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A Change of Heart for Christmas

The Second Sunday in Christmas, Year C

December 27, 2015

The Reverend Rebecca Justice Schunior, Associate Rector

           This Christmas was, for many, a more difficult Christmas – it was harder to feel joy. Some in our community were experiencing the first Christmas without a beloved wife, or spiritual guide, or son, or long expected baby. For all of us here in DC, the weather made the Christmas...

Second Sunday of Advent 2015

December 06, 2015

The Reverend Michele Morgan, Interim Rector

The Reverend Michele H. Morgan has posted her sermon for the Second Sunday of Advent online at: https://soundcloud.com/michele-h-morgan/advent-2c-2015

Our Little Apocalypses

The Twentyfifth Sunday after Pentecost (RCL, Year B)

November 15, 2015

The Reverend Rebecca Justice Schunior, Associate Rector

Mark 13:1-8

It might be helpful to remind ourselves about what apocalypse means. Or at least it might be good for me to remind myself because we get a good dose of apocalypse today in Mark’s gospel AND, looking ahead, we get some more of it two weeks from now in the gospel of Luke, which...

A Celebration of the Life of Henry Bernard Burneson

November 14, 2015

Ms. Marcella Gillis

A Celebration of the Life of Henry Bernard Burneson

November 11, 2015 – St Mark’s Episcopal Church, Capitol Hill

Homily by Ms. Marcella Gillis

I had the pleasure of being the youth director here at St. Mark’s for three wild and wonderful years. As a youth minister, I sometimes feel like...

The Widow Deserves her Mite Back!

The Twentyfourth Sunday after Pentecost (RCL, Year B)

November 08, 2015

The Reverend Rebecca Justice Schunior, Associate Rector

Mark 12:38-44

Back in my secular life, when I worked in fundraising for the foundation of a Catholic hospital, my job entailed a lot of story writing. I’d write fundraising letters and brochures and newsletters telling compelling stories that would, hopefully, inspire readers to take out...

The Courage to be Courageous

The Seventh Sunday after Pentecost (RCL, Year B)

July 12, 2015

The Reverend Rebecca Justice Schunior, Associate Rector

Mark 6:14-29

So, let’s all take a second and soak in how strange this story is that we just heard. Last week, Michele made the apt comparison between Mark’s story telling technique and that of a little kid, “and then, and then, and then…!” But in this case Mark is not in a rush. He shares...

The Confederate Flag and a Response to Pain

The Fifth Sunday after Pentecost (RCL, Year B)

June 28, 2015

The Reverend Rebecca Justice Schunior, Associate Rector

2 Samuel 1:1, 17-27

 Mark 5:21-43

I suppose I shouldn’t write sermons until the end of the week – everything important seems to happen then. I don’t know about you, but I’m overwhelmed by news this week, much of it good (praise God!). But really it is enough to give you whiplash. After...

Stormy Waters

The Fourth Sunday After Pentecost (RCL, Year B)

June 21, 2015

The Reverend Rebecca Justice Schunior, Associate Rector

 

Mark 4:35-41

St. Mark’s is going through a period of transition. To many of us, this period of transition has felt like it is interminable. There was the capital campaign, the actual building project, the Rev. Paul Abernathy’s retirement, the hiring of a new interim rector, the...

Will You Be Like All the Rest?

Second Sunday after Pentecost (RCL, Year B)

June 07, 2015

The Reverend Josh Thomas

Father Josh Thomas maintains his own website to share his sermons. His sermon from June 7, the Second Sunday after Pentecost, can be found at: http://frjoshthomas.com/2015/06/07/will-you-be-like-all-the-rest/

Philip and the Ethiopian

May 03, 2015

Dr. Bernard Brandon Scott

Bernard Brandon Scott, Darbeth Distinguished Professor of New Testament Emeritus

Preliminaries

We have no idea who wrote the Acts of the Apostles. Like many authors in the ancient world, he remains anonymous. He is most probably the same person responsible for canonical Gospel of Luke. ...

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