Sermon Group

In the spirit of living out our baptismal call to ministry, we support lay preaching at St. John’s. All sermons are lectionary-based, following the scriptures appointed for the day. The Sermon Group meets a few weeks prior to a sermon to discuss and discern the readings, and to provide the preacher with ideas and perspectives to consider when preparing their sermon. They also meet afterwards to debrief the sermon and to provide feedback.

Preaching asks us to juxtapose scripture with modern events and values, an important, difficult, and rewarding task. A good sermon is not necessarily a comforting message, but one that challenges norms and strengthens our faith. Preaching from the pulpit is not a requirement to participate in the Sermon group; we welcome diverse knowledge, perspectives, and insights as we apply biblical scriptures to today’s world.

Sermon Archive

Christmas Eve 2019

December 25, 2019

Lessons and Carols

December 15, 2019

Advent 2

December 8, 2019

Being Vigilant

December 1, 2019
May the words of my mouth and the meditations of our hearts be always acceptable in thy sight, oh God, our strength, and our redeemer. Amen. I’m 15 and my…

Christ the King

November 24, 2019
We’ve nearly made our way through another church year, but before we move into the season of Advent, we have one last bit of liturgical business to take care of:…