Sermons by Rev. Carmen Perry

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A Church Full of Sinners

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1 Timothy 1:12 -17 Let us pray: Just as we are without one plea, but that your blood was shed for all, and that you bid all to come. O Lamb of God, we come. Just as we are and wanting not to rid our souls of one dark blot, to you whose blood can […]

A Tale of Two Crimes

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Jeremiah 2:4-13 Let us pray: Holy and awesome God, your love for us is as vast and as far-reaching as the east is from the west. We confess that we rely too heavily on ourselves and we do not rely nearly as heavily as we ought on you. In times of plenty and in times […]

The Cost of Discipleship

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Luke 14:25-33   Let us pray: “Take up your Cross,” you have said, “if we would your disciples be.” Our hearts leap to be in relationship with you. Then, you continue, “deny yourselves, the world forsake, and humbly follow after me.” You call us into a rich, deep relationship. We confess that we have created […]

Faith and Reality 5/26/2019

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Our gospel reading today is a quotation of Jesus, and it conveys a lot within a limited amount of text. To me Jesus’ words of peace are among his most meaningful messages, both in general and in the context of today’s discussion. “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. I do […]

Acts 5:27-32

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Let us pray: You alone are holy; you alone are LORD. You alone are worthy to be worshiped and adored. Mercy you have given, kindness you have shown. Love is you alone. LORD, you commanded your disciples to go to Judea, Jerusalem, and to all the earth to proclaim your gospel message. Yet, sometimes we […]

Luke 20:1-18

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Let us pray: Holy and living God, on this holy of holy days, we are awestruck by your love for us and all of humanity. Alleluia! Christ has conquered the grave and has restored us and all of humanity in relationship with you. How can we keep from singing? How can we keep from sharing […]

Luke 19:28-40

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Let us pray: Holy and awesome God, as we enter into this final week of Lent, we are reminded more and more of Jesus’ full humanity, of Jesus’ ministry and purpose in this world, and especially of God’s abundant love for creation and for all of humanity. Help us to see the work of God […]

John 12:1-8

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Let us pray: “Take my will, and make it thine; it shall be no longer mine. Take my heart, it is thine own; it shall be thy royal throne. Take my love, my LORD, I pour at thy feet its treasure store. Take myself, and I will be ever, only, all for thee.”[1] Loving and […]

John 12:1-8

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Let us pray: “Take my will, and make it thine; it shall be no longer mine. Take my heart, it is thine own; it shall be thy royal throne. Take my love, my LORD, I pour at thy feet its treasure store. Take myself, and I will be ever, only, all for thee.”[1] Loving and […]

2 Corinthians 5: 16-21

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Let us pray: Holy and awesome God, your love is unparalleled by anyone or anything. Through your Son, who knew no sin, you have reconciled all of humanity to yourself. As we journey through this season of Lent, we pray for your presence to be awakened in us. We pray that we may recognize the […]