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

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Sermon – Advent II

Advent II December 4, 2022 Isaiah 11:1-10 Psalm 72:1-7. 18-19 Romans 14:4-13 Matthew 3:1-12 When I told my mother a little over 3 years ago that I was going to enroll in a master’s degree in theology, she asked me why, a little surprised, and then she told me that I was probably going to…

Advent I 22

Advent I November 27, 2022 Isaiah 2 :1-5 Romans 13 :11-14 Matthew 24 :36-44   My paternal grandmother was quite a colorful character. She was a faithful churchgoer, and certainly played an important part in my own faith formation through her kindness and through the way she brought Bible stories to life. But it was never a good…

Christ The King 22 – Thanksgiving and Baptism

Christ the King / Baptism of Brooks November 20, 2022 Jeremiah 23:1-6 Colossians 1:11-20 Luke 23:33-43   Today is quite the celebration! We’re here to welcome Brooks’s family and to baptize him in the name of Christ’s love and his victory on the cross; we are here to celebrate the last Sunday before Advent –…

Pentecost XXIII 22

Pentecost XXIII November 13, 2022 Isaiah 65:17-25 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13 Luke 21:5-19   For you have no sympathy for me, You, your shepherds and your dogs. I have been told of this. I have to make things even. Saying this, into the woods The wolf carries the lamb, and then eats him Without any other…

All Saints 22

All Saints Sunday November 6, 2022 Daniel 7:1-3,15-18 Ephesians 1:11-23 Luke 6:20-31   It may come as a surprise to some of you to know that St. Esprit has a cemetery. You will be relieved to know that it is not in the back garden under the children’s climbing frame. Our cemetery is located in…

Pentecost XXI 22

Pentecost XXI October 30, 2022 Habakkuk 1:1-2:4 II Thessalonians 1:1-12 Luke 19:1-10   Our story about Jesus, Zacchaeus and the fig tree is set in Jericho. It’s the same town where the Canaanite walls fell down at the sound of the invading Hebrews’ trumpets. It is one of the oldest cities in the world. It…

Pentecost XX 22

Pentecost XX October 23rd, 2022 Joel 2:23-32 2 Timothy 4:6-8, 16-18 Luke 18:9-14 Did you know that self-help books published in the United States of America account for one billion dollars per year? I’m sure that the Bible isn’t counted as one of those books, but perhaps it should be! They are more likely to…

Pentecost XIX 22

Pentecost XIX (PROPER 24C) October 16th, 2022 Jeremiah 31:27-34 II Timothy 3:14-4:5 Luke 18:1-8   When I read the readings to prepare to write a sermon, I like to put in my mind a little sentence summarizing the whole message I am hearing. Today, for me, God’s message is “watch, pray and be fervent, the…

Pentecost 18 22

Pentecost XVIII October 9th, 2022 Jeremiah 29:1, 4 –7 II Timothy 2:8-15 Luke 17:11-19   Whenever I hear the story of the ten lepers in the Gospel of Luke, I am always intrigued by the nature of the healing or ‘cleansing’ they received at the hands of Jesus. I once worked for several weeks in…

Pentecost XVII 22 – Oktoberfest

OKTOBERFEST October 2nd, 2022 Lamentations 1:1-6 II Timothy 1:1-14 Luke 17:5-10   I think we celebrated our first Oktoberfest at St. Esprit in 1998, in response to the fact that we had several German members and German speakers at the time. It might be that some people find it a bit strange that we celebrate…