Lent: Still Not Over

We’re motoring our way through Lent, but we’ve still got another half day. ūüôā 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.

All sorts of audio…

I have for you an update of all sorts of audio. First, the sermons & readings, and then on to the recordings of the Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, who was in Buffalo this past weekend.

Ash Wednesday Readings & Sermon

First Sunday of Lent Readings & Sermon

The Presiding Bishop’s Address to and Q&A with¬†the Clergy of WNY. This audio file is just over an hour – 77:59. The quality is pretty good, and begins with Bishop Franklin introducing Bishop Michael Curry. This is a very large file, and so I’m only offering a direct download option from it’s home on my Google drive.¬†If you click on the link and seem to get an error message, that is because it is too big a file to play in your browser. Click ‘download’.

The Presiding Bishop’s Address to and¬†Q&A with the Diocese of WNY. This audio file is just over an hour – 69:09. The quality is good, and begins with Bishop Franklin introducing Bishop Michael Curry. This is also¬†a very large file, and so I’m only offering a direct download option from it’s home on my Google drive. If you click on the link and seem to get an error message, that is because it is too big a file to play in your browser. Click ‘download’.

 

Ash Wednesday

Lent is almost upon us, friends, and that means that it is time to clean out the closets of our hearts and minds. It is time to take out and examine each item we find in there; each assumption, each habit, each regret Рor perhaps to just take out one and focus on it (examining it, judging its usefulness, perhaps engaging in some forgiving, or asking forgiveness of others) so that by the end of Lent we are ready to let it go. 

The best way to kick off Lent is to attend a service on Ash Wednesday which is March 1st this year. Trinity has two options for the people of Warsaw and Wyoming County:

Ashes to Go, 5-6pm
Imposition of Ashes (traditional indoor service), 6pm

Our Sunday services continue as usual during Lent. We meet to worship at 10:30 AM, and there is a Sunday School for children during the service.

Mark your calendars for Holy Week:

Maundy Thursday, April 13 
Soup & Sandwich Potluck Supper – 6pm
Stripping of the Altar service – 7pm

Good Friday, April 14
Ecumenical Service
Beginning at Trinity – Noon

Easter Vigil, April 15 
7pm

Easter Day Service, April 16 
10:30am