Author Archives: The Rev. Posey Krakowsky

Sermon – November 11, 2018

O God, whose blessed Son came into the world that he might destroy the works of the devil and make us children of God and heirs of eternal life: Grant that, having this hope, we may purify ourselves as he is pure; that, when he comes again with power and great glory, we may be made like him in his eternal and glorious kingdom; where he lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen. [ More → ]

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Sermon – October 21, 2018

Lessons You can read the scripture for October 21, 2018, here. Proper 24, Year B Mark 10:35-45 It is so good to be back with you all — as many of you know, I have been out in the world running the first few official sessions of my teaching ministry, The Contemplative Gaze, this past …  [ More → ]

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Sermon – September 2, 2018

Lord of all power and might, the author and giver of all good things: Graft in our hearts the love of your Name; increase in us true religion; nourish us with all goodness; and bring forth in us the fruit of good works; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God for ever and ever. Amen. [ More → ]

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Sermon – August 12, 2018

Grant to us, Lord, we pray, the spirit to think and do always those things that are right, that we, who cannot exist without you, may by you be enabled to live according to your will; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen. [ More → ]

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Sermon – June 3, 2018

Lessons You can read the scripture for the second Sunday after Pentecost, June 3, 2018 here. Proper 4, Year B Church of the Ascension June 3, 2018 Mark 2:23-3:6 I’ve been posting quite a lot about systemic racism on my facebook page lately. With so much vitriolic hate speech surfacing these days, it feels like …  [ More → ]

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Sermon – April 29, 2018

Lessons You can read the scripture for the fifth Sunday of Easter, April 29, 2018 here.   Acts 8:26-40 Psalm 22:24-30 1 John 4:7-21 John 15:1-8 The story we heard today from the Book of Acts is one of my favorite stories from scripture — it is so full of details that capture our imagination …  [ More → ]

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Sermon – Maundy Thursday

Lessons You can read the scripture for Maundy Thursday, March 29, 2018 here. Exodus 12:1-14 1st Corinthians 11:23-26 John 13:1-17, 31b-35 Back in 1979, I had the enormous blessing and privilege of going on a study abroad program during my junior year in high school. I lived for a year in Rennes, France, staying with …  [ More → ]

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Sermon – Palm Sunday 2018

Almighty and everliving God, in your tender love for the human race you sent your Son our Savior Jesus Christ to take upon him our nature, and to suffer death upon the cross, giving us the example of his great humility: Mercifully grant that we may walk in the way of his suffering, and also share in his resurrection; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen. [ More → ]

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March 9: Christus Victor

“A plan for the fullness of time.” This is one of my favorite parts of today’s passage in Ephesians, because it points to a different soteriology than we usually hear from the dominant Christian voices in the public square right now.  [ More → ]

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Sermon – February 11, 2018

Lessons You can read the scripture for February 11, 2018 here. Last Epiphany Year B Transfiguration Sunday Church of the Ascension Feb 11, 2018 Mark 9:2-9 Have you ever had a time in your life when you allowed yourself to be vulnerable — truly vulnerable — opened yourself up to another person — and then …  [ More → ]

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