m. Sermon

Preacher: The Very Rev. Steven L. Thomason

Sermon from Sunday's 11 a.m. Eucharist

Sunday, March 16, 2014 11:00 am Sermon: Sunday 11a.m. Sermon

Preacher: The Rev. Canon Lesley Hay

Sermon from Sunday's 11 a.m. Eucharist

Sunday, March 9, 2014 11:00 am Sermon: Our essential interconnectedness.

Preacher: The Very Rev. Dr. Jane Shaw

Lent gives us a particular opportunity for self reflection, (re)turning to God and remembering our essential interconnectedness to others and the responsibilities that brings.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014 6:00 pm Sermon: Ash Wednesday 6pm Sermon

Preacher: The Rev. Canon Lesley Hay

Sermon from Ash Wednesday's 6pm Eucharist

Wednesday, March 5, 2014 12:10 pm Sermon: Ash Wednesday 12:10 Sermon

Preacher: The Rev. Canon Stefani Schatz

Sermon from Ash Wednesday's 12:10 Eucharist

Sunday, March 2, 2014 11:30 am Sermon: The Transfiguration

Preacher: The Very Rev. Dr. Jane Shaw

Exploring those moments of grace when our vision is transfigured and we see the glory of God all about us.

Sunday, February 23, 2014 11:00 am Sermon: Being Perfect

Preacher: Sara Miles

Why not worrying about "fairness" will make your life easier.

Sunday, February 16, 2014 11:00 am Sermon: Our Environmental Challenge

Preacher: The Very Rev. Dr. Jane Shaw

We need to understand the environmental challenge that we face, and engage both the facts and our imaginations in tackling it.

Sunday, February 9, 2014 11:30 am Sermon: Sunday 11 a.m. Sermon

Preacher: The Rev. Canon Randal Gardner

Sermon from Sunday's 11 a.m. Eucharist

Sunday, February 2, 2014 11:00 am Sermon: Feast of the Presentation

Preacher: The Rev. Canon Mark E. Stanger

Will you recognize the Devine Presence crossing your doorstep?

Sunday, January 26, 2014 11:00 am Sermon: Celebrating the first female priest in the Anglican Communion

Preacher: The Very Rev. Dr. Jane Shaw

This weekend we celebrate the 70th anniversary of the ordination of the first female priest in the Anglican Communion, Florence Li Tim-Oi.

Sunday, January 19, 2014 11:00 am Sermon: What does the call of God sound like?

Preacher: The Rev. Canon Lesley Hay

Sermon from the Sunday 11 a.m. Eucharist

Sunday, January 12, 2014 2:49 pm Sermon: Dr. King and a Vision for Justice

Preacher: The Rev. Canon Dr. Randal Gardner

Sermon from Sunday's 11 a.m. Eucharist.

Sunday, January 5, 2014 11:00 am Sermon: Discerning the Star and its Path

Preacher: The Very Rev. Dr. Jane Shaw

A sermon for the Feast of the Epiphany

Sunday, December 29, 2013 11:00 am Sermon: First Sunday after Christmas, The Word made Flesh.

Preacher: The Rev. Canon Lesley Hay

St John's call for us to recognize the greatness of the gift of God to send his son to live among mankind, and that the message of Christmas lasts 365 days of every year.

Wednesday, December 25, 2013 11:30 am Sermon: Christmas, a festival of possibility

Preacher: The Rev. Canon Randal Gardner

Sermon from the 11a.m. Christmas Day Eucharist

Wednesday, December 25, 2013 11:00 am Sermon: Christmas Day Eucharist

Preacher: Grace Cathedral

Recording of the Christmas Day Eucharist 2013.

Tuesday, December 24, 2013 11:30 pm Sermon: Midnight Mass Sermon

Preacher: The Very Rev. Dr. Jane Shaw

Sermon from the Midnight Mass on Christmas Eve.

Tuesday, December 24, 2013 11:00 pm Sermon: Midnight Mass Eucharist

Preacher: Grace Cathedral

Recording of the 2013 Christmas Eve Midnight Mass

Tuesday, December 24, 2013 7:30 pm Sermon: Christmas Eve Sermon

Preacher: The Rt. Rev. Marc Handley Andrus

Sermon from the 7:30pm Eucharist on Christmas Eve.

Tuesday, December 24, 2013 4:00 pm Sermon: Christmas Eve Lessons and Carols

Preacher: Grace Cathedral

Recording of the Lessons and Carols service on Christmas Eve.

Sunday, December 22, 2013 11:00 am Sermon: Sunday 11 a.m. Sermon

Preacher: The Rev. Canon Mark E. Stanger

Sermon from the Sunday 11 a.m. Eucharist.

Sunday, December 15, 2013 11:30 am Sermon: Advent 3.

Preacher: The Rev. Canon Lesley Hay

The kingdom Jesus came to build may not be what we expect, but that's how it is to follow the Christian life; Unpredictable, sometimes hard, but ultimately rewarding more than we could imagine.

Sunday, December 8, 2013 11:00 am Sermon: From Silence to Action

Preacher: The Very Rev. Dr. Jane Shaw

Advent gives us the opportunity to spend time in silent discernment and then to act - for peace, for justice, for love.

Sunday, December 1, 2013 11:00 am Sermon: World AIDS day and Advent preparation

Preacher: The Rev. Canon Randal Gardner

Sermon from the Sunday 11 a.m. Eucharist

Sunday, November 24, 2013 11:00 am Sermon: The Reign of Christ: Not Exactly Camelot

Preacher: The Rev. Canon Mark E. Stanger

Christ our King comes to rescue and reclaim us, Christ our King speaks to remember and redeem us, Christ our King acts to restore and reconcile all things.

