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Here you will find sermons given recently at Trinity, as well as a several-year archive of sermons offered by various preachers.

Harassment No More

November 12, 2017, 23 Sunday After Pentecost The Rev. Luk De Volder 20171112 Harassment No More (1).pdf Amos 5:18-24  Psalm 70 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 Matthew 25:1-13 In today’s Gospel we just heard that “Ten bridesmaids took their lamps and went to meet the bridegroom. Five of them were foolish, and five were wise ” In this… More


April 30, 2017, The Rev. Luk De Volder Emmaus Sermon 3 Easter 2017 pdf Acts 2:14a, 36-41; Psalm 116:1-3, 10-171; Peter 1:17-23; Luke 24:13-35 Their eyes were kept from recognizing him. There are moments in life when we can’t see straight anymore, while we are hoping for some liberation. We can’t find a way to… More

Good Shepherd Sunday

April 7, 2016 The Rev. Luk De Volder Luk’s sermon 4-7-2016 More

Meditations on the Seven Last Words of Christ

March 25, 2016, Good Friday 1. Father forgive them for they know not what they do. 2. Today you will be with me in Paradise. 3. Woman, behold your son. 4. My God my God, why has thou forsaken me? 5. I thirst. 6. It is finished. 7. Father, into your hands I commit my… More

Thanksgiving Day Homily

THANKSGIVING DAY November 26, 2015 Ms. Judith Kniffin-Shattuck Good Morning. As some of you may know, I am a “cradle Episcopalian” and a life long member of this church. Most of my childhood was spent at the old parish house at the corner of Church and Wall Streets, where I attended Sunday School, participated in… More

A Thanksgiving Day Homily

Thanksgiving Day November 27, 2014 Mr. David Rivera — Let the words of my mouth and the meditations of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer. Good Morning, I am here today to talk about giving thanks. God is the creator of all life and the creator of all… More

Life’s Double Standards

Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 19) September 14, 2014 The Rev. Dr. Molly F. James — May God’s Word be spoken. May God’s Word be heard. May that point us to the Living Word who is Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. The other day I went to pick up our daughter Katherine from preschool. It was a… More

Our Cross Seen Through the Spirit

Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 17) August 31, 2014 The Rev. Eric Jeuland — Matthew 16:21-28 From that time on, Jesus began to show his disciples that he must go to Jerusalem and undergo great suffering … and be killed, and on the third day be raised. … Then Jesus told his disciples, “If any want to… More

A Surprising Legacy

Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 16) August 24, 2014 The Rev. Dr. Molly F. James — May God’s Word be spoken. May God’s Word be heard. May that point us to the Living Word who is Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. My husband, Reade, and I welcomed our second child, Halsted, in April. As you might imagine… More

Be Good Soil Out of Joy

Fifth Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 10) July 13, 2014 The Rev. Eric Jeuland — In the Name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. AMEN Be good soil, and do it out of joy, not out of guilt. In his parable and his interpretation of it, Jesus warns his disciples of certain conditions… More

Sacrificial Welcome and Father Anthony

Third Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 8) June 29, 2014 The Rev. Dr. Luk De Volder, Rector — To welcome is a verb that comes with more sacrifice than we often realize. Because in order to welcome others we must step out of our comfort zones, sacrifice things that are dear to us, and in doing… More

Love In a Period of Conflict

Second Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 7) June 22, 2014 The Rev. Dr. Luk De Volder, Rector — Love in a period of conflict is one of the most challenging exercises of our human adventure. Will Tea Party members ever love left wing Democrats? Will Hamas ever love Israel? Or more internally: will I ever love… More

The People of the Way

First Sunday after Pentecost: Trinity Sunday June 15, 2014 The Rev. Dr. Luk De Volder, Rector — Our church needs renewal, so what can we do? Our job is to go, go therefore, as Christ says, with all that we are and all that we have, even with our doubts and shortcomings. But all our… More