You will find here the Sunday sermons. Each sermon is posted in English and in French.

Pentecost +11 – Sermon

Pentecost XI August 25, 2019 Jeremiah 1:4-10 Hebrews 12:18-29 Luke 13:10-17 In the town where I grew up, Sunday was a day for going to church, eating a long lunch around the table with the extended family, and refraining from shopping (the stores were all closed anyway). If possible, all tedious work-related tasks were to…

Pentecost +10 – Sermon

Pentecost X August 18, 2019 Isaiah 5:1-7   Hebrews 11:29 – 12:2   Luke 12:49-56 As we studied the gospels of the New Testament this last spring, we discovered that the four gospels are not really ‘biographies’ of Jesus. Unlike most modern biographies of famous people, they don’t explore Jesus’ psychological development or the key moments of…

Sermon – Pentecost +9

Pentecost 9 11th August 2019 Genesis 15:1-6  Hebrews 11:1-16  Luke 12:32-40 Nobody really knows who the author of the book of Hebrews was. It was certainly not Paul; the book dates from a later period, and its main purpose is to inform the Christian communities all over the Greco-Roman world of their Hebrew origins. After…

Pentecost +8 – Sermon

Eighth Sunday after Pentecost August 4, 2019 Hosea 11:1-11 Colossians 3:1-11 Luke 12:13-21 Jesus’ parable of the rich fool which we heard in our Gospel reading this morning is the only one of the parables in the New Testament where God himself has a speaking role. Of course, God appears in the other parables –…

Sermon – Pentecost +7 – Afrique Fête

Afrique fête July 28, 2019 Hosea 1 :2-10    Colossians 2 :6-19     Luke 11 :1-13   When I studied the history and language of ancient Egypt I spent three months in the guest house of Anglican cathedral of All Saints on the island of Zamalek in Cairo.  There was a beautiful little garden attached to the guest house, at…

Sermon – Pentecost VI 2019 – By Lynnaia Main

Sixth Sunday after Pentecost Sunday, July 21st 2019 Amos 8:1-12 Colossians 1:15-28 Luke 10:38-42 Today’s Gospel reading from Luke contains a familiar story about Jesus, Martha and Mary. Jesus and his disciples are on the way to Bethany, and Jesus stops and is welcomed into the home of a woman named Martha. In those early…

Sermon – Bastille Day 2019, by Joris Bürmann

Fifth Sunday after Pentecost Bastille Day Sunday, July 14th 2019 Amos 7:7-17, Colossians 1:1-14, Luke 10:25-37 “Therefore let us celebrate the feast” Bastille Day at St. Esprit is the biggest celebration of the year. Soon the church will be full of hundreds of people, a dense and animated crowd, diverse and tricolor. We will all…