Sermons by Sherry Deets

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

The Birds are Chirping

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The Birds are Chirping

Easter – April 4, 2021 John 20:1-18           While it is still dark, Mary arrives at the tomb and finds the stone has been removed. The entryway is open wide. Mary was grieving – imagine how she must have felt when she realized Jesus’ body was not there. It’s odd, mysterious, uncomfortable, a little scary […]

Choose Life

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Choose Life

Good Friday – April 2, 2021          And so, it is Good Friday. It’s day of paradox, of tension, of contradiction. It’s a day of darkness and light.  It is a day filled with vulnerability and truth. On Good Friday, we find ourselves standing at the foot of the cross. Beholding the cross. And through […]

Open Your Door

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Open Your Door

Maundy Thursday – April 2021          Jesus, knowing that he was about to die, spent his last night sharing a meal with his disciples and teaching them, by example, by washing their feet. He was pointing out that no one person is greater than another.  And he leaves us with a new commandment:  “…that you […]

Choices

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Choices

4 Lent – March 14, 2021 John 3:14-21          Today’s scripture is filled with paradox.  Fascinating paradox.  In our first reading, God tells Moses to make a poisonous serpent out of bronze, set it on a pole; and everyone who is bitten shall look at it and live.”  And then Jesus reminds us of this […]

Spring Cleaning

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Spring Cleaning

3 Lent – March 7,  2021 John 2:13-22           Today we’re hearing about one of the few times in scripture where Jesus is angry. A righteous anger to be sure, but wow….making a whip of cords, driving the animals and people out of the temple, pouring out coins and overturning tables. This is not a […]

Wound on wound

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Wound on wound

2 Lent – February 28, 2021 Mark 8:31-38           With all of the loss and pain and isolation and death we’ve been experiencing through this past year, Peter’s rebuke feels especially poignant at this time. I can relate to Peter. In our reading from Mark, Jesus predicts his death for the first time.  “The Son […]

Pick up your Vision

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Pick up your Vision

Blessed Absalom Jones Feast – February 14, 2021 Isaiah 42:5-9 and John 15:12-15          Not sure how many of you watched the annual Diocesan service for Blessed Absalom Jones yesterday, but it was beautiful, it was well done. And the sermon by The Rt. Rev. Carlye Hughes – she is the Bishop of the Diocese […]

Wholeness

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Wholeness

4 Epiphany – January 31, 2021 Mark 1:21-28           So, I think today’s gospel story may be difficult for many of us to relate to. It sounds like an exorcism story and many of us have no direct experience of that. But there is so much we can learn from this story. Mark tells this […]

Follow Me

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Follow Me

3 Epiphany – January 24, 2021 Mark 1:14-20 Our gospel reading begins a bit ominously, with John arrested and Jesus arriving in what was considered the backwaters of Capernaum in Galilee – Gentile territory.  This means that Jesus, who is beginning his ministry, does not go to some holy place, to some religious center. Instead, […]

Wade in the Water

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Wade in the Water

1 Epiphany: Baptism of our Lord – January 10, 2021 Genesis 1:1-5 and Mark 1:4-11           I believe we are all disturbed, or should be disturbed, by the riots and siege of the US Capitol this past week. For me, at first, it felt like watching a movie or a tv show for entertainment value, […]