Building the Foundation of Heaven and Earth

Sermon Preached on October 20, 2019 – Creation VI By The Rev. Dr. Nina R. Pooley St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church, Yarmouth, ME Genesis 11:1-9 Psalm 111 1 Corinthians 12:4-13 Luke 18:1-8 Building the Foundation of Heaven and Earth This morning is our last Sunday in the Season of Creation, and our last story is this Read More …

Floods of Grace

Sermon Preached on October 13, 2019 – Creation V, with a Baptism By The Rev. Dr. Nina R. Pooley St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church, Yarmouth, ME Genesis 7:1-5, 11-18; 8:6-12 Psalm 104:25-35, 37 Genesis 8:13- 18, 9:8-13 Luke 17:11-19 Floods of Grace Hearing this story of Noah and the flood I couldn’t help but think of Read More …

Francis to Frederick

Sermon Preached on October 6, 2019 Creation IV, St. Francis Day Celebration (and Maine Marathon) By The Rev. Dr. Nina R. Pooley St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church, Yarmouth, ME Job 12:7-13 Psalm 148:7-14 Galatians 6:14-18 (assigned for feast of St. Francis) Matthew 11:25-30 (assigned for feast of St. Francis) Francis to Frederick Today all over the Read More …

My Brother’s Keeper

Sermon Preached on September 29, 2019 – Creation III By The Rev. Dr. Nina R. Pooley St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church, Yarmouth, ME Genesis 4:1-8 Psalm 91:1-6, 14-16 Genesis 4: 9-16 Matthew 18:1-7, 10-14 My Brother’s Keeper This morning’s verses from Genesis aren’t included in the lectionary cycle. This story of Cain and Abel is not Read More …

Faithful and Generous Tending

Sermon Preached on September 22, 2019 – Creation II By The Rev. Dr. Nina R. Pooley St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church, Yarmouth, ME Genesis 3: 1-13 Psalm 51:1-11 Gen 3: 14-24 Luke 16:1-13 (assigned for this Sunday) Faithful and Generous Tending In his article in the Portland Press Herald on Friday,¹ Bill Nemitz wrote: Driving by Read More …

Beginning to Take Shape

Sermon Preached on September 15, 2019 – Creation I By The Rev. Dr. Nina R. Pooley St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church, Yarmouth, ME Genesis 2:4b- 9, 15-17 Psalm 139:1-5, 12-17 Genesis 2:18-25 Gospel: Luke 15:1-10 (assigned for this Sunday) Beginning to Take Shape This morning we begin at the beginning of everything, as our readings from Read More …

Take a Stand

Sermon Preached on September 8, 2019 – Pentecost +13 By The Rev. Dr. Nina R. Pooley St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church, Yarmouth, ME Deuteronomy 30:15-20 Psalm 1 Philemon 1-21 Luke 14:25-33 Take a Stand This morning is one of those times when the Good News is difficult news. That’s how you know it’s really the Good Read More …

Interpreting the Present Time

Sermon Preached on August 18, 2019 – Pentecost + 10 By The Rev. Dr. Nina R. Pooley St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church, Yarmouth, ME Isaiah 5:1-7 Psalm 80:1-2, 8-18 Hebrews 11:29-12:2 Luke 12:49-56 Interpreting the Present Time The summers of my memory have a time-less quality to them, as if there’s all the time in the Read More …

Rooted in God’s Promise and Power

Sermon Preached on August 11, 2019 – Pentecost + 9 By The Rev. Dr. Nina R. Pooley St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church, Yarmouth, ME Isaiah 1:1, 10-20 Psalm 50:1-8, 23-24 Hebrews 11:1-3, 8-16 Luke 12:32-40 Rooted in God’s Promise and Power It’s been a disorienting week after last weekend’s violence of double mass shootings. The week Read More …