Sermons

Sermons

Church at Home Worship this Weekend March 6th-7th, 3rd lent

Please join us for worship this weekend, by clicking the video link below. We will enter into the grace of God through music, scripture, imagery, reflection, and prayer. This prayerful service is dedicated to those who are affected by COVID, asking for God’s grace to heal our hearts, minds, bodies, and souls. To download the bulletin for this service. please click below.

Church at Home Worship 4th Sunday after Epiphany 1/31/2021

This Sunday, we offer you a special time of worship which will heal the wounds of your soul, inspire your heart, open your being to the truth revealed in scripture, and invite you to enter into Spiritual Communion with Christ and one another. This is our Virtual Worship where through imagery, music, and prayer, we settle into the glory of God. To download a bulletin so you can participate in singing along, join in the prayers, and read the weekly…

Church at Home for This Christmas Day 12/25/2020

To access a virtual worship video which is a time of worship through prayers, sacred scripture, reflection and amazing music, please click below. To download the bulletin for this service, so you can follow along with the service and sing the music, please click below . To access Mother Barbara’s homily only, please click below

Church at Home for this Christmas Eve 12/24/2020

To access a virtual worship video which is a special time of worship through prayers, sacred scripture, reflection and amazing music, please click below. To download the bulletin for this service, so you can follow along with the service and sing the music, please click below . To access Mother Barbara’s homily only, please click below

Church at home Worship for 12/20/2020 4th Sunday of Advent

We want you to be able to be a part of our worshiping community in the safety of your own home. We are a gathered community in heart and spirit and we are grateful you are here with us. Click below for the Virtual Worship Service. We invite you to download a bulletin so you can sing along with the hymns and share in the prayers. Click below for the bulletin for this service. Click below for Mother Barbara’s Homily…

Take, eat, this is my body, given for you. Christ the King sermon

St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church The Rev. Barbara Hutchinson Christ the King Sunday November 26, 2017 Take, eat, this is my body, given for you. In these simple yet remarkable words, Jesus gives us everything. In our outstretched hands, we receive whatever it is we are lacking in our heart, mind, body, or soul, be it hope, healing, joy, comfort, inspiration, challenge, insight, creativity, strength, or a taste of what is yet to come in our lives. It is a moment…

Taking a risk for love – Proper 28 Year A

St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church The Rev. Barbara Hutchinson Proper 28 Year A November 19, 2017   Last week we called her Mary, the one who was scorned, the one who was shut out from the lavish wedding feast, the one punished because she didn’t have her life all put together, or the one who didn’t have the resources to purchase extra oil for her lamp (maybe because she had shared with others because they had none and she had extra),…

Shall we call her Mary?

St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church The Rev. Barbara Hutchinson Proper 27 Year A November 12, 2017 Shall we call her Mary? That woman in the photograph I used in my weekly e-newsletter, that I said I wanted to preach on today – did you notice her? How did you read her facial expression as she was watching the other bridesmaids fill their lamps with oil, while turning their backs toward her? Sometimes when I settled my eyes on her, I saw…

Veteran’s Day Homily — The Lord said “who shall I send and who will go for us” and I said “Here am I; send me.”

SERMON FOR VETERANS DAY 2017 NOVEMBER 5, 2017 Mr. Michael Stitt The Lord said, “Whom shall I send and who will go for us” And I said “Here am I; send me. Forty-eight years ago, I took an oath ,something I still live by today. I, Michael Stitt, do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic, that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same…

Keep those rivers flowing (Sermon for River Sunday)

Michael Nailor St. Andrew’s Shippensburg October 29, 2017 River Sunday Matthew 28:1-10 After the sabbath, as the first day of the week was dawning, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to see the tomb. 2 And suddenly there was a great earthquake; for an angel of the Lord, descending from heaven, came and rolled back the stone and sat on it. 3 His appearance was like lightning, and his clothing white as snow. 4 For fear of him the guards shook and became like dead…

Seasons of Creation #3 Wilderness: How do we think about, “God doesn’t give us more than we can handle”?

St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church The Rev. Barbara Hutchinson Seasons of Creation #3: Wilderness October 22, 2017 “God doesn’t give us more than we can handle.” A common saying. Perhaps you’ve heard it many times in your life, or have even spoken it yourself. It’s a saying I’ve always pushed back against from a place deep within my gut, not necessarily understanding why, until I studied theology, and then I knew why. My image of God doesn’t include someone sitting upon…

Being Led into and Out of Exile- sermon for Seasons of Creation #2: Land

St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church The Rev. Barbara Hutchinson Seasons of Creation #2: Land October 15, 2017 If we as an American nation were to create a written, non-partisan snapshot of the life of our country today and hand it to someone who, let’s imagine, doesn’t know our history, or if we were to place this honest account of who we are today into a time capsule, to be opened hundreds of years in the future, and ask that reader to…
  • 1
  • 2