Sermons
Preaching in the Christian tradition has a rich and varied history.  Sermons, also known as homilies, given at Good Shepherd reflect the best of breaking open the Word of God passed down to us in our Scriptures as well as addressing contemporary concerns, struggles and experiences.  Below find samples of sermons given by the clergy of Church of the Good Shepherd.

Recent Sermons

Pastor Kate’s Farewell Sermon - Christ In All - August 4, 2019
The Rev. Kate Harmon Siberine
Eighth Sunday After Pentecost
Colossians 3:1-11 & Luke 12:13-21

The Lord’s Prayer- July 28, 2019
The Rev. Mike Greene
Seventh Sunday after Pentecost
Colossians 2:6-15 & Luke 11:1-13

What We Carry- June 30, 2019
The Rev. Kate Harmon Siberine
Third Sunday After Pentecost
2 Kings 2:1-2. 6-14; Luke 9:51-62


God's Steady Presence- June 23, 2019
The Rev. Meg Hess
Second Sunday After Pentecost
Galatians 3:23-29 & Luke 8:26-39


Trinity In Action- June 16, 2019
The Rev. Jason Wells
Trinity Sunday
Romans 5:1-5 & John 16:12-15


First Words of Pentecost - June 9, 2019
The Rev. Kate Harmon Siberine
Feast of Pentecost
Acts 2:1-21 & John 14:8-27

Singing God's Prayer- June 2, 2019
The Rev. Kate Harmon Siberine
Seventh Sunday of Easter
Revelation 22:12-14,16-17,20-21 & John 17:20-26


Holy Imagination- May 26, 2019
The Rev. Alanna Van Antwerpen
Sixth Sunday of Easter
Revelation 21:10, 22-22:5 & John 14:23-29


New Beginners In Christ- May 19, 2019
The Rev. Kate Harmon Siberine
The Fifth Sunday of Easter
Revelation 21:1-6 & John 13:31-35


The Good Shepherd- May 12, 2019
The Rt. Rev. Rob Hirschfeld
The Fourth Sunday of Easter
Revelation 7:9-17 & John 10:22-30


Pastor Alanna's Farewell Sermon - 
The Transforming Love Of God - May 5, 2019
The Rev. Alanna Van Antwerpen
The Third Sunday of Easter
Acts 9:1-6 & John 21:1-19


Resurrection Eyes- April 28, 2019
The Rev. Fred Reynolds
Second Sunday of Easter
Revelation 1:4-8 & John 20:19-31


Easter Day:
Easter, the Best Day of the Year- April 21, 2019
The Rev. Alanna Van Antwerpen
1 Corinthians 1:18-31 & John 20:1-18



A Good Friday?- April 19, 2019
Good Friday
The Rev. Ken McGarry, Associate Minister at First Church, UCC



Maundy Thursday- On Holy Ground- April 18, 2019
The Rev. Kate Harmon Siberine
John 13:1-17, 31b-35



Palm Sunday- April 14, 2019
The Rt. Rev. Rob Hirschfeld
Palm Sunday
Luke 19:28-40, 22:39-23:49


Unexpected Gift Of The Moment- April 7, 2019
The Rev. Alanna Van Antwerpen
Fifth Sunday in Lent
Isaiah 43:16-21 & John 12:1-8


The Prodigal Storyteller- March 31, 2019
The Rev. Kate Harmon Siberine
Fourth Sunday in Lent
2 Corinthians 5:16-21 & Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32


Repentance Perspectives- March 24, 2019
The Rev. Alanna Van Antwerpen
The Third Sunday in Lent
Exodus 3:1-15 & Luke 13:1-9


Beyond a Climate of Fear- March 17, 2019
The Rev. Meg Hess
Second Sunday in Lent
Philippians 3:7-4:1 & Luke 13:31-35

 
Staying Present In Christ- March 3, 2019
The Rev. Kate Harmon Siberine
Feast of the Transfiguration
Exodus 34:29-35 & Luke 9:28-36


Forgiveness- Divine Work In A Human World- February 24, 2019
The Rev. Alanna Van Antwerpen
The Seventh Sunday After the Epiphany
Genesis 45:3-11,15 & Luke 6:27-38



What Beatitudes Are These?- February 17, 2019
The Rev. Alanna Van Antwerpen
The Sixth Sunday After the Epiphany
1 Corinthians 15:12-20 & Luke 6:17-26



Journey Beyond the Familiar- February 10, 2019
The Rev. Meg Hess
Fifth Sunday After Epiphany: Isaiah 6:1-11 & Luke 5:1-11
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Citizens in Christ- January 13, 2019
The Rev. Fred Reynolds
First Sunday after Epiphany: Isaiah 43: 1-7 & Luke 3:15-17, 21-22


Feast of the Epiphany
Stardust- January 6, 2019
The Rev. Kate Harmon Siberine
Isaiah 60:1-6 & Matthew 2:1-12

Christmas Day
Christmas Luminaries and the Light of Christ
The Rev. Kate Harmon Siberine
John 1:1-14


Christmas Eve
Seeing God at Christmas- December 24, 2018
The Rev. Alanna Van Antwerpen
Luke 2:1-20

Remixing the Magnificat- December 23, 2018
The Rev. Kate Harmon Siberine
Advent 4: Micah 5:2-5 & Luke 1:39-55

Joy And Vipers- Advent With John The Baptist- December 16, 2018
The Rev. Alanna Van Antwerpen
Third Sunday of Advent: Zephaniah 3:14-20 & Luke 3:7-18


Advent Angels and Alleluias- December 9, 2018
The Rev. Canon Gail Avery
Advent 2: Philippians 1:3-11 & Luke 3:1-6

Apocalypse and Advent- December 2, 2018
The Rev. Kate Harmon Siberine
Advent 1: Jeremiah 33:14-16 & Luke 21:25-36


Christ The King Sunday
For Aslan And For Christ- November 25, 2018
The Rev. Kate Harmon Siberine
Proper 29: Revelation 1:4b-8 & John 18:33-37


Apocalyptic Scripture Isn’t What You Think- November 18, 2018
The Rev. Fred Reynolds
Proper 28: Daniel 12:1-3 & Mark 13:1-8


The God Who Notices And Invites Us To Do The Same- November 11, 2018
The Rev. Alanna Van Antwerpen 
Proper 27: Mark 12:38-44


The Saints of God- November 4, 2018
The Rev. Kate Harmon Siberine
Feast of All Saints: Revelation 21:1-6a & John 11:32-44


Suffering Transformed- October 28, 2018
The Rev. Meg Hess
Proper 25: Job 42:1-6, 10-17 &Mark 10:46-52


Amazing Grace- October 21, 2018
The Rev. Kate Harmon Siberine
Proper 24: Isaiah 53:4-12 & Mark 10:35-45


Harden not your Heart- October 7, 2018
The Rev. Alanna Van Antwerpen
Proper 22: Job 1:1, 2:1-10 & Mark 10:2-6

From Generation to Generation- September 30, 2018
The Rev. Kate Harmon Siberine
Proper 21: Numbers 11:4-6, 10-16, 24-29 & Mark 9:38-50

Hug a Child, and Say Hello to God- September 23, 2018
The Rev. Fred Reynolds
Proper 20: Jeremiah 11:18-20 & Mark 9:30-37

Knowing Jesus- September 16, 2018
The Rev. Alanna Van Antwerpen
Proper 19: Isaiah 50:4-9a & Mark 8:27-38


Homecoming- September 9, 2018
The Rev. Kate Harmon Siberine
Proper 18: Proverbs 22:1-2. 8-9, 22-23 &  Mark 7:24-37


 
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