Posts Categorized: Sermons

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

Sermon For February 19, 2017: Rev. Margaret Leidheiser-Stoddard

Sermon for 2-19-17 (Epiphany 7A) Rev. Margaret Leidheiser-Stoddard St. John’s Episcopal Church, Worthington, OH Leviticus 19:1-2, 9-18; 1 Corinthians 3:10-11, 16-23; Matthew 5:38-48 If you’ve been around St. John’s for more than a few months, you’re probably aware of my recent transition.  I’m a member of the clergy now, a transitional deacon, and I began… Read more