Sermons

Sermon Sunday, October 15, 2017
Philippians 4:1-9, “Do not worry about anything… but make your requests known to God”
The Rev. Bill Fulton, “Finding resilience in the face of anxiety”

Sermon Sunday, October 8, 2017
Matthew 11:25-30, “Hidden from the wise and intelligent”
The Rev. Bill Fulton, “A reminder of simplicity”

Sermon Sunday, October 1, 2017
Exodus 17:1-7, Moses strikes the rock and water gushes out
The Rev. Bill Fulton, “The presence of God and the absence of God”

Sermon Sunday, September 17, 2017
Genesis 12-15, 24, The Story of Abraham and Sarah
The Rev. Bill Fulton, “The Great Family,” A Godly Play story

Sermon Sunday, September 10, 2017
Matthew 18:5-20, “If a member of the church sins against you”
The Rev. Bill Fulton, “Sometimes the best way to deal with conflict is to get another camel”

Sermon Sunday, September 3, 2017
Romans 12:9-21, “Let love be genuine”
The Rev. Bill Fulton, “When the text comes alive”

Sermon Sunday, August 6, 2017
Luke 9:28-36, The Transfiguration of Jesus: “Let us build three dwellings”
The Rev. Bill Fulton, “The many ways we avoid God”

Sermon Sunday, July 30, 2017
Matthew 13:31-33,44-52, Parables about seeds, pearls, treasure and a great harvest
Deacon Intern Bill Thaete, “How can we enter the Kingdom of Heaven?”

Sermon Sunday, July 23, 2017
Genesis 28:10-19a, “Jacob’s dream”
The Rev. Bill Fulton, “Near to the wild heart of life”

Sermon Sunday, July 16, 2017
Matthew 13:1-9,18-23, The parable of the sower and the seed
The Rev. Bill Fulton, “God is generous”

Sermon Sunday, July 9, 2017
Matthew 11:25-30, “My yoke is easy and my burden is light”
The Rev. Bill Fulton, “Pulling in the yoke with Jesus”

Sermon Sunday, July 2, 2017
Genesis 22:1-14, The sacrifice of Isaac
The Rev. Bill Fulton, “God will provide”

Sermon Sunday, June 25, 2017
Matthew 10:24-39, “What you hear whispered, shout from the rooftops”
The Rev. Bill Fulton, “We hear God in a whisper before we shout from the rooftops””

Sermon Sunday, June 18, 2017
Matthew 9:35-10:23, Jesus calls the disciples to go out into the harvest
Mr. Bill Thaete, Deacon Intern, “Jesus calls us each by name”

Sermon Sunday, June 11, 2017
Genesis 1:1-2:4a, The creation story
The Rev. Bill Fulton, “Bringing order out of chaos”

Sermon Sunday, June 4, 2017
Acts 2:1-21, The Holy Spirit descends on the disciples at Pentecost
The Rev. Bill Fulton, “Every baptism is a little Pentecost”

Sermon Sunday, May 28, 2017
Acts 1:6-14, “You will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you.”
The Rev. Bill Fulton, “Who, us? We’re supposed to be witnesses?”

Sermon Sunday, May 21, 2017
Acts 17:22-31, Paul’s speech in Athens against idols
The Rev. Bill Fulton, “The fingerprints of God are everywhere in the universe”

Sermon Sunday, May 14, 2017
John 14:1-14, “I am the way, the truth, and the life”
The Rev. Bill Fulton, “Come my way, my truth, my life”

Sermon Sunday, May 7, 2017
John 10:1-10, The parables of the good shepherd and the gate
Mr. Charles Smith, “A Kairos Prison Ministry weekend”

Sermon Sunday, April 23, 2017
John 20:19-31, Doubting Thomas
The Rev. Bill Fulton, “Doubt is an essential part of the faith journey”

Sermon Friday, April 14, 2017, Good Friday
John 18:1-19:42, The betrayal, trial, and crucifixion of Jesus
The Rev. Bill Fulton, “Love that never compromised”

Sermon Thursday, April 13, Maundy Thursday
John 13:1-17, 31b-35, The Last Supper and footwashing
Mr. Bill Thaete, “Feet aren’t just feet”