Sunday, November 17, 2013 11:00 am Sermon: Celebrating our life together at Grace Cathedral.

Preacher: The Very Rev. Dr. Jane Shaw

A sermon for Stewardship Ingathering

Sunday, November 10, 2013 11:00 am Sermon: Remembering the Dead

Preacher: The Very Rev. Dr. Jane Shaw

A sermon for Remembrance Sunday

Sunday, November 3, 2013 11:00 am Sermon: Sermon about baptism on All Saints Day.

Preacher: The Rev. Canon Lesley Hay

The baptisms are all saints in God's kingdom.

Sunday, October 27, 2013 11:00 am Sermon: Sunday 11 a.m. Sermon

Preacher: The Very Rev. Dr. David Ison

Sermon from the Sunday 11 a.m. Eucharist

Sunday, October 20, 2013 11:00 am Sermon: Dreams, decisions, determination

Preacher: The Rev. Canon Mark E. Stanger

Jacob has a dream at mid-life and Jesus tells about determination. What drives you?

Sunday, October 13, 2013 11:00 am Sermon: Downton Abbey: A parable on faithful stewardship

Preacher: The Rev. Canon Dr. Randal Gardner

Sermon from the Sunday 11 a.m. Eucharist

Sunday, October 6, 2013 11:00 am Sermon: A sermon for the Feast of St Francis

Preacher: The Very Rev. Dr. Jane Shaw

Assisi and San Francisco: place and community

Sunday, September 29, 2013 11:00 am Sermon: Sunday 11 a.m. Sermon

Preacher: The Rt. Rev. Marc Handley Andrus

Sermon from the Sunday 11 a.m. Eucharist.

Sunday, September 22, 2013 11:00 am Sermon: The Parable of the London Whale

Preacher: The Very Rev. Dr. Jane Shaw

"You cannot serve God and wealth". What stories and parables do we need today to help shape our values and priorities in relation to wealth?

Sunday, September 15, 2013 11:00 am Sermon: Sunday 11 a.m. Sermon

Preacher: The Very Rev. Dr. Jane Shaw

Sermon from the Sunday 11 a.m. Eucharist

Sunday, September 8, 2013 11:00 am Sermon: Choosing Life When Things Seem Nearly Impossible

Preacher: The Rev. Canon Mark E. Stanger

Syria is on our minds and hearts. What is the role of the Christian community in dealing with the nearly-impossible situations in our own lives or the world's stage?

Sunday, September 1, 2013 11:00 am Sermon: Conspiring with Grace: A Labor Day Sermon

Preacher: The Rev. Jude Harmon

How might our lives and our world be different if we imagine ourselves as conspirators in a grand vision that has as its ultimate goal an economy of human flourishing?

Sunday, August 25, 2013 11:00 am Sermon: What Kind of Person Are You?

Preacher: The Rev. Canon Mark E. Stanger

Our faith asks a more comprehensive question: 'What kind of people are you?'

Sunday, August 18, 2013 11:00 am Sermon: " Gentle Jesus, meek and mild." Not this Sunday.

Preacher: The Ven. Anthony Turney

As Jesus' fame as a preacher and healer spreads, he's becoming more and more confrontational and his call to those who follow him is more and more challenging.

Sunday, August 11, 2013 11:00 am Sermon: On Faith and Mindfulness

Preacher: The Very Rev. Dr. Jane Shaw

Paying attention to the divine in the ordinary things of everyday life is an essential part of faith.

Sunday, August 4, 2013 11:00 am Sermon: Don't Be Complicit in Your Own Identity Theft

Preacher: The Rev. Canon Mark E. Stanger

Our true identity is more than the "mere display of life."

Sunday, July 28, 2013 11:00 am Sermon: On Prayer

Preacher: The Very Rev. Dr. Jane Shaw

What sight, sound, place or prayerful form of words reminds you to turn your attention to God in your daily life?

Sunday, July 21, 2013 11:00 am Sermon: Being Present to Divine Hospitality

Preacher: The Rev. Carren Sheldon

It's all about being, not about doing.

Sunday, July 14, 2013 11:00 am Sermon: Surrendering to the Reign of God Through Deliberate Action

Preacher: The Rev. Andy Lobban

The Reign of God is characterized by all of God's children living in harmony not in spite of, but because of their differences.

Sunday, July 7, 2013 11:00 am Sermon: A New Creation: Wellness and Welcome

Preacher: The Rev. Canon Mark E. Stanger

The advance team for Jesus announces the Kingdom with healing and hospitality, showing us a way to humanize even the most hardened situations.

Sunday, June 30, 2013 11:00 am Sermon: Putting Our Hand to the Plough

Preacher: The Very Rev. Dr. Jane Shaw

A sermon for Pride Sunday

Sunday, June 23, 2013 11:00 am Sermon: "A Season of Liberation"

Preacher: The Rev. Winnie Varghese

Jesus proclaims liberty for the man possessed by a "legion," wandering among the dead. What if the church took this season of the liturgical year to celebrate the freedoms realized in our history and to seek out and restore those who have been cast aside.

