Sermons

Each Sunday, a brief sermon (or homily) follows the reading of the Gospel. The point of the sermon is to proclaim the Good News of God's grace through the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ, and to make that "Gospel" (literally,"Good News") relevant to our daily lives. The sermons can be found below. If you like them, consider subscribing to our podcast.

 
 
 Adevnt 1, Year C

Adevnt 1, Year C

Advent 1, YEAR c - “Darkness & Light”
December 2, 2018

ReadingsJeremiah 33:14-16 & Luke 21:25-36

Preacher: The Rev. Benjamin B. Maddison


 Christ the King, Year B

Christ the King, Year B

Last PENTECOSt (Christ the King), YEAR B - “INCONCEIVABLE”
November 25, 2018

ReadingsJohn 18:33-37

Preacher: The Rev. Benjamin B. Maddison

 Proper 28, Year B

Proper 28, Year B

PENTECOST 26 (PROPER 28), YEAR B
“Good News & Bad News”
November 18, 2018

ReadingsHebrews 10:11-25 & Mark 13:1-8

Preacher: The Rev. Benjamin B. Maddison

 Proper 27, Year B

Proper 27, Year B

PENTECOST 25 (PROPER 27), YEAR B
"Rigged Game"
November 11, 2018

ReadingsHebrews 9:24-28 & Mark 12:38-44

Preacher: The Rev. Benjamin B. Maddison

 Proper 25, Year B

Proper 25, Year B

PENTECOST 23 (PROPER 25), YEAR B
"Consecration Sunday"
October 28, 2018

ReadingsHebrews 7:23-28 & Mark 10:46-52

Preacher: The Rev. Benjamin B. Maddison

 Proper 24, Year B

Proper 24, Year B

PENTECOST 22 (PROPER 24), YEAR B
"Baptized"
October 21, 2018

ReadingsHebrews 5:1-10 & Mark 10:35-45

Preacher: The Rev. Benjamin B. Maddison

 Proper 23, Year B

Proper 23, Year B

PENTECOST 21 (PROPER 23), YEAR B
"Taking Polonius Seriously"
October 14, 2018

ReadingsHebrews 4:12-16 & Mark 10:17-31

Preacher: The Rev. Benjamin B. Maddison

 Proper 22, Year B

Proper 22, Year B

PENTECOST 20 (PROPER 22), YEAR B
"Not the Rules, but Love"
October 7, 2018

ReadingsMark 10:2-16

Preacher: The Rev. Benjamin B. Maddison

 Proper 21, Year B

Proper 21, Year B

PENTECOST 19 (PROPER 21), YEAR B
"Score-Keeping"
SEPTEMBER 30, 2018

ReadingsMark 9:38-50

Preacher: The Rev. Benjamin B. Maddison

 Proper 20, Year B

Proper 20, Year B

PENTECOST 18 (PROPER 20), YEAR B
"Grasping"
SEPTEMBER 23, 2018

ReadingsMark 9:30-37

Preacher: The Rev. Benjamin B. Maddison

 Proper 19, Year B

Proper 19, Year B

PENTECOST 17 (PROPER 19), YEAR B
"Antique, Personal Jesus"
September 16, 2018

ReadingsMark 8:27-38

Preacher: The Rev. Benjamin B. Maddison

 Proper 18, Year B

Proper 18, Year B

PENTECOST 16 (PROPER 18), YEAR B
"A Seat at the Lunch Table"
September 9, 2018

ReadingsJames 2:1-17 & Mark 7:24-37

Preacher: The Rev. Benjamin B. Maddison

 Proper 16, Year B

Proper 16, Year B

PENTECOST 14 (PROPER 16), YEAR B
"Hope for when it doesn't work"
August 26, 2018

ReadingsEphesians 6:10-20

Preacher: The Rev. Benjamin B. Maddison

 Proper 15, Year B

Proper 15, Year B

PENTECOST 13 (PROPER 15), YEAR B
"A Very Brady Church"
August 19, 2018

ReadingsEphesians 5:15-20

Preacher: The Rev. Benjamin B. Maddison

 

PENTECOST 12 (PROPER 14), YEAR B
"Paul, Pippin, & Extra-Ordinary"
August 12, 2018

ReadingsEphesians 4:25-5:2 & John 6:35, 41-51

Preacher: Mr. Charles Thorne

 

PENTECOST 11 (PROPER 13), YEAR B
"Lesson in Forgiveness"
August 5, 2018

Readings2 Samuel 11:26-12:13a

Preacher: Mr. Steve LoCastro, Jr.

