Speaker: The Rev. Candice Frazer

Sunday Sermon – September 30, 2018

19 Pentecost Proper 21: Numbers 11:4-6, 10-16, 24-29; Psalm 19:7-14; James 5:13-20; Mark 9:38-50 St. John’s Episcopal Church, Montgomery, AL Sunday, September 30, 2018 The Rev. Candice B. Frazer   Let the words of my mouth and the meditations of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O Lord, my strength and my redeemer. Amen. […]

Sunday Sermon – September 9, 2018

16 Pentecost Proper 18: Isaiah 35:4-7a; Psalm 146; James 2:1-17; Mark 7:24-37 St. John’s Episcopal Church, Montgomery, AL Sunday, September 9, 2018 The Rev. Candice B. Frazer   The doctors said that at best if he survived, he would remain in a vegetative state.  The family was devastated. Chance was only 18 years old. He […]

Sunday Sermon – August 12, 2018

12 Pentecost 14:  I Kings 19:4-8; Psalm 34:1-8; Ephesians 4:25-5:2; John 6:35, 41-51 St. John’s Episcopal Church, Montgomery, AL Sunday, August 12, 2018 The Rev. Candice B. Frazer   In the Gospel of John, Jesus describes himself with seven “I am” statements.  Though metaphorical, these statements are not a simple description of the personhood of […]

Sunday Sermon – July 22, 2018

9 Pentecost 11:  Jeremiah 2:1-6; Psalm 23; Ephesians 2:11-22; Mark 6:30-34, 53-56 St. John’s Episcopal Church, Montgomery, AL Sunday, July 22, 2018 The Rev. Candice B. Frazer   Earlier this summer our Presiding Bishop, Michael Curry, preached at the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.  It was the “sermon heard round the world” […]

Sunday Sermon – May 27, 2018

Trinity Sunday:  Isaiah 6:1-8; Psalm 29; Romans 8:12-17; John 3:1-17 St. John’s Episcopal Church, Montgomery, AL Sunday, May 27, 2018 The Rev. Candice B. Frazer   Community is important for us as humans.  We live and work and belong to a variety of communities—like Montgomery, Old Cloverdale, magnet school, the Country Club, Rotary Club, Junior […]

Sunday Sermon – April 29, 2018

Easter 5A: Acts 8:26-40; Psalm 2:24-30; I John 4:7-21; John 10:11-18 St. John’s Episcopal Church Sunday, April 29, 2018 The Rev. Candice B. Frazer   In my youth ministry days at St. Paul’s in Selma, we hosted a Pumpkin Patch every year.  It was our annual youth fundraiser and because it was such an involved […]

Good Friday Sermon – March 30, 2018

Good Friday: Isaiah 52:13-53:12; Psalm 22; Hebrews 10:16-25; John 18:1-19:42 St. John’s Episcopal Church, Montgomery, Alabama Friday, March 30, 2018 The Rev. Candice B. Frazer   Though today the clergy read the Passion Narrative, many of you, like me, may remember a time when a narrator would read the story from the Lectern and then […]

Sunday Sermon – March 18, 2018

Lent 5A: Jeremiah 31:31-34; Psalm 51:1-13; Hebrews 5:5-10; John 12:20-33 St. John’s Episcopal Church, Montgomery, AL Sunday, March 18, 2018 The Rev. Candice B. Frazer   The Christian tradition has plagued its membership with the belief that we are inherently bad and broken people.  In Medieval times, people were considered to be so bad that […]

Sunday Sermon – February 18, 2018

Lent 1B: Genesis 9:8-17; Psalm 25:1-9; I Peter 3:18-22; Mark 1:9-15 St. John’s Episcopal Church, Montgomery, AL Sunday, February 18, 2018 The Rev. Candice B. Frazer   Most of us think about Christmas when we think about the incarnation of God.  We like the eight pound, six ounce newborn baby Jesus being held in his […]