Sermons

Listen to or read selected sermons and addresses delivered at St. Christopher:

All sermons are Copyright 2018/2017/2016/2015, by the Reverend Melissa E. Remington,
Charleston W.Va., unless otherwise indicated.

 

 

 

 

2018

Truth be told, Eighth Sunday after Pentecost, July 15, 2018
Based on the readings of Amos 7: 7-15; Ephesians 1: 3-14; Mark 6: 14-29.

Rise up from weakness, Seventh Sunday after Pentecost, July 8, 2018
To hear the song, “Who Will Rise Up” by Lindsay McCaul at the end of the sermon, click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kSx1Jg-uLew

The power God gives us, Fifth Sunday after Pentecost, June 24, 2018.
Based on the readings of Job 38,  2 Corinthians 6: 1-13; Mark 4: 35-41.

A faith in God growing, Fourth Sunday after Pentecost, June 17, 2018.
Based on the readings of 1 Samuel 15; 2 Corinthians 5; Mark 4: 26-34

Let’s all be Crazy Christians, Third Sunday after Pentecost, June 10, 2018.
Based on the Gospel of Mark, 3: 20-35.

God’s fruitful spirit, The Day of Pentecost, May 20, 2018.
Based on the readings of Acts 2: 1-11; Romans 8: 22-27; John 15: 26-27 and 16: 4b-15.

Dreams Do Come True, The Sunday of the Ascension, May 13, 2018.
Based on the readings of Acts 1: 15-26, 1 John 5: 9-13; John 17: 6-19.

Fickle, or fully Linked In? Palm Sunday, March 25, 2018.
Based on the readings of Isaiah 50:4-9a; Philippians 2: 5-11; John 12: 12-16.

Drawing closer to God, March 18, 2018
Based on the readings of Jeremiah 31: 31-34, Hebrews 5: 5-10; John 12: 20-33.

The Paradox of the Snake, March 11, 2018
Based on the readings of Numbers 21: 4-9, Ephesians 2:1-10, and John 3: 14-21.

Christian Olympians, Ash Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Frenzy Or Patience? February 4, 2018
Based on the readings of Isaiah, 40: 21-31, 1 Corinthians 9:16-23, and Mark, 1: 29-39.

Mission Impossible? January 21, 2018
Based on the readings of Jonah 3: 1-5,  1 Corinthians 7: 29-31, Mark 1: 14-20.

Let’s fly as one, January 14, 2018.
Based on the readings of 1 Samuel 3:1-20, 1 Corinthians 6: 12-20, John 1:43-51.

2017

Advent IV, Say Yes To God, December 24, 2017
Based on the reading from the Gospel of Luke, 1:26-38

 Advent III, Joy is to know You, December 17, 2017
Based on the readings of Isaiah 61: 1-4, 8-11; 1 Thessalonians 5: 16-24; and John 1: 6-8, 19-28.
(Sermon followed by music postlude, “Appalachian Christian Song,” performed
by St. Christopher Episcopal Church Choir, beginning at 8:36 on audio.

Advent II, Peace and hope begin with me, December 10, 2017
Based on the readings of Isaiah, 40: 1-11; 2 Peter 3: 8-15; Mark 1: 1-8.

Advent I, Seek wonders of His love, December 3, 2017
Based on the readings of Isaiah 64: 1-9; 1 Corinthians 1: 3-9; Mark 13: 24-37.

Fear not; use your talents, November 19, 2017
Based on the readings of Zephaniah 1:7, 12-18; Psalm 90: 1-8, 12; 1 Thessalonians 5: 1-11, Matthew 25: 14-30

Replenish your lamp with God’s oil, November 12, 2017
A story of St. Christopher Episcopal Church

Harvest God’s vineyard through faith in action, October 1, 2017
Based on the readings of Ezekiel 18: 1-4, 25-32; Philippians 2:1-13; Matthew 21: 23-32

God’s mercy, God’s grace, God’s love, September 24, 2017
Based on the readings of Jonah 3: 10 – 4: 11, Philippians 1: 21 30

Forgive, an address by Aspirant Greg Pennington, September 17, 2017

Hate Evil with Good, September 3, 2017
Based on the readings of Romans: 12: 9-21; Matthew 16: 21-28

Home Is Where The Heart Is, May 14, 2017
Based on the readings of Acts: 7:55-60; 1 Peter 2:2-10; John 14:1-14