 Proper 12, Year B

Proper 12, Year B

PENTECOST 10 (PROPER 12), YEAR B
"Loved into Loving"
JULY 30, 2018

ReadingsEphesians 3:14-21

Preacher: The Rev. Benjamin B. Maddison

 Proper 11, Year B

Proper 11, Year B

PENTECOST 9 (PROPER 11), YEAR B
"Just Dropped In (To see what condition my condition was in"
JULY 23, 2018

ReadingsEphesians 2:11-22 & Mark 6:30-34, 53-56

Preacher: The Rev. Benjamin B. Maddison

 Proper 10, Year B

Proper 10, Year B

PENTECOST 8 (PROPER 10), YEAR B
"Haunted"
JUly 15, 2018

ReadingsEphesians 1:3-14 & Mark 6:14-29

Preacher: The Rev. Benjamin B. Maddison

 Proper 9, Year B

Proper 9, Year B

PENTECOST 7 (PROPER 9), YEAR B
"Familiarity Breeds Contempt"
JUly 8, 2018

ReadingsMark 6:1-13

Preacher: The Rev. Benjamin B. Maddison

 Proper 8, Year B

Proper 8, Year B

PENTECOST 6 (PROPER 8), YEAR B
"Life is Like a Donut"
JUly 1, 2018

ReadingsMark 5:21-43

Preacher: The Rev. Benjamin B. Maddison

 Proper 7, Year B

Proper 7, Year B

PENTECOST 5 (PROPER 7), YEAR B
"LIFE WILL GIVE YOU MORE THAN YOU CAN HANDLE"
JUNE 24, 2018

Readings1 Samuel 17: (1a, 4-11, 19-23), 32-49 & 
Mark 4:35-41

Preacher: The Rev. Benjamin B. Maddison

 Proper 6, Year B

Proper 6, Year B

PENTECOST 4 (PROPER 6), YEAR B
"The Kingdom of God is like a Roomba"
JUNE 17, 2018

