May 11, 2020

Sermon.05.10.20

St. Paul’s Episcopal – Brookings

Fr. Larry Ort

Acts 7.55-60; Psalm 31.1-5, 15-16; 1 Peter 2.2-10; John 14.1-14

                John 13-17 is Jesus’ farewell discourse delivered during the Last Supper. Jesus and the disciples gathered in the upper room. Duri...

May 4, 2020

Sermon.05.03.20

St. Paul’s Episcopal – Brookings

Fr. Larry Ort

Acts 2.42-47; Psalm 23; 1 Peter 2.19-25; John 10.1-10

The past two Sundays we have focused on the hope found in Jesus Christ. Last Sunday we considered the account of the two disciples on the road to Emmaus who...

April 27, 2020

Sermon.04.26.20

St. Paul’s Episcopal – Brookings

Fr. Larry Ort

Acts 2.14a, 36-41; Psalm 116.1-3, 10-17; 1 Peter 1.17-23; Luke 24.13-35

Last Sunday we focused on our longing for evidence. We considered Thomas’ assertion: “Unless I see the mark of the nails in his hands, and...

April 20, 2020

Sermon.04.19.20

St. Paul’s Episcopal – Brookings

Fr. Larry Ort

Acts 2.14a, 22-32; Psalm 16; 1 Peter 1.3-9; John 20.19-31

                Have you ever found yourself longing for evidence? I suspect most Christians long for the certainty which evidence provides. John Updike...

April 5, 2020

Sermon.04.05.20

St. Paul’s Episcopal – Brookings

Fr. Larry Ort

Matthew 21.1-11; Psalm 118.1-2, 19-29//Isaiah 50.4-9a; Psalm 31.9-16; Philippians 2.5-11; Matthew 26.14 – 27.66

                Palm Sunday is a profound study in stark contrasts. The service begins with Jesus’...

February 17, 2020

Sermon.02.16.20

St. Paul’s Episcopal – Brookings

Fr. Larry Ort

Deuteronomy 30.15 -20; Sirach 15.15-20; Psalm 119.1-8; 1 Corinthians 3.1-9; Matthew 5.21-37

                Today’s lectionary readings have a lot to say about choosing love, life, and happiness and the shape t...

February 10, 2020

Sermon.02.09.20

St. Paul’s Episcopal – Brookings

Fr. Larry Ort

Isaiah 58.1-12; Psalm 112.1-10; 1 Corinthians 2.1-16; Matthew 5.13-20

                In this season of Epiphany, we have focused on Jesus as light coming into the world. Two weeks ago, we noted the personal an...

February 3, 2020

Sermon.02.02.20

St. Paul’s Episcopal – Brookings

Fr. Larry Ort

Malachi 3.1-4; Psalm 84; Hebrews 2.14-18; Luke 2.22-40

                “God, we humbly pray that, as your only-begotten Son was this day presented in the temple, so we may be presented to you with pure and clea...

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