Words For When Life Is Horrible

This is a sermon from the fall of 2017 that Mother Sare preached at Trinity. Rather than try to label it with the day and readings, we offer it to you for when life is rough. It was preached directly after yet another violent tragedy (this time, a shooting in Las Vegas, Nevada), but it’s full of wisdom to refer to whenever you are in the midst of the uncontrollable chaos of pain and suffering and you can’t see your way out.

Discerning God’s Voice

The Seventh (and last!) Sunday of Easter, May 13, 2018: The full text of the readings can be found here. We read Acts 1:15-17, 21-26, 1 John 5:9-13, John 17:6-19, and Psalm 1. The sermon was preached by the Rev. Sare Liz Anuszkiewicz.

Next Sunday is Pentecost, where we celebrate the fire of the Holy Spirit. Don’t forget to wear red!

All You Need Is Love

This Easter season there has been a definite trend in our readings – and we’ll see these exact same readings again in three years, thanks to the way our system of readings works. So here are three sermons from the Easter season on Love.

Enjoy!

Fourth Sunday of Easter, April 22, 2018: The full text of the readings can be found here. We read Acts 4:5-12, 1 John 3:16-24, John 10:11-18, and Psalm 23. The sermon was preached by the Rev. Sare Liz Anuszkiewicz.

Fifth Sunday of Easter, April 29, 2018: The full text of the readings can be found here. We read Acts 8:26-40, 1 John 4:7-21, John 15:1-8, and Psalm 22:24-30. The sermon was preached by the Rev. Sare Liz Anuszkiewicz.

Sixth Sunday of Easter, May 6, 2018: The full text of the readings can be found here. We read Acts 10:44-48, 1 John 5:1-6, John 15:9-17, and Psalm 98. The sermon was preached by the Rev. Sare Liz Anuszkiewicz.

There’s one more Sunday in Easter, before we’re off to Pentecost, Trinity Sunday, and then the Gone Fishing Season of the Church, which lasts until about Thanksgiving, or if you’re feeling liturgical, Advent.

During the Gone Fishing Season of the Church, look for the formation of the Trinity Church Kazoo Choir! All ages welcome, so long as you possess a sense of humor.

The Superpower of Forgiveness

Here is the sermon preached on the first Sunday after Easter Day (also called Easter 2). Full text of the readings that were preached on can be found here. (Preached by the Rev. Sare Liz Anuszkiewicz.)

Christ Is Risen!

Easter has come at last, and here are two sermons. The first is from the Easter Vigil, and the second is from the Easter Morning Service. The full text of the readings from the Vigil can be found here. The full text of the readings from the Morning Service can be found here.

Vigil:

Morning Service:

Lent: Still Not Over

We’re motoring our way through Lent, but we’ve still got another half day. 🙂 Have some sermons to tide you over.

(All sermons preached by the Rev. Sare Anuszkiewicz, at Trinity Episcopal Church in Warsaw, NY.)

This sermon was preached on Sunday, March 11, 2018. It was based on the following readings: Numbers 21:4-9, Ephesians 2:1-10, John 3:14-21, and Psalm 107:1-3, 17-22. The full text of the readings can be found here.

This sermon was preached on Sunday, March 18, 2018. It was based on the following readings: Jeremiah 31: 31-34, Hebrews 5:5-10, John 12:20-33, and Psalm 51:1-13. The full text of the readings can be found here.

This sermon was preached on Palm Sunday, March 25, 2018. It was based on the following readings, and the fact that during the entire dramatic reading of the passion by the congregation, a one year-old named Lena Rene was scootching up the aisle of the sanctuary, one palm in each hand. Right about the time Jesus was being crucified, she decided to take a nap in the front of my pew. This deeply affected the sermon. Without further ado, the readings: Mark 11:1-11, Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29, Isaiah 50:4-9a, Philippians 2:5-11, Mark 14:1-15:47, and Psalm 31:9-16. The full text of the readings can be found here.

This sermon was preached on Maundy Thursday, March 29, 2018. It was based on the following readings: Exodus 12:1-14, 1 Corinthians 11:23-26, John 13:1-17, 31b-35, and Psalm 116:1, 10-17. The full text of the readings can be found here.

The Good Friday service was an ecumenical one, and no sermon was recorded.