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Sermons at St James Church

Do You Believe This? The Feast of All Saints 11/7/21

In the name of one God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Amen. Jesus said to Martha, “I am the resurrection and the life. Those who believe in me, even though they die, will live, and everyone who lives and believes in me will never die. Do you believe this?” Do you...

Servant Leadership: Twenty-First Sunday after Pentecost 10/17/21

May the words of my mouth and the meditation of all our hearts be acceptable in Your sight, O Lord our Strength and Our Redeemer. Amen. Today I find two different threads or themes in the scriptures.  First, God is creator, and we are to enjoy and appreciate...

Take a Second Look: Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost 10/3/21

In the name of one God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Amen. Have you ever opened up your closet and thought, I have nothing to wear, even though you’ve got hangers and hangers of clothes staring back at you that maybe you just don’t want to wear? I confess that we...

Legacy Sunday: Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost 9/26/21

Help us Lord to be masters of ourselves, that we may joyfully and consciously respond to and participate in your creation. Take our minds and think through them, our lips and speak through them, and take our hearts and set them on fire. My name is Tom Gossen and I...

Asking God for Wisdom: Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost 9/19/21

May the words of my mouth and the meditation of all our hearts be acceptable in Your sight, O Lord our Strength and Our Redeemer. Amen. In today’s scripture readings, wisdom and a life of service become two threads or themes that come through clearly. So, I will focus...

What Does It Mean?: Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost 9/12/21

One of the things which makes me feel old – and if not really old, then certainly not young – is talking to people, usually younger, who have a vocabulary full of pop culture allusions. For example, just recently Curate Dillon was in my office and we were talking...

Being Made Like Jesus: Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost 8/15/21

Just a few days ago, one of my best friends, Will, texted me out of the blue and asked “Of all the popular saints, which one is your favorite?” I pretty quickly thought of St. Francis. He was born to a wealthy family and led a pretty indulgent life. Without giving you...

The Impulse to Love: Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost 8/8/21

Recently I read a book about several boys who ran away from a Native American boarding school during The Great Depression. The boys, on the run, found themselves in one of the many Hoovervilles – settlements of homeless people often called “hobos” who lived along...

The Food of Eternal Life: Tenth Sunday after Pentecost 8/1/21

What a joyous occasion we are a part of this weekend, the baptism of Beckett Clark. Even though some or most of you here tonight won’t be present tomorrow at the baptism, you are a part of the community of St. James, and tonight you will remember and renew your own...

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