Fr Jon’s most recent sermons can be listened to below. You can also check out the archive here.
Sunday April 15
What we are going to be has not been revealed to us; but Jesus invites forward into deeper relationship always. We are always becoming christ’s new creation.
Easter Day April 1st
When Jesus’ women followers went, in grief, to his tomb they encountered an angel who told them; “Do not be afraid; I know that you are looking for Jesus who was crucified. He is not here; for he has been raised, as he said. Come, see the place where he lay. Then go quickly and tell his disciples, `He has been raised from the dead. What a cruel joke that must have seemed to them. Everyone knows the dead and buried don’t get up again.
Palm Sunday March 25th
Hope is the most scandalous promise of Jesus.
Sunday March 18th
Jesus’ suffering and death was his own choice, but even he hoped not to make it. What could possibly compel such a choice?
Sunday March 11th
You were there when they crucified the Lord
Sunday Feb 25th
Love that serves our own interests first isn’t really love, and sometimes that “love” is just another’s temptation.
Sunday Feb 18th
Jesus was tempted in every way as we are, and yet did not sin; the temptations in the wilderness are archetypes of the ones we face right here, right now. Justice and peace are not possible for us so long as we continue to give into them.
Sunday Feb 11th
Jesus invites us into abundant life; how do we get there?
Sunday Feb 4th
What does it mean exactly that we are “saved?” Are we saved ‘from’ something or ‘for’ something?
Sunday Jan 21st
Jonah is the most peevish and half-hearted of prophets, yet God does amazing things with his meager effort
Sunday Jan 14th
We don’t read the Bible because it’s some kind of owner’s manual for humans but because in seeing how God (who is constant and consistent) has responded to human troubles in the past helps us to see God’s work in our midst today.
Sunday Jan 7th
In Christ, God emerges into the world in a way that leads us to understand the full measure of God’s love
Sunday Dec 10th
St Peter reminds us that the wait for Christ isn’t meant to be passively endured. The choice for Christ calls forth an effort on our part to live in the coming age here and now, manifesting the reign of God in our lives.
Sunday Nov 19th
The Holy Spirit continues to invite the church into deeper relationship with God, nto deeper knowledge of God’s race, and into an ever-widening crcle of relationship with all the beloved children of God.
Sunday Nov 12th
Giving to pay the church’s electric bill isn’t sexy, but your gifts, ultimately, don’t pay the bills – they enable the ministry, the presence and grace of Christ to enter the world.
Sunday Nov 5th
It’s All Saints where we take time to remember that unbroken chain of loving relationships that connects us back to Jesus.
Sunday Oct 29th
God’s grace is unearned and freely given; at the same time accepting Christ’s invitation (or not) matters.
Sunday, Oct 22nd
In reminding the Pharisees to give to God what is God’s, Jesus puts us on notice that ignorance and denial do not eliminate our complicity in the evil done on our behalf
Sunday Oct 15th
It’s the feast of St Luke and we’re reminded that Jesus asks us to be commit ourselves, soul and body, to God’s mission of redemption and healing
Sunday, Oct 8th
In which I recount how I almost drowned myself and discover that fear of God is like the fear of water in that not respecting its power can lead to peril while also seeing that life is not possible without it.
Sunday, Oct 1st
Jesus beckons us onto a journey potentially fraught with peril and whose ultimate destination is unknown, but with the promise that He will always walk with us and that he will lead us to a promised land