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The Sunday Sermon

Each week we will post the previous Sunday's sermon to our YouTube channel and you can follow the links from this page to see any of them. The list below is just the most recent sermons, but additional videos are available on YouTube.

How do we respond to our human-kin this day? Leaving one another in the proverbial pit? Selling one another for a few pieces of silver? Sitting in silence while others suffer? Or can we be part of something else - rescuing one another from the flood waters, and lighting the path to love? Today's sermon...

Today, August 6 - the 72nd anniversary of the Hiroshima bombing. Bearing the light of Christ into a dark world...today's sermon...

The next time someone tells you that you're not good enough, not worthy enough, not the image that they have in mind...remember who and whose you are. A sermon on Genesis 29, and the story of Leah and Rachel...

We can run, but we cannot hide from the God who made us, who knows us, and in spite of all of our shortcomings, loves us, still. Lessons from Genesis 28, and Jacob's story.

Blessed, and called to be a blessing to others. Lessons from Esau and Jacob.

What we learn about facing adversity from Abraham, Isaac and Rebekah...Mother Dorothy's sermon on Genesis 24...

Does Abraham's obedience to God in agreeing to sacrifice Isaac bring about the fracture of his family? How do we remain faithful even when the most precious things in our lives are at stake? Today's sermon...

No matter how much we think that evil has the last word, it is God who has the last word. And God's last word of healing brushes away the hurt to allow us to see the well of God's goodness that is right in front of us. Hagar, and the promises of God. Today's sermon...

Rev. Noble Walker's sermon June 18th, 2017...

We find community among fellow believers. We may speak different languages, come from different backgrounds, understand in different ways. But our shared love of God draws us together to be nourished in Word and fellowship, and empowered by the Holy Spirit at work in our lives to help us make a difference in the lives of others and in this world. Mother Dorothy's sermon....

Rev. Noble Walker's sermon May 28th

Speaking the language of Christ...Speaking the language of love...Mother Dorothy's sermon...

How much are we empowered when the scriptural texts that have been used to exclude us are used instead to include us? On being the chosen people, a royal priesthood, God's own people, delivered from darkness into light. Mother Dorothy's sermon...

When anyone suffers, we all suffer. When anyone is sick, we are all sick. Lessons on "being" Church from the Acts of the Apostles: Grow together in community, celebrate the abundance from God, share with all in need.

Padre Walker asks us how we deal with disappointment and says our faith should continue to give us hope in difficult circumstances.

Sometimes questioning God leads us to a better understanding of Him. Mother Dorothy encourages young people to continue to ask questions and seek answers in scripture.

Alleluia! Christ is risen! The Lord is risen, indeed! Alleluia! Why we must proclaim the Good News in word and deed - and not allow our voices to be silenced! Today's sermon, from Mother Dorothy!

From the first Passover - to the Crucifixion - to today: The blood of the Lamb that was shed for us still covers and protects us, and the final plague of death will pass over those who choose to follow God's path.

The Rev. Noble Walker asks "What are the stones in your life that prevent you from experiencing new life and resurrection?"

How to not miss the gift of grace that's waiting for us just because we don't recognize the packaging...Mother Dorothy's sermon for the Third Sunday of Lent...

God asks us to trust and obey him with the strength and courage given to us by the Holy Spirit...Rev. Noble Walker's sermon on March 12th.

God's holy Word...still our protection, still our help. Mother Dorothy's sermon, on the first Sunday of Lent..

Coming down from the mountaintop - transformed, unafraid and ready to serve. Today's sermon...

Jesus  is the cornerstone of and foundation of our spiritual lives, but each of us is a special brick in His house called to contribute to it as best we can.

God gave us the 10 commandments as a template to follow to happiness, all you have to do is follow them.

No empty words, no empty ritual...God wants our hearts, God wants us to be the light of the world. Today's sermon.

The call to follow Jesus...our unique gifts valued, no special skills required....Sunday, January 22, 2017

What are we looking for? Jesus still invites us to come and see what really matters...Today's sermon.

What's in a name? What does it mean to call ourselves followers of Jesus? Mother Dorothy explains it requires a commitment from us to claim that name for ourselves.

Sowing seeds of peace amid turbulent times...Mother Dorothy's sermon for the first Sunday of Advent...

Never tire of doing good....the hurting people in God's world need to see the light and love of God radiating through us..

Mother Dorothy explores the process which brings us together - from being alone, to being with God and into caring for each other in our community.

