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Sermon July 15, 2017 Parable of the Sower

July 15, 2017 Matthew 13

Reverend Melissa Hall, St. James Episcopal Church

Parable of the Sower

Annually, in the United States we spend our money in interesting ways that says a lot about who we are as a people.  So, let me begin this morning with some significant financial factoids.

·         We spend $16 billion dollars on Chocolate

·         Coffee: $11 billion

·         We Eat Girl Scout Cookies: to the tune of $800 million

·          we spend 500 million dollars on Twinkies

·         We buy $500 million worth of Golf balls

High School Senior Sermon June 2017

Sunday June 11, 2017

St. James Episcopal – Sermon preached by Kaitlin Griffin, High School Graduate Class of 2017.

Good Morning.  My name is Kaitlin Griffin.  I am known as the youngest member of the Griffin family or America’s sweetheart to a small few.

As my graduation date approaches so does the end of my adolescence.  So, I would like to acknowledge the last days of my childhood by preaching about…me.  And of course, the great presence this church has on my life.  But first me…

Boy Scout Sunday

Scouts came forward to say their respective oath/promise

 

Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany, Yr. A

Scout Sunday

 

Micah 6:1-8; Psalm 15; 1 Corinthians 1:18-31; Matthew 5:1-12

Sermon Notes

 

Scout Introduction

For half a dozen years I had the privilege of serving first as a Brownie Leader and then as a Girl Scout Leader for our middle daughter’s troop, GS troop 451. I, myself was not a scout as a youth, but my girls were, each in turn.

 

Veterans Day Sermon by Mark Di Ionno

Veterans Day Sermon   by Mark Di Ionno 
Veterans Day, like Memorial Day, is a day of solemn remembrance and reflection. We gather, lay wreaths and pay homage to the men and women who fought our wars, preserved our way of life, served our nation in all corners of the world over a 241-period, from Bunker Hill in 1775 to the faraway Kurdish provinces of Northern Iraq, where U.S. Marines are battling ISIS to recapture the city of Mosul. 

Sermon September 3, 2016 "Tower Of Power"

By: 
The Rev C. Melissa Hall

 

September 3, 2016: Jeremiah 18:1-11, Philemon 1-21, Luke 14:25-33

Reverend Melissa Hall, St. James’ Episcopal Church

 

Tower of Power

            Good morning friends. Today we are going to start with a party game called truth or dare. And since I am up here, which puts me in charge, I will pick which we will do. So on to truth!

 

            We will start gently with the truth.  How many of you like receiving gifts?

Okay, now how many of you have re-gifted a gift? Raise your hand.

Sermon September 25, 2016 "There Are No Do Overs"

By: 
The Rev. C. Melissa Hall

September 25, 2016: Jeremiah 32:1-3a, 1 Timothy 6:6-19, Luke 16:19-31

Reverend Melissa Hall, St. James’ Episcopal Church

 

There Are No Do Overs

 

This past Friday some middle schoolers were playing a game on our lawn, when conflict struck and I heard these words, “No fair… Do Over!”

 It must have worked because there was no ensuing argument or name calling. The Do Over was invoked and apparently accepted.

 Remember Do Overs? Wouldn’t that make life so simple?

YOU hurt my Feelings – Do Over

Where is God? August 21, 2016 Sermon

August 21, 2016: Jeremiah 1:4-10, Psalm 71:1-6, Hebrews 12:18-29, Luke 13:10-17

Reverend Melissa Hall, St. James’ Episcopal Church

Where is God?

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