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 listen.

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Sermon: The Mother-Love of God

28 July 2019 — The Rev. Gia Hayes-Martin

Hosea 1:2-10; Psalm 85; Colossians 2:6-15; Luke 11:1-13

“Ask the Priest Day is one of my favorite days at Trinity School, the elementary school that shares our campus….” Click here to listen.

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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 here to listen.

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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 being a Christian, a few things always come up….” Click here to listen.

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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 for clergy new to their positions….” Click here to listen.

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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 chains and why?….” Click here to listen.

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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, and…” Click here to listen.

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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 last week was a case study in the tyranny of the urgent…” Click here to listen.

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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 the picture it seems to predict is grim…” Click here to listen.

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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 your breasts are like its clusters.…” Click here to listen.

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