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Sermons by Rev. Joyce Parry Moore

Mother Joyce served as our rector from April 16th, 2012 through November 22nd, 2015. Transcripts are available here for many of the sermons she preached at St. Bartholomew's. Clicking on the title of the sermon will open the transcript as a pdf document in a new window.

2015 - Lectionary year B

         
Date Lectionary Date Title  
         
 Jul 12, 2015B — Pentecost 7 Dancing with David — Body and Soul  
 Jul 5, 2015B — Pentecost 6 Who do you think you are? — Race and Identity in America  
 Jun 14, 2015B — Pentecost 3 New Creations in Christ — expect the unexpected!  
 Jun 7, 2015B — Pentecost 2 All in the Family — celebrating a “new normal”  
 May 24, 2015B — Pentecost Labor in Transition — the Birth of the Church  
 May 10, 2015B — Easter 6 All Shall be Well — Mental Health after Julian  
 May 3, 2015B — Easter 5 Everyone who thirsts — the power of Solidarity  
 Apr 26, 2015B — Easter 4 Counting sheep — more than numbers  
 Apr 19, 2015B — Easter 3 Feeding Jesus — a fully embodied Faith  
 Apr 12, 2015B — Easter 2 Faith and Science — Finding Truth in Relationship  
 Apr 5, 2015B — Easter Sunday Second Chances — Rolling away the Stone  
 Apr 4, 2015B — Easter Vigil For the First Time — Unlocking Renewal  
 Apr 3, 2015B — Good Friday Song of Silence — Jesus’ Non-violent Protest  
 Apr 2, 2015B — Maundy Thursday From Table to Table  
 Mar 29, 2015B — Palm Sunday From Fame to Shame: Humility in the age of Social Media  
 Mar 22, 2015B — Lent 5 Jesus Calls us — the hymns of Cecil Francis Alexander  
 Mar 15, 2015B — Lent 4 The Snake that bit us  
 Mar 8, 2015B — Lent 3 Do’s and Don’ts — A Wise Woman’s Reboot  
 Mar 1, 2015B — Lent 2 Seeing and Believing — God beyond Gender Stereotypes  
 Feb 8, 2015B — Epiphany 5 An Eagle's Perspective  
 Feb 1, 2015B — Epiphany 4 Whose Story?  
 Jan 18, 2015B — Epiphany 2 Searching and Knowing — Lost and Found  
 Jan 11, 2015B — Epiphany 1 Becoming God’s Voice of Reconciliation  
 Jan 4, 2015B — Christmas 2 Stories We Tell — Stories we’ve been Told  

