CategoryTraditional Sermons

Read a new sermon each week from one of our Traditional Services.

Level Places

“Jesus came down with the twelve and stood on a level place, with a great crowd of his disciples and a great multitude of people.” So begins the Gospel reading from Luke that we hear today. When you open your Bible to this section in Luke chapter 6, the section usually has a title called…

Sister Dottie Almoney
Epiphany 4 Traditional Sermon

Have you ever been so angry at someone you wanted to hurl them off a cliff? Unfortunately, Jesus did! Two weeks ago, I lead our annual women’s retreat at Camp Kirchenwald – the theme was Holy Imagination.  One of the activities was taking a look at Jewish writings known as Midrash – an ancient commentary…

The Back Story on Cana

Wedding receptions can be interesting events.  The mixture of excitement … lots of young people … laughter and joy … all fueled by gallons of booze … can create all kinds of unusual experiences.  At my first call right out of seminary I had three weddings during my three year ministry at St. John’s.  What…

Fingerprints

Traditional Sermon Baptism Of Our Lord Last weekend the Teichmann family took down the Christmas tree. I do so enjoy going out and finding a tree as a family, decorating it and enjoying it. And at the end of the season I do so love taking it down! One of my favorite parts of decorating…

We Three Kings

The Epiphany of our Lord festival lands on a Saturday only every five or six years.  We last celebrated it six years ago in 2013.  Although most of you do not wake up in the morning thinking about hymns … I sometimes do … Adam does too, I suspect … I am in good company. …

Sneak Peek!

Christmas Eve Sermon7:30pm Service Merry Christmas, friends! We’ve arrived. It is Christmas Eve. There were some days leading up to this marvelous night that felt like an instant, and some moments that seemed to slow down to molasses speed. Some say time is constant, but no–to me–time has a way of slowing down and speeding…

Special Delivery

Today we hear how the Almighty One does great things for the lowly, those who fear and are hungry, those who need assistance and all who hold onto a promise from God. We lit a final candle and assembled a humble manger in preparation for the Christ child, the baby Jesus, Mary’s son, our Lord.…

The Baptist and Barrington

(This morning’s sermon is comprised of a story by Martin Bell, entitled “Barrington Bunny” from his book The Way of the Wolf, with commentary offered by the preacher at various intervals in the story.) Once upon a time in a large forest there lived a very furry bunny. He had one lop ear, a tiny…