Sermon Archives

The Rev. Winnie Varghese
March 30, 2014

Lent IV

Lent IV

What in our lives and in the world are we seeing for the first time? Do we even know how to see those places where new light is shining? Can we see the possibilities for transformation in ourselves? Can we encourage others becoming accustomed to new things, we have already learned to see and honor?

March 16, 2014

Religion, as a tool

Religion, as a tool

Religion as  a tool of social control is not a great title for a sermon, but sometimes it seems that is how religion is used. Today’s reading call us to something quite different.

March 2, 2014

Do Not Be Afraid

Do Not Be Afraid
February 17, 2014

Garbage

Garbage

Garbage, like so many things in our lives today, has not always been. Many of us remember a time or place we have lived without plastics or containers that became permanent waste. Drawing on images from a performance by Souleymane Badolo called Benon at Danspace at St. Mark’s this week, we consider what garbage we […]

February 9, 2014

Why Not Us?

Why Not Us?

Russell Wilson, the quarterback for the Seattle Seahawks who won the 2014 Superbowl  and only the second African American quarterback to lead a team to Superbowl victory, says that his father used to tap him on the shoulder and say “Russ, why not you?” –He said to his team the underdogs last Sunday, “Why not […]

January 25, 2014

Florence Li Tim-Oi

Florence Li Tim-Oi

On January 25 we celebrate the feast of the Conversion of Paul. On January 24 we celebrate the ordination of the first woman priest in the Anglican Communion The Rev. Florence Li Tim-Oi on January 25, 1944. Yes, 1944. She lived in China through the war and went through re-education, repeatedly as an “intellectual” and […]

January 19, 2014

for the good

for the good
January 14, 2014

Lynne Stewart is home!

Lynne Stewart is home!
December 25, 2013

Christmas

Christmas

St. Mark’s celebrated three service for Christmas Eve and Christmas morning. A version of this sermon was preached for each. This particular sermon was preached on Christmas morning. Merry Christmas!

December 23, 2013

Mercy

Mercy

in today’s gospel reading Joseph makes a radically compassionate choice. maybe Jesus learned something about mercy from his parents.

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