2014 - Lectionary year A

         
Date Lectionary Date Title  
         
 Dec 24, 2014B — Christmas A Child is Born... no, really!!  
 Dec 21, 2014B — Advent 4 Love Forever, One Day at a Time  
 Dec 14, 2014B — Acvent 3 Mothers Sing a Revolution!  
 Dec 7, 2014B — Advent 2 Preparing the way!  
 Nov 30, 2014B — Advent 1 Keeping Awake for the Unexpected Awesome  
 Nov 23, 2014A — Christ The King Eyes to See Greatness  
 Nov 16, 2014A — Proper 28 Hidden Talents — owning our Power and Using It  
 Nov 2, 2014A — Proper 26 Jesus — the Word that Heals  
 Oct 19, 2014A — Proper 24 Communion and not Colonialism — everybody knows your name 
 Oct 12, 2014A — Proper 23 Worry and Prayer — Trust God, Tie up your camel 
 Oct 5, 2014A — Proper 22 Pressing On — St. Lucy and the Vineyard 
 Sep 28, 2014A — Proper 21 Be of One Mind: motivation for change 
 Sep 21, 2014A — Proper 20 Gripes go up: drawing closer to God 
 Sep 14, 2014A — Proper 19 Fourfold Journey 
 Sep 7, 2014A — Proper 18 Unity in Adversity, Unity in Diversity 
 Aug 24, 2014A — Proper 16 Who do you say that we are? 
 Aug 10, 2014A — Proper 14 Hands and Feet — learning to crawl before we walk  
 Aug 3, 2014A — Proper 13 A New Perspective: The Gifts of Imperfections  
 Jul 27, 2014A — Proper 12 Its all Good?!?  
 Jul 13, 2014A — Proper 10 Following our imaginations to God’s Wisdom  
 Jul 6, 2014A — Proper 9 Love and Commitment — the easy yoke of Jesus  
 Jun 29, 2014A — Proper 8 Free to be — unity in diversity, freedom in obedience  
 Jun 15, 2014A — Trinity Sunday Theology and Ice Cream — discussing the Trinity with Raj  
 Jun 8, 2014A — Pentecost A Day of Understanding, Beginnings and Growth  
 Jun 1, 2014A — Easter 7 Ascending to Hope  
 May 25, 2014A — Easter 6 Knowing Love — Loving the Unknown  
 May 18, 2014A — Easter 5 From Living Stones into Spiritual Dwellings  
 May 11, 2014A — Easter 4 What are you prepared to do? — the courage to shepherd  
 May 4, 2014A — Easter 3 Burning Hearts — Reborn through Trials and Passion  
 Apr 27, 2014A — Easter 2 Reach out your hand — many ways to faith  
 Apr 20, 2014A — Easter Looking out from the tomb — a new perspective  
 Apr 19, 2014A — Easter Vigil Trial by Fire and Joy in the Morning  
 Apr 18, 2014A — Good Friday “Woman, here is your son” — seeing beyond the Cross  
 Apr 17, 2014A — Maundy Thursday Family Supper – more than it appears  
 Mar 23, 2014A — Lent 3 That Samaritan Girl — A Gospel Sitcom  
 Mar 16, 2014A — Lent 2 Born from Above — the Cosmic Christ  
 Mar 9, 2014A — Lent 1 Jesus Changes the Equation — plus-one-ment  
 Mar 2, 2014A — Epiphany 8 Let it GO! — transfiguration in our lives 
 Feb 23, 2014A — Epiphany 7 Following God’s Path — simple choices that make a big difference 
 Feb 16, 2014A — Epiphany 6 The Heart of Forgiveness 
 Feb 2, 2014A — Epiphany 4 How to recognize the moment? 
 Jan 19, 2014A — Epiphany 2 Come and See — Christ lightens and enlightens us! 
 Jan 12, 2014A — Epiphany 1 God’s Voice over the Waters of Chaos 
 Jan 5, 2014A — Christmas 2 Finding our way Home: navigating during changing times 

2013 - Lectionary year C

         
Date Lectionary Date Title  
         
 Dec 24, 2013A — Christmas Turning back on the lights! 
 Dec 15, 2013A — Advent 3 Rejoice, Wait, Labor and Repeat! 
 Dec 8, 2013A — Advent 2 There’s one in every family tree! 
 Dec 1, 2013A — Advent 1 Waking up into the Light of Peace 
 Nov 24, 2013C — Christ the King Holding it Together with Jesus! 
 Nov 10, 2013C — Proper 27 Take Courage: Participating in God’s Living Vision 
 Nov 3, 2013C — All Saints Day Finding our Vision of Gratitude 
 Oct 27, 2013C — Proper 25 Here’s to the crazy ones — disruptive engagement 
 Oct 20, 2013C — Proper 24 The time has come for faith and persistence! 
 Oct 6, 2013C — Proper 22 Saints Francis and Clare — Spirits of power and love 
 Sep 22, 2013C — Proper 20 Balm in Gilead — healing in a violent world 
 Sep 15, 2013C — Proper 19 Lost and Found — admitting our own scars 
 Sep 8, 2013C — Proper 18 The Cost of Discipleship: God’s art worth 
 Sep 1, 2013C — Proper 17 A Place at the Banquet 
 Aug 25, 2013C — Proper 16 Standing up to our full height 
 Aug 18, 2013C — Proper 15 Trampling the Grapes of Wrath 
 Aug 11, 2013C — Proper 14 Our Greatest Treasure 
 Jul 21, 2013C — Proper 11 One Thing 
 Jul 14, 2013C — Proper 10 Who is my neighbor? 
 Jul 7, 2013C — Proper 9 How to turn Wailing to Dancing — washing away our resentments 
 Jun 23, 2013C — Proper 7 O still small voice of calm — God’s quiet in our disquiet 
 Jun 16, 2013C — Proper 6 The Pride that lifts us all up together 
 Jun 9, 2013C — Proper 5 Proof of a Prophet: the widow’s son 
 Jun 2, 2013C — Proper 4 This We Believe! 
 May 26, 2013C — Trinity Sunday Wisdom: the Spirit of Connections 
 May 19, 2013C — Pentecost Hearts on Fire! — catching the Pentecostal Spirit 
 May 12, 2013C — Easter 7 All shall be well and all shall be one 
 May 5, 2013C — Easter 6 Gathered at the margins of healing waters 
 Apr 28, 2013C — Easter 5 Love One Another – no exceptions 
 Apr 14, 2013C — Easter 3 Breakfast on the beach – seeing a new way to fish 
 Apr 7, 2013C — Easter 2 Doubt, Faith and Joy – changing our POV! 
 Mar 31, 2013C — Easter The Turning Point 
 Mar 30, 2013C — Easter Vigil Telling our stories to defeat the darkness 
 Mar 29, 2013C — Good Friday Owning our shame 
 Mar 28, 2013C — Maundy Thursday Cutting to the shame 
 Mar 24, 2013C — Palm Sunday Blessed is the one who rides a donkey 
 Mar 17, 2013C — Lent 5 What would you do if you were not afraid? – Extravagant Courage 
 Mar 10, 2013C — Lent 4 Lost and Found – God's values 
 Mar 3, 2013C — Lent 3 Re-telling our stories 
 Feb 24, 2013C — Lent 2 Jesus our Mother Hen 
 Feb 17, 2013C — Lent 1 Us or them – who will be saved? 
 Feb 10, 2013C — Epiphany 5 Transfigured and Transformed – turning our light on! 
 Feb 3, 2013C — Epiphany 4 Growing up through Love 
 Jan 20, 2013C — Epiphany 2 My Lord, What a Morning: When the Stars begin to fall 
 Jan 13, 2013C — Epiphany 1 Wade in the Water, Children 
 Jan 6, 2013C — Epiphany All that Gold: Bringing our gifts to the margins 

