Sermons by Pastor Stacey-Kyle Rea

Pentecost 14A – September 10, 2017

As we await Hurricane Irma’s landfall in Florida, we begin with a prayer from our Bishop of the Southeastern Pennsylvania Synod. Let us pray. Gracious Lord Jesus, who in the midst of the storm cried out, “Peace, be still!”, we pray for the calming of Hurricane Irma and for the protection of all who are in danger. We pray for those who…

Pentecost 8A – July 30, 2017

Today’s Gospel is a menagerie of parables. Jesus floods the disciples with parables, and then asks if they understand. They say, YES. Do we understand? Sometimes we say we do. Maybe we don’t want to reveal to others that we don’t really know what the Bible is saying. What Jesus is saying. So, like the disciples, we just say “Got it! Thanks.”…

Pentecost 4A – July 23, 2017

In the name of the Father, and + the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen. What is the fruit, and what is the weed? It can be tough in the first weeks of a planting season to figure out the difference between something you meant to plant, and something that decided to grow. To confuse weeds or grass with the actual seedlings…

Pentecost 6A – July 16, 2017

We hear this story of the sower and we might think – well, why didn’t the sower just put all the seeds in the good soil to start with? Why waste all that effort and the seeds? Why wasn’t the sower more CAREFUL with resources? Why does the church waste so much effort on people who are not going to change? Why…

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