Sermons by The Rev. Polly H. Robb

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The Art of Being Human, by The Rev. Polly Robb


Advent 4 A few years ago, when I was getting a Master of Arts in Liberal Studies, I took an Art course…this was not an art history course or a course in which we students learned to create art, as that would be waaayy beyond my ability, but one where we studied the work and […]

“The new year begins with HOPE,” by The Rev. Polly Robb


The First Sunday of Advent,    Nov. 29th 2020 O that you would tear open the heavens and come down, so that the mountains would quake at your presence– as when fire kindles brushwood and the fire causes water to boil– to make your name known to your adversaries, so that the nations might tremble at […]

“Enter here…” by The Rev. Polly Robb


The Last Sunday after Pentecost Matthew 25: 31-46 One year ago, November 23rd to be exact, by the grace of God, I was ordained to the priesthood in Christ’s one holy catholic and apostolic church. If you were there, you know, it was an ordination to remember. The church was packed full, the reception hall […]

“Why pray when you can worry?” by The Rev. Polly Robb


The Twenty-Fourth Sunday after Pentecost Matthew 25:14-30  I am glad to be back with you today. While I loved worshipping with our brothers and sisters at the National Cathedral on All Saints Day, and I so very much appreciated Rachel’s fine sermon last week while I was away at Camp McDowell, I missed being here […]

“God sees the good in the world just as starkly as we see the bad.” by The Rev. Polly Robb


“God sees the good…God transforms the bad.” sermon recorded after live stream had technical difficulties. Text is below.  There’s a theme in the readings today.  A refrain that arises from the Israelites roaming in the desert and repeats itself in the Judean countryside where Jesus is traveling.  We’re familiar with this theme, you and I, […]

“A story that should eat at us.” by The Rev. Polly Robb


Good morning! It’s great to see you all here in church, and to be able to live stream to all of you St. Luke’s friends at home as well. My homiletics professor might chastise me for starting a sermon with an informal greeting, rather than jumping straight into the text, but this gospel is about […]