Sermon Archive

Sent – Pentecost – May 20, 2018

May 20, 2018         The Day of Pentecost         Emmanuel, Norwood, MA Year B Acts 2:1-21 Printable version of the Sermon Sent On Tuesday of last week, they were all together in one place, my friends, Fred and Chris, and their children, Timmy, Cassie, Shawn, Kevin, and Robbie, [...]

Something New Every Day – Easter 3 – 4/15/18

April 15, 2018              The 3rd Sunday of Easter                       Emmanuel, Norwood, MA Year B                                                                                                 The Rev. Amanda L. Warner Luke 24:36b-48 Printable version of the sermon Something New Every Day You learn something new every day they [...]

Is No Joke, but LOL – The Resurrection of our Lord – April 1, 2018

April 1, 2018     The Resurrection of Our Lord/Easter Day Emmanuel, Norwood, MA Year B                                                                                         The Rev. Amanda L. Warner Mark 16:1-8 Printable Copy of the Sermon It’s No Joke, but LOL Have you heard the joke about the man who thought [...]

Silenced – Easter Vigil – March 31, 2018

March 31, 2018         Easter Vigil         Grace Episcopal Church, Norwood, MA Mark 16:1-8                                                                 The Rev. Amanda L. Warner Genesis 7:1-5, 11-18, 8:6-18, 9:8-13 Exodus 14:10-31, 15:20-21 Ezekiel 37:1-14 Printable Copy of the Sermon Silenced When my maternal grandmother, Frances Arlene Morgan, [...]

In Remembrance of Him – Maundy Thursday – March 29, 2018

March 29, 2018             Maundy Thursday         Emmanuel, Norwood, MA 1 Corinthians 11:23–26                                      The Rev. Amanda L. Warner Printable Copy of Sermon In Remembrance of Him  A couple of weeks ago I asked the people to send me jokes, that I might [...]

‘Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus – Lent 3 – March 4th, 2018

March 4, 2018         The 3rd Sunday in Lent     Emmanuel, Norwood, MA Year B                                                                        The Rev. Amanda L. Warner 1 Corinthians 1:18-25 Printable copy of the sermon ’Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus When Britton and I were expecting [...]

Finding Yourself – Lent 2 – Feb 25, 2018

February 25, 2018         The 2nd Sunday of Lent         Emmanuel, Norwood, MA Year B                                                                                  [...]

In the Wilderness – February 18, 2018 – Lent 1

February 18, 2018     The 1st Sunday in Lent         Emmanuel, Norwood, MA Year B                                                                             The Rev. Amanda L. Warner Mark 1:9-15 Printable Copy of the Sermon In the Wilderness It may sound like a weird thing to say, but I [...]

Looking for a Win – February 4, 2018 – Epiphany 5

February 4, 2018     The 5th Sunday after Epiphany     Emmanuel, Norwood, MA Year B                                                                                      The Rev. Amanda L. Warner Mark 1:29-39 Super Bowl Sunday Printable Copy of the Sermon Looking for a Win Appears in pulpit wearing a UConn sweatshirt.  My [...]

Big News, All the Time – October 29th, 2017- Reformation 500

October 29, 2017 — Reformation 500              Emmanuel, Norwood, MA The Rev. Amanda L. Warner Printable Copy of the Sermon Big news, All the Time As this day has approached, the pressure has loomed.  After all how often does one get to preach a sermon on the [...]

Who Stills the Storm – Lectionary 23 – September 10, 2017

September 10, 2017 – The Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost      Emmanuel, Norwood, MA Year A, Lectionary 23 Semi-Continuous Lectionary Exodus 12:1-14 Printable Copy of Sermon Who Stills the Storm Well, there’s another hurricane.  It has arrived in the Florida Keys and it is heading for the mainland.  Hurricane Irma [...]

Burning Bushes – Lectionary 22 – September 3, 2017

September 3, 2017 – The Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost      Emmanuel, Norwood, MA Year A, Lectionary 22 Semi-Continuous Lectionary Exodus 3:1-15 Printable Copy of Sermon Burning Bushes Moses was a shepherd.  But he could have been a prince. The last time we saw Moses, which was last week in [...]

Called to Resist – Lectionary 21 – August 27, 2017

August 27, 2017 – The Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost     Emmanuel, Norwood, MA Year A, Lectionary 21 Semi-Continuous Lectionary Exodus 1:8–2:10 Printable Copy of Sermon Called to Resist On Wednesday night, Lisa Silletti and I attended a presentation giving by representatives from the Lutheran Church in Honduras.  I also took [...]

Dangerous Mythology – Lectionary 20 – August 20, 2017

August 20, 2017 – The Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost           Emmanuel, Norwood, MA Year A, Lectionary 20 Semi-Continuous Lectionary Genesis 45:1-15 Matthew 15: 21-28 Printable Copy of Sermon Dangerous Mythology Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Mary and raised by her and by her husband, Joseph, Jesus’ [...]

The Grim Family – Lectionary 19 – August 13, 2017

August 13, 2016n – The Tenth Sunday after Pentecost              Emmanuel, Norwood, MA Year A, Lectionary 19 Semi-Continuous Lectionary Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28 Printable Copy of Sermon The Grim Family In the Warner family, we have a joke about “Family Fun”.  I don’t remember the exact circumstances of when it happened [...]

The Pearl of Great Price – Lectionary 17 – July 30, 2017

July 30, 2017 – The 8th Sunday after Pentecost Emmanuel, Norwood, MA Year A, Lectionary 17 Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52 Pastor Ed Voosen – Guest Pastor The Pearl Of Great Price How much money would you take to sell your health? How much for one of your children? –Obviously some things [...]

A Baptism on a Wooden Horse – Lectionary 15 – July 16, 2017

July 16, 2017 – The Sixth Sunday after Pentecost      Emmanuel, Norwood, MA Year A, Lectionary 15 Genesis 25:19-34 Pastor Ken Hilston – Guest Pastor “A Baptism on a Wooden Horse” When I first found out I was to conduct services today and preach, I started preliminary thoughts about the [...]

An Acceptable Sacrifice – Lectionary 13 – July 2, 2017

July 2, 2017 – The Fourth Sunday after Pentecost      Emmanuel, Norwood, MA Year A, Lectionary 13 Genesis 22:1-14 Printable Copy of Sermon An Acceptable Sacrifice Most of the time, I have no choice about what readings are read for worship.  We follow the lectionary and whatever is assigned [...]

For the Sake of the World – Lectionary 12 – June 25, 2017

June 25, 2017 – The 3rd Sunday after Pentecost      Emmanuel, Norwood, MA Year A, Lectionary 12 Genesis 21:8-21 Printable Copy of Sermon For the Sake of the World  Have you ever wondered why something that is in the Bible is in the Bible? As Lutheran Christians, and as [...]

Catching Up on the Season – Lectionary 11 – June 18, 2017

June 18, 2017 – The 2nd Sunday after Pentecost Emmanuel, Norwood, MA Year A, Lectionary 11 Genesis 18:1-15, 21:1-7 Printable Copy of Sermon Catching Up on the Season This April, actually, April 15th, which was Holy Saturday, after being off the air for almost a full year, one of my [...]