Category Archives: Sermons

Sermon: Accepting Love

14 July 2019 — The Rev. Gia Hayes-Martin Amos 7:7-17; Psalm 82; Colossians 1:1-14; Luke 10:25-37 “It was the summer of 1984 in the Dulais Valley in south Wales, and coal miners there and across Britain were on strike….” Click … Continue reading

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Sermon: Being a Guest

7 July 2019 — The Rev. Gia Hayes-Martin 2 Kings 5:1-14; Psalm 30; Galatians 6:7-16; Luke 10:1-11, 16-20 “Whenever I ask people where they most want to grow in their faith, what they think they most need to learn about … Continue reading

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Sermon: The Important Thing

30 June 2019 — The Rev. Gia Hayes-Martin 2 Kings 2:1-2, 6-14; Psalm 77:1-2, 11-20; Galatians 5:1, 13-25; Luke 9:51-62 “Several years ago, not long after I got to St Bede’s, I was at a workshop that our diocese offers … Continue reading

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Sermon: Setting the Captives Free

23 June 2019 — The Rev. Gia Hayes-Martin 1 Kings 19:1-4, 8-15a; Psalm 42 and 43; Galatians 3:23-29; Luke 8:26-39 “Who put him in chains? He was kept under guard and bound with chains and shackles. Who put him in … Continue reading

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Sermon: Grace upon Grace

20 January 2019 — The Rev. Gia Hayes-Martin Isaiah 62:1-5; Psalm 36:5-10; 1 Corinthians 12:1-11; John 2:1-11 “They didn’t have enough. It was a wedding, it was supposed to be a lavish celebration that lasted for a couple of days, … Continue reading

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Sermon: The Word Made Flesh

25 December 2018 — The Rev. Gia Hayes-Martin Isaiah 52:7-10; Psalm 98; Hebrews 1:1-4; John 1:1-18 “I have to admit, this was an unusually tough sermon to write. It was hard to get the time for it this year. This … Continue reading

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Sermon: Another World Is on Her Way

18 November 2018 — The Rev. Gia Hayes-Martin 1 Samuel 1:4-20; 1 Samuel 2:1-10; Hebrews 10:11-14, 19-25; Mark 13:1-8 “That is a pretty frightening picture Jesus draws. This section of the gospel of Mark is called ‘the little apocalypse,’ and … Continue reading

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Sermon: God’s Gift of Sexuality

2 September 2018 — The Rev. Gia Hayes-Martin Song of Solomon 2:8-13; Psalm 45:1-2, 7-10; James 1:17-27; Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23 “How fair and pleasant you are, O loved one, delectable maiden! You are stately as a palm tree, and … Continue reading

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Sermon: Reading Bathsheba in the Light of Harvey Weinstein

29 July 2018 — Rev. Gia Hayes-Martin: “Before I begin, I feel the need to offer a content warning for this sermon. I’m going to talk about sexual assault today, and if that is a subject that is personally difficult … Continue reading

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Sermon: Family of Choice

10 June 2018 — Rev. Gia Hayes-Martin: “Family. That word might bring up all kinds of positive associations for you, and I’m glad for you if that’s the case. I’ll be honest. Family is not a word that makes me … Continue reading

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