Sermons by Kathleen O'Keefe Reed

Sermons by Kathleen O'Keefe Reed

The Rev. Kathleen O’Keefe Reed is pastor of University Lutheran Church. More about Pastor Reed.

Sermon for Epiphany 2021

Sermon offered by Pastor Kathleen O’Keefe Reed during the online service on Sunday, January 3, 2021 at University Lutheran Church. Texts for the service were Psalm 72:1-7, 10-14  and Matthew 2:1-12. In her sermon, Pastor Reed referred to “Marche nocturne” in L’enfance du Christ by Hector Berlioz, as performed in this recording by Orchestre de…

Where to Begin?

Sermon given by Pastor Kathleen O’Keefe Reed during the online service on Sunday, December 5, 2020, the second Sunday of Advent, at University Lutheran Church. Texts for the service were: Psalm 85:1-2, 8-13 Isaiah 40:1-11 Mark 1:1-8

On Liturgies and Justice

Sermon given by Pastor Kathleen O’Keefe Reed on Sunday, November 8, 2020, the 23rd Sunday after Pentecost, during the online worship service at University Lutheran Church. Texts for the service were: Psalm 70 Amos 5:18–24 Matthew 25:1–13 In the sermon, Pastor Reed cited the book A Political History of the Bible in America by Paul D. Hanson.

Being Stewards of Sidewalks

Sermon given by Pastor Kathleen O’Keefe Reed on Sunday, October 18, 2020, the twentieth Sunday after Pentecost, at University Lutheran Church. Texts for the service were: Psalm 96:1-9 1 Thessalonians 1:1-10 Matthew 22:15-22 The recording begins with Pastor Reed’s reading of Matthew 22:15-22. In the sermon, she describes this photo mosaic created by Chris…

Who Owns That Tree?

Sermon given by Pastor Kathleen O’Keefe Reed on Sunday, October 4, 2020, the eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost, during the online service at University Lutheran Church. The text for the sermon was Matthew 21:33–46. In the sermon, Pastor Reed also cites the book Short Stories by Jesus: The Enigmatic Parables of a Controversial Rabbi by Amy-Jill Levine, Professor of…

Speaking Truth to Power

Sermon given by Pastor Kathleen O’Keefe Reed on Sunday, September 13, 2020, the fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost, during the online service at University Lutheran Church. The recording begins with Pastor Reed’s reading of the Gospel for the day, Matthew 18:21–35.