Holy Trinity Church

Anglican worship in Geneva

Sermons on Matthew

Sermon on the Feast of the Epiphany – celebrated 7 January 2024

Taking another road Today we are celebrating the Feast of the Epiphany which in the Eastern Church focuses on the baptism of Christ whereas in the West, it focuses mainly but not exclusively on the visit of the Magi to Jesus and the manifestation of Christ to the Gentiles. It also brings the traditional twelve days of Christmas celebrations to an end…

Sermon for Bible Sunday on Sunday 29th October 2023

It’s Bible Sunday, and I want you to love your Bible! We don’t finish Bible readings and then say “this is the word of the Lord” for no reason. The Bible is either to be discarded as drivel, studied as a historical document of interest to only strange academics, or honoured as life-changing, God-breathed scriptures that have changed lives throughout history. And…

Sermon for Holy Trinity on Sunday 22nd October 2023, the 20th Sunday after Trinity

Render unto Caesar ‘Give therefore to the emperor the things that are the emperor’s and to God the things that are God’s’ (Matthew 22.22). These words of Jesus as recorded in Matthew’s gospel, have sparked lively and often controversial debate between church and state ever since.  They’re often taken to mean that Christians should observe a firm division between their life of…

Sermon for Stewardship Sunday at Holy Trinity Geneva on 15 October 2023  – 19th Sunday after Trinity

Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift! Giving thanks when we are in a dark and a difficult place can be very hard. This week, as we witness with mounting sorrow, the storm clouds of violent conflict between Israel and Gaza and the suffering that is taking place, any thoughts of thankfulness this Sunday may feel misplaced. It is a terrible…

Sermon for Sunday 8 October 2023 – 18th Sunday after Trinity

Where there is no vision, the people perish: But he that keepeth the law, happy is he’. (Proverbs 29.18 KJV) Today is a milestone in the life of Holy Trinity as we are launching our Vision and Strategy, setting our plan for our church and chaplaincy for the next three years. It has been some time in gestation as we have discussed,…

Sunday 24th September 2023 4th Sunday of the Season of Creation : Matthew 20:1-16 – Workers in the Vineyard and Biodiversity

Good morning!  I want to remind us all that we are in a season in September we call Creationtide, and during this time we look at issues relating to our care of the world. In addition, at the 10.30, we will be celebrating harvest! So a strong natural theme – so how appropriate we have a gospel reading from a Vineyard! Vineyards…

Sermon for Holy Trinity Geneva on Sunday 17 September 2023 morning – 3rd Sunday of the Season of Creation

We are what we eat- Christian Responsibility for our food We’re nearly mid-way through our observance of the Season of Creation which started on 1 September.  We began by looking at the role of water in creation, in the world today and in our lives and then last week, we explored the subject of our use of energy. Today we’re going to…