Doubting Thomas, April 23, 2017

Share your Faith, January 15, 2017

The Baptism of our Lord, January 8, 2017

2016

Return God’s gift to God and others, December 24, 2016
Based on the readings: Isaiah: 9: 2-7; Titus 2: 11-14; Luke 2: 2-14

Advent IV, God is with us, December 18, 2016
Based on the readings: Isaiah 7: 10-16; Romans 1: 1-7; Matthew 1: 18-25

Advent III, The Joy of Connection, December 11, 2016
Based on the readings: Isaiah 35: 1-10; James 5: 7-10; Matthew 11: 2-11

Advent II The Grinch repents, December 4, 2016
Based on the readings: Isaiah 11:1-10, Romans 15: 4-13, Matthew 3: 1-12.

Much obliged for spiritual wealth, November 23, 2016

Let Christ reign your life, November 20, 2016

Get out of your comfort zone, November 13, 2016
The Rt. Reverend Mark Van Koevering

Pleasing to whom?, September 25, 2016

Prudent or cheating or both?, September 18, 2016

Lost and Found, September 11, 2016

More to it than that, August 28, 2016

Pastor Melissa at podium Aug 30 1

Sabbath Time, August 21, 2016

The superpower of faith, August 14, 2016

How rich?, July 31, 2016

Pray to be God’s Kingdom, July 24, 2016

To be like Martha or be like Mary?, July 17, 2016

Our country grieves again, July 10, 2016

Freedom, July 3, 2016 by the Rev. Gilbert H. Watkins
Father Gil Watkins

Enslaved or free?, June 26, 2016

Gone from my sight, Homily for Charlotte Coley, June 24, 2016

Engulfing hate with Christ’s love, June 19, 2016
Based on the readings of Isaiah 65: 1-9, Galatians 3: 23-29, and Luke 8: 26-39.

Day of Pentecost, God’s bigger language, May 15, 2016

Do you experience Spiritual Spring? March 20, 2016
Based on Luke 22:14-23: 56

Dilly dallying on road to God, February 28, 2016
Based on readings: Exodus 3: 1-15; 1 Corinthians 10: 1-13; Luke 13: 1-9

Are we willing to accept Gods love? February 21, 2016
Genesis 15: 1-12, 17-18; Philippians 3: 17-4:1; Luke 13: 31-35

Fasting and sacrifice for Lent, February 14, 2016
Copyright 2016, the Rev. Gil Watkins, Charleston WV

Transfiguration on the Mountaintop, February 7, 2016

Loch Ness MonstorThe Monster and God’s Love, January 31, 2016

Immerse and be a Crazy Christian, January 10, 2016

The Magi and the Christ Child, January 3, 2016

2015

Believe and Receive, December 24, 2015

Advent IV – A Christian Walk on the Wild Side, December 20, 2015

Advent III People of Hope, December 13, 2015

Advent I – There is Always Hope, November 29, 2015

The Elewana Education Project, Rev. Zachary Drennan, November 22, 2015

Leave a Christ-like legacy, November 15, 2015
Based on readings from Daniel 12: 1-3; Hebrews 10:11-25; Mark 13:1-8.

Giving our time, talents and treasures, November 8, 2015
Based on readings from 1 Kings 17: 8-16, Hebrews 9: 24-28, Mark 12: 38-44
Copyright 2015, The Reverend Gil Watkins, Charleston WV

Who are the saints in our own lives? November 1, 2015
Based on readings from Isaiah 25:6-9, Revelation 21:1-6a, John 11: 32-44

Bridge builders for God, October 18, 2015
Based on readings from Isaiah 53:4-12, Hebrews 5:1-10 and Mark 10:35-45.

Being right or being in right relationship, October 4, 2015

Change the world sermon by Gil Watkins, September 27, 2015 by Reverend Gil Watkins (Word file)

Fear of greatness, September 20, 2015

Good or hurtful feathers, September 13, 2015 (Word file)

Hear the whole story, August 30, 2015

Who and what do you believe, August 23, 2015

Party with Jesus or folly, August 16, 2015

Anger or bread of life, August 9, 2015

Bread of life, August 2, 2015

Abundance in midst of scarcity, July 26, 2015

What will you change? July 12, 2015

“We Have the Power to Calm Our Storms,” commentary in the June 25, 2015, Charleston Daily Mail newspaper.