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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,...

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,...

‘Your Arm’s too Short to Box with God.’  Really?

Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost

August 31, 2014

Mr. Grady Hedgespeth, Senior Warden

‘Your Arm’s too Short to Box with God.’  Really?

So here we are at the final installment on our Summer Sermon Series, Meeting God in Our Lives: Exploring Spiritual Practices.  So far we have heard from five members of our community: Suella Henn who set the stage for the series, Justi...

Breathing as Spiritual Practice

Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost

August 24, 2014

Ms. Emily Williams Guffey

“Breathing as Spiritual Practice”

August Preaching Series: Meeting God In Our Lives

Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost:  August 24, 2014

Isaiah 42:5-9 • John 20:19-23

 

It is great to be back here with you. Even though I have not been able to be here with you in this space these past...

The Spirituality of Eating

Tenth Sunday after Pentecost

August 17, 2014

Mr. David Deutsch

Sermon – St. Mark’s – August 17, 2014

The Spirituality of Eating

Gospel: Luke 24: 13-16, 28-32

 

 

Before I begin I just want to mention how much I have enjoyed the three sermons that have already been preached on the topic of Meeting God in Our Lives: Exploring Spiritual Practices....

“Give Up!”

The Eighth Sunday after Pentecost

August 03, 2014

The Reverend Rebecca Justice Schunior, Assistant Rector

The Reverend Justi Schunior

August 3, 2013

August preaching series – Meeting God in our Lives

“Give Up!”

Our theme for sermons during August is titled, “Meeting God in our Lives: Exploring Spiritual Practices.” Last week, Suella Henn gave a beautiful sermon about prayer and its...

Intimations of Presence

July 27, 2014

Suella Henn

Meeting God in Our Lives: Exploring Spiritual Practices

July 27, 2014

Suella Henn

 

“Intimations of Presence”

 

            Probably many of us have very little opportunity for a practice of silence.  In fact, we may actively resist it – radio or TV constantly on,...

Guest Preacher Marcella Gillis on Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43 (6-Pentecost)

July 20, 2014

Marcella Gillis, Director of Youth & Family Ministries

Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43

July 20, 2014 - St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Capitol Hill

Marcella Gillis

The green thumb must be a recessive gene. Or perhaps it skips a generation. My dad can grow a tomato plant out of the ground like he’s Cinderella’s fairy godmother, and my mother collects...

Easter is love (Part 2)

The Sixth Sunday of Easter

May 25, 2014

The Reverend Paul Roberts Abernathy, Rector

What wondrous love is this, O my soul!

What wondrous love is this that caused the Lord of bliss

to lay aside his crown for my soul.[1]

 

      Last Sunday, I said that one the church’s central purposes and one of our chief uses of the Easter season, the fifty days between Easter Day...

Easter Means Love

The Fifth Sunday of Easter

May 18, 2014

The Reverend Paul Roberts Abernathy, Rector

      The Easter season (also known as Eastertide also known as the Great Fifty Days between Easter Day and the Day of Pentecost, that word meaning fiftieth) offers us an annual opportunity, at length and at leisure, to contemplate, to celebrate the meaning of the resurrection of Jesus....

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