Sermons

The First Sunday of Lent, March 6, 2022: The Rev. Dr. Harmon Smith

Lent 1-C 6 February 2022 St. Titus, Durham Deut 26:1-11Rom 10:8b-13Luke 4:1-13 The Lord be with you…Let us pray. Gracious Father, we have no power in ourselves to help ourselves, so we beg you to defend us against all adversities and evils that may happen to our bodies and souls; through Jesus Christ our Lord….

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 constraints imposed on us by the coronavirus and the 3rd week…

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. Today is the last Sunday of Lent, though I’m not sure…

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 terror, a moment of uncertainty, may not be what God sees….

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: ‘Tell people about Jesus and leave the rest to God.’  I…

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 in the New Testament between Jesus and anyone else.  Clearly, there…

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 also being sexist while also being homophobic and ageist. As a…

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 and just ignore the overwhelming anger and pain that I was…

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