Hear past Sermons

The Sunday October 22, 2017 10 am Sermon by The Rev. Steve Hayward, Celebrant & Preacher:

The Sunday October 15, 2017 10 am Sermon by The Rev. Dr. Edward Dufresne, Celebrant & Preacher:

The Sunday October 08, 2017 10 am Sermon by Saint Francis by the Sea Rector, The Rev. Claudia Wyatt Smith:

The Sunday October 1, 2017 10 am Sermon by Saint Francis by the Sea Rector, The Rev. Claudia Wyatt Smith:

The Sunday September 24, 2017 10 am Sermon by Saint Francis by the Sea Rector, The Rev. Claudia Wyatt Smith:

No recordings of September 10 or 17th sermons by The Rev. Steve Hayward because of technical difficulties.

The Sunday September 3, 2017 10 am Sermon by Saint Francis by the Sea Rector, The Rev. Claudia Wyatt Smith:

The Sunday August 27, 2017 10 am Sermon by Saint Francis by the Sea Rector, The Rev. Claudia Wyatt Smith:

The Sunday August 20, 2017 10 am Sermon by Saint Francis by the Sea Rector, The Rev. Claudia Wyatt Smith:

The Sunday August 13, 2017 10 am Sermon by Saint Francis by the Sea Rector, The Rev. Claudia Wyatt Smith:

The Sunday July 30, 2017 10 am Sermon by Saint Francis by the Sea licensed Lay Preacher Heather Ford:

The Sunday July 16, 2017 10 am Sermon by Saint Francis by the Sea Rector, The Rev. Claudia Wyatt Smith:

The Sunday July 9, 2017 10 am Sermon by Saint Francis by the Sea Rector, The Rev. Claudia Wyatt Smith:

The Sunday July 2, 2017 10 am Sermon by Saint Francis by the Sea Rector, The Rev. Claudia Wyatt Smith:

The Sunday June 25, 2017 10 am Sermon by Saint Francis by the Sea Rector, The Rev. Claudia Wyatt Smith:

The Sunday June 18, 2017 10 am Sermon by Saint Francis by the Sea Rector, The Rev. Claudia Wyatt Smith:

The Trinity Sunday June 11, 2017 10 am Sermon by Saint Francis by the Sea Rector, The Rev. Claudia Wyatt Smith:

The Day of Pentecost June 4, 2017 10 am Sermon by Saint Francis by the Sea Rector, The Rev. Claudia Wyatt Smith:

The Seventh Sunday of Easter May 28, 2017 10 am Sermon by Saint Francis by the Sea licensed Lay Preacher Heather Ford:

The Sixth Sunday of Easter May 21, 2017 10 am Sermon by Saint Francis by the Sea Rector, The Rev. Claudia Wyatt Smith:

The Fifth Sunday of Easter May 14, 2017 10 am Sermon by Saint Francis by the Sea Rector, The Rev. Claudia Wyatt Smith:

The Fourth Sunday of Easter 10 am Sermon by Saint Francis by the Sea Rector, The Rev. Claudia Wyatt Smith:

The Second Sunday of Easter 10 am Sermon by Saint Francis by the Sea Rector, The Rev. Claudia Wyatt Smith:Audio Player

The Fifth Sunday of Easter May 14, 2017 10 am Sermon by Saint Francis by the Sea Rector, The Rev. Claudia Wyatt Smith:

The Fourth Sunday of Easter 10 am Sermon by Saint Francis by the Sea Rector, The Rev. Claudia Wyatt Smith:

The Third Sunday of Easter was not recorded because of technical issues

The Second Sunday of Easter 10 am Sermon by Saint Francis by the Sea Rector, The Rev. Claudia Wyatt Smith:Audio Player

Easter Sunday Sermon
The Easter Morning 10 am Sermon by Saint Francis by the Sea Rector, The Rev. Claudia Wyatt Smith:

Easter Vigil Sermon for You
The St. Francis by the Sea Easter Vigil service begins in darkness as the new light of Christ’s radiance is ignited marking Jesus’ passing over from death to life. It is by this light that the sacred story of God’s saving acts are told, prayer and praise are offered. Drawing on this ancient tradition therefore, this service becomes the first Eucharistic celebration of Jesus’s resurrection at Easter.