Sunday, June 16, 2013 11:00 am Sermon: "Only Connect"

Preacher: The Very Rev. Dr. Jane Shaw

Acts of grace and radical hospitality

Sunday, June 9, 2013 11:00 am Sermon: Sermon from the 11 a.m. Eucharist

Preacher: The Very Rev. Dr. Jane Shaw

Sermon from Sunday's 11 a.m. Eucharist

Saturday, June 8, 2013 3:00 pm Sermon: Ordination For All of Us

Preacher: The Rev. Canon Stefani Schatz

Calling all Christians deeper into their own baptismal covenant

Sunday, June 2, 2013 11:00 am Sermon: Divine healing: "the varieties of quiet in between"

Preacher: The Rev. Professor Rebecca Lyman

How, in our battered lives and planet, do we receive the familiar stories of glory and healing from the Bible?

Sunday, May 26, 2013 11:00 am Sermon: Sermon from the 11 a.m. Eucharist

Preacher: The Rev. R. Calvert Rutherford

Sermon from the Sunday 11 a.m. Eucharist

Sunday, May 19, 2013 11:00 am Sermon: Come (on in), Holy Spirit!

Preacher: The Rev. Canon Mark E. Stanger

On Pentecost, it's not enough to simply affirm the Holy Spirit but also to provide a welcome.

Sunday, May 12, 2013 11:00 am Sermon: "Let everyone who is thirsty come"

Preacher: The Very Rev. Dr. Jane Shaw

Responding to God's love and experiencing freedom from the ties that bind us, whatever they may be.

Sunday, May 5, 2013 11:00 am Sermon: "Get out of your tribe and into the center of humanity!"

Preacher: The Very Rev. Dr. Jane Shaw

Sermon from the Sunday 11 a.m. Eucharist

Sunday, April 28, 2013 11:00 am Sermon: Made in the Imagination of Love

Preacher: Robert V. Taylor

What does it mean for us to be made in the imagination of God?

Sunday, April 21, 2013 11:00 am Sermon: Grief, hope and new life.

Preacher: The Very Rev. Dr. Jane Shaw

Sermon from the 11 a.m. Eucharist

Sunday, April 14, 2013 11:00 am Sermon: Paul's and Our Conversion plus Brunch on the Beach

Preacher: The Rev. Canon Mark E. Stanger

Conversion might be more than a momentary inner decision or an outward change of habits, even if given by God. Maybe conversion is being in conversation with all the parts of ourselves and the world around us.

Sunday, April 7, 2013 11:00 am Sermon: Doubting Thomas: Haptic Faith

Preacher: The Rt. Rev. Dr. Alan Wilson, Bishop of Buckingham

Thomas may seem a not terribly good apostle, but his story makes us ask whom does our faith touch, and how? Or is it just a castle in the air?

Sunday, March 31, 2013 11:00 am Sermon: Sermon from the 11 a.m. Easter Eucharist

Preacher: The Very Rev. Dr. Jane Shaw

Sermon from the 11 a.m. Easter Eucharist

Sunday, March 31, 2013 8:30 am Sermon: Sermon from the 8:30 a.m. Easter Eucharist

Preacher: The Rev. Canon Mark E. Stanger

Sermon from the 8:30 a.m. Easter Eucharist

Saturday, March 30, 2013 9:00 pm Sermon: Sermon from the Great Vigil

Preacher: The Rt. Rev. Marc Handley Andrus

Sermon from the Great Vigil

Saturday, March 30, 2013 5:00 pm Sermon: Sermon from the Family Vigil

Preacher: The Very Rev. Dr. Jane Shaw

Sermon from the Family Vigil

Friday, March 29, 2013 3:00 pm Sermon: Sermon from Good Friday

Preacher: The Very Rev. Dr. Jane Shaw

Sermon from Good Friday

Thursday, March 28, 2013 6:00 pm Sermon: Sermon from Maundy Thursday

Preacher: The Rt. Rev. Marc Handley Andrus

Sermon from Maundy Thursday

Tuesday, March 26, 2013 12:10 pm Sermon: Sermon from the Chrism Mass

Preacher: The Rt. Rev. Marc Handley Andrus

Sermon from the Chrism Mass

Sunday, March 24, 2013 11:00 am Sermon: Let The Christ-Mind Be In You

Preacher: The Rev. Canon Mark E. Stanger

Palm Sunday and Holy Week urge us to make a crack in the stony facades of stale religion, civic life, or our own hearts.

Sunday, March 17, 2013 11:00 am Sermon: What thing of beauty, in our midst, is calling forth new life?

Preacher: The Very Rev. Dr. Jane Shaw

Extravagance is not something we associate with the season of Lent, and there is a long tradition of beauty being seen as opposed to justice. But our readings remind us that beauty and abundance give birth to new things in the most extraordinary ways.

Sunday, March 10, 2013 11:00 am Sermon: The Prodigal Son

Preacher: The Very Rev. Dr. Jane Shaw

The great calling of Lent is to come home to God and find the embrace of God's extraordinary unconditional love all over again.

Sunday, March 3, 2013 11:00 am Sermon: Choices

Preacher: The Rev. Canon Mark E. Stanger

Cardinals choosing a pope and American communities choosing how to deal with budget cuts. Important stuff but something more important during Lent: what choices do you have right now for your life?

Sunday, February 24, 2013 11:00 am Sermon: Dealing With Our Dilemmas

Preacher: The Very Rev. June Osborne

What kind of religious experience do Cathedrals offer?

Sunday, February 17, 2013 11:00 am Sermon: Saying No to Temptation

Preacher: The Rev. Rosa Lee Harden

What do we not say no to and at what cost?

Sunday, February 10, 2013 11:00 am Sermon: The Transfiguration

Preacher: The Very Rev. Dr. Jane Shaw

Glimpsing glory from the mountain top leads us to action and transformation here on earth.

