Sermons

Archive of Weekly Sermons

Who Makes the Paths Straight?

O Come, O Come Emmanuel. I speak to you in the name of God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit,Mother to us all. Amen+True Confession:I’m terrible atpreparing for Christmas.For years, our houseremained bare of decorationsbecause the weeksbefore Christmaswere all about preparingfor finals when I was a teacher,and now that I’m a priest,I’m too busywith church to […]Read more “Who Makes the Paths Straight?”

Commitment Sunday: Putting our whole trust in God’s grace and love

My heart exults in the Lord; my strength is exalted in my God. I speak to you in the name of God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, Mother to us all. Amen+ If you were here last week or if you followed the photos on Facebook, you know that we baptized six—SIX!—babies on All Saints’ […]Read more “Commitment Sunday: Putting our whole trust in God’s grace and love”

Sermon for Sunday, September 19, 2021

We love people who are the greatest,  those who amaze us  with their skills and talents,  Tiger Woods in his heyday multi-talented superstars like Lin-Manuel Miranda and Beyoncé,  or gymnast Simone Biles who is certainly a GOAT— greatest of all time— in gymnastics and  a courageous crusader against the abuse of gymnasts.  We love knowing  […]Read more “Sermon for Sunday, September 19, 2021”

The Rev. E. Suzanne Wille’s First Sermon at All Saints’ Chicago

Well, hello, All Saints! I can’t tell you how happy I am to FINALLY be here! As my home church, the church that sponsored me for ordination, the church that has been my gold standard of what a joyful, welcoming church looks like, you’ve often been on my mind. But for the past few months […]Read more “The Rev. E. Suzanne Wille’s First Sermon at All Saints’ Chicago”

The Way Forward Requires Remembering the Wisdom of the Past

I speak to you in the name of one God, Creator, Christ, and Holy Spirit. Amen + The way forward requires remembering the wisdom of the past…the way forward requires remembering the wisdom of the past. This summer, I was gifted a journaling companion entitled “The Next Right Thing,” by author Emily P. Freeman. It […]Read more “The Way Forward Requires Remembering the Wisdom of the Past”