Fr. Lenny’s Sermon – Life of Jesus – Nativity

This Summer, we are taking a look at the life of Jesus as inspired by the Life of Christ Icon. It has a central pantokrator (Ruler of All)  surrounded by vignettes from our Savior’s redemptive life. Today we see consider how Jesus models humility in his incarnation, as we read Psalm 96, Isaiah 9:2-7, and the famous Christmas story from Luke 2:1-14.

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Fr. Lenny’s Sermon – Life of Jesus – Nativity

Bp. Dorsey’s Sermon – Renewal of Ordination Vows – 2017

first english lutheran pittsburghEvery Holy Week, Episcopal clergy typical renew their vows from when they were ordained.  In the Diocese of Pittsburgh, we share that service with our fellow clergy in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.  This year, the Lutherans hosted and their bishop presided, while Bp. Dorsey McConnell preached.  He preached on the texts from Isaiah 61, Revelation 1, and Luke 4.  May we each come to appreciate the weighty call places upon all his baptized family to spread the Good News in word, deed, and sacrament.

 

Bp. Dorsey’s Sermon – Renewal of Ordination Vows – 2017

Fr. Lenny’s Sermon – 5th Sunday in Epiphany – 2017

Touching base back at Isaiah again, the lectionary reinforces God’s hope to restore and rebuild his people if they put economic oppression of others, conflicts, and hypocritical spirituality away.  That’s right, you can’t love God without loving your neighbor.

Fr. Lenny’s Sermon – 5th Sunday in Epiphany – 2017

Fr. Lenny’s Sermon – 2nd Sunday in Epiphany 2017 & Memorial Homily

Two homiletical endeavors this week.  First, this Sunday’s lectionary readings took us through Isaiah’s hopeful promise of salvation for those on the fringes of life.

Second, today, we honored the life and faith of St Francis’ own, Laura Revello at her memorial.

Fr. Lenny’s Sermon – 2nd Sunday in Epiphany 2017 & Memorial Homily