Sunday, February 3, 2013 11:00 am Sermon: The Gospel is always good news.

Preacher: The Rev. Becca Stevens

Let us celebrate love today.

Sunday, January 27, 2013 11:00 am Sermon: Inaugurating a Vision

Preacher: The Ven. Anthony Turney

Sermon from the Sunday 11 a.m. Eucharist

Sunday, January 20, 2013 11:00 am Sermon: The Extraordinary in the Ordinary

Preacher: The Very Rev. Dr. Jane Shaw

Where is God's glory made manifest in the everyday things of our lives?

Sunday, January 13, 2013 11:00 am Sermon: Where does your baptism take you?

Preacher: The Rt. Rev. Dr. David Stancliffe

Our fonts and their use tell us what we understand is happening in baptism. We live in an age where baptism is the key sacrament. How are you going to live out your baptism in what you do?

Sunday, January 6, 2013 11:00 am Sermon: Epiphany: physical journey; spiritual transformation

Preacher: The Very Rev. Dr. Jane Shaw

The journey of the magi to see Jesus tells us much about our own pilgrimage in faith.

Sunday, December 30, 2012 11:00 am Sermon: The Word and the Music Became Flesh

Preacher: The Rev. Canon Mark E. Stanger

Christmas announces the fully humanity of Jesus and our share in his full divinity; being human means being musical.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012 11:00 am Sermon: God is with us.

Preacher: The Rev. Canon Michael Barlowe

Living the Incarnation at Christmas and every day

Monday, December 24, 2012 11:00 pm Sermon: Salvation from Within

Preacher: The Rt. Rev. Marc Handley Andrus

You ask where hope is today; she is where she has always been, seated between faith and love. - Nancy Pelosi

Monday, December 24, 2012 7:30 pm Sermon: Be realistic, expect a miracle.

Preacher: The Very Rev. Dr. Jane Shaw

A sermon for Christmas Eve

Sunday, December 23, 2012 11:00 am Sermon: Jesus Christ: Mary's Song

Preacher: The Rev. Jude Harmon

In this season when we hear so much about Jesus' divine origins as the eternal Word of God, we are reminded this Sunday of his equally human origins in a mother whose song of hope he embodies.

Sunday, December 16, 2012 11:00 am Sermon: God within us in the midst of violence

Preacher: The Rev. Andy Lobban

The Connecticut tragedy, while horrible, does nothing to separate us from God's promises of joy and eternal life. It may be calling us to walk more closely with the isolated and mentally ill.

Sunday, December 9, 2012 11:00 am Sermon: Valleys Being Lowered, the Hungry Being Fed, and Recovering Our Delight

Preacher: The Rev. Canon Mark E. Stanger

Food and the holidays are inseparable and food can be where faith and action meet in our Advent preparation for the joy of Christmas.

Sunday, December 2, 2012 11:00 am Sermon: Prophecy and Priesthood

Preacher: The Very Rev. Dr. Jane Shaw

A sermon for Jude Harmons's first Mass

Sunday, November 25, 2012 11:00 am Sermon: Christ the King, what does it mean?

Preacher: The Rev. Andy Lobban

Sermon from the Sunday 11 a.m. Eucharist

Sunday, November 18, 2012 11:00 am Sermon: Practising Gratitude

Preacher: The Very Rev. Dr. Jane Shaw

A sermon on harvest and stewardship

Sunday, November 11, 2012 11:00 am Sermon: Pausing, reflecting, remembering

Preacher: The Very Rev. Dr. Jane Shaw

A sermon for Remembrance Sunday

Sunday, November 4, 2012 11:00 am Sermon: Baptism into the Circle of Saints

Preacher: The Rev. Canon Mark E. Stanger

Sermon from the Sunday 11 a.m. Eucharist

Sunday, October 28, 2012 11:00 am Sermon: The Grace of Music

Preacher: The Very Rev. Dr. Jane Shaw

Sermon from the Sunday 11 a.m. Eucharist

Sunday, October 21, 2012 11:00 am Sermon: What Does Grace Mean to Me? A Stewardship Meditation

Preacher: The Rev. Jude Harmon

When we consider the treasure of our lives, and gifts we have received from those gone before us, we realize that we are called to serve a vision worthy of God.

Sunday, October 14, 2012 11:00 am Sermon: Sunday 11 a.m. Sermon

Preacher: The Very Rev. Kelvin Holdsworth

Sermon from the Sunday 11 a.m. Eucharist

Sunday, October 7, 2012 11:00 am Sermon: The Kiss of St. Francis

Preacher: The Rt. Rev Gene Robinson, Bishop of New Hampshire

There's more to St. Francis than his love of animals.

Sunday, September 30, 2012 11:00 am Sermon: Sunday 11 a.m. Sermon

Preacher: The Rt. Rev. Marc Handley Andrus

Sermon from the Sunday 11 a.m. Eucharist

Sunday, September 23, 2012 11:00 am Sermon: Sunday 11 a.m. Sermon

Preacher: The Very Rev. Dr. Jane Shaw

Sermon from the Sunday 11 a.m. Eucharist

Sunday, September 16, 2012 11:00 am Sermon: Lose Your Life to Save It

Preacher: The Very Rev. Dr. Jane Shaw

Sermon from the 11 a.m. Eucharist

Sunday, September 9, 2012 11:00 am Sermon: Strength and Weakness

Preacher: Tom Steyer

Sermon from the Sunday 11 a.m. Eucharist

Sunday, September 2, 2012 11:00 am Sermon: Beyond "spa" spirituality

Preacher: The Rev. Jude Harmon

Give your soul "the full spa treatment" by accepting Jesus' invitation to a life of holiness, to a spirituality of self-integrity whose wholeness is more than skin deep.