ReadingsMark 4:26-34

Preacher: The Rev. Benjamin B. Maddison

 Proper 5, Year B

Proper 5, Year B

Pentecost 3 (Proper 5), Year B
"Perception, Reality & MagicEye"
June 10, 2018

ReadingsMark 3:20-35

Preacher: The Rev. Benjamin B. Maddison

 Proper 4, Year B

Proper 4, Year B

Pentecost 2 (Proper 4), Year B
"Technically"
June 3, 2018

ReadingsRomans 8:12-17 & Mark 2:23-3:6

Preacher: The Rev. Benjamin B. Maddison

 Pentecost 1, Year B - Trinity Sunday

Pentecost 1, Year B - Trinity Sunday

Pentecost 1, Year B - Trinity Sunday
"Condemnation/Confirmation"
May 27, 2018

ReadingsRomans 8:12-17 & John 3:1-17

Preacher: The Rev. Benjamin B. Maddison

 Pentecost, Year B

Pentecost, Year B

Pentecost, Year B
"Who Said anything about safe?"
May 20, 2018

ReadingsRomans 8:22-27 & Acts 2:1-21

Preacher: The Rev. Benjamin B. Maddison

 Easter 7, Year B

Easter 7, Year B

Easter 7, Year B
"Liminality & John Denver"
May 13, 2018

ReadingsJohn 17:6-19

Preacher: The Rev. Benjamin B. Maddison

 Easter 5, Year B

Easter 5, Year B

Easter 5, Year B
"Jesus Loves YouR Regrettable Tattoo"
April 29, 2018

ReadingsActs 8:26-40 & 1 John 4:7-21

Preacher: The Rev. Benjamin B. Maddison

 Easter 4, Year B

Easter 4, Year B

Easter 4, Year B
"Sheep are Dangerous"
April 22, 2018

ReadingsJohn 15:1-8

Preacher: The Rev. Benjamin B. Maddison

 Easter 3, Year B

Easter 3, Year B

Easter 3, Year B
"God's Children"
April 15, 2018

Readings1 John 3:1-7

Preacher: The Rev. Benjamin B. Maddison

 Easter 2, Year B

Easter 2, Year B

Easter 2, Year B
"Grace Amnesia"
April 8, 2018

Readings1 John 1:1-2:2 & John 20:19-31

Preacher: The Rev. Benjamin B. Maddison

 Easter, Year B

Easter, Year B

Easter Sunday, Year B
"Spring Cleaning"
April 1, 2018

ReadingsMark 16:1-8

Preacher: The Rev. Benjamin B. Maddison

 Holy Week, Year B

Holy Week, Year B

 Palm/Passion Sunday, Year B

Palm/Passion Sunday, Year B

Palm/Passion Sunday, Year B
"Where is my Mind?"
March 25, 2018

ReadingsPhilippians 2:5-11

Preacher: The Rev. Benjamin B. Maddison

 Lent 5, Year B

Lent 5, Year B

Lent 5, Year B
"The Edge of Glory"
March 18, 2018

ReadingsJohn 12:20-33

Preacher: The Rev. Benjamin B. Maddison

 Lent 4, Year B

Lent 4, Year B

Lent 4, Year B
"Why'd it Have to be Snakes?"
March 11, 2018

ReadingsNumbers 21:4-9, Ephesians 2:1-10 &
John 3:14-21

Preacher: The Rev. Benjamin B. Maddison

 Lent 2, Year B

Lent 2, Year B

Lent 2, Year B
"Who Are You?"
February 25, 2018

ReadingsGenesis 17:1-7, 15-16Romans 4:13-25
& Mark 8:(27-30); 31-38

Preacher: The Rev. Benjamin B. Maddison

 Lent 1, Year B

Lent 1, Year B

Lent 1, Year B
"Welcome to the Jungle"
February 18, 2018

Readings1 Peter 3:18-22 & Mark 1:9-15

Preacher: The Rev. Benjamin B. Maddison

 Ash Wednesday, Year B

Ash Wednesday, Year B

Ash Wednesday, Year B
"Lovable Dust"
February 14, 2018

Readings: Matthew 6:1-6; 16-21

Preacher: The Rev. Benjamin B. Maddison

 Last Epiphany, Year B

Last Epiphany, Year B

Last Sunday in Epiphany, Year B
"A Grand Conspiracy"
February 11, 2018

ReadingsMark 9:2-9

Preacher: The Rev. Benjamin B. Maddison

 Epiphany 5, Year B

Epiphany 5, Year B

Epiphany 5, Year B
"Everybody's Looking for Something"
February 4, 2018

ReadingsMark 1:29-39

Preacher: The Rev. Benjamin B. Maddison

 Epiphnay 3, Year B

Epiphnay 3, Year B

Epiphany 3, Year B
"Please Don't Call Me"
January 21, 2018

ReadingsJonah 3:1-5, 10 & Mark 1:14-20

Preacher: The Rev. Benjamin B. Maddison

 Epiphany 2, Year B

Epiphany 2, Year B

Epiphany 2, Year B
"Anything Good?"
January 14, 2018

Readings1 Corinthians 6:12-20 & John 1:43-51

Preacher: The Rev. Benjamin B. Maddison

 Epiphany 1, Year B

Epiphany 1, Year B

Epiphany 1, Year B
"New Year, Same Me"
January 7, 2018

ReadingsActs 19:1-7 & Mark 1:4-11

Preacher: The Rev. Benjamin B. Maddison

 Christmas 1, Year B

Christmas 1, Year B

Christmas 1, Year B
"Imputation"
