This is the sermon Bishop Scott Mayer preached at All Saints’ Episcopal Church in Fort Worth on January 13, 2019. In this sermon he explores the power of love, and the impact of Presiding Bishop Michael Curry’s bold declaration that “if it’s not about love, it’s not about God.” That message resonated with people as they shift from seeing church as a place to go to seeing church as a body of people, to seeing Christianity as a way that awakens us to a changed life, a life lived fully in relationship with God.
This is the sermon Bishop Scott Mayer preached at the 70th anniversary of St. Luke's in the Meadow, Fort Worth, TX. Luke writes of Jesus’s return to his hometown, and his startling statement in the synagogue following the reading of the prophet Isaiah. Bishop Mayer speaks of the apostles only slowly coming to understand that Jesus’ ministry is to everyone, even the gentiles – that the message of God’s love is for everyone. And he speaks of St. Luke’s 70 years of being witnesses to that love.
This is the sermon Bishop Scott Mayer preached at Trinity Episcopal Church, Fort Worth, on Sunday, May 20, 2018. He was preaching in the wake of Presiding Bishop Michael Curry’s highly acclaimed sermon the day before at the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markel. Curry preached about the power of love, and Bishop Mayer picked up on that theme in his sermon.
This is the sermon Bishop Scott Mayer preached at St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Keller, on Sunday, April 29,2018. In "Listen for the music," Bishop Mayer explores the deep roots in the interplay beween Word and Spirit that cn be found in our tradition.