Category Archives: Sermons

Sermon: Looking for a Savior

December 24, 2019 — The Rev. Gia Hayes-Martin Isaiah 9:2-7; Psalm 96; Titus 2:11-14; Luke 2:1-14 “We’re always looking for a savior. It seems to be a constant of human nature….” Click here to listen.

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Sermon: God and the Unexpected

December 22, 2019 — The Rev. Gia Hayes-Martin Isaiah 7:10-16; Psalm 80:1-7, 16-18; Romans 1:1-7; Matthew 1:18-25 “This was not what his life was supposed to be like….” Click here to listen.

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Sermon: Holding Fast to Jesus

November 17, 2019 — The Rev. Gia Hayes-Martin Isaiah 65:17-25; Canticle 9 (Isaiah 12:2-6); 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13; Luke 21:5-19 “If you visit the Temple precincts in the Old City of Jerusalem, there are a couple of ways to approach the … Continue reading

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Sermon: Boxing with God

October 20, 2019 — The Rev. Gia Hayes-Martin Jeremiah 31:27-34; Psalm 119:97-104; 2 Timothy 3:14-4:5; Luke 18:1-8 “Sometimes prayer is like boxing with God….” Click here to listen.

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Sermon: When Sacrifice Feels Like Freedom

September 8, 2019 — The Rev. Gia Hayes-Martin Jeremiah 18:1-11; Psalm 139:1-5, 12-17; Philemon 1-21; Luke 14:25-33 “There are a few passages from the Bible that are so close to my heart I have trouble preaching on them….” Click here … Continue reading

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Sermon: To the Neighbor Who Stole Our Rainbow Flag

August 18, 2019 — The Rev. Gia Hayes-Martin Isaiah 5:1-7; Psalm 80:1-2, 8-18; Hebrews 11:29-12:2; Luke 12:49-56 “August 18, 2019. Dear Neighbor, It’s odd writing this letter to you. I don’t know anything at all about you…” Click here to … Continue reading

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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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