Sermon for Jubilate, the Fourth Sunday of Easter, AD 2021
April 25th, 2021
John, writing from a post-resurrection perspective, is able to show how the resurrection makes understandable the words which the disciples did not fully understand before Jesus’ death. This is exactl...  Read More
by Pastor Antonetti
Sermon for Misericordias Domini, the Third Sunday of Easter, AD 2021
April 18th, 2021
This is the gospel of Jesus, our Good Shepherd, who lays down his life for the sheep. We have our own painting of the Good Shepherd here at St. Paul’s at the rear of the nave. Like many Good Shepherd ...  Read More
by Pastor Antonetti
Sermon for Quasimodo Geniti, the Second Sunday of Easter, AD 2021
April 12th, 2021
John always has a theological point he is trying to make in his gospel. One of John’s trademarks that the other gospel writers don’t do is to jump in and “take the mic” so to speak in order to explain...  Read More
by Pastor Antonetti
Sermon for the Resurrection of Our Lord, Easter Sunday, AD 2021
April 6th, 2021
Weeping tarried for the night. The women at the cross wept. The disciples fled. Peter denied Christ three times. In the midst of all this, the Father poured out all of His wrath on Jesus for your guil...  Read More
by Pastor Antonetti
Sermon for Good Friday, AD 2021
April 3rd, 2021
Jesus also crossed the brook Kidron, leaving Jerusalem with his disciples. His betrayer, Judas, had already left to gather the forces who will come to arrest Jesus. There, on the Mount of Olives with ...  Read More
by Pastor Antonetti
Sermon for Maundy Thursday, AD 2021
April 2nd, 2021
Memorials are an important part of our lives. It is not an exaggeration to say that the practice of gathering to remember, to memorialize things has been devastated in the past year. Perhaps this has ...  Read More
by Pastor Antonetti
Sermon for Palm Sunday, AD 2021
March 28th, 2021
Today begins Holy Week. Why is it holy? It is holy because we set this week apart to hear and remember Jesus’ suffering and death for our sins, His Passion. This so we can look forward to and understa...  Read More
by Pastor Antonetti
Sermon for the Annunciation of Our Lord, AD 2021
March 28th, 2021
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. This creation of God in the very beginning, God’s absolute creation from nothing, was formless, empty, and dark. It was a formless mass uninhabi...  Read More
by Pastor Antonetti
Sermon for Lent Midweek 5, March 24, 2021
March 25th, 2021
Often in life we have to make compromises. Sometimes this is to reach an agreement with an equal, sometimes in love of someone who we care for, but the hardest compromises come when we are forced to d...  Read More
by Pastor Antonetti
Sermon for Judica, the Fifth Sunday in Lent, AD 2021
March 21st, 2021
The great blessing of having the Bible, the Word of God, so accessible to us is that we can come back to it again and again to re-orient ourselves in the midst of life. To be ‘oriented’ is to be faced...  Read More
by Pastor Antonetti
Sermon for Lent Midweek 4, March 17, AD 2021
March 18th, 2021
When God saves there are always winners and losers. We sing every week to God in the Sanctus, “Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God of Sabaoth.” Sabaoth means hosts, armies, massive groups of soldiers. Our Lord...  Read More
by Pastor Antonetti
Sermon for Laetare, the Fourth Sunday in Lent, AD 2021
March 14th, 2021
Jesus knew exactly what he was doing when he went across the sea of Galilee, leading the large crowd up onto the mountain. He was completing what began with Moses in the wilderness after the exodus. T...  Read More
by Pastor Antonetti
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