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 …

Both Power and Love

Homily preached with the Bishop’s Pastoral Letter on February 10, 2019 Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany By The Rev. Dr. Nina R. Pooley St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church, Yarmouth, ME Isaiah 6:1-8 Psalm 138 1 Corinthians 15:1-11 Luke 5:1-11 Both Power and Love First, the exciting news, yesterday’s election of our new Bishop: The Rev. Thomas Read More …

Coming Home

Sermon preached on February 3, 2019 – Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany By The Rev. Dr. Nina R. Pooley St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church, Yarmouth, ME Jeremiah 1:4-10 Psalm 71:1-6 1 Corinthians 13:1-13 Luke 4:21-30 Coming Home Today, our lectionary has Jesus dressed in the most interesting outfit for his trip home to the synagogue in Read More …

This Week in January

Sermon preached on January 27, 2019 – Third Sunday after the Epiphany By The Rev. Dr. Nina R. Pooley St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church, Yarmouth, ME Nehemiah 8:1-3, 5-6, 8-10 Psalm 19 1 Corinthians 12:12-31a Luke 4:14-21 This Week in January This week in January: On Tuesday, I got a text from Mackenzie while I was Read More …

Baptism and Identity

Sermon preached on January 13, 2019 – Baptism of Our Lord By The Rev. Dr. Nina R. Pooley St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church, Yarmouth, ME Isaiah 43:1-7 Psalm 29 Act 8:14-17 Luke 3:15-17, 21-22 Baptism and Identity It’s the second Sunday in our Season of Epiphany, the season when we focus on God’s showing forth in Read More …

Unexpected Gifts

Sermon preached on Epiphany Sunday, January 6, 2019 By The Rev. Dr. Nina R. Pooley St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church, Yarmouth, ME Isaiah 60:1-6 Psalm 72: 1-7, 10-14 Ephesians 3:1-12 Matthew 2:1-12 Unexpected Gifts This is Epiphany Sunday, the day of magi and gifts, an image we see on Christmas cards and manger scenes, and the Read More …

Particularly Christmas Eve

Particularly Christmas Eve Sermon preached December 24, 2018 ‘In those days an executive order went out from President Trump that the whole country should be registered. This was the registration taken while Paul was still governor of Maine. All went to their own towns to be registered. Joseph went from the town of Harrington in Read More …