Sermons

Sermons

Christmas 1 Duet Service with Trinity Episcopal Stream

This Sunday, due to inclement weather, we combined forces with Trinity Episcopal Cathedral’s Canon for Cathedral Life Shana McCauley for an impromptu Zoom Morning Prayer, which was streamed live to Trinity’s social media. You can view the entire service, including Reverend Maria and Reverend Shana’s duet sermon, here.

Mark 6:1-56

A sermon for the Ninth Sunday After Pentecost by The Revd Maria Gwyn McDowell, PHD of St. Philip the Deacon Episcopal Church in Portland Oregon. July 25th 2021.

Mark 5:21-43

A sermon for the Eighth Sunday After Pentecost by The Revd Dr Maria Gwyn McDowell of St. Philip the Deacon Episcopal Church in Portland Oregon. July 18th 2021. Gospel: Mark 5:21-43.

Mark 4:35-5:20

A sermon for the Seventh Sunday After Pentecost by The Revd Dr Maria Gwyn McDowell of St. Philip the Deacon Episcopal Church in Portland Oregon. July 12th 2021. Gospel: Mark 4:35-5:20.

Mark 4:1-34

A sermon for the Sixth Sunday After Pentecost by The Revd Dr Maria Gwyn McDowell of St. Philip the Deacon Episcopal Church in Portland Oregon. July 4th 2021. Gospel: Mark 4:1-34.

Mark 3:7-35

A sermon for the Fifth Sunday After Pentecost by The Revd Dr Maria Gwyn McDowell of St. Philip the Deacon Episcopal Church in Portland Oregon. June 27th 2021. Gospel: Mark 3:7-35.

Mark 2:13-3:6

A sermon for the Fourth Sunday After Pentecost by The Revd Dr Maria Gwyn McDowell of St. Philip the Deacon Episcopal Church in Portland Oregon. June 20th 2021. Gospel: Mark 2:13-3:6.

Mark 1:21-2:12

A sermon for the Third Sunday After Pentecost by The Revd Dr Maria Gwyn McDowell of St. Philip the Deacon Episcopal Church in Portland Oregon. June 13th 2021. Gospel: Mark 1:21-2:12.

Mark 1:1-20

A sermon for the Second Sunday After Pentecost by The Revd Dr Maria Gwyn McDowell of St. Philip the Deacon Episcopal Church in Portland Oregon. June 6th 2021. Gospel: Mark 1:1-20.

Choose Hope!

A sermon for Easter by The Revd Dr Maria Gwyn McDowell of St. Philip the Deacon Episcopal Church in Portland Oregon. April 4th, 2021

Sermon for the Fifth Sunday of Lent

A sermon for Lent 5 by The Revd Dr Maria Gwyn McDowell of St. Philip the Deacon Episcopal Church in Portland Oregon. March 21st, 2021

Leaving Egypt

A sermon for Lent 4 by The Revd Dr Maria Gwyn McDowell of St. Philip the Deacon Episcopal Church in Portland Oregon. March 14th, 2021 Transcript Every church has a “back to Egypt” committee. I heard that this week, “every church has a back to Egypt committee.” Right now, that committee is excitedly planning our first full Eucharist together, or working out a coffee hour that is safe, but, together! Where we can touch each other at the passing of…

Sermon for the Second Sunday of Lent

Sermon given on February 28th, 2021 at St. Philip the Deacon Episcopal Church, Portland Oregon. The Rev’d Dr. Maria Gwyn McDowell preaching. Scripture: Mark 8:31-38.

Sermon for the First Sunday of Lent

Sermon given on February 21st, 2021 at St. Philip the Deacon Episcopal Church, Portland Oregon. The Rev’d Dr. Maria Gwyn McDowell preaching. Transcript The story of Noah, somehow, has become this really cute children’s story, right? Animals go onto this ark, two by two, they travel together, there’s a dove, it goes out, it comes back, it goes out, it comes back, and then there’s a rainbow at the end, right? All the elements of a perfect children’s story. Except…