Sermons by Sherry Deets

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

Home by Another Road

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Home by Another Road

Epiphany – January 3, 2021 Matthew 2:1-12           Eckhart Tolle has said – “No matter how long your journey appears to be, there is never more than this: one step, one breath, one moment….Now.”     Now. Today we are celebrating the Feast of the Epiphany – which actually occurs on Wednesday the 6th – the twelfth […]

Small Gestures

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Small Gestures

Christmas Eve 2020           And so it is Christmas. Granted, a Christmas like no other, no matter what your circumstances are.  And yet, we are hearing a familiar story. But this familiar story, for me, has taken on a deeper meaning because of the challenges presented this year. The ‘light shining in the darkness’ has […]

Who are you?

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Who are you?

3 Advent – December 13, 2020 John 1:6-8, 19-28           If you’ve ever applied for a job, an internship, applied to graduate school or possibly for a grant, you’ve spent a lot of time crafting strategic answers to one question: “Who are you?”  If you’ve ever obsessed over your Facebook profile, or spent hours perfecting a […]

God in the Darkness

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God in the Darkness

2 Advent – December 6, 2020 Mark 1:1-8           On August 1, 2020, the Sarah K. Evans Plaza opened in Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina.   ( “Sarah K. Evans Inclusive Public Art Project,” accessed August 20, 2020, http://sarahkevansproject.com/) Sarah Evans, formerly known as Private Evans, is now 91 years old, and she reflects on the seemingly unremarkable […]

Advent Gifts

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Advent Gifts

1 Advent – November 29, 2020 Mark 13:24-37           It’s the first Sunday of Advent, the beginning of a new church year. And here we are….at the beginning of Advent, still in the midst of the COVID crisis…bewildered, grieving, fearful, and exhausted.  And so, it’s rather fascinating that we are given the gift of the […]

When was it that we saw you?

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When was it that we saw you?

Last Sunday after Pentecost – November 22, 2020 Matthew 25:31-46 Today we celebrate Christ the King Sunday, it’s essentially a liturgical hinge between the long “Season After Pentecost,” and the beginning of the season of Advent.  So, we pause this week to reflect on the meaning of Christ’s reign over the Church, the world, and […]

Don’t miss the party

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Don't miss the party

23 Pentecost, Proper 27 – November 8, 2020 Matthew 25:1-13           Today is the day after the calling of a long, contentious presidential election and we are presented with the parable of the ten bridesmaids. This week we also honor our Veterans. So, today, with all of that, we talk about healing. I think we […]

Alternate Possibilities

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Alternate Possibilities

All Saints Sunday – November 1, 2020 Matthew 5:1-12           How often, since the Covid-19 pandemic began, have you said, “I can’t wait until life gets back to normal?”  Are you tired, are you weary? I admit that I am a bit weary. We’re going through a lot….there is the pandemic, the rioting, the need […]

How about a cup of tea to go?

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How about a cup of tea to go?

21 Pentecost, Proper 25 – October 25, 2020 Matthew 22:34-46           Today’s gospel should be a familiar one. When asked what commandment in the law is the greatest Jesus says, ““You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.” This is the greatest […]

Proper Wedding Attire ?

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Proper Wedding Attire ?

19 Pentecost, Proper 23 – October 11, 2020 Matthew 22:1-14           So, this is a really difficult parable to understand. It’s an odd story about a king offering an extravagant banquet for his son’s wedding. Yet the invited guests do not come. Three times the king sends messengers out to bring them to the wedding […]