Sermon for the Twenty-Sixth Sunday after Pentecost & Episcopal Campus Ministry Sunday

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The St. Thomas’s family welcomed ECM student Colleen Murray who has been a life-long member of St. Thomas’s and who gave the sermon on the Twenty-Sixth Sunday after Pentecost & Episcopal Campus Ministry Sunday.

“Over many years of coming to church with my mom and sister, I have experienced the same type of relationship with my church family. My St. Thomas’s story starts before I was even born. My mother started attending the church before I was born. Once I was born, and likewise with my sister, we started attending church with her. Eventually, we were baptized here and started the Sunday School program as toddlers.”

“My faith journey brought me to confirmation with Mr. Rys and then to college. I stayed active in the church during high school, but normally with the 8 o’clock service. After starting at the University of Delaware, I learned more about this group called ECM.”

See Colleen’s sermon for the Twenty-Sixth Sunday after Pentecost in its entirety.

Sermon for the Twenty-Fourth Sunday after Pentecost – October 30, 2016/Year C

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“So, as I prayed through the scripture offerings of this Sunday, the interesting thread started as a low hum in my head. It then moved to my heart in music, and then the words of the 60’s rock group The Who and their musical opera Tommy emerged as the story of Zacchaeus – see me … hear me … touch me … heal me.

Like the word and work of many recovery groups, Zacchaeus AND Jesus go to any length in seeking, serving, and sharing the Good News of salvation for all!”

Bet you can’t wait to see this sermon in its entirety. Sermon delivered by The Reverend Paul W. Gennett, Jr.

Sermon for Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost – October 2, 2016/Year C

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“Make me a channel of your peace …”This opening line to the hymn attributed to St. Francis of Assisi frames this day for me, and this season of life ahead of us as a parish family. The first Sunday in October is typically the closest to the celebration and remembrance of the life and ministry of Francis, which is October 4th
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Most everyone knows the importance of this day of remembrance is that we bless those loving critters of our lives as our way of honoring Francis of Assisi. Why? Because he is known as the patron saint of all of God’s created and creation! Yes, we too will be carrying out this honor here at St. Thomas’s this afternoon at 4 o’clock in The Grove, hopefully. Perhaps the rain part of
creation that Francis blesses might subside for that time and gathering.
Learn more about St. Francis in Father Pau’s Sermon for Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost – October 2, 2016/Year C.

Sermon for the Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost – September 25, 2016

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“I have trouble seeing the man or woman standing on the median strip. It seems they have multiplied in this last decade, standing at those turn lanes everywhere I go. Maybe I am noticing what has always been there, for Jesus did say the poor will always be with us, before us, inviting us to living the compassionate life. Yet I confess, I still have trouble seeing them.”

Again …. “The poor will always be with you,” Jesus says.

You will want to read The Reverend Paul W. Gennett, Jr.’s Sermon for the Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost – September 25, 2016 to hear more.

Sermon for the Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost – September 4, 2016/Year C

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“Today’s story from scripture really call the question to our living this life in faith. Will we live an apologetic faith or apologizing faith? Will we follow, love and serve Jesus Christ in our here and now?

What will you do?”

See The Reverend Paul W. Gennett, Jr.’s Sermon for the Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost – September 4, 2016/Year C in its entirety.

Sermon for the Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost – August 7, 2016 Year C

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Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen … By faith we understand that the worlds were prepared by the word of God, so that what is seen was made from things that are not visible. While this techno-event of our world brought people TO St. Thomas’s, it is by our faith that people are brought IN to this community of faithful. I have been blessed to be a part of three examples of faith that make void the echoing question in our post – religious time – What’s faith got to do with it?

Find out! Read Father Paul’s Sermon for the Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost – August 7, 2016 Year C.