Lazarus, Abundance, All Saints, John 11:32-44, Sermon, Feasts of All Saints

Unbinding Abundance – An All Saints’ Sermon On John 11:32-44

All Saints Sunday – John 11:32-44 “Where have you laid him?” Jesus asked them.  “Lord, come and see.”  The thing that strikes me most about Mary and Martha in today’s gospel (John 11:32-44) is their loneliness. They’re lonely. They’re lonely for their brother. They’re lonely for Jesus. They’re lonely for the life they used to have. They are alone in their loss and they feel … Continue reading Unbinding Abundance – An All Saints’ Sermon On John 11:32-44

Taking the Next First Step – An All Saints Sermon on John 11:32-44

After three and a half months on sabbatical I can say, without reservation, I like the sabbatical life. But I also want you to know that each day of the last three and a half months I’ve carried a pendant of St. Philip in my pocket and I’ve carried you in my heart and love. You were with me each step of the way – … Continue reading Taking the Next First Step – An All Saints Sermon on John 11:32-44

Unbinding Stinky George – A Sermon on John 11:1-45, Lent 5A

The collect and readings for the Fifth Sunday in Lent may be found here. The appointed gospel is John 11:1-45, the raising of Lazarus. Now a certain man was ill, Lazarus of Bethany, the village of Mary and her sister Martha. Mary was the one who anointed the Lord with perfume and wiped his feet with her hair; her brother Lazarus was ill. So the … Continue reading Unbinding Stinky George – A Sermon on John 11:1-45, Lent 5A

A Sermon for the Feast of All Saints

Today, November 1, is the Feast of All Saints. The collect and scriptures for today can be found here. The lectionary appoints John 11:23-44 as the gospel. As permitted by the rubrics of the Book of Common Prayer I lengthened the gospel to begin at verse 17. 17When Jesus arrived, he found that Lazarus had already been in the tomb four days. 18Now Bethany was … Continue reading A Sermon for the Feast of All Saints