St. Joseph's Episcopal Church

3300A South Seacrest Blvd., Boynton Beach, FL 33435-8661
Office Phone: 561-732-3060 - Fax: 561-739-9173
Our Parish Mission is to bring all people into the fullness of Christ's family and nurture their spiritual development.

Sermons 2008

Date Sermon Title Gospel Reading
Dec. 28 Through Jesus, God comes to us as a defenseless babe, to live as one of us John 1:1-18
Dec. 25 Christmas: Our expectations are changed by God to gifts of Hope, Peace, Joy, Love Luke 2:1-16
Dec. 21 LOVE: Reconcile the past to move forward and answer God’s call to us Matthew 2:1-2, 11
Dec. 14
The JOY of letting go of the past reconciles us to God Luke 1:26-38
Dec. 7 Inner PEACE, which passes all understanding, is centered on Christ

John 1:6-8, 19-28
Mark 1:1-8


Nov. 30
Advent: Begin with the end in mind; We are called to be people of HOPE Mark 13:24-37
Nov. 27
Thanksgiving: Understanding our blessings Luke 17:11-19
Nov. 23
God’s “Final Exam” to us: As you do to the least among you, you do unto me Matthew 25:31-46
Nov. 16
In prayer we are transformed; and become God’s presence in the world Matthew 25:14-30
Nov. 9
A constant relationship with God attunes us to his glory and insures our strength Matthew 25:1-13
Nov. 2

As in human relationships, we need consistency and ritual for prayer to transform us. Matthew 5:1-12
Oct. 26 Rt. Rev. Leo Frade: In prayer we open ourselves to God to be changed Matthew 22:34-36
Oct. 19
In prayer we become closer to God, and focus on the way of truth Matthew 22:1-14
Oct. 12 Prayer is about us trying to get in touch with God’s perspective Matthew 22:1-14
Oct. 5 Accountability: we are called to produce the fruits of the kingdom

Matthew 21:33-46

Sept. 28
Live authentically as Jesus: with deeds matching words Matthew 21:23-32
Sept.
21
Envy and jealousy prevent us from receiving God’s mercy and grace Matthew 20:1-16
Sept. 14
Forgiveness means giving up all hope of a better past. As we forgive, we move on. Matthew 18:21-35
Sept. 7 See God’s “big picture”; it’s not about us, but others

Matthew 18:15-20

Aug. 31
Love empowers the faith community for the broken dispossessed people of the world Matthew 16:21-28
Aug. 24 Through Jesus we experience joy beyond joy, and pain beyond pain. Matthew 16:13-20
Aug. 17
Jesus calls us to be consistent and persistent with compassion Matthew 15:10-28
Aug. 10
Take the hand of Jesus when the storms of life come upon you Matthew 14:1-22-23
July 27 The Big Picture: nothing can separate us from the love of God. Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52
July 20
The divine harvest will separate the wheat from weeds; the choice is ours Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43
July 13
God is the sower and we the good soil to germinate His Love Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23
July 6 Yoked to Christ, we get direction, purpose, and dignity to share with others

Matthew 11:40-42

June 29
Our priority: Welcome all to see the face of God in this place Matthew: 10:40-42
June 22
God’s infinite vision affirms the value & dignity of each person; there are no losers Matthew 10:24-39
June 15
We are called. Decide to be a Disciple to share Jesus’ love Matthew 9:35-10:8
June 8
God’s call gives meaning to our “nobody” existence, connects us to Jesus Matthew 9:9-13, 18-26
June 1 Jesus is our rock of faith, the foundation which holds us together

Matthew 7:21-29

May 25 Jesus tells us not to worry about the future or things; or let today ruin tomorrow. Matthew 6:24-34
May 25 Graduate Sunday: Senior Sermon by Tess Bath Matthew 6:24-34
May 18
The mystery of the Trinity: an open invitation to discover who we are Matthew 28:16-20
May 11
Through Pentecost we receive the Holy Spirit and become the Body of Christ John 20:19-23
May 4 Jesus transcends this world so that we may follow Him into God’s Glory

John 17:1-11

Apr. 27
We are not left as orphans but under the guidance of the Holy Spirit John 14:15-21
Apr. 20
In our journey to the Abundant Life: Jesus is the Way, the Truth, the Life John 14:1-14
Apr. 13
Listen to the voice, and know the Good Shepard John 10:1-10
Apr. 6
In the breaking of the bread, Christ be known to us in our everyday lives Luke 24:13-35
Apr. 6 **Capital Campaign Results Announcement**
Mar. 30
Doubt is a necessary prerequisite of faith for us to see with new eyes John 20:19-31
Mar. 23 Easter: Out of the darkness comes the Light of Christ to transform & redeem us Matthew 28:1-10
Mar. 16
Our goal: Sacrificial giving for the upbuilding of God’s Kingdom in this place Matthew 21:1-11
Mar. 9 Healing & renewal is in the transformation from death to new life in Christ John 11:1-45
Mar. 2 Seeing with the eyes of faith to know God’s presence in our lives.

John 9:1-41

Feb. 24
Create an atmosphere for the Living Water of Christ to give us purpose. John 4:5-42
Feb. 17
Capital Campaign: God has richly blessed St. Joe’s; step up in faith for the future John 3:1-17
Feb. 10 Temptation is a tool; there are no shortcuts on our journey Matthew 4:1-11
Feb. 3 God is never finished with us, but takes us to the next spiritual plateau

Matthew: 17:1-9

Jan. 27
I will make you fishers of people: Are we prepared to answer God’s call to us? Matthew 4-12-23
Jan. 20
The Lamb of God: we are pointers to the presence of Christ in our world John 1:29-42
Jan. 13
In Baptism we are empowered with God’s presence Matthew 4:13-17
Jan. 6 Feast of the Epiphany- Find God in the stables of life and take a different road

Matthew 2:1-12

Sermons from 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008.