Sunday, August 26, 2012 11:00 am Sermon: Life of Bread

Preacher: Carren Sheldon

The Bread of Life changes us, as it is changed, in a mysterious and Spirit filled process we celebrate at the Table, and in our Christian Life together.

Sunday, August 12, 2012 11:00 am Sermon: "I am the Bread of Life"

Preacher: The Very Rev. Dr. Jane Shaw

Bread is central not only to our physical survival but also to our identity and community building. Jesus' declaration - "I am the Bread of Life" - is a radical statement that he is the answer to our spiritual hunger.

Sunday, August 5, 2012 11:00 am Sermon: To Be, Rather Than to Seem

Preacher: The Rev. Canon Michael Barlowe

Living into the ideals of the faith

Sunday, July 29, 2012 11:00 am Sermon: Proliferating Loaves and Parachuting Queens

Preacher: The Very Rev. Dr. Jane Shaw

The miracle of the feeding of the 5000 reminds us, above all, that God is a God of abundance.

Sunday, July 22, 2012 11:00 am Sermon: A Deserted Place

Preacher: The Rev. Canon Mark E. Stanger

Jesus invites us to come away to a deserted place and rest, sometimes even in a beautiful church building and worship service - is this just escapism?

Sunday, July 15, 2012 11:00 am Sermon: What do you see?

Preacher: The Rev. Jude Harmon

As Jesus' disciples, cultivating a prophetic vision means responding to the knowledge that he has reconciled all things in love by becoming agents of redemption in our world.

Sunday, July 8, 2012 11:00 am Sermon: Authority and Authenticity

Preacher: The Very Rev. Dr. Jane Shaw

It is not just our personal religiosity but our capacity for getting along together and serving others that gives the church authority and authenticity.

Sunday, July 1, 2012 11:00 am Sermon: Morality and Imagination

Preacher: The Very Rev. Dr. Jane Shaw

Imagination is essential for expanding our communities and our vision so that we act not simply out of self-interest, but with the concerns and interests of others in mind.

Sunday, June 24, 2012 11:00 am Sermon: Fear and Faith

Preacher: The Very Rev. Dr. Jane Shaw

Jesus asked his disciples, and so he asks us: "Have you not learned yet that if you have faith you do not need to be afraid?"

Sunday, June 17, 2012 11:00 am Sermon: Growing the Church

Preacher: The Very Rev. Dr. Jane Shaw

We grow the church by speaking to those we do not know whom we encounter here, and inviting others in - to the whole range of events here at Grace Cathedral.

Sunday, June 10, 2012 11:00 am Sermon: Unexpected Results

Preacher: The Rev. Canon Michael Barlowe

As Christians we are called to transformation, including the transformation of our wants and desires.

Sunday, June 3, 2012 11:00 am Sermon: The Trinitarian God in daily life

Preacher: The Very Rev. Dr. Jane Shaw

Trinitarian theology is often overly complex. We experience the Trinity in our daily lives: in the majesty of God the Creator, in following Jesus who shared our life on this earth, and through the Holy Spirit who pushes us to fullness of life.

Sunday, May 27, 2012 11:00 am Sermon: Sunday 11 a.m. Sermon

Preacher: The Rt. Rev. Marc Handley Andrus

Sermon from the Sunday 11 a.m. Eucharist

Sunday, May 20, 2012 11:00 am Sermon: Sanctifying Bonds

Preacher: The Rev. Canon Christine T. McSpadden

The Rev. Canon Christine McSpadden reflects on Jesus' high priestly prayer in light of her recent trip to Israel and Palestine.

Sunday, May 13, 2012 11:00 am Sermon: Friends of God

Preacher: The Rev. Dr. Marilyn McCord Adams

Sermon from the Sunday 11 a.m. Eucharist

Sunday, May 6, 2012 11:00 am Sermon: "Abide in Me as I Abide in You"

Preacher: The Very Rev. Dr. Jane Shaw

Christ abides in us, which means that each of us shares an essential sacredness and is called to be 'a torch bearer of extravagant human tenderness' (a paraphrase of William James' description of saints).

Sunday, April 29, 2012 11:00 am Sermon: "Whom God raised from the dead"

Preacher: The Rt. Rev. Lord Richard Harries

The meaning of the Resurrection of Jesus for our lives today.

Sunday, April 22, 2012 11:00 am Sermon: The Earth and Education

Preacher: The Very Rev. Dr. Jane Shaw

Celebrating the Cathedral School for Boys and Earth Day.

Sunday, April 15, 2012 11:00 am Sermon: Curious Thomas

Preacher: The Rev. Canon Mark E. Stanger

"Doubting" Thomas is more of a quester than a questioner and the Risen Christ comes to meet him--and us--exactly at the point of our perplexity.

Sunday, April 8, 2012 11:00 am Sermon: Easter Sunday

Preacher: The Rt. Rev. Marc Handley Andrus

Ministers of new life

Saturday, April 7, 2012 9:00 pm Sermon: The Great Vigil of Easter - Love and New Life

Preacher: The Very Rev. Dr. Jane Shaw

The Easter story is about a love so great that Jesus was willing to die on the Cross for us, and a transformation so extraordinary that death leads to new life.