Sermon by guest preacher The Rev. Bob Tobin:

The Good Friday Ecumenical Service of The Stations of the Cross commemorating Jesus’ crucifixion.
This solemn service was led by:
The Rev. Doug Drown, the North Sedgwick Baptist Church
Rev. Gary Brinn, First Congregational Church of Blue Hill
The Rev. Claudia Wyatt Smith, St. Francis by the Seat Episcopal Church
Lorna Russell, Organist

Maundy Thursday Sermon
The Maundy Thursday Sermon by Lay Preacher Heather Ford, April 13, 2017:

The April 9, 2017 Palm Sunday Sermon by guest preacher, the executive director of Camp Bishopswood  Mike Douglas, Located in the beautiful woods of mid-coast Maine, Bishopswood is an Episcopal coed overnight camp affordable and open to all youths ages 6-16 :

The Fourth Sunday in Lent Sermon by Saint Francis by the Sea Rector, The Rev. Claudia Wyatt Smith on March 26, 2017:

Saint Francis by the Sea Rector, The Rev. Claudia Wyatt Smith with her Grandfather’s magical find — a round box with a beautiful pearl on top

A closer look at the box found inside a clump of mud by Claudia’s Grandfather Sam Cohen. A wonderful story that is part of this week’s Sermon.

The Third Sunday in Lent Sermon by Saint Francis by the Sea Rector, The Rev. Claudia Wyatt Smith on March 19, 2017:

The Second Sunday in Lent Sermon by Saint Francis by the Sea  Rector, The Rev. Claudia Wyatt Smith on March 12, 2017:

The Saint Francis by the Sea Sermon by licensed lay preacher Heather Ford on March 5, 2017 the first Sunday of Lent :

The Ash Wednesday Sermon by Saint Francis by the Sea  Rector, The Rev. Claudia Wyatt Smith on March 1, 2017:

The Last Sunday After the Epiphany Sermon by Saint Francis by the Sea  Rector, The Rev. Claudia Wyatt Smith on February 26, 2017:

The Seventh Sunday after the Epiphany Sermon by Saint Francis by the Sea  Rector, The Rev. Claudia Wyatt Smith on February 19, 2017:

The Sixth Sunday after the Epiphany Sermon by Saint Francis by the Sea  Rector, The Rev. Claudia Wyatt Smith on February 12, 2017:

The Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany Sermon by Saint Francis by the Sea  Rector, The Rev. Claudia Wyatt Smith on February 5, 2017:

The Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany Sermon by Saint Francis by the Sea Rector, The Rev. Claudia Wyatt Smith on January 29, 2017:

The Third Sunday after the Epiphany Sermon by Saint Francis by the Sea Rector, The Rev. Claudia Wyatt Smith on January 22, 2017:

The Second Sunday after the Epiphany Sermon by Saint Francis by the Sea Rector, The Rev. Claudia Wyatt Smith on January 15, 2017:

The First Sunday after the Epiphany Sermon by Saint Francis by the Sea Rector, The Rev. Claudia Wyatt Smith on January 8, 2017:

The Saint Francis by the Sea New Year’s Day Sermon by St. Francis Rector, The Rev. Claudia Wyatt Smith on January 1, 2017:

The Saint Francis by the Sea Christmas Eve Sermon by St. Francis Rector, The Rev. Claudia Wyatt Smith on December 24th, 2016:

There was no Church Sunday December 18th. It was too icy to get up to St. Francis.

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The Saint Francis by the Sea 3rd Sunday in Advent Sermon by St. Francis Rector, The Rev. Claudia Wyatt Smith on December 11th, 2016:

The Saint Francis by the Sea Sermon by The Rev. Steve Hayward on the First Sunday of Advent, November 27, 2016 :

The Saint Francis by the Sea Sermon by The Rev. Steve Hayward on Christ the King Sunday,November 20, 2016 : 

The Saint Francis by the Sea Sermon by St. Francis Rector, The Rev. Claudia Wyatt Smith on November 13, 2016:

The Saint Francis by the Sea Sermon by St. Francis Rector, The Rev. Claudia Wyatt Smith on November 6, 2016: 

We have been dueling with demons in our audio chain for several weeks and that has meant no recorded services for October 16 & 23.  We hope to have this corrected by next Sunday.  Our apologies for this inconvenience.

