Sermons by Rev. Carmen Perry

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Luke 5:1-11

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Let us pray: “Lord, you give the great commission: ‘Heal the sick and preach the word.’ Lest the church neglect its mission, and the gospel go unheard, help us witness to your purpose with renewed integrity. With the Spirit’s gifts, empower us for the work of ministry.” May the words of my mouth and the […]

1 Corinthians 12:12-31

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Let us pray: “I am the church. You are the church. We are the church together. All who follow Jesus. All around the world. Yes, we’re the church together.” Holy One, you have created us and have gifted us to live in unity with you and one another. We have fallen away; we have developed […]

Isaiah 43:1-7

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Let us pray:  “Do not be afraid; I am with you. I have called you each by name. Come and follow me. I will lead you home. I love you and you are mine.” Your providence and your care for us never ceases, and yet we are prone to wander: wander to the grass that […]

Exodus 3:1-14

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  Let us pray: Holy and loving God, your ways are higher than our ways and your thoughts are higher than our thoughts. We confess that we are creatures of habit, and even we begin a new thing, that new thing wears into routine and we are unaware. We pray that your Spirit will speak […]

Luke 2:1-20

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May the words of my mouth and the meditations of our hearts be pleasing and acceptable to you, O LORD, our strength and our redeemer. Amen. My spouse is well-known in our families for detesting clutter and for spaces to look nice and neat. In fact, if I even suggest that a colleague, community member, […]

Micah 5:2-5

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Let us pray: Mighty and powerful God, your love for creation is everlasting. We confess that in your magnificent presence, we often shrink back, unsure and afraid of how we may be of value in your kingdom. Grant to us the strength of your Spirit, to allow our light of God to shine to others. […]

Zephaniah 3:14-20

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Let us pray: Holy and awesome God, your love for us is unmatched by anything or anyone else in all of creation. We confess, that as we draw nearer to the Christmas season, we find less time to stop and listen for your voice and activity in the midst of our day. We are restless […]

Malacki 3:1-4

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Let us pray: Holy and mystic God, as we await the coming of the Christ child in this season of Advent, we hold fast to your promise of your unfailing love. As we await the coming of Christ, during this season of Advent, we remember that you have created us in your image and have […]

John 18:33-37

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Let us pray: Holy and magnificent God, your ways are higher than our ways and your plans are more than we are able to comprehend. Your kingdom is not of this world and at the very same time your kingdom is everything that our senses perceive. Help us, in the midst of your kingdom here […]

Mark 10: 17-31

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Let us pray: O God, open our hearts and minds that as the Scripture has been read and the Word is proclaimed we may hear with joy what you speak to us today and we may follow in faithful obedience. Amen. As Christians, we typically celebrate saints on their saint’s day or feast day—the day […]