Expectations of a Different Kind

Sermon Preached on December 8, 2019 – Advent II By The Rev. Dr. Nina R. Pooley St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church, Yarmouth, ME Isaiah 11:1-10 Psalm 72:1-7, 18-19 Romans 15:4-13 Matthew 3:1-12 Expectations of a Different Kind John the Baptist is a weird guy, unexpected barely seems to describe him. Consider John’s beginning – his parents Read More …

The Way of Love

Sermon Preached on November 17, 2019 – Celebrating Belonging III By The Rev. Dr. Nina R. Pooley St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church, Yarmouth, ME Isaiah 65:17-25 Psalm 98 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13 Luke 21:5-19 The Way of Love It seems I’m suddenly very popular. (So popular my email got hacked this weekend!) All kinds of people are Read More …

What Really Matters

Sermon Preached on November 10, 2019 – Belonging III By The Rev. Dr. Nina R. Pooley St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church, Yarmouth, ME Job 19:23-27a Psalm 17:1-9 2 Thessalonians 2:1-5, 13-17 Luke 20:27-38 What Really Matters When we consider this morning’s Gospel, we don’t need a Biblical scholar to tell us that the question the Sadducees Read More …

Saints and Losers

Sermon Preached on Nov. 3, 2019 – Celebration of All Saints’ Day The Rev. Dr. Nina Ranadive Pooley St Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church, Yarmouth, ME Daniel 7:1-3,15-18 Psalm 149 Ephesians 1:11-23 Luke 6:20-31 Saints and Losers So how about those Nationals? (I know this is not a Nationals cap, but they used to be the Expos, Read More …

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 …