Author Archives: The Rev. Posey Krakowsky

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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Sermon – Christmas Day, 2017

O God, you make us glad by the yearly festival of the birth of your only Son Jesus Christ: Grant that we, who joyfully receive him as our Redeemer, may with sure confidence behold him when he comes to be our Judge; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen. [ More → ]

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Sermon – November 26, 2017

Lessons You can read the scripture for November 26, 2017 here. Proper 29 Year A Christ the King Sunday Matthew 25:31-46 Okay people, it’s sheep and goats day! Are you ready for this? Reading this passage, I was thinking back to my first year of seminary, when we were studying for our final exam in …  [ More → ]

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