Hell, Fire, Brimstone, PitchFORKS

What is hell? Who knows, but Lazarus sure knows how to Party. Rev. Amanda Musterman challenges common perceptions of the afterlife and encourages us to share in a life of Christ’s service. Proper 21C. Luke 16:19-31 and 1 Timothy 6:6-19.

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Lost and Found

We have a profound ability to be lost, and God has a supernatural ability to find us. So if you find yourself a lost sheep or lost coin, don’t worry – help is on the way! . Jeremiah 8:18-9:1, 1 Timothy 2:1-7, Luke 16:1-13. Rev. Amanda Musterman at Saint Patrick Episcopal Church

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Decrease to Increase

Really? Really? Really does Christ call us to forsake our families and give up all that we own, to follow. Yes. Yes. Yes. and here is how. Jeremiah 18:1-11
Psalm 139:1-5, 12-17, Philemon 1-21, and Luke 14:25-33. With Special Notes from Nancy Sleeth “Almost Amish” (Tyndale, 2012). Amanda Musterman on September 4th, Proper 18C.

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Heavenly, divine, shimmering cracks.

Jesus and the Japanese art of Kintsugi have one thing in common – filling the cracked, broken places of our lives so that we become more useful, filled with purpose, and radiantly beautiful. Proper 17C. 8/28/2016. Jeremiah 2:4-13, Psalm 81:1, 10-16, Luke 14:1-7.

Presence Moments

In a life of chaos, PokemonGo, dogs, and Mary remind us that the only job we really have is to stay fully present with the divine. Luke 10:38-24. Proper 11C. The Rev. Amanda Musterman on 7/17/2016.

Go and Do Likewise

What does a Christian response to Racial Violence look like? Let’s reclaim the meaning of Good Samaritan. Luke Luke 10:25-37. Proper 10C. The Rev. Amanda Musterman.

Packing Light – REAL VERSION

Last week, we experienced some technical difficulties. Here is the REAL sermon from 7/3/10. In life, all of us have to carry our own everyday loads, but we also share in a Christian body where Christ asks us that we bear one another’s burdens. Amanda Musterman, Proper 9C, 2 Kings 5:1-14, Galatians 6:1-16m Luke 10:1-11, 16-20.

Torch Bearing

Olympic Torches, Torch Relays, the Relay for Life, Jesus, Elijah/Elisha and Paul all remind us to carry the light of Christ forward because the world desperately needs light. 2 Kings 2:1-2, 6-14, Psalm 77:1-20, Galatians 5:1,13-25, and Luke 9:51-62. Rev. Amanda Musterman, June 26, 2016. Proper 8C.

Hope in a Hopeless World

In the midst of violent reports of shootings this week in Orlando, hope wins over hopelessness for us as is it did for Elijah and the Gerasene Demoniac. 1 Kings 19:1-15a, Psalm 42 and 43, Galatians 3:23-29 and Luke 8:26-39. The Rev. Amanda Musterman. Proper 7C.

Mending Walls

At times in our Christian life we need to set boundaries. A sermon on how to keep the bad out and let the good in. 1 Kings 21:1-21a, Psalm 5:1-8, Galatians 2:15-21, and Luke 7:36-8:3. Amanda Musterman at Saint Patrick Somerset. Proper 6C