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Month: September 2013

Getting the Name Right

Getting the Name Right

Getting the Name Right A Sermon for September 8, 2013 at St. Matthew’s, Pacific Palisade CA Based on Jeremiah 18:1-11, Philemon, and Luke 14:25-33 George H. Martin I was in a Potter’s house once, only they didn’t make clay pots there. They sold them, along with books, and gifts. It was also coffee house and they served food. Most who were employed there had been homeless. It was a ministry of  the Church of the Savior, in Washington DC and…

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Finding our Christian Character

Finding our Christian Character

  Sermon for Aug 4, 2013 for St. Matthew’s, Pacific Palisades, CA The Rev. Dr. George H. Martin There’s a chair in our sanctuary that none of you choose to sit in this morning. It’s in the baptismal font. It looks out the window. I guess it could be a chair for contemplation, but if you’d chosen it you’d have your back to all of us this morning. We’re sitting in a semi-circle around this altar. It’s really one of…

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The Prayer That Gives Us Angel Wings

The Prayer That Gives Us Angel Wings

The Prayer That Gives Us Angel Wings George Martin A sermon for St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church—July 28, 2013 It’s good to be back at St. Matthew’s. I’ll be here for these two weeks—then I’ll take three more weeks to be in Northern Minnesota at our family cabin. Just before I come back to California I’ll make sure I spend part of a day at the Great Minnesota State Fair. Then I’ll fly back and start full-time as your interim rector….

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