Clothed in Christ FOR WEB

It’s been quite the weekend in the Episcopal Diocese of Maine, as we gathered to consecrate the 10th Bishop of Maine, The Rt. Rev. Thomas James Brown. On Friday the clergy of the diocese welcomed our Presiding Bishop, The Most Rev. Michael Curry, at a clergy luncheon which opened the diocesan celebrations this weekend. Bishop Read More …

Trinity Sunday and the Expansiveness of God

Today across the Church, parishes are being subjected to the Doctrine of the Trinity with varying degrees of success, (mostly by associates, seminarians and guest preachers). For our purposes this morning, I think it’s enough to say that this doctrine emerged over time as the early Christians wrestled with their new understanding of God. They Read More …

Come Holy Spirit Come!

We’ve spent a great deal of this Easter journey talking a lot about sheep and shepherds; and here at St. Bart’s, we’ve been following the story of one sheep in particular. So before we get too caught up in languages and flames – an update on our sheep. Wobbles is growing quickly, she is nearly Read More …

Learning From Crickets Sunday

Sermon Preached on June 2, 2019 – Seventh Sunday of Easter By The Rev. Dr. Nina R. Pooley St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church, Yarmouth, ME Acts 16:16-34 Psalm 1 Revelation 22:12-14, 16-17, 20-21 John 17:20-26 Learning from Crickets Sunday Today is that Sunday that falls between Ascension and Pentecost, to translate from ‘church speak’ – it’s Read More …

Moving Beyond the Gates

Sermon Preached on May 26, 2019 – Sixth Sunday of Easter By The Rev. Dr. Nina R. Pooley St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church, Yarmouth, ME Acts 16:9-15 Psalm 67 Revelation 21:10, 22-22:5 John 5:1-9 Moving Beyond the Gates This morning at first glance seems to be all about location – in both Acts and the Gospel Read More …

Be More Kind

Sermon Preached on May 19, 2019 – Youth Sunday, Fifth Sunday of Easter By The Rev. Dr. Nina R. Pooley St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church, Yarmouth, ME The First Lesson: Adapted from, The Story of Creation, James Wheldon Johnson’s, “God’s trombones” Psalm 139: 1, 2, 8-13, 22, 23 The Second Lesson: Our Deepest Fear, by Marianne Read More …

Sheep of the Good Shepherd

Sermon Preached on May 13, 2019 – Fourth Sunday of Easter By The Rev. Dr. Nina R. Pooley St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church, Yarmouth, ME Acts 9:36-43 Psalm 23 Revelation 7:9-17 John 10:22-30 Sheep of the Good Shepherd If I didn’t know better, I would think there’s a conspiracy between the lectionary and those of you Read More …

So Many Fish and Sheep

Sermon Preached on May 5, 2019 – Third Sunday of Easter By The Rev. Dr. Nina R. Pooley St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church, Yarmouth, ME Acts 9:1-20 Psalm 30 Revelation 5:11-14 John 21:1-19 So Many Fish and Sheep Reading the Gospel text this week, I had a strong memory of telling this story to the children Read More …

The Peace of Christ

Sermon Preached on April 28, 2019 – Second Sunday of Easter By The Rev. Dr. Nina R. Pooley St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church, Yarmouth, ME Acts 5:27-32 Psalm 150 Revelation 1:4-8 John 20:19-31 The Peace of Christ I wrote a sermon for today while I was visiting Channing, (got most of it written in the science Read More …