Sermon Sunday, April 9, 2017, Palm Sunday
Matthew 2:1-11, The entry of Jesus into Jerusalem
The Rev. Bill Fulton, “A different kind of king”

Sermon Sunday, April 2, 2017
John 11:1-45, The raising of Lazarus from the dead
The Rev. Bill Fulton, “The mystery of death”

Sermon Sunday, March 5, 2017
Genesis 2:15-17; 3:1-7, the Fall, and Matthew 4:1-11, the Temptation of Jesus
The Rev. Bill Fulton, “The vocabulary of sin”

Sermon Sunday, February 19, 2017
Matthew 5:38-48, “Love your enemies”
The Rev. Bill Fulton, “Be generous, as God is generous”

Sermon Sunday, February 12, 2017
Matthew 5:21-37, The Sermon on the Mount: Jesus’ interpretation of the Ten Commandments
The Rev. Bill Fulton, “Trying and failing and trying again”

Sermon Sunday, February 5, 2017
Matthew 5:13-20, “You are the salt of the earth”
The Rev. Bill Fulton, “The Joads of Grapes of Wrath

Sermon Sunday, January 29, 2017
Matthew 5:1-12, The Beatitudes
Mr. Carleton Mckenney, “Jesus is our older brother”

Sermon Sunday, January 29, 2017
Matthew 5:1-12, The Beatitudes
The Rev. Bill Fulton, “Blessed are the poor in spirit: the refugees”

Sermon and comments from the congregation for the memorial service for Lynda Loveday, Saturday, January 28, 2017
Luke 8:1-8, The women who traveled with Jesus
The Rev. Bill Fulton, Remembering Lynda Loveday and commending her into the arms of God

Sermon Sunday, January 22, 2017
1 Peter 5:6-10, “Discipline yourselves, be alert.”
The Rev. Bill Fulton, “The temptation to fall away from faith”

Sermon Sunday, January 15, 2017
John 1:29-42, “Here is the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world”
The Rev. Bill Fulton, “The sin of the world”

Sermon Sunday, January 8, 2017
Matthew 3:13-17, The Baptism of Jesus
The Rev. Bill Fulton, Sermon for the Baptism of Gwen, an adopted child of God

Sermon Saturday, December 24, 2016 – Christmas Eve
Luke 2:1-20, The birth of Jesus
The Rev. Bill Fulton, Christmas is God’s way of saying, “I love you”

Sermon Sunday, December 18, 2016
Matthew 3:18-25, Joseph’s dream, “Do not be afraid to take Mary as your wife”
The Rev. Bill Fulton, “The story of Joseph’s decision”

Sermon Sunday, December 11, 2016
Matthew 11:2-11, John the Baptist asks Jesus, “Are you the one?”
The Rev. Bill Fulton, Is God a God of judgment or a God of mercy?

Sermon Sunday, December 4, 2016
Matthew 3:1-12, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near”
The Rev. Dick Scott, “Changing your life”

Sermon Sunday, November 27, 2016
Romans 13:11-14, “The night is far gone, the day is near,” and Matthew 24:36-44, the coming of the Son of Man
The Rev. Bill Fulton, “The odd season of Advent”

Sermon Sunday, November 20, 2016
Colossians 1:11-20, “Christ is the image of the invisible God, the first-born of all creation”
The Rev. Bill Fulton, “The Cosmic Christ”

Sermon Sunday, November 13, 2016
Luke 21:5-19, “By your endurance you will be saved”
The Rev. Bill Fulton, “The presidential election: not the end of the world”

Sermon Sunday, November 6, 2016
Ephesians 1:11-23, All Saints’ Sunday
The Rev. Bill Fulton, “The past is not really past; it is still with us”

Sermon Sunday, October 30, 2106
Luke 19:1-10, The story of Zaccheus
The Rev. Bill Fulton, “Can people change?”

Sermon Sunday, October 23, 2016
Luke 18:9-14, The Pharisee and the Tax Collector
The Rev. Bill Fulton, “What’s the matter with a street preacher?”

