Sermons by Sherry Deets

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Sherry Deets is the current Rector of the Episcopal Church of the Trinity in Coatesville, PA.

Rowboats

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4 Easter – May 8, 2022 John 10:22-30           Jesus’ identity is in question in our gospel passage for this morning. This is the only time in John’s gospel that Jesus is asked directly whether he is the Messiah. “Tell us plainly”.  And Jesus’ answer is less than clear.  Instead of saying, “I have told […]

A Bittersweet Life

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Easter 2022 Luke 24:1-12 Alleluia, Christ is risen!  Happy Easter! I think most of us love hearing the story of Jesus’ resurrection, of Jesus conquering death. The story of God’s love for us. But what does it mean for our day-to-day living? Does it really make a difference to us that Jesus rose from the […]

Poured out Grace

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Poured out Grace

5 Lent – April 3, 2022 John 12:1-8 In our gospel story today, Passover is less than a week away, and Jesus and his disciples have returned to Bethany where they are visiting in the home of their friend Lazarus and his sisters, Mary and Martha. John almost goes out of his way to remind […]

Will You Join the Party?

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Will you join the party?

4 Lent – March 27, 2022 Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32 Today’s gospel story is so rich and there are several directions we could go. Over the years, I’ve focused on the point of view of the younger son, I focused on the older son’s point of view and I’ve focused on the extraordinary love of the […]

We are Artists

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Artists of our Souls

1 Lent – March 6, 2022 Luke 4:1-13 So, we begin the season of Lent with Ash Wednesday…remember you are dust, and to dust you shall return….we hear these words as we are marked with ashes on our foreheads. It is done to remind us of our Creator God. It is done to remind us […]

The Mountain and the Valley

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The Mountain and the Valley

The Transfiguration – February 27, 2022 Luke 9:28-43a           Today is the last Sunday in the season of Epiphany, and we are given the story of the Transfiguration. Of Jesus’ transfiguration. An amazing story that is shared in three gospels, Matthew, Mark and Luke. Like Moses before him, Jesus is given an experience of God […]

Perseverance

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Perseverance

Absalom Jones Feast – Feb 13, 2022 John 15:12-15 Today we are celebrating the Feast of Absalom Jones. Blessed Absalom was born into slavery, taught himself to read by using the Bible as one of his resources, was permitted to attend a quaker school and he became America’s first black Priest. Ordained by Bishop White […]

Deep Waters

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Deep Water

5 Epiphany – February 6, 2022 Luke 5:1-11           So, with the crowds pressing in, Jesus sees fishermen washing their nets and their boats nearby on the shore, and he gets into Simon’s boat and asks him to put out a little way from the shore. This way, Jesus can comfortably teach the crowds from […]

A Broken Glass Vision

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A Broken Glass Vision

4 Epiphany – January 30, 2022 Luke 4:21-30           Today’s gospel is a continuation of last week’s story with Jesus saying, “Today this scripture has been fulfilled in your hearing.”   And it all started off really well.  All spoke well of him and were amazed at his gracious words.  And then, the atmosphere changed dramatically. […]

Today is Holy

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Today is Holy

3 Epiphany – January 23, 2022 Luke 4:14-21           Our gospel ends today with the words of Jesus:  “Today this scripture has been fulfilled in your hearing.” Has it? Jesus seems convinced of it, at least. And to get a little Greek language insight, the verb “has been fulfilled” is in the perfect tense. Which […]