Sermons from St. Matthew's Episcopal Church
"How much more will he do for you?"| The Rev. Marissa S. Rohrbach
"How much more will he do for you?"
What do we do with stories in scripture that are so different from our own context? How do we wrap our minds around stories of angels and demons? In the Gospel today, Jesus casts many demons out of one man. Rev. Marissa explores what that story could be trying to say to us today and what we have in common with the man who lives among the tombs.
On Community and Healing| Meg Stapleton Smith
On Community and Healing
On the 6th Sunday of Easter, Meg Stapleton Smith invites us to consider the ways in which we are healed in and through Christian community. Where do you go to be healed? And when you feel that you have been made whole, where do you then bring that healing presence of the living God?
As I Have Loved You| The Rev. Marissa S. Rohrbach
As I Have Loved You
On the 5th Sunday in Easter, Rev. Marissa explores the new commandment Jesus gives to the disciples. What dos it mean to love others as Jesus has loved us? And what does that mean about the walls and obstacles and hierarchies we build?
On Being a Sheep| The Rev. Marissa S. Rohrbach
On Being a Sheep
On Good Shepherd Sunday, Rev. Marissa focuses on the 23rd Psalm - the most well known and often used Psalm. Words we hear all the time that lose their meaning if we aren't careful. The sermon begins with the opposite of the 23rd Psalm - almost a psalm of the modern life
Look Him in the Eye| The Rev. Marissa S. Rohrbach
Look Him in the Eye
After the Blessing of the Palms and the reading of the Passion in parts, Rev. Marissa offers a short homily to frame the beginning of our journey into Holy Week. How will you acknowledge the gift and show that it has made a difference in your life?