Category: Sermons

A Sermon for the Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost, Proper 19-B, September 12, 2021

Proper 19-B 12 September 2021 St. Titus, DurhamThe Reverend Dr. Harmon Smith Isaiah 50:49aJames 3:1-12Mark 8:27-38 Good morning; I hope you are safe and healthy. I’m glad to preach again because I want to praise my Maker while I’ve breath; thank the rector for… Continue Reading “A Sermon for the Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost, Proper 19-B, September 12, 2021”

A Sermon for Trinity Sunday, June 7, 2020

By The Rev. Dr. Harmon Smith The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit – and a special helping of hope  – be with all of us. We are entering our 5th month of… Continue Reading “A Sermon for Trinity Sunday, June 7, 2020”

St. Titus’ Coronavirus: Lent 5

By Amy Peterson Pray with me. God, you give life to the dead and call into being things that were not. Enliven our spirits and open our ears to hear only your words today. In the name of the Father, Son, and HS: amen.… Continue Reading “St. Titus’ Coronavirus: Lent 5”

Seeing Is Believing: Lent 4

By the Rt. Rev. Anne Hodges-Copple Sometimes, maybe most of the time, it is hard to see what God is up to. If our ways are not God’s ways, what we see in a moment of joy, a moment of disappointment, a moment of… Continue Reading “Seeing Is Believing: Lent 4”

A Sermon for Lent 4

By Fr. Harmon Smith, composed for delivery at St. Titus’ Episcopal Church, Durham, NC, on March 22, 2020. Services were cancelled as a result of COVID-19. You may remember baby Wendell’s baptism several weeks ago when Mo. Stephanie’s instructions to her included this imperative:… Continue Reading “A Sermon for Lent 4”

A Sermon for Lent 3

By the Rev. Sarah Woodard, Deacon Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.  Matthew 28:19 This account from the Gospel of John is the longest conversation… Continue Reading “A Sermon for Lent 3”

Facing Rejection With Resilience: A Sermon for Pauli Murray

By the Rev. Racquel Gill As I familiarized myself with the life of Dr. Pauli Murray this summer I became all to familiar with the baseline of rejection that seemed to accompany those who are the victim of a world that is racist while… Continue Reading “Facing Rejection With Resilience: A Sermon for Pauli Murray”

The Feast of Pauli Murray

By the Rev. Indhira Udofia *Author’s Note* I had a sermon. It was a great technical homily that tightly braided the exegetical notes of Isaiah 49, Pauli Murray’s work, and the commentary about American exceptionalism. I thought that I could give you that sermon… Continue Reading “The Feast of Pauli Murray”

130th Anniversary Homily

By the Very Rev. W. (Will) H. Mebane, Jr It’s better to give back than go back My dear sisters and brothers, as the patron saint of this parish might say to the early churches in Christendom, I greet you in the name of… Continue Reading “130th Anniversary Homily”

The Feast of Pauli Murray

By The Rev. Joyce Corbin Cunningham On February 08, 2007, I attended a special worship service at the Chapel of the Cross Episcopal Church in Chapel Hill. I was motivated to attend that service, for two reasons: the first was that the service was… Continue Reading “The Feast of Pauli Murray”