Sermons by the Rev. Weston Mathews, rector of Grace Church


Sunday, August 13, 2017

“This weekend in Charlottesville, violence has erupted as so often will happen when hate is glorified or left unchecked. Let us pray for healing where the poison of prejudice has flowed too freely, and let us also know that when we turn away from human evil, we are tacitly giving it permission to continue….”

Sunday, August 6, 2017: The Transfiguration
“God is revealed around us and in us.  So listen for that voice, and when you hear it, trust your ears. Whether it is listening to God, our spouses, friends, children, coworkers, the poor and needy, strangers or enemies, listening will be some of the most difficult but rewarding work we do….”

Sunday, July 30, 2017 “When we remove the barriers to love….layers of fear and pain, ego and self-defense, assumptions and stories and illusions…we discover that we, in fact, were never separated from God and we can begin anew….”

Sunday, July 23, 2017 “Cultivating patience, seeking to pay attention, and to love like Jesus, that’s the mystery of holding weeds and wheat together in the field of life we share….”

Sunday, July 16, 2017 “The Parable of the Sower has something important to tell us about the nature, presence, and action of God, whose focus is not on our shortfalls, or our imperfections, but on our potential to take root, grow, and thrive….” 

Sunday, July 9, 2017 “In rest, we reorient ourselves to God.  All striving ceases, and we find that there is no need to search outside of ourselves for peace….”

Sunday, July 2, 2017 For many months now, I’ve been wondering a lot about what it might look like to be with you at the beginning, as we embark upon our mission of loving God and loving others together. I suspect for many of you there is a great sense of anticipation, joy, and many other emotions right now. I know that is true for me but perhaps the greatest of these is warmth….”