Sermon Archive

Cabinet of Colloquial Curiosities, I: Zenobia

Date: February 28, 2021

Bible Text: John 1:43–51 |

The inspiration for our Lenten Sermon Series at Kenilworth Union comes from Paul Anthony Jones’ The Cabinet of Calm: Soothing Words for Troubled Times (2020), where  this British author compiles 51 mostly extinct English words that for various reasons faded from our common vocabulary over the centuries, but which might nonetheless speak a word of


Date: February 21, 2021

Bible Text: Mark 1:12 |

Eternal God how excellent is your name in all the earth we give you honor and glory for the gift of this day and for the gift of this time of worship. We pray now that as we approach your word, which is a lamp unto our feet, and light unto our pathway, that you

Out of the Dust

Date: February 17, 2021

Bible Text: Matthew 6:1–6, 16–21 |

“Remember you are dust.” we say to ourselves on the threshold of Lent, as if we could overlook the frailty and fragility of life during a pandemic.  The phases and tiers of reopening, the positivity rates and ICU bed availability, so many numbers that rise and fall and spiral as the months wear on into

Help, Thanks, Wow! The Lord’s Prayer, V: Chapter 11

Date: January 31, 2021

Bible Text: Matthew 18:21–35 |

During the season of Epiphany, Bill and I are preaching the sermon series, Help, Thanks, Wow, the Lord’s Prayer for Our Times—inspired by both the prayers of Anne Lammott and Jesus of Nazareth. Today we reach the fifth petition of the Lord’s Prayer—“And forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us.” The

Help, Thanks, Wow! The Lord’s Prayer, II: How’d You Know My Name?

Date: January 10, 2021

Bible Text: Exodus 3:1–15 |

Katie Lancaster’s sabbatical project that she is working on while she’s away from us is called Prayer in Uncertain Times. A very relevant topic, right for the times we’re going through, and so out of solidarity with Katie, Christine, and I are preaching a sermon series during Epiphany which is called Help, Thanks, Wow! The Lord’s Prayer. Help,