Sermon Archives

Pastor George Samiec
March 3, 2019

Transfiguration of Jesus

Now about eight days after these sayings [Jesus] took with him Peter and John and James and went up on the mountain to pray. And as he was praying, the appearance of his face was altered, and his clothing became dazzling white. And behold, two men were talking with him, Moses and Elijah, who appeared […]

February 24, 2019

The 7th Sunday after The Epiphany

[Jesus said] “But I say to you who hear, Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who abuse you. To one who strikes you on the cheek, offer the other also, and from one who takes away your cloak do not withhold your tunic […]

February 17, 2019

6th Sunday after The Epiphany

And [Jesus] came down with them [the 12 apostles] and stood on a level place, with a great crowd of his disciples and a great multitude of people from all Judea and Jerusalem and the seacoast of Tyre and Sidon, who came to hear him and to be healed of their diseases. And those who […]

February 10, 2019

5th Sunday a The Epiphany

On one occasion, while the crowd was pressing in on him to hear the word of God, [Jesus] was standing by the lake of Gennesaret 1 , and he saw two boats by the lake, but the fishermen had gone out of them and were washing their nets. Getting into one of the boats, which […]

February 3, 2019

4th Sunday after the Epiphany

Then [Jesus] went down to Capernaum, a town in Galilee, and on the Sabbath began to teach the people. They were amazed at his teaching, because his message had authority. In the synagogue there was a man possessed by a demon, an evil spirit. He cried out at the top of his voice, “Ha! What […]

January 13, 2019

The Baptism of Jesus

As the people were in expectation, and all were questioning in their hearts concerning John, whether he might be the Christ, John answered them all, saying, “I baptize you with water, but he who is mightier than I is coming, the strap of whose sandals I am not worthy to untie. He will baptize you […]

January 6, 2019

The Festival of The Epiphany

And going into the house, they saw the child with Mary his mother, and they fell down and worshiped him. Then, opening their treasures, they offered him gifts, gold and frankincense and myrrh. (Matthew 2:11 ESV) If you were going to tell the story of Jesus, where do you begin? You might want to start […]

December 30, 2018

1st Sunday after Christmas

Praise the Lord! I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart, in the company of the upright, in the congregation. Great are the works of the Lord, studied by all who delight in them. Full of splendour and majesty is his work, and his righteousness endures forever. He has caused his wondrous […]

December 24, 2018

Christmas Eve Readings and Carols

I walked into the police station and one of the officers said to me, ‘Should you still be on about the Virgin Birth?’. He likes to stir and there was a twinkle in his eye. I have to think fast when chatting to him and often think of better things to say afterwards! ‘If the […]

December 16, 2018

3rd Sunday of Advent

Obviously the followers of Jesus observed Easter – Jesus’ death and resurrection – it was the story they told everyone – as the first of the commemorations that evolved into the Church Year. That is understandable. However we might be forgiven for being surprised that Advent – these four weeks – welcome to the 3rd […]

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