2012 - Lectionary year B

         
Date Lectionary Date Title  
         
 Dec 30, 2012C — Christmas 1 Children of The Light 
 Dec 25, 2012C — Christmas Day The Light of Christmas 
 Dec 24, 2012C — Christmas Eve Caring for the least among us 
 Dec 23, 2012C — Advent 4 Midwives for the Kingdom of Heaven 
 Dec 16, 2012C — Advent 3 Resistant Rejoicing 
 Dec 9, 2012C — Advent 2 What does it mean to be a prophet? 
 Dec 2, 2012C — Advent 1 Advent Miracles 
 Nov 25, 2012B — Christ the King Alpha and Omega: God’s Kingdom in the present moment 
 Nov 18, 2012B — Proper 28 Turnng inward to the Lord 
 Nov 11, 2012B — Proper 27 Redeemed by Love 
 Nov 4, 2012B — All Saints Day Life after Loss 
 Oct 14, 2012B — Proper 23 Grief Happens 
 Oct 7, 2012B — Proper 22 When good people suffer: where is God? 
 Sep 23, 2012B — Proper 20 Wed to Wisdom 
 Sep 16, 2012B — Proper 19 Lady Wisdom: the power of words 
 Sep 2, 2012B — Proper 17 Song of Songs: falling in love again 
 Aug 26, 2012B — Proper 16 How Lovely is your Dwelling Place: at home in the Lord 
 Aug 19, 2012B — Proper 15 Discerning God’s Will: Living in the Spirit 
 Aug 12, 2012B — Proper 14 Out of the Depths: finding the Good News in painful times 
 Aug 5, 2012B — Proper 13 You can't always get what you want: Growing up is Hard to Do 
 Jul 29, 2012B — Proper 12 Full of fullness 
 Jul 22, 2012B — Proper 11 Building God's House 
 Jul 15, 2012B — Proper 10 Powerful dances and the Power of the Spirit 
 Jul 8, 2012B — Proper 9 Power made Perfect: growing into our weaknesses 
 Jul 1, 2012B — Proper 8 The Meaning of Healing: finding emotional connection 
 Jun 24, 2012B — Proper 7 Finding Peace in the Storm: my fruitful week at St. Bart’s 
 Jun 17, 2012B — Proper 6 The Cowardly Lion and other unlikely Kings 
 Jun 10, 2012B — Proper 5 Of Prophets and Kings: balancing God’s work with human fallibility 
 Jun 3, 2012B — Trinity Sunday God’s Voice in the Storm: Living into the Holy Trinity 
 May 27, 2012B — Pentecost Where will the Spirit take us? - Risking the ride to the future Church 
 May 20, 2012B — Easter 7 I love to tell the story: “Can I get a witness?” 
 May 13, 2012B — Easter 6 Of Water and Blood: many births in God 
 May 6, 2012B — Easter 5 Life on the Vine: room for everyone 
 Apr 29, 2012B — Easter 4 A Matter of Power: bold yet ordinary 
 Apr 22, 2012B — Easter 3 The Start of our Beginning