Sermon of the Day: October 2, 2022 Proper 22C: Habakkuk 1:1-4, 2:1-4 , 2 Timothy 1:1-14 , Luke 17:5-10

October 5, 2022

As part of our “Sermon of the Day Blog” parishioners now have the ability to read and engage with reflections offered from the previous week’s service. To read Dean Shambaugh’s sermon from October 2nd, please select here.

Sermon of the Day: September 18th, Proper 20C: Jeremiah 8:18-9:1; 1 Timothy 2:1-7; Luke 16:1-13

September 21, 2022

As part of our new “Sermon of the Day Blog” parishioners now have the ability to read and engage with reflections offered from the previous week’s service. To read Dean Shambaugh’s sermon from September 18th, please select here.  

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 […]

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