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Learning to Breath Underwater

Second Sunday in Lent

March 01, 2015

Senior Warden Grady Hedgespeth

Sermon Title - Learning to Breath Underwater  – Grady B. Hedgespeth, Senior Warden, St. Mark’s Episcopal Church Capitol Hill, March 1, 2015

Text:  Breathing Underwater, a poem by Sr. Carol Bielek, RSCJ and Matthew 6:25-34

The title of my sermon today is Learning to Breathe Underwater and...

Listen to Him

First Sunday in Lent

February 22, 2015

The Reverend Josh Thomas

Father Josh Thomas maintains his own website to share his sermons. His sermon from Febrauary 22, the First Sunday in Lent, can be found at: http://frjoshthomas.com/2015/02/25/listen-to-him/.

Return to God – We’re Here for You (My First “Ashes to Go”)

Ash Wednesday

February 18, 2015

The Reverend Josh Thomas

Father Josh Thomas maintains his own website to share his sermons and thoughts. His response to his participation in St. Mark's "Ashes-to-Go" program are at: http://frjoshthomas.com/2015/02/26/return-to-god-were-here-for-you-my-first-ashes-to-go/

The Fish We Catch

The Third Sunday in Epiphany (RCL, Year B)

January 25, 2015

The Reverend Rebecca Justice Schunior, Assistant Rector

Jonah 3:1-5,10

Mark 1:14-20

            “Follow me, and I will make you fish for people.” This is what our translation of a crucial part of the gospel message for today says[1]. It is also a very strange thing to say. It is a little clumsy. For those of us with a history of biblical...

Last Sunday of Pentecost (Christ the King), Year A

November 23, 2014

Ms. Emily Williams Guffey

Emily Williams Guffey
Last Sunday of Pentecost (Christ the King), Year A
23 November 2014 • St. Mark’s, Capitol Hill
Ezekiel 34:11-16, 20-24; Ephesians 1:15-23; Matthew 25:31-46

“Lord, when was it that we saw you hungry and gave you food, or thirsty and gave you something to drink? And...

Love of God, Love of Neighbor

The Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost (RCL, Year A)

October 26, 2014

The Reverent Susan Mann Flanders

Deut. 34:1-6, 10,  Mt. 22: 34-40              St. Mark’s, 10/26/14

          Dying today is seldom as it was in Moses’time.  Moses accomplishes his life’s work; he encounters his God in a literal mountaintop experience and dies and is buried, no one knows where. His actual dying is...

What’s the Alternative?

The Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost (RCL, Year A)

October 19, 2014

The Reverend Rebecca Justice Schunior, Assistant Rector

 

“Give therefore to the emperor the things that are the emperor’s, and to God the things that are God’s.” When they heard this, they were amazed; and they left him and went away.

(Matthew 22:21b-22)

 

            Friends, I have a very soft spot in my heart for fundraisers. Because,...

Sermon for the 18th Sunday after Pentecost, October 12, 2014

October 12, 2014

Ms. Emily Williams Guffey

Sermon for the 18th Sunday after Pentecost, October 12, 2014
Isaiah 25:6-9; Psalm 23; Matthew 22:1-14
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Capitol Hill
Emily Williams Guffey

That’s quite a Gospel parable we have today, isn’t it? Let’s review:

There’s a king who is throwing a wedding banquet...

Sacred Space

September 28, 2014

The Right Reverend Mariann Budde Edgar, Bishop of Washington

Sermon for the Service of Dedication
St Mark's Capitol Hill
September 28, 2014
The Right Reverend Mariann Edgar Budde  

Sacred Space

 

Then I said to them, "You see the trouble we are in, how Jerusalem lies in ruins with its gates burned. Come, let us build the wall of Jerusalem,...

Thoughts for Christian Ed Sunday

September 21, 2014

Ms. Kitty Donnelly, Co-Director of Christian Education

May the words of my mouth and the meditations of our hearts be acceptable in thy sight O Lord. 

One of my favorite children's stories is Stone Soup.   It takes place in a village of poor families.  They  feel discouraged and see the old turnip or limp carrots they have with despair.   Then...

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