Sermon Sunday, October 16, 2016
Luke 18:1-8, The persistent widow and the judge
The Rev. Bill Fulton, “Sexual harassment: an imbalance of power”

Sermon Sunday, October 9, 2016
Luke 17:11-19, “Where not ten healed? And where are the other nine?”
The Rev. Bill Fulton, “How to be more grateful”

Sermon Sunday, October 2, 2016
Matthew 11:28-30, “Come to me, all who are weary and heavy laden”
The Rev. Bill Fulton, “Life is a struggle”

Sermon Sunday, September 25, 2016
Luke 16:19-31, The parable of Lazarus and the rich man
The Rev. Bill Fulton, “Stories about a rich man and a poor man”

Sermon Sunday, September 18, 2016
Jeremiah 8:18-9:1, “Is there no balm in Gilead?”
The Rev. Bill Fulton, “Sharing in God’s grief”

Sermon Sunday, September 11, 2016
Luke 15:1-11, Parable of the lost sheep
The Rev. Bill Fulton, “An uncomfortable text’

Sermon Sunday, September 4, 2016
Psalm 139:1-17, “Lord, you have searched me out and known me”
The Rev. Bill Fulton, “Nothing to hide”

Sermon Sunday, August 28, 2016
Luke 14:1, 7-14, “All who exalt themselves will be humbled”
The Rev. Bill Fulton, “Humblebragging”

Sermon Sunday, August 14, 2016
Luke 12:49-56, “You do not know how to interpret the present times”
The Rev. Bill Fulton, “The work of racial reconciliation”

Sermon Sunday, August 7, 2016
Hebrews 11:1-3, 8-16, ” Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.”
The Rev. Bill Fulton, “Looking to the future of St. Antony’s”

Sermon Sunday, July 31, 2016
Luke 12:13-21, “Be on your guard against all kinds of greed”
The Rev. Bill Fulton, “Our complicated relationship with money”

Sermon Sunday, July 24, 2016
Colossians 2:6-19, A reflection on baptism
The Rev. Bill Fulton, “Does baptism make us different?”

Sermon Sunday, July 17, 2016
Luke 10:38-42, Martha and Mary’s hospitality to Jesus
The Rev. Dick Scott, “Hospitality to the stranger”

Sermon Saturday, July 16, 2016
John 14:1-6, “In my Father’s house there are many dwelling places”
Stories shared at Sandy Norris’ Celebration of Life

Sermon Sunday, July 10. 2016
Amos 7:7-17, “God is setting a plumb line in the midst of his people”
The Rev. Bill Fulton, “The plumb line for our country”

Sermon Sunday, July 3, 2016
Luke 10:1-11, 16-20, Jesus appoints seventy disciples and sends them out in pairs
The Rev. Bill Fulton, “A sacrament of integrity”

Sermon Sunday, June 26, 2016
Luke 9:51-62, “Lord, do you want us to command fire to come down from heaven and consume them?”
The Rev. Bill Fulton, “No more Orlandos”

Children’s sermon and adult sermon, Sunday, June 19, 2016
Luke 8:26-39, Jesus heals the man with a Legion of demons
The Rev. Bill Fulton, “A Puppet show” and “No more scapegoats”

Sermon Sunday, June 12, 2016
1 Kings 21:1-21a, The Prophet Elijah and Naboth; and Luke 7:36-8:3, the woman who washed Jesus’ feet
The Rev. Canon Joan Anthony, “Learning to accept forgiveness”

Sermon Sunday, June 5, 2016
Luke 7:11-17, Jesus raises the son of the widow of Nain
The Rev. Bill Fulton. “Compassion: living from the gut”

Sermon Sunday, May 29, 2016
Luke 7:1-10, The healing of the centurion’s slave
Charles Smith, “Who is Jesus to you?”

Sermon Sunday, May 22, 2016
Romans 5:1-5, At peace with God, justified by Jesus, filled with the Holy Spirit
The Rev. Bill Fulton, “The doctrine of the Trinity as poetry and metaphor”

Sermon Sunday, May 15, 2016
Romans 8:14-17, “All who are led by the Spirit are children of God”
The Rev. Bill Fulton, “Remember your baptism”

Sermon Sunday, May 8, 2016
John 17:20-26, Jesus’ prayer “That they all may be one”
The Rev. Canon Joan Anthony, “Being one with God and each other”

Sermon Sunday, May 1, 2016
Acts 16:7-15, “Come over to Macedonia and help us”
The Rev. Bill Fulton, “How is God calling us to proclaim good news in our new location?”

Sermon Sunday, April 17, 2016
Revelation 7:9-17, John’s vision of heaven
The Rev. Bill Fulton, “Go up the stairs and open the door”

Sermon Sunday, April 10, 2016
Acts 9:1-20, The conversion of Saul on the road to Damascus
The Rev. Bill Fulton, “An introduction to my friend Paul”

Sermon Sunday, April 3, 2016
John 20:19-31, “Thomas answered, ‘My Lord and my God!'”
The Rev. Canon Joan Anthony, “Coming to faith”

Sermon Sunday, March 27, 2016 – Easter Sunday
Luke 24:1-12, The empty tomb story
The Rev. Bill Fulton, “The surprise of Resurrection”

Sermon Friday, March 25, 2016 – Good Friday evening
John 18:1-19:42, The Passion Gospel according to John
The Rev. Bill Fulton, “Adoration of the cross”

Sermon Friday, March 25, 2016 – Good Friday
The Way of the Cross, various scripture passages
The Rev. Bill Fulton, “Walking the way of the cross with Simon of Cyrene”

Sermon Thursday, March 24, Maundy Thursday
John 13:1-17, 31b-35, The Last Supper of Jesus
The Rev. Bill Fulton, “Jesus gives us the beloved community”

Sermon Sunday, March 20, 2016
Luke 23:1-49, The Passion Gospel according to Luke
The Rev. Canon Joan Anthony, “Live a life of forgiveness”

Sermon Sunday, March 13, 2016
John 12:1-8, Mary anoints Jesus’ feet with expensive perfume
The Rev. Bill Fulton, “Becoming vulnerable”

Sermon Sunday, March 6, 2016
Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32, The parable of the prodigal son
The Rev. Bill Fulton, “Coming home”

Sermon Sunday, February 28, 2016
Exodus 3:1-15, “The Lord appeared to Moses in a burning bush”
The Rev. Bill Fulton, “God of justice and God of holiness”

Sermon Sunday, February 21, 2016
Genesis 15:1-12,17-18, “A terrifying darkness”
The Rev. Bill Fulton, “God never leaves us”

Sermon Saturday, February 20, 2016
Psalm 90:1-12, “So teach us to number our days”
The Rev. Bill Fulton, Celebration of Life for Barbara Berglind

Sermon Sunday, February 14, 2016
Luke 4:1-13, Jesus was led by the Spirit in the wilderness forty days
The Rev. Bill Fulton, “Lean into your time of testing and call upon God”

Sermon Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Matthew 6:1-18, “When you pray, go into your room and shut the door”
The Rev. Bill Fulton, “Beginning a journey of prayer in Lent”

Sermon Sunday, February 7, 2016
Luke 9:28-36, The Transfiguration of Jesus
The Rev. Canon Joan Anthony, “Accept God’s invitation”

Sermon Sunday, January 31, 2016
Mark 10:17-22, “Go, sell what you own, and give the money to the poor… then come, follow me.
The Rt. Rev. Greg Rickel, “Those important two words: ‘Follow me.'”

Sermon Sunday, January 24, 2016
Luke 4:14-21, Jesus preaches in the synagogue at Nazareth
The Rev. Bill Fulton, “Today. Not tomorrow, but today.”

Sermon Sunday, January 17, 2016
John 2:1-11, Jesus turns water into wine
The Rev. Bill Fulton, “Turning the ordinary into the extraordinary”

Sermon Sunday, January 10, 2016
Acts 8:14-17, The apostles sent Peter and John to Samaria
The Rev. Bill Fulton, “Missionary ambivalence”

Sermon Sunday, January 3, 2016
Matthew 2:13-15,19-23, Joseph and Mary’s flight into Egypt
The Rev. Bill Fulton, “Salvation comes from the most unexpected places”