Sunday Sermons – Calvary Episcopal Church
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Sunday Sermons

Say It to Me as a Friend

  • The Rev. Paul McLain
  • 11/24/2019
  • 9:43

After Bertie gave his triumphant speech, Lionel addressed him for the first time as ‘Your majesty.’ Perhaps it was his way of saying friendship precedes kingship, not the other way around. In order to become the cosmic Christ, the one over thrones, dominions, rulers, and powers, Jesus first had to go to the tomb of his friend Lazarus and weep.

Prophetic Visions

  • The Rev. Scott Walters
  • 11/17/2019
  • 14:16

“Back in August the Calvary staff participated in a visioning workshop together. I’d gotten to know Kat Gordon on a diocesan board and learned that she did this kind of thing from time to time. Some of you know Kat as the brilliance behind Muddy’s Bakeshop, and will understand that what really caught my attention was that snacks were included.”

The Age to Come Might Be Near

  • The Rev. Amber Carswell
  • 11/10/2019
  • 12:34

1 Corinthians 13 was written by St. Paul, who I imagine keeps fit in the after life by turning over in his tomb every time this passage is read at a marriage. Not only did he never marry, he also wrote, “I wish everyone was like me and would stop with this silly distraction of marriage.”

The Bother of Loving

  • The Rev. Scott Walters
  • 11/09/2019

Scott Walters“To order coffee for my wife is an intricate and complicated affair. People who know Ardelle —and Shannon and Eric know her well — are surprised by this, as she’s generally a pretty no-nonsense kind of gal. But I have seen a barista’s Sharpie run completely dry as he tries to record her preferences on the side of the cup.”

 

Homily from the marriage of Eric Milner and Shannon Tucker

For All the Saints in Lumpy Cerulean Sweaters

  • The Rev. Scott Walters
  • 11/03/2019
  • 12:43

Don’t you hate it when people you don’t like tell you the truth? Meryl Streep was once one of these people for me. I mean, I like Meryl Streep. But when she played a devil named Miranda who wore Prada, we kind of knew we were allowed to not like her from the get-go…