Posts Categorized: Sermons

Listen to YOUR Mountaintop!

(Luke 9:28-36) As a child, I loved to watch clouds – as they moved, changed shapes and colors – they fascinated me. If you follow my Facebook page, you know I am frequently posting hundreds or maybe even a thousand pictures of sunrises and sunsets and the formation of clouds that surround them. Some people… Read more

Sermon delivered by The Rev Deacon Deniray Mueller, 25 June 2017

Here We Are, Lord Matthew 10:24-39 Today’s scripture continues the great commissioning of the disciples which started with last week’s gospel reading. Jesus had been traveling through the cities and villages, teaching in the synagogues, healing the sick and proclaiming the good news of the Kingdom. He quickly realized that there was much more work… Read more

April 30 Sermon by Rev Bob Ficks

A sermon preached by The Revd RL Ficks III at Saint John’s Church, Worthington, Ohio on the Third Sunday of Easter (4/30), 2017 Acts 2:14a, 36-47; 1 Peter 1:17-23; Luke 24: 13-35 Early on in my ministry in Connecticut, friends of ours had a daughter for whom they had most remarkably high expectations. The expectations… Read more

Sermon for Easter 2, April 23, 2017: The Revd Deniray Mueller, Deacon.

An Unexamined Belief Is Not Worth Having  John 20:19-31 Today’s gospel reading is one of the best-known Eastertide gospels – that of ‘Doubting Thomas’. We almost never hear the name of this disciple without the label of ‘Doubting’. Most people, no matter how non-religious, have heard about ‘Doubting Thomas’. You may be interested to know… Read more

Sermon For April 9, 2017: Rev. Margaret Leidheiser-Stoddard

Homily for Palm Sunday, 4-9-17 Rev. Margaret Leidheiser-Stoddard St. John’s Episcopal Church, Worthington, OH   Jesus is dead. Jesus is dead.  His battered body, drained of blood, has been sealed inside the tomb.  Soldiers are stationed just outside to make sure no one steals his lifeless body.  Mercy has been condemned, compassion has been crucified,… Read more