The Saint Francis by the Sea Sermon our Preacher was St. Francis by the Sea parishioner, choir member, and licensed lay minister (LLM) Heather Ford. on October 9, 2016:

The Saint Francis by the Sea Sermon to Celebrate the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, by St. Francis Rector, The Rev. Claudia Wyatt Smith on October 2, 2016:

The Saint Francis by the Sea sermon for the Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost, September 25, 2016, by St. Francis Rector, The Rev. Claudia Wyatt Smith:

The Saint Francis by the Sea sermon for the Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost, September 18, 2016, by St. Francis Rector, The Rev. Claudia Wyatt Smith:

The Saint Francis by the Sea sermon for the Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost, September 4, 2016, by St. Francis Rector, The Rev. Claudia Wyatt Smith:

The Saint Francis by the Sea sermon for the Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost, August 28, 2016, by St. Francis Rector, The Rev. Claudia Wyatt Smith:

The Saint Francis by the Sea sermon for the Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost, August 21, 2016, by St. Francis Rector, The Rev. Claudia Wyatt Smith:

The Saint Francis by the Sea sermon for the Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost, August 14, 2016, by St. Francis Rector, The Rev. Claudia Wyatt Smith:

The Saint Francis by the Sea sermon for the Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost, August 7, 2016, by St. Francis Rector, The Rev. Claudia Wyatt Smith: 

The Saint Francis by the Sea sermon for the Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost, July 31, 2016, by The Rev. Steve Hayward:  

The Saint Francis by the Sea sermon for the Tenth Sunday after Pentecost, July 24, 2016, by St. Francis Rector, The Rev. Claudia Wyatt Smith: 

The Saint Francis by the Sea sermon for the Ninth Sunday after Pentecost, July 17, 2016, by guest speaker Robert J. Miller, Rosenberger Chair of Christian and Religious Studies at Juniata College in Pennsylvania.

The Saint Francis by the Sea sermon for the Eighth Sunday after Pentecost, July 10, 2016, by St. Francis Rector, The Rev. Claudia Wyatt Smith:

The Saint Francis by the Sea sermon for the Sixth Sunday after Pentecost, June 26, 2016 by St. Francis Rector, The Rev. Claudia Wyatt Smith:

The Second Sunday of Easter April 3, 2016, our Preacher was St. Francis by the Sea parishioner, choir member, and licensed lay minister (LLM) Heather Ford.

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March 27, 2016 The Bishop of Maine Rt. Rev. Stephen Lane was the preacher and celebrant at St. Francis by the Sea’s Easter Morning Service!

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Here is the Bishop’s Easter sermon:

Bishop Lane was asked to bless the “Children’s Cross” kids crossand he also honored long time Sunday School teacher Carla Rosenzweig:

March 26, 2016 Bishop of Maine The Rt. Rev. Stephen Lane was the preacher and celebrant at The Great Vigil of Easter. This service has ancient origins as the new light of Christ’s light is ignited transforming the bits of paper on which we have been writing our burdens through the season of Lent.

Assisting Rev. Claudia this year were the Rev’s Steve Hayward, Carlton Russell, Bob Tobin and Persis Williams.

Here is Bishop Lanes sermon:

Historically it was at the Easter Vigil that new members of the church were admitted and so it was for us as well, as the Bishop Confirmed/Received and Re-Affirmed fourteen new Episcopalians into the St. Francis family:

March 25, 2016 Good Friday  A deeply meaningful service of The Stations of the Cross. Officiating were The Rev. Deborah T. Breault,  First Congregational Church of Blue Hill; The Rev.Terry Phillips, First Baptist Church of Blue Hill; and The Rev. Claudia Wyatt Smith of St. Francis by the Sea, Blue Hill. Listen to the full service here

The Maundy Thursday Sermon, March 24, 2016, from the St. Francis Rector, The Rev. Claudia Wyatt Smith:

March 20, 2016, the Sunday of the Passion: Palm Sunday Sermon, from the St. Francis Rector, The Rev. Claudia Wyatt Smith: