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Month: January 2015

To Be A Blessing — Nov. 23, 2014

To Be A Blessing — Nov. 23, 2014

“To Be a Blessing” Christ the King Sunday   — Nov. 23, 2014 St. Matthew’s Parish (Pacific Palisades, CA) George H. Martin As many of you know this my last sermon as your interim rector. Having preached six other last sermons in six other interims you’d think I’d be pretty good at this, but not so. It has gotten a lot harder. I know I’m leaving while they’re is still another part of the interim to do. Please know that I have…

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The Time that Remains — N0v. 16, 2014

The Time that Remains — N0v. 16, 2014

The Time that Remains A Sermon for Nov. 16, 2014 The Rev. Dr. George H. Martin (Based on Matthew 25:14-30—The Parable of the Talents) St. Matthew’s Episcopal Parish  Each week on the radio show that features Garrison Keillor as its host there is a segment on a Private Detective who works in St. Paul Minnesota. It begins this way… “A dark night in a city that knows how to keep its secrets. But on the 12th floor of the Acme…

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Tough Lessons (Stewardship Sunday) 10-12-2104

Tough Lessons (Stewardship Sunday) 10-12-2104

Tough Lessons The Rev. Dr. George H. Martin Sermon for Oct. 12, 2014 St. Matthew’s Episcopal Parish (Pacific Palisades CA) The Rev. Dr. George H. Martin  One Sunday morning a man came down to the kitchen, still in his pajamas. He said to his wife. “I’m not going to church today.” “Yes, you are,” she said. “Well,” he replied, “give me one good reason why I have to go.” His wife said, “Last time I looked you were still their…

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