Sermons

5/14/17 — Mothers’ Day

Sermon / May 14, 2017 / Mothers’ Day / The Rev. Anne F.C. Richards / John 14:1-14 / I want to talk about Mothers’ Day in terms of what Jesus told us: “Love one another as I have loved you.” This is Jesus’s core teaching. Note that it is not the Golden Rule: “Love your...

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4/30/17 — Emmaus

Sermon / April 30, 2017 / The Rev. Anne F.C. Richards / Luke 24:13-35 /  Early last fall, right after I came to Grace, I went to Teresa’s early one Sunday morning to get something to eat before church. There weren’t many people there. As I ate breakfast, a man sitting...

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4/16/17 — Easter Day

Sermon / April 16, 2017 / The Rev. Anne F.C. Richards / John 20:1-18 / Easter / Happy Easter and welcome to everyone! Thank you for coming to Grace Church to celebrate the resurrection of the Lord. The longer I am a Christian, the more I realize how beautiful...

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4/14/17 — Good Friday

Sermon / April 14, 2017 / The Rev. Anne F.C. Richards / John 19:30 / Good Friday / “When Jesus had received the wine, he said, ‘It is finished.’ Then he bowed his head and gave up his spirit.” “It is finished.” Those of you who have been in church on Good Friday over...

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4/9/2017 — Palm Sunday

Sermon / April 9, 2017 / The Rev. Anne F.C. Richards / Palm Sunday / Palm Sunday is in one sense a day of deep irony. We see Jesus enter Jerusalem and he is applauded by the same people who, four days later, turn against him and demand his execution. They say they...

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4/2/2017 – Raising Lazarus

Sermon / April 2, 2017 / The Rev. Anne F.C. Richards / John 11:1-45 /  His hour is coming. Soon, it will be Holy Week. Day by day, we will see Jesus live out his final hours. He will be betrayed, deserted, falsely imprisoned, interrogated, tortured, and crucified. We...

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