Author: Rev. Linda Taupier

The Rev. Linda Taupier – September 19, 2021

The sermon starts at 27:20 Let me begin with two quotes from brothers of the Society of St. John the Evangelist. I’m using both because I couldn’t choose between them. Inclusion Jesus’ compassion reached out to “outcasts and sinners,” the poor, the sick, the oppressed, marginalized people of every kind. The example of Jesus pushes

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The Rev. Linda Taupier – August 8, 2021

The Sermon starts at 29:55 We are in the midst of a 7 week cycle reading chapter 6 in Mark and then chapter 6 in John.  At the same time we’ve been reading Paul’s letter to the Ephesians.  . Paul is teaching the Christians of Ephesus how to live the life of a newly baptized

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The Rev. Linda Taupier – July 25, 2021

Sermon is at 24:35 Jesus would have grown up hearing our reading from 2nd Kings.  From Jesus earliest years he knew that feeding a crowd was possible with God.  We heard the same words that Jesus would have with Elisha telling a man who was bringing 20 loaves of barley, the first fruits of his

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The Rev. Linda Taupier – July 11, 2021

The sermon starts at 29:30 This is one of the very few Gospel readings in which Jesus is not the central character.  It’s also one that a preacher would rather not tackle. We heard the account of a party given by Herod.  The only mention of Jesus was at the very beginning when Herod began

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The Rev. Linda Taupier – June 6. 2021

The sermon starts at 31:15 May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable to you my God, and my Redeemer. Lent, Easter, Pentecost, and Trinity Sunday are behind us and today we enter into what the Episcopal Church calls Ordinary Time.  It’s the longest season in the church, and

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The Rev. Linda Taupier – February 21, 2021

The sermon starts at 25:25 There is no birth narrative in Mark, no stories of childhood; nothing before fully grown Jesus came to John at the Jordan River to be baptized.  Mark is a person of as few words jumps right in.  He doesn’t waste any words in his short and to the point Gospel. 

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The Rev. Linda Taupier – December 13, 2020

Click to start video – Sermon is at 49:35 It might be difficult for us to imagine total darkness.  The birth of Jesus is on our calendar close to the winter solstice-for us, the darkest time of the year.  But we don’t ‘sit in darkness’.  We have electricity so we could have light 24/7 if

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The Rev. Linda Taupier – September 20, 2020

Click to start video – Sermon is at 34:30 Do you ever wonder about fairness?  Life doesn’t always seem fair and sometimes it seems so unfair we just can’t wrap our heads around it.   Some wonder why God ‘let this happen’.  There have been times in my life when I’ve felt something unfair and I’ve

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