Sermon: Easter 5c 2022

May 15, 2022

Sermon preached by the Rev. Benjamin Shambaugh St. Luke’s, Portland May 15, 2022; Easter 5C: Acts 11:1-18; Revelation 21:1-6; John 13:31-35   Iona is a small island in the Hebrides off the Northwest Coast of Scotland. The location of a 6th century monastery and a modern monastic community focused on justice and peace, Iona is […]

Sermon: May 15, 2022

May 15, 2022

Sermon preached by the Rev. Benjamin Shambaugh St. Luke’s, Portland May 15, 2022; Easter 5C: Acts 11:1-18; Revelation 21:1-6; John 13:31-35   Iona is a small island in the Hebrides off the Northwest Coast of Scotland. The location of a 6th century monastery and a modern monastic community focused on justice and peace, Iona is […]

Sermon: May 8, 2022

May 8, 2022

Sermon Preached by the Rev. Benjamin Shambaugh St Luke’s, Portland April 17, 2016; Easter 4C: Acts 9:36-43; Revelation 7:9-17; John 10:22-30   “They gathered around Jesus and said to him, “How long will you keep us in suspense? If you are the Messiah, tell us plainly.” It sounds like a reasonable request. It would be […]

Sermon: Easter 3C

May 1, 2022

Sermon Preached by the Rev. Benjamin Shambaugh St. Luke’s, Portland May 1, 2022; Easter 3C: Acts 9:1-6, (7-20); Revelation 5:11-14; John 21:1-19        When I was in seminary, I went out with a woman who lived in Brooklyn.  She was fun to be with, interesting, smart, and a great friend. I took her with me […]

Sermon: May 1, 2022

May 1, 2022

Sermon Preached by the Rev. Benjamin Shambaugh St. Luke’s, Portland May 1, 2022; Easter 3C: Acts 9:1-6, (7-20); Revelation 5:11-14; John 21:1-19        When I was in seminary, I went out with a woman who lived in Brooklyn.  She was fun to be with, interesting, smart, and a great friend. I took her with me […]

April 17, 2022; Easter A: Acts 10:34-43; 1 Corinthians 15:19-26 ; John 20:1-18

April 17, 2022

Sermon Preached by the Rev. Benjamin Shambaugh St. Luke’s, Portland April 17, 2022; Easter A: Acts 10:34-43; 1 Corinthians 15:19-26 ; John 20:1-18 On the first Easter Day, it looked like the Romans had won. The Romans were known to be brutal, using crucifixion as a public and humiliating punishment for enemies of the state. […]

Sermon: April 17, 2022

April 17, 2022

Sermon Preached by the Rev. Benjamin Shambaugh St. Luke’s, Portland April 17, 2022; Easter A: Acts 10:34-43; 1 Corinthians 15:19-26 ; John 20:1-18    On the first Easter Day, it looked like the Romans had won. The Romans were known to be brutal, using crucifixion as a public and humiliating punishment for enemies of the […]

Sermon: Lent 5C

April 3, 2022

Sermon Preached by the Rev. Benjamin Shambaugh St. Luke’s, Portland Lent 5C, April 3, 2022; Isaiah 43:16-21; Philippians 3:4b-14; John 12:1-8   In 1985, my first semester in seminary, all the new students were taken on a tour of Holy Apostle’s Soup kitchen, at that time one of the largest soup kitchens in New York […]

April 3, 2022; Lent 5C: Isaiah 43:16-21; Philippians 3:4b-14; John 12:1-8

April 3, 2022

Sermon Preached by the Rev. Benjamin Shambaugh St. Luke’s, Portland Lent 5C, April 3, 2022; Isaiah 43:16-21; Philippians 3:4b-14; John 12:1-8 In 1985, my first semester in seminary, all the new students were taken on a tour of Holy Apostle’s Soup kitchen, at that time one of the largest soup kitchens in New York City. […]

March 3, 2022; Lent 4C

March 27, 2022

Sermon preached 4th Sunday in Lent 2022 St. Luke’s Cathedral The Rev. Canon Eleanor Prior Gracious God, whose blessed Son Jesus Christ came down from heaven to be the true bread which gives life to the world: Evermore give us this bread, that he may live in us, and we in him; Amen. There probably […]