December 31, 2017

Readings: Galatians 3:23-25; 4:4-7 & John 1:1-18

Preacher: The Rev. Benjamin B. Maddison

 Christmas (II), Year B

Christmas (II), Year B

Christmas Eve (II), Year B
"A Very Messy Christmas"
December 24, 2017

Readings: Luke 2:1-20
Preacher: The Rev. Benjamin B. Maddison

 Advent 4, Year B

Advent 4, Year B

Advent 4, Year B
"Advent According to Tron"
December 24, 2017

Readings: Luke 1:26-38
Preacher: The Rev. Benjamin B. Maddison

 Advent 3, Year B

Advent 3, Year B

Advent 3, Year B
"Who's Really Comfortable?"
December 17, 2017

ReadingsIsaiah 61:1-4; 8-11
Preacher: The Rev. Benjamin B. Maddison

 Advent 2, Year B

Advent 2, Year B

Advent 2, Year B
"Life is a Highway"
December 10, 2017

ReadingsIsaiah 40:1-11 & Mark 1:1-8
Preacher: The Rev. Benjamin B. Maddison

 Advent 1, Year B

Advent 1, Year B

Advent 1, Year B
"Stay Awake"
December 2, 2017

Readings: Mark 13:24-37
Preacher: The Rev. Benjamin B. Maddison

 Christ the King, Proper 29, Year A

Christ the King, Proper 29, Year A

Last Sunday of Pentecost(Proper 28)
Feast of Christ the King, Year A
"UNdoing a Gospel Rebrand"
November 26, 2017

ReadingsEphesians 1:15-23 & Matthew 25:31-46
Preacher: The Rev. Benjamin B. Maddison

 Proper 28, Year A

Proper 28, Year A

24th Sunday After Pentecost
(Proper 28), Year A
"Brewester's Talents"
November 19, 2017

ReadingsMatthew 25:14-30
Preacher: The Rev. Benjamin B. Maddison

 Proper 27, Year A

Proper 27, Year A

23rd Sunday After Pentecost
(Proper 27), Year A
"REFLECTION, Adjustment,
& Frank Sinatra"
November 12, 2017

ReadingsMatthew 25:1-13
Preacher: The Rev. Benjamin B. Maddison

 All Saints, Year A

All Saints, Year A

(Transferred) Feast of All Saints, Year A
"No One wants to be a saint"
November 5, 2017

ReadingsRevelation 7:9-17 & Matthew 5:1-12
Preacher: The Rev. Benjamin B. Maddison

 Proper 25, Year A

Proper 25, Year A

21st Sunday after Pentecost
(Proper 25), Year A
"Gotchyah Questions &
Sunday School Answers"
October 29, 2017

Readings: Matthew 22:34-46
Preacher: The Rev. Benjamin B. Maddison

 Proper 24, Year A

Proper 24, Year A

20th Sunday after Pentecost
(Proper 24), Year A
"1st Century Prop Comedy"
October 22, 2017

Readings: Matthew 22:5-22
Preacher: The Rev. Benjamin B. Maddison

 Proper 23, Year A

Proper 23, Year A

19th Sunday after Pentecost
(Proper 23), Year A
"Everyone's Invited"
October 15, 2017

Readings: Matthew 22:1-14
Preacher: The Rev. Benjamin B. Maddison

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18th Sunday after Pentecost
(Proper 22), Year A
"Less Like Rules; More Like Guidelines"
October 8, 2017

Readings: Exodus 20:1-4, 7-9, 12-20
Philippians 3:4-14 & Matthew 21:33-46
Preacher: The Rev. Benjamin B. Maddison

 Proper 21, Year A

Proper 21, Year A

17th Sunday after Pentecost
(Proper 21), Year A
"Respect My Authorit-ah"
October 1, 2017

Readings: Philippians 2:1-13 & Matthew 21:23-32
Preacher: The Rev. Benjamin B. Maddison

 Proper 20, Year A

Proper 20, Year A

16th Sunday after Pentecost
(Proper 20), Year A
"Life Isn't Fair"
September 24, 2017

Readings: Matthew 20:1-16
Preacher: The Rev. Benjamin B. Maddison

 Proper 19, Year A

Proper 19, Year A

15th Sunday after Pentecost
(Proper 19), Year A
"The Heart of the Matter"
September 17, 2017

Readings: Matthew 18:21-35
Preacher: The Rev. Benjamin B. Maddison
"The Heart of the Matter," Don Henley (1989)

 Proper 18, Year A

Proper 18, Year A

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14th Sunday after Pentecost
(Proper 18), Year A
"Ironic"
September 10, 2017

Readings: Matthew 18:(12-14);15-20
Preacher: The Rev. Benjamin B. Maddison
"Ironic," Alanis Morissette (1996)

 Proper 16, Year A

Proper 16, Year A

12th Sunday after Pentecost
(Proper 16), Year A
"Say my name, say my name"
August 27, 2017

Readings: Matthew 16:13-20
Preacher: The Rev. Benjamin B. Maddison
"Say My Name," Destiny's Child (1999)

