Sermon Archive

Generations of Faith — Stewardship Sermon — Oct 7th, 2018

Stewardship Sermon on the History of Emmanuel Hebrews 11:32 -12:2 Oct, 7, 2018 – Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Norwood Rebecca Sol Generations of Faith They left their land.  They left their homes. They left their friends in search of a new home in a new land.  They didn’t come for religious [...]

This is Us — Lectionary 22 — September 2, 2018

September 2, 2018   The 15th Sunday after Pentecost Emmanuel, Norwood, MA Lectionary 22, Year B The Rev. Amanda L. Warner Song of Solomon 2:8-13 Semi-Continuous Lectionary Printable copy of the Sermon This is Us I must admit that I did not see this coming.  Back in the spring, when, for [...]

Holy Ground – – Lectionary 21 – August 26th, 2018

August 26, 2018     The 14th Sunday after Pentecost     Emmanuel, Norwood, MA Lectionary 21, Year B Semi-Continuous Lectionary 1 Kings 8: 1, 6, 10-11, 22-30, 41-43 Worship in the Park The Rev. Amanda L. Warner Printable Version of Sermon Holy Ground How ironic, that, on this day, when our [...]

Where is God in All This? — Lectionary 12 — June 24, 2018

June 24, 2018     The Sixth Sunday after Pentecost     Emmanuel, Norwood, MA Lectionary 12, Year B 1 Samuel 17:1a, 4-11, 19-23, 32-49 Printable Version of the Sermon Where is God in All This?  Fundamentally, it was a dispute about territory.  About who got to live where. The trouble between [...]

A Biblical Camelot — Lectionary 11 — June 17, 2018

Lectionary 11 – 4th Sunday after Pentecost – June 17th, 2018 Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Norwood MA Rebecca Sol 1 Samuel 15:34 – 16:13 Mark 4:26-34 Printable copy of the Sermon A Biblical Camelot The story of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table has always been a favorite [...]

Who do we want to be in charge? – Lectionary 10 – June 10th

June 10, 2018     The 3rd Sunday after Pentecost     Emmanuel, Norwood, MA Year B, Lectionary 10                                                      The Rev Amanda Warner 1 Samuel 8:4-11, 12-15, 16-20; 11:14-15 [...]

Why We Tell the Story — Lectionary 9 — June 3, 2018

June 3, 2018         The 2nd Sunday after Pentecost             Emmanuel, Norwood, Ma Year B, Lectionary 9                                                                   The Rev. Amanda L. Warner Semi-Continuous Lectionary 1 Samuel 3:1-20 Printable copy of the Sermon Why We Tell the Story Every year, shortly before [...]

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 – April 15, 2018

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 [...]

It’s 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 [...]