“Whoever wishes to be a friend of the world becomes an enemy of God” – Sermon (Proper 20B – 20 September 2015)

This week’s lesson from James can be a little discomforting. James pulls no punches when he addresses his readers: “Adulterers! Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Therefore whoever wishes to be a friend … Continue reading

“Wash your heart as well as your hands before coming to the table” – Sermon (Proper 17B – 30 August 2015)

  Even to this day my mother calls my father and me to the kitchen table for dinner with “Get your ten little people washed. Dinner’s on the table.” It would almost seem that Jesus and the pharisees are having … Continue reading

“Making a Joyful Noise unto the Lord” – sermon/podcast (August 16, 2015 – Proper B15: Ephesians 5:18b-20)

“Making a Joyful Noise unto the Lord” Proper B15 – 16 August 2015 Paul’s letter to the Ephesians continues his advice to the community at Ephesus on holy living. I would like to focus on the last part of today’s … Continue reading

“The Authority of Weakness” – Sermon (July 5, 2015 – Proper B9: II Cor 12:2-10)

St. Paul in his second letter to the Corinthians is struggling to maintain his authority within the Corinthian community he founded. After his visit and evangelization of Corinth, others had arrived preaching a variation on the gospel Paul had initially … Continue reading

We are Family (Sermon) June 7, 2015

Sermon – June 7, 2015 The Rev. Rebecca S. Myers, CSW St. John’s Episcopal Church, Corbin, KY Pentecost III, Proper 5, Track 1 “Who are my mother and my brothers?” And looking at those who sat around him, he said, … Continue reading

This Sunday (June 7, 2015) at St. John’s

O God, from whom all good proceeds: Grant that by your inspiration we may think those things that are right, and by your merciful guiding may do them; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and … Continue reading

We bind ourselves…. (Sermon) May 31, 2015 Trinity Sunday

Sermon – May 31, 2015 The Rev. Rebecca S. Myers, CSW St. John’s Episcopal Church, Corbin, KY Trinity Sunday “Almighty and everlasting God, you have given to us your servants grace, by the confession of a true faith, to acknowledge … Continue reading

This Sunday (May 31, 2015) at St. John’s

In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord sitting on a throne, high and lofty; and the hem of his robe filled the temple. Seraphs were in attendance above him; each had six wings: with two they … Continue reading