Sermon Archive

Easter 4 – May 12th, 2019 — Family: By Jesus’ Blood and Baptismal Water

May 12, 2019         The 4th Sunday of Easter         Emmanuel, Norwood, MA Year C                                 Pastor Amanda L. Warner Acts 9:36-43 Printable copy of the sermon When I read the reading from Acts for today, the story about the death [...]

Easter 2 – April 28th — Rethinking

April 28, 2019    The Second Sunday of Easter     Emmanuel, Norwood, MA Year C                                 Pastor Amanda L. Warner John 20:19-29 Printable copy of the sermon Rethinking I’m sure that you’ve heard the song.  Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah.  Do I need to sing it?  [...]

Maundy Thursday 2019 — Burning

April 18, 2019                    Maundy Thursday             Emmanuel, Norwood, MA Luke 23:27-31                                         Pastor Amanda L. Warner Printable copy of the Sermon Burning “For if they do this when the wood is green, what will happen [...]

Another Road – The Epiphany of Our Lord – January 6, 2019

January 6, 2019                          The Epiphany of Our Lord                    Emmanuel, Norwood, MA Matthew 2:1-12 Printable Copy of Sermon   Another Road I think that our neighbors think that we’re a little nuts.  A pastor with a houseful of kids and we didn’t even start putting Christmas lights [...]

The True Light – Christmas Day – 12-25-18

December 25, 2018   The Nativity of our Lord/Christmas Day     Emmanuel, Norwood, MA John 1:1-14 Printable Copy of Sermon The True Light On my birthday, which is December 20th, so, last Thursday, five days ago, Britton took me out for sushi.  We left the kids at home since none [...]

Getting Ready Saints — Advent 3 — December 16th, 2018

December 16, 2018                  The 3rd Sunday in Advent                    Emmanuel, Norwood, MA Year C Luke 3:7-18 Printable Copy of Sermon   Getting Ready Saints From the time I was 5 years old, I grew up in a Lutheran Church that had Swedish roots.  My faith was formed in a [...]

Hannah — Lectionary 33 — November 18th 2018

November 18, 2018                  The 26th Sunday after Pentecost       Emmanuel, Norwood, MA Lectionary 33, Year B Semi-Continuous Lectionary 1 Samuel 1:4-20 Printable Copy Of Sermon   Hannah I was so confused when I saw the Old Testament reading, which is the preaching text, for today.  I kept checking and [...]

Reformation Sunday – Oct 28th 2018

October 28, 2018                       Reformation Sunday                               Emmanuel, Norwood, MA The Rev. Amanda L. Warner Printable copy of Sermon I had a busy day yesterday so I didn’t have a chance to look at the news throughout the day.  Last night as I said goodnight to the kids, knowing [...]

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 [...]

Snippy Wisdom — Lectionary 24 — September 16, 2018

September 16, 2018                 The 17th Sunday after Pentecost       Emmanuel, Norwood, MA Lectionary 24, Year B                                                                                          The Rev. Amanda L. Warner Semi-Continuous Lectionary Proverbs 1:20-33 Printable copy of sermon   Snippy Wisdom The book of Proverbs, for the most part, is not a story.  By that I mean, it’s [...]

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, [...]