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 …

Generous Toward God and One Another

Sermon Preached on August 4, 2019 – Pentecost +8 By The Rev. Dr. Nina R. Pooley St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church, Yarmouth, ME Hosea 11:1-11 Psalm 107:1-9, 43 Colossians 3:1-11 Luke 12:13-21 Generous Toward God and One Another This summer our daughter Channing has an unpaid internship through Maine Medical Center. She’s working with Dr. Alexa Read More …

Learning How to Pray

Sermon Preached on July 28, 2019 – Pentecost +7 By The Rev. Dr. Nina R. Pooley St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church, Yarmouth, ME Hosea 1:2-10 Psalm 85 Colossians 2:6-15 Luke 11:1-13 Learning How to Pray In this strange week of waiting, I had a meeting on Wednesday with our new bishop, +Thomas Brown, and members of Read More …

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 …