God is with us - God is always with us - even in the midst of our most difficult trials. Hear Mother Dorothy's sermon from October 9, on Jeremiah 29 and Luke 17.

The Church will remain relevant as long as we remember how it is that we order our lives: pursuing righteousness, godliness, faith, love, gentleness, generosity, sharing, helping all of God's people. Hear Mother Dorothy's sermon from today. You can listen to Mother Dorothy's sermon here.

Padre Noble Walker talks about the importance of letting God mold our lives and accepting he has better things in our future than we can imagine. To hear his inspiring sermon, click here.

After becoming the first African American woman to win an individual gold medal in swimming in the Olympics, Simone Manuel reflected, "it's not about me, but those who came before me and those who will come after me who now know it's possible." Giving thanks for the cloud of witnesses who paved the way of faith for us, as we take our own place in leaving a legacy for those who follow. Hear Mother Dorothy's sermon...

Faith is the belief that somewhere out there beyond the dark, cold waters of the Mediterranean Sea, beyond war-torn countries, beyond tent-cities and ghettos, there is safety and a better life, with God and God's people who hear the call to help. Hear Mother Dorothy's sermon, on Hebrews 11:1-3, 8-16.

God didn't entrust us with all of this "stuff" for us just to hoard it...Hear Mother Dorothy's sermon on Luke 12:13-21...

"Your kingdom come" is not a passive petition to God...hear Mother Dorothy's sermon on how prayer changes us, and how we are called to change the world.

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Sign Up for Labor of Love

RESIZED Labor of Love 2017
Labor of Love 2017 Now Collecting Personal Items and Sign ups for service
Five Germantown congregations - Germantown United Methodist, Germantown Presbyterian, New Bethel Baptist, Kingsway Christian, and St. George's Episcopal Churches - share an annual day of community service which we call Labor of Love. Held each year on Labor Day, Labor of Love allows our congregations to partner with MIFA and Memphis Feeds Initiative to serve the greater community. In 2016, we delivered 140 meals to MIFA senior clients, cleaned yards for six MIFA senior clients who needed assistance (with leadership from Youth Leadership of Memphis!), filled 1,000 bags of personal care and infant items for MIFA's Emergency Services, and packaged 9,990 meals for MidSouth Food Bank through Memphis Feeds Initiative. We're looking forward to another great day of service in our community on September 4, 2017, as Labor of Love approaches its fourth year! 
 
How can we help? St. George's will again supply personal care items for the Emergency Services bags. Collection bins can be found in the Narthex, beginning this Sunday and through the month of August, for these items, which include  
  • toothbrushes,
  • small, travel-sized toothpaste,
  • small soaps,
  • small travel-sized shampoos and conditioners,
  • small travel-sized body lotions,
  • chapsticks
  • small travel-sized deodorants
  • small hand sanitizers
Some of these items can be found in dollar stores. If you know others (dentists, cosmetics representatives, hotels/motels) who are willing to donate small sample-sized items for this effort, those would be appreciated, also. Please, no opened or used items.
 
What Will We Do on Labor Day?  Package meals for Mid-South Food Bank (through Memphis Feeds Initiative), fill bags for MIFA's Emergency Services, deliver MIFA meals and food boxes in selected areas, and clean yards for MIFA clients, .  Sign up for meal/food box deliveries and yard works at www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10C0B4EA9AE2AAAFC1-labor3. Meal packaging and Emergency Services bag filling do not require sign-up. We will all meet at St. George's at 8 am on Monday, Sept. 4th for the sending forth, and we will go out from there to do a Labor of Love in God's world! See you there! 

St Clare Silent Retreat Weekend for Women

St Clare Silent Retreat Weekend for Women and The Rev.Mimsy Jones are pleased to announce that our annual retreat will be led by Connie Cruthirds.

Connie Cruthirds is a writer, master certified life coach, and compassionate observer of self and others. Silence is her go to place to listen to and listen for what she believes is always there waiting to help us find our way through this wild world.

This year’s retreat will be held at St Columba Conference and Retreat Center, 4577 Billy Maher Road, Memphis TN 38135, on October 20, 21 & 22, 2017. The cost for the full weekend, Friday 5 pmthru Sunday 12 pm, includes a private room with shared bath, all meals, full access to St Columba’s beautiful property and all sessions with Connie is $260.  A commuter option is available for $150.

If you have questions, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 901-335-4001. Registration will start on August 7on St Columba’s web site. : https://www.saintcolumbamemphis.org/stclare/

Please join us for the peace and beauty of St Columba and St Clare. 

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