Sermons

“Behold!” – Sermon for January 3, 2016

“Behold!” A Sermon on John 1:1-18 for the 2nd Sunday after Christmas Day; preached January 3, 2016, by the Rev. Matthew Emery, Senior Minister   “The Word became flesh and lived among us.” I have spent a little more than half of the past three weeks living among my family—that is to say, family other…

“Glory to God” – Sermon for Christmas Eve 2015

“Glory to God!” A Sermon on Luke 2:1-20 for the Birth of Our Lord: Christmas Eve; preached December 24, 2015, by the Rev. Matthew Emery, Senior Minister   I wonder if the angels were as surprised as the shepherds.  The story tells us—this story most of us have heard time and time again—it tells us…

“On Alert!” – Sermon for November 29, 2015

“On Alert!” A Sermon on Luke 21:25-36 for the 1st Sunday of Advent, Year C; preached November 29, 2015, by the Rev. Matthew Emery, Senior Minister   “Russia Beefs Up Its Forces.” “Chicago Protesters eye Black Friday Hotspot.” “Strike on Clinic was ‘tragic but avoidable’.” “2 massacres in 12 hours leave 15 dead in Honduras.”…