In the name of God- Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Amen.
This is a sermon on the Book of Esther. I’ve never preached on Esther before, and chances are that none of you have ever heard a sermon on it either. This is the only time Esther shows up in our rotation of Sunday readings, and it does so as one of two options for the Old Testament reading. And the lectionary that we currently use was first used in 2006, before then, Esther was completely absent from Sunday mornings.