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Download The Yoke of Divine Irony (14.61 MB)

The Yoke of Divine IronyThe Yoke of Divine Irony

The Fifth Sunday of Easter - Proper 9 - Year A (Track 2)
July 5th, 2020

by The Rev. Br. Richard Edward Helmer

Zechariah and Jesus offer reflections to us today on divine irony: an irony that subverts our obsession with power and offers an alternative to our yoke of oppression.

Duration: 16:31

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Download Gospel Foundations (11.3 MB)

Gospel FoundationsGospel Foundations

The Fourth Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 8 - Track 2)
June 28th, 2020

by The Rev. Br. Richard Edward Helmer

In the midst of pandemic and the exhaustion of disheartening news, Jesus reminds us that the healing Gospel is disclosed even through the smallest of compassionate actions.

Duration: 12:40

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Download The Cost of Discipleship (12.08 MB)

The Cost of DiscipleshipThe Cost of Discipleship

The Third Sunday after Pentecost - Proper 7 (Track 2)
June 21st, 2020

by The Rev. Gerald Caprio

Some of our deepest struggles with faith happen in the midst of our most hallowed relationships. It is there we sometimes learn the true cost of following God in Christ.

Duration: 14:23

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Download A Church Sent (14.95 MB)

A Church SentA Church Sent

The Second Sunday after Pentecost - Proper 6 (Track 2) - Year A
June 14th, 2020

by The Rev. Br. Richard Edward Helmer

Just as God called the Israelites to be a priesthood for all the world while they were still in the wilderness with nothing, Jesus sends his first followers -- and us -- to be bearers of the Gospel and Christ’s healing power without anything but the love we bear for God and our love the world -- God’s world -- in deep need of healing.

Duration: 17:19

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Download Wondering about the Trinity (15.91 MB)

Wondering about the TrinityWondering about the Trinity

Trinity Sunday - Year A
June 7th, 2020

by The Rev. Br. Richard Edward Helmer

Most of us find ourselves short of words when we are asked about the Trinity. Where do we start? One of my mentors taught me to start with the question: What if?

Duration: 18:16

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Download As Dawn Approaches (8.26 MB)

As Dawn ApproachesAs Dawn Approaches

The Seventh Sunday of Easter - Year A
May 24th, 2020

by The Rev. Gerald Caprio

The human spirit is capable of great works of endurance and compassion. As we struggle with the shelter in place, we find Christ with us in the struggle, pointing towards a brighter day ahead of us.

Duration: 9:24

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Download Of Turtles, Jesus, and Love (9.3 MB)

Of Turtles, Jesus, and LoveOf Turtles, Jesus, and Love

The Sixth Sunday of Easter - Year A
May 17th, 2020

by The Rev. Br. Richard Edward Helmer

"If you love me..." is often an invitation to a transactional relationship. But Jesus reminds us that we are called beyond the transactional, and that our life -- and perhaps everything -- rests ultimately on God’s most gracious gift.

Duration: 10:28

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Download The Mothering Way, Truth, and Life (12.18 MB)

The Mothering Way, Truth, and LifeThe Mothering Way, Truth, and Life

The Fifth Sunday of Easter
May 10th, 2020

by Patricia Rose

Jesus in his renowned "I am the way, truth, and the life" teaching reveals the mothering strength and wisdom of our God.

Duration: 15:01

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Download The Voice of the Good Shepherd (10.63 MB)

The Voice of the Good ShepherdThe Voice of the Good Shepherd

The Fourth Sunday of Easter - Year A
May 3rd, 2020

by The Rev. Br. Richard Edward Helmer

As we continue to shelter in place, we are bombarded by a cacophony of news, opinion, and uncertainty. One of our most important spiritual practices during a time of pandemic, then, is to listen for the voice of the Good Shepherd calling us into new life.

Duration: 11:55

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Download Which Fast do you Choose? (16.74 MB)

Which Fast do you Choose?Which Fast do you Choose?

Ash Wednesday
February 26th, 2020

by The Rev. Br. Richard Edward Helmer

While we often think about giving small things and guilty pleasures up for Lent, Isaiah invites us to think about the kind of fasting that leads to renewal in all of our relationships.

Duration: 14:28

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Download A Pale Blue Hazelnut (24.56 MB)

A Pale Blue HazelnutA Pale Blue Hazelnut

The Last Sunday after the Epiphany (Year A)
February 23rd, 2020

by The Rev. Br. Richard Edward Helmer

The mountaintop experience of Jesus and his disciples point to our own potential for transfiguration and a call to all of humanity to adopt a completely new perspective on our place in God’s great creation. Slides that accompanied this sermon are available here.

Duration: 21:28

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Download Healing for a Pilgrim People (14.94 MB)

Healing for a Pilgrim PeopleHealing for a Pilgrim People

The Sixth Sunday after the Epiphany (Year A)
February 16th, 2020

by The Rev. Gerald Caprio

The Church has been called a “pilgrim people”, and in our shared journey in the world, we often encounter bumps and bruises. Our healing ministries at Church of Our Saviour take up Jesus’ call and example to attend to this aspect of our pilgrimage.

Duration: 13:09

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