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The Rev. Jon Stratton, July 22, 2018
The Ninth Sunday after Pentecost
"In the late 19th and early 20th Centuries, progressive social gospel Christians advocated for something that they called 'Practical Christianity'."

The Rev. Jon Stratton, July 22, 2018
The Ninth Sunday after Pentecost
"Five hundred years ago, give or take a few years, a Christian mystic by the name of Teresa of Avila allegedly wrote these words..."

The Rev. Jon Stratton, July 15, 2018
The Eighth Sunday after Pentecost
"This morning, King Herod throws himself a birthday party, and you are not invited."

The Rev. Jon Stratton, July 1, 2018
The Sixth Sunday after Pentecost
"If you've ever been around or raised small children, you've probably noticed that they have some pretty serious opinions about what is fair and what's not fair."

The Rev. Jon Stratton, June 24, 2018
The Fifth Sunday after Pentecost
"This morning from our two readings from the Old Testament, we heard perhaps one of the most familiar stories in all of scripture."

The Rev. Marc Smith, June 17, 2018
The Fourth Sunday after Pentecost
"On this Father's Day, I'm especially mindful of the many different ways they've impacted our lives.."

The Rev. Jon Stratton, June 10, 2018
The Third Sunday after Pentecost
"This morning, Jesus goes home."

The Rev. Jon Stratton, June 3, 2018
The Second Sunday after Pentecost
"Remember the Sabbath, and keep it holy."

The Rev. Jon Stratton, May 20, 2018
The Day of Pentecost: Whitsunday
"This morning on the Day of Pentecost we commemorate the first Pentecostal revival meeting."

Nancy Emmel, May 13, 2018
The Seventh Sunday of Easter
"Sometimes when we ponder Jesus' love for us, it's hard to get our heads around who Jesus is to us."

The Rev. Jon Stratton, May 6, 2018
The Sixth Sunday of Easter
"In our readings from the Book of Acts, we meet a man named Cornelius."

The Rev. Jon Stratton, April 29, 2018
The Fifth Sunday of Easter
"This morning in our first reading from the Book of Acts we meet a pretty interesting man."

The Rev. Harry Leip, April 22, 2018
The Fourth Sunday of Easter
"This we know, the earth does not belong to us, we belong to the earth."

The Rev. Jon Stratton, April 15, 2018
The Third Sunday of Easter
"Throughout the season of Easter the scripture passages appointed for Sunday morning include stories of the resurrected Jesus and his encounters and experiences with his disciples."

The Rev. Leslie Scoopmire, April 8, 2018
The Second Sunday of Easter
"Well, good morning, and welcome, you few, you proud, you who are not in any way finished having Easter."

The Rev. Jon Stratton, April 1, 2018
The Sunday of the Resurrection: Easter Day
"When I was ten years old. I witnessed the resurrection of Jesus Christ. ."

The Rev. Jon Stratton, March 30, 2018
Good Friday
"Every year on Good Friday we re-read the story of Jesus' trial and execution as recorded by St. John."

The Rev. Harry Leip, March 29, 2018
Maundy Thursday
"So, one of the many joys that I experience here serving at Trinity with you all is that I get to experience this holy space in all kinds of weather."

The Rev. David Gerth, March 18, 2018
The Fifth Sunday in Lent
"Good morning. It's wonderful to be with you all."

The Rev. Jon Stratton, March 11, 2018
The Fourth Sunday in Lent
"About five years ago, my wife and I became the proud owners of a hundred-and-ten-year-old brick home in south city St. Louis."

Barbi Click, March 4, 2018
The Third Sunday in Lent
"Good morning, I'm very happy to be with you in the midst of this space."

Nancy Emmel, February 25, 2018
The Second Sunday in Lent
"For those of who who haven't met me, I am your Eden Seminary intern this year."

The Rev. Jon Stratton, February 18, 2018
The First Sunday in Lent
"I'd like for us to turn our attention this morning to our Old Testament reading and the story of Noah.."

The Rev. Jon Stratton, February 4, 2018
The 5th Sunday after the Epiphany
"Many of you know I grew up in a conservative evangelical Christian home."

The Rev. Jon Stratton, January 28, 2018
The 4th Sunday after the Epiphany
"If you didn't already know it, today is National Annual Parish Meeting Sunday, so instead of giving a regular sermon, I will be delivering my Annual Parish Report this morning."

The Rev. Jon Stratton, January 21, 2018
The 3rd Sunday after the Epiphany
"I'd like to invite you this morning to imagine the worst group of people that you can think of."

The Rev. Jon Stratton, January 14, 2018
The 2nd Sunday after the Epiphany
"This morning I will be preaching from our Old Testament text, which comes from the Book of Samuel."

The Rev. Jon Stratton, January 7, 2018
Epiphany Sunday
"Just a couple weeks ago, people from all across the globe traveled home for Christmas, bearing gifts for friends and loved ones and for family.."

The Rev. Harry Leip, December 31, 2017
The First Sunday after Christmas Day
"Morning, everyone. Many of us have a favorite Christmas carol or a song we like to sing at this time of year..."

The Rev. Jon Stratton, December 17, 2017
The Third Sunday of Advent
"Last Sunday in our Gospel lesson the Evangelist Mark took us to the banks of the River Jordan where we met John the Baptist."

Jillian Smith, December 3, 2017
The First Sunday of Advent
"Good morning, for those of you who do not know me, my name is Jillian Smith, and I am the Director of Deaconess Anne House."

The Rev. Jon Stratton, November 26, 2017
The Last Sunday after Pentecost: Christ the King
"Over the past few weeks we have heard several of Jesus' parables as remembered and told by brother Matthew, the tax collector."

Nancy Emmel, November 19, 2017
The Twenty-Fourth Sunday after Pentecost
"Good morning. For those of you who don't know me, I'm Nancy Emmel. I'm your intern this year from Eden Seminary."

The Rev. Jon Stratton, November 12, 2017
The Twenty-Third Sunday after Pentecost
"Like most houses in the tornado-prone Midwest, the one I grew up in had a basement."

The Rev. Jon Stratton, November 5, 2017
All Saints' Sunday
"On this All Saint's Sunday, you might be asking yourself, 'How do I become a saint?'"

The Rev. Rebecca Ragland, October 29, 2017
The Twenty-First Sunday after Pentecost
"...the legacy of the generations."

The Rev. Jon Stratton, October 22, 2017
The Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost
"Jesus is really good at bringing people together."

The Rev. Jon Stratton, October 8, 2017
The Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost
"I believe I've mentioned to you before that, growing up, we had very strict rules about what we could and could not watch on television."

The Rev. Harry Leip, October 1, 2017
The Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost
"With beauty before me I walk."

The Rev. Jon Stratton, September 24, 2017
The Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost
"Last Sunday in our reading from the Book of Exodus, the people marched."

The Rev. Jon Stratton, September 17, 2017
The Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost
"This morning we're presented with a parable, sometimes called the parable of the unmerciful or unforgiving servant."

The Rev. Jon Stratton, September 10, 2017
The Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost
"A few weeks ago I was speaking to a friend, colleague, and mentor of mine, the Rev. David Gerth..."