Saturday, April 7, 2012 5:00 pm Sermon: Family Vigil Service

Preacher: The Rt. Rev. Marc Handley Andrus

Sermon from the 5 p.m. Family Vigil service

Friday, April 6, 2012 3:00 pm Sermon: Good Friday: From the cradle to the tomb

Preacher: The Rt. Rev. Marc Handley Andrus

The trajectory of incarnation

Thursday, April 5, 2012 6:00 pm Sermon: Maundy Thursday

Preacher: The Very Rev. Dr. Jane Shaw

Sermon from the Maundy Thursday service

Tuesday, April 3, 2012 12:10 pm Sermon: Chrism Mass: "When I am lifted up..."

Preacher: The Rt. Rev. Marc Handley Andrus

Your Baptism and Ordination make you angels, messengers of God's Unity.

Sunday, April 1, 2012 11:00 am Sermon: Walk into Holy Week

Preacher: The Rev. Canon Christine T. McSpadden

A reflection on the Passion reading and the Palm Sunday service leading us into the events and insights of Holy Week.

Sunday, March 25, 2012 11:00 am Sermon: Seeing Jesus

Preacher: The Rev. Canon Mark E. Stanger

On the eve of Holy Week, how will we prepare to see and enter into relationship with Jesus as he is lifted high on the cross for our transformation.

Sunday, March 18, 2012 11:00 am Sermon: "For God so loved the world..."

Preacher: The Very Rev. Dr. Jane Shaw

Christians have often had a fearful and closed-off attitude to the world and yet it is in the world, and exactly as we are, that we are invited to respond to God's gracious and abundant love.

Sunday, March 11, 2012 11:00 am Sermon: Sunday 11 a.m. Sermon

Preacher: The Rev. Dr. Matthew Fox

Sermon from the Sunday 11 a.m. Eucharist

Sunday, March 4, 2012 11:00 am Sermon: Defiance and Deliverance

Preacher: The Rev. Canon Christine T. McSpadden

How hope in the resurrection defies our many denials.

Sunday, February 26, 2012 11:00 am Sermon: Accountability Now!

Preacher: The Rev. Dr. Robert C. Gregg

This is Christianity's season of soul inspection, "owning up," and learning to trust. What IS the deal with God and with ourselves?

Sunday, February 19, 2012 11:00 am Sermon: Transfiguration

Preacher: The Very Rev. Dr. Jane Shaw

We need to stand in the mystery of the Transfiguration to ensure that we remain right-sized, and understand who we are in relationship to God.

Sunday, February 12, 2012 3:03 pm Sermon: What's wrong with a withered arm? Why would Jesus have been drawn to a withered arm?

Preacher: The Very Rev. Dr. Jane Shaw

An exploration of Jesus's healing of the leper and the man with a withered arm in the Gospel of Mark, and John Adams' composition "Christian Zeal and Activity" (1973).

Sunday, February 5, 2012 11:00 am Sermon: Sunday 11 a.m. Sermon

Preacher: Anna Deavere Smith, Artist in Residence

Sermon from the Sunday 11 a.m. Eucharist

Sunday, January 29, 2012 11:00 am Sermon: Jesus and 'Presence'

Preacher: The Very Rev. Dr. Jane Shaw

Jesus had 'presence' - it enabled him to teach with authority. Such presence is grounded in prayer, and is what enables each one of us to be 'present' to God and to others, and pursue a spiritual life with authenticity.

Sunday, January 22, 2012 11:00 am Sermon: Seeking

Preacher: The Very Rev. Dr. Jane Shaw

The response of Jesus' first disciples to his command to put down their nets and follow him reminds us that we too search for meaning, thirst for God, and long for a whole life.

Sunday, January 15, 2012 11:00 am Sermon: The Cross, the Lynching Tree, and the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Preacher: The Rev. Canon Mark E. Stanger

The scriptures today tell of the call of prophets and disciples. The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and we who follow Jesus are called to witness to the paradox of the Cross.

Sunday, January 8, 2012 11:00 am Sermon: God's Own Words That Are Sealed Within Us Forever

Preacher: The Ven. Anthony Turney

"You are my beloved child; with you I am well pleased."

Sunday, January 1, 2012 11:00 am Sermon: Feast of the Holy Name/New Year's Day

Preacher: The Rev. Canon Mark E. Stanger

How does Jesus, particularly during this sacred Christmas and New Year time, enter into our embrace of the possibilities and limits of our own moving through time?

Sunday, December 25, 2011 11:00 am Sermon: The Improbable, If Not Outrageous Story of Christmas

Preacher: The Ven. Anthony Turney

Every Christmas, we get to remember that each of us, every human being, is "pregnant" with a pure, God-given gift: the divine light of love, and that Christmas is an invitation to unwrap this gift - to open it up - for all the world to see.

Saturday, December 24, 2011 11:00 pm Sermon: Christmas Past, Christmas Present and Christmas Future

Preacher: The Very Rev. Dr. Jane Shaw

Christmas is a time for great celebration - in church, at home, with family and friends, wherever we are: for God loves us all without reservation or exception.

Saturday, December 24, 2011 7:30 pm Sermon: Christmas Eve Sermon

Preacher: The Rt. Rev. Marc Handley Andrus

Sermon from the 7:30 p.m. Christmas Eve Eucharist

Sunday, December 18, 2011 11:00 am Sermon: Bearers of the Good News

Preacher: The Rev. Canon Christine T. McSpadden

A short, earthy reflection on the power and good news of Christ we are called to bear in the world

Sunday, December 11, 2011 11:00 am Sermon: Sunday 11 a.m. Sermon

Preacher: The Very Rev. Dr. Jane Shaw

Sermon from the Sunday 11 a.m. Eucharist.