 Proper 15, Year A

Proper 15, Year A

11th Sunday after Pentecost
(Proper 15), Year A
"She Persisted"
August 20, 2017

Readings: Matthew 15:10-28
Preacher: The Rev. Benjamin B. Maddison

 Proper 12, Year A

Proper 12, Year A

8th Sunday after Pentecost
(Proper 12), Year A
"Hiding in PLain Sight"
July 30, 2017

Readings: Roman 8:26-39 & 
Matthew 13:31-33; 44-52
Preacher: The Rev. Benjamin B. Maddison

 Proper 11, Year A

Proper 11, Year A

7th Sunday after Pentecost
(Proper 11), Year A
"Gospel Round Up©"
July 23, 2017

Readings: Roman 8:12-25
Matthew 13:13:24-30; 36-43
Preacher: The Rev. Benjamin B. Maddison

 Proper 10, Year A

Proper 10, Year A

6th Sunday after Pentecost
(Proper 10), Year A
"Condemnation"
July 16, 2017

Readings: Roman 8:1-11 & 
Matthew 13:1-9,18-23
Preacher: The Rev. Benjamin B. Maddison

 Proper 9, Year A

Proper 9, Year A

5th Sunday after Pentecost
(Proper 9), Year A
"Freedom & Horror"
July 9, 2017

Readings: Roman 7:15-25a & 
Matthew 11:16-19; 25-30
Preacher: The Rev. Benjamin B. Maddison

 Proper 8, Year A

Proper 8, Year A

4th Sunday after Pentecost
(Proper 8), Year A
"Who's the boss?"
July 2, 2017

Readings: Roman 6:12-23 & Matthew 10:40-42
Preacher: The Rev. Benjamin B. Maddison

 Proper 7, Year A

Proper 7, Year A

3rd Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 7), Year A
"Religion, Death, & Billy Blanks"
June 25, 2017

Readings: Roman 6:1b-11 & Matthew 10:24-39
Preacher: The Rev. Benjamin B. Maddison

 Proper 6, Year A

Proper 6, Year A

2nd Sunday After Pentecost, Proper 6, Year A
"I'm a Loser Baby..."
June 18, 2017

Readings: Genesis 18:1-15; 21:1-7Romans 5:1-8, &
Matthew 9:35-10:8-23
Preacher: The Rev. Benjamin B. Maddison
"Loser," Beck (1994)

 Trinity Sunday, Year A

Trinity Sunday, Year A

Trinity Sunday, 1st Sunday After Pentecost, Year A
"On a mission from god?"
June 11, 2017

Readings: Genesis 1:1-2:4; Matthew 28:16-29
Preacher: The Rev. Benjamin B. Maddison

 Pentecost, Year A

Pentecost, Year A

Pentecost, Year A
"A Sequel Better than the Original"
June 4, 2017

Readings: Numbers 11:24-30Acts 2:1-21
Preacher: The Rev. Benjamin B. Maddison

 Easter 7, Year A

Easter 7, Year A

Easter 7, Year A
"Movie Montages & Waiting"
May 28, 2017

Reading: Acts 1:6-14
Preacher: The Rev. Benjamin B. Maddison
Oceans 11, Steven Sonderbergh (2001)

 Easter 6, Year A

Easter 6, Year A

Easter 6, Year A
"The Universe has no answers"
May 21, 2017

Gospel: John 14:15-21
Preacher: The Rev. Benjamin B. Maddison

 Easter 5, Year A

Easter 5, Year A

Easter 5, Year A
"Jesus Ain't Mapquest"
May 14, 2017

GospelJohn 14:1-14
Preacher: The Rev. Benjamin B. Maddison

 Easter 4, Year A

Easter 4, Year A

Easter 4, Year A
"Half Man. Half Gate. All Savior!"
May 7, 2017

Gospel: John 10:1-10(11)
Preacher: The Rev. Benjamin B. Maddison

 Easter 2, Year A

Easter 2, Year A

Easter 2, Year A
"Shaming Thomas"
April 23, 2017

GospelJohn 20:19-31
Preacher: The Rev. Benjamin B. Maddison

 Easter Sunday, Year A

Easter Sunday, Year A

Easter Sunday, Year A
"Surprise!"
April 16, 2017

GospelMatthew 28:1-10
Preacher: The Rev. Benjamin B. Maddison