The Near-End

The End is Near – In the light of the attack on Paris by false prophets of religion, we reflect on end times. The day, when, Christ comes to be with God’s people and all experience peace over fear, calmness over alarm, and love over hate.
1 Samuel 1:4-20, 1 Samuel 2:1-10, Hebrews 10:11-25, Mark 13:1-8. Amanda Musterman at Saint Patrick Episcopal Church, Somerset Kentucky.

Open Hands

What are you holding onto with a clenched fist? The poor widow in Mark 12, the woman in Henri Nouwen’s “With Open Hands”, the rich man and the eye of the needle, and the merchant who buys and sells fine pearls all have things in their hands which they must let go of to experience the love of Christ. What do you need to let go? The Rev. Amanda Musterman preaches at Saint Patrick’s Somerset on 11/8/205.

We are Called: To See as God Sees

We are Called – To See as God Sees
October 25th. Rev. Amanda Musterman at Saint Patrick’s Episcopal Church, offers her reflections on Mark 10:46-52. The final sermon in the “We Are Called” series. God is calling us all to take heart, get up, and SEE the world as God envisions it.

Jesus Doesn’t Want Your Money

Perhaps, the only Stewardship Sermon you will ever hear on why the church does NOT want your money.

Amanda Musterman
Saint Patrick’s Episcopal Church, Somerset, Kentucky
October 11, 2015
Mark 10:17-31

We are Called… To Love Children

We are Called.. To Love Children
10/4/2015
A sermon on Saint Patrick’s Stewardship Series, “We are Called.” The Rev. Amanda Musterman, former Saint Patrick’s PreSchool Students, John Wright Polk, and Lillie Eastham, and Mike Loiacono give reflections on the ministry of the Preschool. Using the text from Mark 10:13-16.

#LifeMatters

“#LifeMatters”
Amanda Musterman at Saint Patrick’s Episcopal Church
September 9, 2015

Proverbs 22:1-2, 8-9, 22-23
Psalm 125
James 2:1-10, (11-13), 14-17
Mark 7:24-37

On this day, we join with our sisters and brothers in the African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church by participating in “Confession, Repentance, and Commitment to End Racism Sunday.” We remember our baptismal covenant, to respect the dignity of all people, and to love our neighbor as ourselves

You got TRUE religion?

You Got TRUE RELIGION?
August 30, 2015
Amanda Musterman at Saint Patrick’s Episcopal Church
Proper 17B
Song of Solomon 2:8-13, Psalm 45:1-2, 7-10, Mark 7:1-18, 14-15, 21-23

The collect for today mentions “true” religion? What does that mean? As Episcopalians, how to we keep from being secret pharisees, living with all ritual and no heart? How do we challenge ourselves to act, worship, and live in ways which are full of heart, authentic, and true?

Not in a Box

Not in a Box
We all have dwelling places to which we expect God to be, but we can’t place God in a box. God is forever moving, going to heal and be with those who need it in the world.

Amanda Musterman at Saint Patrick’s Episcopal Church
The 8th Sunday After Pentecost/Proper 11
July 19th, 2015
2 Samuel 7:1-14, Ephesians 2:11-22, Mark 6: 30-34, 53-56

Power-Greed or Compassion? Two parties.

Power-Greed Or Compassion? Two parties
A sermon on how we kill holiness by pride and power.
Amanda Musterman at St. Patrick’s Somerset
June 12, 2015
Mark 6

Marching On

Marching On
July 5, 2015, Proper 9B
Amanda Musterman @St. Patrick’s, Somerset KY
Mark 16:1-13