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Sermons by Rev. Carol Cook

Mother Carol served St. Bart's as rector for 15 years until her retirement in 2010. Transcripts are available for many of her sermons, listed here in chronological order. Clicking on the title of the sermon will open the transcript as a pdf document in a new window.

2010 - Lectionary year C

         
Date Lectionary Date Title  
         
 Sep 5, 2010C — Proper 18 The Top Ten 
 Aug 29, 2010C — Proper 17 Starship Bartholomew 
 Aug 22, 2010C — Proper 16 Just say "Yes" 
 Aug 15, 2010C — Proper 15 How to get to Peace and Comfort 
 Aug 8, 2010C — Proper 14 Confidence 
 Aug 1, 2010C — Proper 13 The Idolatry Zone 
 Jul 25, 2010C — Proper 12 Give us, Forgive us, Lead us, Deliver us 
 Jul 18, 2010C — Proper 11 Good enough is good enough 
 Jul 11, 2010C — Proper 10 What about the lawyer? 
 Jul 4, 2010C — Proper 9 The Serenity Zone 
 Jun 27, 2010C — Proper 8 Obedience — a Good Choice 
 Jun 20, 2010C — Proper 7 Bullet proof 
 Jun 13, 2010C — Proper 6 Taking Responsibility 
 Jun 6, 2010C — Proper 5 Splanchnisomai 
 May 30, 2010C — Trinity Sunday What about the Trinity, anyway? 
 May 23, 2010C — Pentecost Let's stick together 
 May 16, 2010C — Easter 7 Who's in charge here? 
 May 9, 2010C — Easter 6 Abstract & Concrete 
 May 2, 2010C — Easter 5 Abide in Love 
 Apr 25, 2010C — Easter 4 Surrender 
 Mar 21, 2010C — Lent 5 Fill your house with Grace 
 Mar 14, 2010C — Lent 4 The Prodigal Son 
 Feb 28, 2010C — Lent 2 Good News about sacrifice 
 Feb 14, 2010C — Epiphany 6 Transfiguration for Everyone 
 Feb 7, 2010C — Epiphany 5 All in the same boat 
 Jan 31, 2010C — Epiphany 4 Peace in our time 
 Jan 10, 2010C — Epiphany 1 Get in the Water 

2009 - Lectionary year B

       
Date Lectionary Date Title  
         
 Dec 24, 2009C — Christmas Christmas Eve 
 Dec 20, 2009C — Advent 4 Meatloaf and Miracles 
 Dec 13, 2009C — Advent 3 Are we really vipers? 
 Dec 6, 2009C — Advent 2 How to be Happy 
 Nov 29, 2009C — Advent 1 Big Signs 
 Nov 15, 2009B — Proper 28 Encouraging Words for End Times 
 Nov 8, 2009B — Proper 27 Widow's Might 
 Nov 1, 2009B — All Saints All together now 
 Oct 25, 2009B — Proper 25 Shouting out and shouting in 
 Aug 9, 2009B — Proper 14 Rules or Grace? ...Psst! Pick Grace 
 Aug 2, 2009B — Proper 13 Wonder Bread 
 Jul 26, 2009B — Proper 12 An attitude of gratitude 
 Jul 19, 2009B — Proper 11 Play; God says so! 
 Jul 12, 2009B — Proper 10 Prophetic Business 
 Jul 5, 2009B — Proper 9 Sanctification 
 May 24, 2009B — Easter 7 Loved AND Lovable 
 May 17, 2009B — Easter 6 Passion for Connectedness 
 May 03, 2009B — Easter 5 Be-do-be-do-be 
 Apr 26, 2009B — Easter 3 Glorify our bodies 
 Apr 12, 2009B — Easter The smallest spark of hope 
 Mar 29, 2009B — Lent 5 The other side of Death 
 Mar 08, 2009B — Lent 2 Guided Meditation 
 Mar 01, 2009B — Lent 1 Temptation vs. Testing 
 Feb 22, 2009B — Epiphany 7 Immanent and Transcendent 
 Feb 15, 2009B — Epiphany 6 Being Cured and being Healed 
 Jan 30, 2009B — Epiphany 4 "Because I say so?" 

2008 - Lectionary year A

       
Date Lectionary Date Title  
         
 Dec 21, 2008B — Advent 4 Angels 
 Dec 14, 2008B — Advent 3 The Voice in the Wilderness 
 Dec 7, 2008 B — Advent 2 If not Superman, then who? 
 Nov 30, 2008B — Advent 1 What do you expect? 
 Nov 23, 2008A — Last Pentecost Be Kind 
 Nov 16, 2008A — Proper 28 The Joy of the Master 
 Nov 9, 2008 A — Proper 27 The Devil made me do it 
 Nov 2, 2008 A — All Saints The Communion of Saints 
 Oct 26, 2008 A — Proper 25 Love, Agape, Caritas 
 Oct 19, 2008 A — Proper 24 Called by Name 
 Oct 12, 2008 A — Proper 23 Golden Calves and Wedding Garments 
 Sep 28, 2008A — Proper 21 Watch out for Trees! 
 Sep 21, 2008A — Proper 20 It's never too late 
 Sep 14, 2008A — Proper 19 Forgiveness: Progress not Perfection 
 Aug 10, 2008A — Proper 14 Fear of the Lord 
 Aug 3, 2008 A — Proper 13 Miracles! 
 Jul 27, 2008 A — Proper 12 100 years from now 
 Jul 20, 2008 A — Proper 11Wheat & Weeds 
 Jul 13, 2008 A — Proper 10What does the dirt say? 
 Jul 6, 2008 A — Proper 9 Pride vs. Humility — Who Wins? 
 Jun 29, 2008 A — Proper 8 Obedience as Freedom 
 Jun 22, 2008 A — Proper 7 Take a stand! 
 Jun 15, 2008 A — Proper 6 Writing straight with crooked lines 
 Jun 8, 2008 A — Proper 5 Finding Grace in ungraceful places 
 Jun 1, 2008 A — Proper 4 How Firm a Foundation... 
 May 25, 2008A — Proper 3 Donít worry — try this instead 
 May 18, 2008A — Trinity Trinity at Play 
 May 11, 2008A — Pentecost Comfort & Discomfort 
 Apr 20, 2008 A — Easter 5 Living Stones 
 Apr 13, 2008 A — Easter 4 The Masterís Voice 
 Apr 6, 2008 A — Easter 3 Finding Jesus in the bread 
 Mar 23, 2008A — Easter Running and Dancing 
 Feb 3, 2008 A — Epiphany 4 Invitation to Change 
 Jan 20, 2008A — Epiphany 2 Godís Pencils 
 Jan 13, 2008A — Epiphany Dancing with God 

Favorite Sermons from earlier years

       
Date Lectionary Date Title  
         
 Apr 8, 2007C — Easter Easter Emu 
 Feb 27, 2005B — Lent 3 Instructed Eucharist 
 Sep 16, 2001C — Proper 19 Sermon for 911 
 Aug 24, 1997C — St. Bartholomew Bartholomew, Who?