The Micah Ecumenical Ministries partner churches are coordinating a series of Wednesday noon services during Lent. Host parishes will host a lunch following the service. Here is the 2019 schedule: March 13: Shiloh Baptist Church (Old Site), 801 Sophia St., Fredericksburg, VA Preaching: The Rev. Anne Martin, Christ Lutheran March 20: Fredericksburg United Methodist Church, 308 Hanover […]
Sermon for the St. George’s annual meeting December 9, 2018. The Rev. Joseph H. Hensley, Jr.
Sermon from the Rev. Joseph H. Hensley, Jr., Rector, St. George’s Episcopal Church Fredericksburg, VA | All Saints’ Sunday Year B: November 4, 2018 Today we celebrate All Saints Sunday. It is one of the major feasts of the church year, right up there with Christmas and Easter. In some places the celebration begins on the […]
We began our service with a prayer containing these words: “O God, who before the passion of your only-begotten Son revealed his glory upon the holy mountain: Grant to us that we, beholding by faith the light of his countenance, may be strengthened to bear our cross, and be changed into his likeness from glory to glory. Grant to us that we may be changed into the likeness of Christ from glory to glory. Are we serious about this prayer? Do we really want to be changed into the likeness of Christ?
Joy to the world. The angel says to the shepherds, “Behold I bring you good news of great joy.” The prophet Isaiah says, “You, God, have multiplied the nations, you have increased its joy.” Psalm 96 says, “Let the heavens rejoice and the earth be glad…then all the trees of the wood will shout for joy before the Lord when he comes.” Joy. Joy. Joy. If there is one word you remember from this Christmas sermon tonight, let it be this: joy.