In the name of God- Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Amen.
I’ve been looking forward to preaching this sermon for quite a while. Three years ago, I had just begun the work of ministry at St. Francis, and after spending a week with our high-schoolers on a mission trip, I preached my first sermon here. I don’t know if you all recall the sermon or not. It likely wasn’t that memorable, other than the fact that I preached it from the chancel steps without notes, something you probably haven’t seen since then.