Sunday, December 4, 2011 11:00 am Sermon: Sunday 11 a.m. Sermon

Preacher: Dr. Mark D. Jordan

Richard Reinhold Niebuhr Professor of Divinity, Harvard Divinity School

Sunday, November 27, 2011 11:00 am Sermon: Sunday 11 a.m. Sermon

Preacher: The Very Rev. Dr. Jane Shaw

Sermon from the Sunday 11 a.m. Eucharist

Sunday, November 20, 2011 11:00 am Sermon: Sunday 11 a.m. Sermon

Preacher: Dr. Ellen. F. Davis

Amos Ragan Kearns Distinguished Professor of Bible and Practical Theology, Duke University Divinity School.

Sunday, November 13, 2011 11:00 am Sermon: The Deathlessness of God

Preacher: The Rev. Dr. James Alison

Sermon by The Rev. Dr. James Alison, theologian and author.

Sunday, November 6, 2011 11:00 am Sermon: Sunday 11 a.m. Sermon

Preacher: The Very Rev. Dr. Jane Shaw

Sermon from the Sunday 11 a.m. Eucharist.

Sunday, October 30, 2011 11:00 am Sermon: Sunday 11 a.m. Sermon

Preacher: The Rev. Stephanie Spellers

Sermon from the Sunday 11 a.m. Eucharist.

Sunday, October 23, 2011 11:00 am Sermon: Sunday 11 a.m. Sermon

Preacher: The Very Rev. Dr. Jane Shaw

Sermon from the Sunday 11 a.m. Eucharist.

Sunday, October 16, 2011 11:00 am Sermon: Defining Moment

Preacher: The Rev. Canon Christine T. McSpadden

Reflection on the relationship between religion and politics.

Sunday, October 9, 2011 11:00 am Sermon: Just Say Yes

Preacher: The Very Rev. Dr. Jane Shaw

We are called to respond to God's generous love by just saying yes; this is an impulse of the heart.

Sunday, October 2, 2011 11:00 am Sermon: St. Francis, Messiaen and the Divine Love

Preacher: The Rev. Canon Michael Barlowe

A sermon for the feast of St. Francis and the Blessing.

Sunday, September 25, 2011 11:00 am Sermon: You Have Prepared for Him a Body

Preacher: The Right Rev. Marc Handley Andrus

When we think of angels, such thoughts should lead us not away from our bodies, our lives, but rather should be seen as channels of grace to help us lead our lives in this world.

Sunday, September 18, 2011 11:00 am Sermon: Join Us in the Vineyard

Preacher: The Rev. Christine T. McSpadden

An expansive look into Jesus' parable of the laborers in the vineyard with an invitation to commit to the good work to be done.

Sunday, September 11, 2011 11:00 am Sermon: The Importance of Remembering

Preacher: The Very Rev. Dr. Jane Shaw

As we mark the 10th anniversary of 9/11, pausing, praying, mourning and reflecting, we enter the memory of that day through the stories of individuals - in the opera 'Heart of a Soldier', for example, which tells the story of one man's exceptional courage

Sunday, September 4, 2011 11:00 am Sermon: When Two Or Three Are Gathered

Preacher: The Rev. Christine T. McSpadden

The challenges and rewards of staying in community.

Sunday, August 28, 2011 11:00 am Sermon: God Who Was, and Is, and Will Be

Preacher: The Rev. Christine T. McSpadden

How an ancient story speaks through the ages.

Sunday, August 21, 2011 11:00 am Sermon: Jesus asked, "Who do you say that I am?"

Preacher: The Ven. Anthony Turney

The answer lies in our hands, in our acts of love.

Sunday, August 14, 2011 11:00 am Sermon: In The Space Between

Preacher: Carren Sheldon

Joseph reconciles with his brothers and a Canaanite woman gets what she needs by asking for it: two stories about reaching out across great chasms, which is also the story of God in our lives right now.

Sunday, August 7, 2011 11:00 am Sermon: Expecting Miracles Without Avoiding Responsibility

Preacher: The Rev. Mark E. Stanger

Watching Joseph and his brothers and Peter and Jesus, we see how delicate the balance is when we're faced with challenge. How do we find our emotional and spiritual maturity?

Sunday, July 31, 2011 11:00 am Sermon: Wrestling for a Blessing

Preacher: The Very Rev. Dr. Jane Shaw

We wrestle with God but in the midst of that wrestling we are fed by God.

Sunday, July 24, 2011 11:00 am Sermon: Secret Treasure

Preacher: The Rev. Mark E. Stanger

Sharing in the abundant life coming from God is present & available. Jesus offers diverse images for where & how this new vitality & perspective can be found.

Sunday, July 17, 2011 11:00 am Sermon: Hope and Creation

Preacher: The Very Rev. Dr. Jane Shaw

As we dedicate a new altar frontal and vestments for the Chapel of Grace, so we are reminded of the ways in which art expands our horizons and gives us hope.

Sunday, July 10, 2011 11:00 am Sermon: The Parable of the Sower

Preacher: The Very Rev. Dr. Jane Shaw

We are moved along God's way, rather than our own, by a combination of ears that are willing to hear and God's grace.

Sunday, July 3, 2011 11:00 am Sermon: Becoming Children of Wisdom

Preacher: The Rev. Paul Fromberg

Mapping the way of Jesus requires our full attention. There are many competing voices and many different agendas for coming to the fullness of life. Bearing the yoke of Jesus leads us through confusion into God's imagination.

