Sermon for Pride Sunday, the Third Sunday after Pentecost, June 26, 2022 – the Rev. Dr. Elaine Ellis Thomas

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Revelation 21:1-6+Psalm 96:1-9+John 13:33-35 Those of you who know me know that I spend far too much time on Twitter. Sometimes, it pays off, or at least provokes some constructive thought. This week, a progressive Christian author tweeted: A lot of people pushed back at the numbers, but I didn’t have time to investigate, so don’t take them at face …

ASEPSermon for Pride Sunday, the Third Sunday after Pentecost, June 26, 2022 – the Rev. Dr. Elaine Ellis Thomas

Sermon for the Third Sunday after Pentecost, June 26, 2022 – the Rev. Dr. Elaine Ellis Thomas

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1 Samuel 2:18-2+Psalm 144:3-4+(1 Peter 2:4-10)+Mark 7:10-13 Children do not get a lot of airtime in the bible. Now, that might come as a surprise, because we all love the picture of Jesus and the children, saying “let them come to me.” Or the one about Jesus getting left behind in Jerusalem when he was 12 as his family headed …

ASEPSermon for the Third Sunday after Pentecost, June 26, 2022 – the Rev. Dr. Elaine Ellis Thomas

Sermon for the Day of Pentecost, June 5, 2022 – the Rev. Dr. Elaine Ellis Thomas

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Acts 2:1-17+Psalm 104:1-4+Romans 8:14-17, 22-27+John 14:8-17 Back at the beginning of the bible, in the 11th chapter of Genesis, we read the story of the Tower of Babel. Now, a straight reading of this would be that humans, who all lived in the same place and spoke the same language at the time, got too big for their britches, as …

ASEPSermon for the Day of Pentecost, June 5, 2022 – the Rev. Dr. Elaine Ellis Thomas

Sermon for the Seventh Sunday of Easter, May 29, 2022 – the Rev. Dr. Elaine Ellis Thomas

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Acts 18:24-27+Psalm 111+1 Peter 1:3-9+John 11:28-44 And when he had said this, with a loud voice he cried out, “Lazarus, come out!” The dead man came out, bound hand and foot with strips of cloth, and his face wrapped in a cloth. Jesus said to them, “Loose him, and let him go.” (John 11: 44) In the early 2000s, megachurch …

ASEPSermon for the Seventh Sunday of Easter, May 29, 2022 – the Rev. Dr. Elaine Ellis Thomas

Sermon for Ascension Day, May 26, 2022 – the Rev. Dr. Elaine Ellis Thomas

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Acts 1:1-11+Psalm 24+Revelation 3:20-22+Luke 24:46-53 This morning, the disciples woke up. They’ve been sharing living space in Jerusalem since coming from Galilee for Passover, so they each had commandeered their own little sleeping area. The women among the disciples had a separate room that undoubtedly smelled better and was more comfortably appointed. Over breakfast, they talked amongst themselves about plans …

ASEPSermon for Ascension Day, May 26, 2022 – the Rev. Dr. Elaine Ellis Thomas

A Pastoral Letter from the Rector

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Dear All Saints – You may have heard me tell this story before, but it is much on my mind today. On December 14, 2012, I was finishing final exams for my last fall semester at Yale Divinity School in New Haven, CT. New Haven is about 25 miles from Newtown. What I knew of Newtown before that day was …

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Sermon for the Sixth Sunday of Easter, May 22, 2022 – the Rev. Dr. Elaine Ellis Thomas

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Acts 17:1-14+Psalm 145:8-19+Romans 6:5-11+John 11:17-27 When I was in middle school, some classmates and I were assigned a project on some of the revolutionary-era historic figures in our city of Wilmington, NC. The church that I attended, St. James, was founded in 1739 and contained the graves of some of these historic people. As we began to investigate some of …

ASEPSermon for the Sixth Sunday of Easter, May 22, 2022 – the Rev. Dr. Elaine Ellis Thomas

Sermon for the Fifth Sunday of Easter, May 15, 2022 – the Rev. Dr. Elaine Ellis Thomas

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Acts 5:12-16+Psalm 147:12-20+2 Corinthians 4:13-15+John 5:25-29 …they even carried the sick into the streets, and laid them on cots and mats, so that Peter’s shadow might overshadow some of them as he passed.  (Acts 5:15) Whose shadow passed over Michael Tufano as he lay on a bench in Church Square Park this week and died there? Maybe you didn’t know …

ASEPSermon for the Fifth Sunday of Easter, May 15, 2022 – the Rev. Dr. Elaine Ellis Thomas

Sermon for the Fourth Sunday of Easter, May 8, 2022 – the Rev. Dr. Elaine Ellis Thomas

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Acts 2:22-24+Psalm 9:9-14+2 Corinthians 4:7-12+Luke 7:18-23 I have been thinking a lot about my great-grandmother this week. I don’t really know why, since I was only a year old when she died and have only heard stories about her from my siblings. Born in what was then the capitol of the Dakota Territories and is now Yankton, South Dakota, Matie …

ASEPSermon for the Fourth Sunday of Easter, May 8, 2022 – the Rev. Dr. Elaine Ellis Thomas

Sermon for the Third Sunday of Easter, May 1, 2022 – the Rev. Dr. Elaine Ellis Thomas

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Acts 1:6-8+Psalm 78:1-7+Romans 13:8-10+Matthew 22:23-33 What does a resurrection life look like? What will we look like? Will we have the same eye color or the same hair, will our bad knees and frustrating imperfections follow us into eternity? Questions like these have been debated since the time of Jesus. When he came out of the tomb, some people didn’t …

ASEPSermon for the Third Sunday of Easter, May 1, 2022 – the Rev. Dr. Elaine Ellis Thomas