Sermons

Easter

Good Friday & Easter Sunday


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April 2nd & 4th , 2021

by Rev Sandra Nixon

Easter Sunday Worship Service 2021
An Easter Prayer – 2021
Trinity Grace Good Friday Worship
Rt. Rev. Richard Bott, after Mary Magdelene’s visit to the tomb.

Again and Again, We Find Ourselves Here

Palm Sunday


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March 28th, 2021

by Rev Sandra Nixon

Sermon – Palm Sunday 2021
Service – 2021 03 28
We Can Do Hard Things
A Story of Courage      Mark 11: 1-11

Again and Again, We Are Re-Formed

(5th Sunday in Lent)

March 21st, 2021

by Rev Sandra Nixon
via Zoom

Unless A Grain of Wheat

   The prophet Jeremiah speaks a word of hope to the exiles in Babylon, declaring that God will make a new covenant with them, restoring the na?on and renewing their rela?onship with God. What hope can we find in this text from a distant place and time ?
   The gospel of John follows the story of Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem, at the end of his public ministry. A request from some foreigners, conveyed to Jesus by Philip and Andrew, leads Jesus to reflect on his ministry, and on the ministry of those who follow him. What word of God concerning our life and ministry come to us through these words of John … MORE

Sermon
Reading – Jeremiah 31: 31-34 & John 12: 20-26
Service: Again and again, We Are Re-Formed
Sermon – Drawing the Circle Wide
Reading – Gospel of John 3: 14-21
Service: “God Loves First” – Lent

“Again & Again, God Loves First

( 4th Sunday in Lent )

March 14th, 2021

by Rev Sandra Nixon
via Zoom

We Are Asked To Listen

Just as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of Man be lifted up, that whoever believes in him may have eternal life. “For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life. “Indeed, God did not send the Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him. Those who believe in him are not condemned; but those who do not believe are condemned already, because they have not believed in the name of the only Son of God. And this is the judgment, that the light has come into the world, and people loved darkness rather than light because their deeds were evil. For all who do evil hate the light and do not come to the light, so that their deeds may not be exposed. But those who do what is true come to the light, so that it may be clearly seen that their deeds have been done in God… MORE

Again and Again, We Are Shown the Way

(3rd Sunday in Lent)

March 7th, 2021

by Rev Sandra Nixon
via Zoom

Jamming The Machine

   For the message about the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. For it is written, “I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and the discernment of the discerning I will thwart.” Where is the one who is wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the debater of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world?
   For since, in the wisdom of God, the world did not know God through wisdom, God decided, through the foolishness of our proclamation, to save those who believe. For Jews demand signs and Greeks desire wisdom, but we proclaim Christ crucified, a stumbling block to Jews and foolishness to Gentiles, but to those who are the called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God. For God’s foolishness is wiser than human wisdom, and God’s weakness is stronger than human strength… MORE

Sermon
Reading – Corinthians 1: 18-31 & Gospel of John 2: 13-22
Service: Again and again, We Are Shown the Way
Sermon – Hard Truths
Reading – Gospel of Mark, Chapter 8: 27-38
Service: “We Are Asked To Listen” – Lent

“Again & Again, We Are Asked To Listen”

( 2nd Sunday in Lent )

February 28th, 2021

by Rev Sandra Nixon
via Zoom

We Are Asked To Listen

Jesus went on with his disciples to the villages of Caesarea Philippi; and on the way he asked his disciples, “Who do people say that I am?” And they answered him, “John the Baptist; and others, Elijah; and still others, one of the prophets.” He asked them, “But who do you say that I am?” Peter answered him, “You are the Messiah.” And he sternly ordered them not to tell anyone about him.

Then he began to teach them that the Son of Man must undergo great suffering, and be rejected by the elders, the chief priests, and the scribes, and be killed, and after three days rise again. He said all this quite openly. And Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him.

But turning and looking at his disciples, he rebuked Peter and said, “Get behind me, Satan! For you are setting your mind not on divine things but on human things.” … MORE

Again and Again, God Meets Us

(1st Sunday in Lent)

February 21st, 2021

by Rev Sandra Nixon
via Zoom

God Meets Us At The Threshold

To you, O Lord, I lib up my soul.
O my God, in you I trust; do not let me be put to shame;
Make me to know your ways; teach me your paths.
Lead me in your truth, and teach me, for you are the God of my salvation;
for you I wait all day long.
Be mindful of your mercy, O Holy One, and of your steadfast love,
for they have been from of old.
Do not remember the sins of my youth or my transgressions;
according to your steadfast love remember me, for your goodness’ sake.
God instructs sinners in the way, leading the humble in what is right.
All the paths of the Lord are steadfast love and faithfulness,
for those… MORE

Sermon
Reading – Psalm 25 and Mark 1 Chapter 9, 15-1
Service: Again and again, God meets us -Lent
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