Sunday, June 26, 2011 11:00 am Sermon: Getting Inside the Story

Preacher: The Rev. Mark E. Stanger

The "binding of Isaac" is nightmarish and yet strangely compelling. What is the truth about faith and love beneath the dreamlike, stylized tale?

Sunday, June 19, 2011 11:00 am Sermon: Trinity

Preacher: The Rev. Sr. Lynne Sharp

We who have seen the risen Lord; touched the hands and the wounded side; glimpsed the awe and the mystery of creation; been enlivened by the wonder and the magnificence of the Spirit; have been invited into the dance - the action - the movement of God.

Sunday, June 12, 2011 11:00 am Sermon: Sunday 11 a.m. Sermon

Preacher: The Rt. Rev. Marc Handley Andrus

Sermon from the Sunday 11 a.m. Eucharist

Sunday, June 5, 2011 11:00 am Sermon: After the Ascension

Preacher: The Rev. Christine T. McSpadden

Canon Christine McSpadden ruminates on current trends in peoples' relationships to institutions, drawing comparisons between our times and those of the original sky-gazing apostles.

Sunday, May 29, 2011 11:00 am Sermon: "Like" This Sermon

Preacher: The Rev. Mark E. Stanger

Jesus challenges us to the wonderful, glorious, sometimes dirty and hard task of loving...nothing less.

Sunday, May 22, 2011 11:00 am Sermon: Planning for the Future?

Preacher: The Very Rev. Dr. Jane Shaw

Living in that space between the already and the not yet, which is also the space of hope, that space between comfort and courage, is what we are called to do in this journey of faith, as we live out our belief, doing the work that Jesus calls us to do.

Sunday, May 15, 2011 11:00 am Sermon: Jesus, the Good Shepherd

Preacher: The Very Rev. Dr. Jane Shaw

Faith is about knowing that we do not have to live in or with fear - because we are loved with our imperfections and our sheep-like silliness.

Sunday, May 8, 2011 11:00 am Sermon: Everything Changed That Day

Preacher: The Rev. Vanessa Glass

Along with the scriptures, the sacraments of Baptism and Eucharist serve as a roadmap for the Christian life.

Sunday, May 1, 2011 11:00 am Sermon: After the Splash

Preacher: The Rev. Christine T. McSpadden

Exploring what the resurrection life calls us into.

Saturday, April 30, 2011 11:00 am Sermon: Confirmation service sermon

Preacher: The Rt. Rev. Marc Handley Andrus

Sermon from confirmation service

Sunday, April 24, 2011 11:00 am Sermon: Easter Sunday Sermon

Preacher: The Very Rev. Dr. Jane Shaw

Sermon from the Easter Sunday 11 a.m. Eucharist

Saturday, April 23, 2011 9:00 pm Sermon: Easter Vigil Sermon

Preacher: The Rt. Rev. Marc Handley Andrus

Sermon from the Easter Vigil

Friday, April 22, 2011 3:00 pm Sermon: Good Friday: The Day of Confrontation

Preacher: The Very Rev. Dr. Jane Shaw

Our responses to Good Friday can sometimes be torn between the intellectual (dealing with some complex Christology) and emotional (responding to Jesus' death).

Thursday, April 21, 2011 6:00 pm Sermon: Maundy Thursday

Preacher: The Rt. Rev. Marc Handley Andrus

Sermon from Maundy Thursday Service

Tuesday, April 19, 2011 12:10 pm Sermon: You are God's field

Preacher: The Rt. Rev. Marc Handley Andrus

Christian vocation leads us into new relationships based on inter-dependence, and into the greater mysteries of prayer.

Sunday, April 17, 2011 11:00 am Sermon: Sunday 11 a.m. Sermon

Preacher: The Very Rev. Dr. Jane Shaw

Sermon from the Sunday 11 a.m. Eucharist

Sunday, April 10, 2011 11:00 am Sermon: Sunday 11 a.m. Sermon

Preacher: The Very Rev. Dr. Jane Shaw

Sermon from the Sunday 11 a.m. Eucharist

Sunday, April 3, 2011 11:00 am Sermon: The Heavenly in the Ordinary

Preacher: The Very Rev. Dr. Jane Shaw

When Jesus cures the blind man by mixing his saliva with the dust from the ground, he gives him not only physical but also spiritual sight, and the truly incarnational nature of God is emphasized. God's works are all around us.

Sunday, March 27, 2011 11:00 am Sermon: Our Spiritual Thirst

Preacher: The Very Rev. Dr. Jane Shaw

The story of Jesus's encounter with the Samaritan woman at the well reminds us that we are all invited into a relationship with God. And it reminds us too of our spiritual thirst, that the more we turn to God the more we long for that encounter.

Sunday, March 20, 2011 11:00 am Sermon: God So Loved the World

Preacher: The Very Rev. Dr. Jane Shaw

Lent offers us an opportunity not only to examine our lives and turn to God but also to turn outwards to the world and serve the world that God loves.

Sunday, March 13, 2011 11:00 am Sermon: Find your own Desert in Lent

Preacher: The Very Rev. Dr. Jane Shaw

Lent is not a spiritual marathon but a time to reflect on your life and turn positively to God more intentionally and more regularly.

Sunday, March 6, 2011 11:00 am Sermon: Transfiguration

Preacher: The Most Rev. Dr. Desmond M. Tutu

The Gospel challenges us to transform ourselves and our world.

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