Trinity Episcopal Church

John the Baptist vs. St. Nick

You know, in this life we need all kinds. We need people like John the Baptist to come and yell at us to shape up or ship out. And sometimes we need people like Bishop Nicholas of Myra who simply help, and help in life-changing ways.

[If the sermon seems to cut off, it’s because it ended with the distribution of some St. Nicholas of Myra saint cards, which didn’t get recorded.]

[And yes, Mother Sare consistently mispronounce Myra, and instead add an unnecessary ‘n’.]

This sermon was preached by the Rev. Sare Liz Anuszkiewicz at Trinity, Warsaw, NY on December 8, 2019, which is also sometimes known as Advent 2, Year A. The readings were Isaiah 11:1-10, Romans 15:4-13, Matthew 3:1-12, and Psalm 72:1-7, 18-19.

 

 

All Saints Day Sermon

After all hallow’s eve, come the actual hallows. (The deathly hallows? No. Nothing so arcane. Just the dead hallows.) What is All Saints Day? And what is it meant to be?

This sermons was written by the Rev. Sare Liz Anuszkiewicz to be given in her absence while she is on vacation, and was done so at the November 3, 2019 service at Trinity, Warsaw, NY by Mrs. Judy Whiteford. This recording has Mother Sare speaking.

Jesus Tells Us To Pray Always

How do we pray always? Formal prayers? Prayer services? Or could it be an ongoing conversation with God?

This sermon was preached by the Rev. Sare Liz Anuszkiewicz at Trinity, Warsaw, NY on October 20, 2019, which is also sometimes known as Proper 24, Year C. The readings were Genesis 32:22-31, Psalm 121, 2 Timothy 3:14-4:5, and Luke 18:1-8.

Jesus Reminds Us To Fill Our Tanks

No really. Don’t drive on empty and expect your excellent faith to get you to your destination day after day.

This sermon was preached by the Rev. Sare Liz Anuszkiewicz on August 11, 2019, at Trinity Episcopal Church in Warsaw, NY. The readings of the day were Genesis 15:1-6, Psalm 33:12-22, Hebrews 11:1-3, 8-16, and Luke 12:32-40.

 

Jesus Gives Us A Reality Check

When Jesus gives someone a reality check… it’s always best to bring popcorn. Unless it’s you. In which case, fasten your seat belts, make sure your tray tables and seat backs are in their upright and secure position, and brace yourself for a hell of a landing.

This sermon was given by the Rev. Sare Liz Anuszkiewicz at Trinity Episcopal Church in Warsaw, NY on October 6, 2019. The readings were: Habakkuk 1:1-4, 2:1-4, Psalm 37: 1-10, 2 Timothy 1:1-14, and Luke 17:5-10.

Jesus’ Comments on Scrooge

Scrooge gets the VIP treatment, and it makes for a great story. But Jesus has pointed out that you and I already have everything we need – and we don’t need the Ghost of Christmas Past to scare us into being good people. This sermon was preached on September 29, 2019 at Trinity Episcopal Church in Warsaw, NY, by the Rev. Sare Liz Anuszkiewicz. The churchified date was Year C, Proper 21. The readings were Amos 6:1a, 4-7, Psalm 146, 1 Timothy 6:6-19, and Luke 16: 19-31.

Jesus Asks Us To Be All-In

Be careful of asking a spiritual master how to live your life. You might get more than you bargained for. This sermon was preached on September 22, 2019 at Trinity Episcopal Church in Warsaw by the Rev. Sare Liz Anuszkiewicz. The churchified calendar date was Year C, Proper 20. The readings were Amos 8:4-7, Psalm 113, 1 Timothy 2:1-7, and Luke 16:1-13.