What’s a Sermon Series?
A sermon series is an opportunity to delve into a particular idea or theme and to explore it over several weeks or months. It is a form of preaching that is not very common in the Episcopal Church, but is permitted. It’s also a form with which I’ve had great success in past Congregations.
This themed approach generally requires that we depart from the Episcopal Common Lectionary, and, in fact, I often choose readings that don’t appear in the Lectionary at all for various reasons.
I will never depart from the Lectionary on a Feast Day and the service folder will always have the appropriate readings so that you may follow along. I have found these series to be a rich and rewarding way to examine and deepen our faith.
Please contact me directly if you have additional questions about this approach.
January 12 - Who was Jesus’ mentor?
January 19 - What was Jesus central perspective on life?
January 26 - What made Jesus angry?
February 23 - What made Jesus laugh?
March 1 - What made Jesus cry?
March 8 - Why did Jesus heal people?
March 15 - What was Jesus truly passionate about?
March 22 - In what ways was Jesus subversive?
March 29 - Did Jesus welcome female disciples?
April 5 - Why did Jesus have to die?
April 12 - How does Jesus’ resurrection change our lives?
April 19 -What did Jesus want for his disciples after the resurrection?
April 26 - Will Jesus actually come again?
From mid-January through April, Father John is preaching a sermon series exploring foundational questions about Jesus’ identity. Looking at Gospel stories in fresh ways, we will explore a different aspect of Jesus’ personality each week, drawing practical lessons for how we live life as his followers.
There will be a break in the series in February for Annual Meeting and to honor and celebrate Black History Month.
(Please note that this series is on hold, and will be resumed once we are able to meet in person for worship.)