Sermons by Vicar Sarah Derrick (Page 5)

Sermons by Vicar Sarah Derrick (Page 5)

Twenty-Second Sunday After Pentecost

“Honestly, its not for everyone” is the new state motto for…?? Nebraska! When I heard that on Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me this weekend I was cracking up. Being someone who is about to be assigned somewhere in this country for my first call as a pastor, imagining all the places that could possibly be, and continually hearing how much places like Nebraska need pastors, I really appreciate the angle they’re taking with this new slogan…

Feast of St. Francis/Blessing of the Animals

There is power in being called by name. Names carry a deep sense of knowing, of belonging. Names connect us. In today’s first reading, we hear God giving humanity the gift of naming the animals: “So out of the ground the Lord GOD formed every animal of the field and every bird of the air, and brought them to the man to see what he would call them” (Genesis 2:19)..,

Sixteenth Sunday After Pentecost

We’re back! …Well, yall are back. I’m here up in front with yall preaching for the first time, but you’re back! You’re back from summer vacations, from visiting family and friends. You’re back to school, back to the routine that Fall brings. I’m back in Chicago from my seminary internship to being a full-time student at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago. We’re back, here at church, all together again…