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Audio Sermons

Audio versions of past sermons are also available at SoundCloud where you may listen on your computer or download sermons to your phone. If you use iTunes, Stitcher, or another podcast service, subscribe to “St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Durham, NC”.

Video Worship Services and Sermons

If you are looking for a live streaming link to our worship service, check our Facebook page at 10am on Sunday for availability. After the service, the video is automatically stored under Videos on our Facebook page for later viewing. Sermons ordinarily appear on our Facebook page as separate live streams; these streams are also stored on Facebook for later viewing.

Sermon Blog Posts back to May 2020

The Miracle of Sufficiency

Remember the mustard seed from last week, or better yet, the yeast that leavens bread. Unseeably small granules that as a collective breathe out and inflate loaves of bread. This is literal inspiration, the blowing-in of life from the tiniest corners of the creation. Jesus, one person amidst the crowds, is building the kingdom of God one person at a time.

Freedom for All | July 5, 2020

The 4th of July always brings out complicated feelings in me. I am grateful for the freedom I have, and the ease I have living in this land. And yet, I cannot feel my freedom without also remembering the genocide of those who first lived on these lands.

Sermon | June 14, 2020

Today’s gospel reading is Matthew 9:35-10:23. It begins with Jesus going to the surrounding cities and villages, proclaiming the good news and healing the sick.

But there was too much work for him to do, so he commissioned his apostles, gave them power to heal, and sent them out to continue the work.

The Practice of the Presence of the Paraclete | May 17, 2020

By the Rev. Dr. Helen Svoboda-Barber May only God’s Word be spoken, and only God’s word be heard. John 14:15-21 Our reading from this morning’s gospel of John picks up in the midst of Jesus saying lots and lots about the Holy Spirit, which in the New Revised Standard Version translation of the Bible  is … Continue reading The Practice of the Presence of the Paraclete | May 17, 2020

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