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Andrew Harmon

The Rev. Dr. Andrew (“Drew”) Harmon is the Senior Associate Rector at St. James Episcopal Church in Baton Rouge, La. Prior to his coming to St. James, he served as a parish priest in the Diocese of North Carolina. In addition to parish ministry, he has worked in university ministries at Clemson University, retirement community chaplaincy, and as undergraduate theology instructor at Marquette University, where he completed his Ph.D. in Historical Theology.

Sermons and Bible Studies

Hometowns, Pentecost 6 (B) – July 4, 2021

July 04, 2021

RCL: 2 Samuel 5:1-5, 9-10; Psalm 48; 2 Corinthians 12:2-10; Mark 6:1-13 What do you think about when someone mentions your hometown? Maybe it’s the sight of your mother’s overabundant garden or running through the backyard to get to your grandparents’ house. Maybe your hometown holds fond recollections of playing summer baseball or walking to […]

Beloved, Good Friday – April 2, 2021

April 02, 2021

[RCL]: Isaiah 52:13-53:12; Psalm 22; Hebrews 10:16-25 or Hebrews 4:14-16; 5:7-9; John 18:1-19:42 Today is a day that weighs heavy on the church. Each year during Holy Week, we hear the passion narrative; each year we resuscitate those familiar feelings, the anguish and disbelief, that accompany Jesus’ death. And yet, each year it strikes differently. […]

God’s Work with Us, All Saints’ Day (A) – November 1, 2020

November 01, 2020

[RCL] Revelation 7:9-17; Psalm 34:1-10, 22; 1 John 3:1-3; Matthew 5:1-12 Today we celebrate the Feast of All Saints, one of the principal feasts in the life of the church. All Saints’ is a day when we recall the enduring beauty of the faithful, both living and departed, and when we profess that, somehow, we […]

Breaking, Easter 3 (A) – April 26, 2020

April 26, 2020

[RCL]: Acts 2:14a, 36-41; Psalm 116:1-3, 10-17; 1 Peter 1:17-23; Luke 24:13-35 We find ourselves in the middle of this Easter season, now on the third Sunday after the Resurrection, and we have a beautiful narrative of how new life breaks into the midst of shattered hopes. Today, we are transported back to Easter evening […]

A Beautiful Mess, Christmas Day (II) – December 25, 2019

December 25, 2019

Download our 2019 compilation of Advent and Christmas sermons here. [RCL]: Isaiah 62:6-12; Psalm 97; Titus 3:4-7; Luke 2:(1-7)8-20 O come, all ye faithful, joyful and triumphant, O come ye, O come ye to Bethlehem; come, and behold him, born the King of angels; O come, let us adore him, O come, let us adore […]

A Vision of Glory, The Transfiguration – August 6, 2019

August 06, 2019

[RCL]: Exodus 34:29-35; Psalm 99 or 99:5-9; 2 Peter 1:13-21; Luke 9:28-36 This day we celebrate the Transfiguration of our Lord. During this season after Pentecost—often labeled the “Green Season”— we are awoken on this feast day by a mountaintop experience. We are invited to stand with Peter, James, and John to witness a profound […]

A Dramatic Turn, Ascension Day – 2019

May 30, 2019

O King of Glory, Lord of Hosts, Who did ascend in triumph above all the heavens, leave us not orphaned, but send upon us the Spirit of Truth, promised by the Father. Today our Easter celebrations take a dramatic turn. Today we recognize the otherworldly departure and absence of our Lord, as we remember his […]

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