The Gift of Our Lives: Sermon for All Saints’ Sunday, 2016

Note: This is the third in a three-week series on stewardship. For the previous sermon please click here: https://emilycheath.com/2016/10/30/good-seeds-good-soil-sermon-for-october-30-2016/ Over the past three weeks I’ve been preaching a sermon series on stewardship. The first week we talked specifically about financial giving … Continue reading The Gift of Our Lives: Sermon for All Saints’ Sunday, 2016

Journey Through Lent: Day 9

I believe that saints continue to live amongst us, recognized or not. There are people of exceptional goodness and mercy and justice whose legacy we often do not understand until they are gone. No one is asking me to nominate people to sainthood, but if they did, I think my first choice would be a man named Mychal Judge. Father Judge was a Roman Catholic priest, a Franciscan, and a chaplain for the Fire Department of New York. In death he became known to many as one of the first fatalities on 9/11. Father Judge had responded to the scene as a part of his fire … Continue reading Journey Through Lent: Day 9

“The Saints We Knew” – Sermon for November 6, 2011

We don’t talk about saints much on the Protestant side of Christianity. We leave that to our Catholic and Orthodox brothers and sisters. They name their churches things like, “St. Mary’s, St. Patrick’s, St. Francis’,” while most of the time (but not always) we choose names that tell you more about where we are located. There a certain suspicion in Protestantism about the saints. We are too afraid of making idols out of them, and so we acknowledge their place in ancient church history, but we don’t talk about them as much as we maybe should. But I have friends … Continue reading “The Saints We Knew” – Sermon for November 6, 2011