Sermons by The Rev. Polly H. Robb

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“Questions, Questions…” by The Rev. Polly Robb


The Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany 1 Corinthians 8:1-13 “The world is all grown strange. . . . How shall a man judge what to do in such times?” This is the question Eomer, a character in JRR Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings asks of Aragon, the heir to the king. “The world is all […]

“Listening for God’s invitation” by The Rev. Polly Robb


The Third Sunday after the Epiphany Sermon January 24, 2021   “Follow me, and I will make you fish for people.” Tis the season to hear the stories of those who answered God’s call… Last week it was Samuel…Now the Lord came…calling as before, “Samuel! Samuel!” And Samuel (after hearing this curious summoning three times) finally said, […]

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 […]