Susanna E. Metz

Rector, St. John the Baptist Church, Battle Creek, TN, Diocese of East Tennessee (2007—present)
Assistant Professor, School of Theology, Sewanee, TN (2001—present)

B. Mus. (1972) & B.A., Theology (1980), Immaculata College, Immaculata, PA
M. Ed., Elementary Education, West Chester University, West Chester, PA (1982)
M. Div. (1996) & D. Min. (2003), School of Theology, Sewanee, TN

Deacon, Diocese of East Tennessee (1996)
Priest, Diocese of East Tennessee (1997)

Sermons and Bible Studies

Why Frightened?, Christmas 2 – 2009

January 04, 2009

When Herod heard about the child who had been born King of the Jews, we read in Matthew that “he was frightened, and all Jerusalem with him.” Isn’t that odd? […]

We Thought Last Week’s…, Proper 18 (A) – 2008

September 07, 2008

We thought last week’s gospel was the tough one, didn’t we? Last Sunday’s passage was the turning point in Matthew’s gospel – the point where Jesus begins to announce his […]

Who Are You?, Proper 11 (A) – 2008

July 20, 2008

Who are you? Who are your people? Who are your kin? These are questions we’re asked in many different ways every day. Culturally, in the South, “Who are your people?” […]

Well, This Is a Rough…, Proper 4 (A) – 2008

June 01, 2008

Well, this is a rough gospel passage, isn’t it? It seems as if an awful lot of people are going to be disappointed when they come to enter the kingdom […]

Lead Us Not into Temptation, Lent 1 (A) – 2008

February 10, 2008

“Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil,” or “Save us from the time of trial, and deliver us from evil.” Whichever version of the Lord’s Prayer you […]

Woman, Here Is Your Son…, Good Friday – 2007

April 06, 2007

“Woman, here is your son.” Then he said to his disciple, “Here is your mother.” Jesus hangs on the cross. Crowds of people stand around watching the spectacle—some watching in […]

How Could Anyone…, Proper 21 (C) – 2007

September 30, 2007

How could anyone stand to have a poor man lying in the doorway, covered with sores, those sores being licked by stray dogs – a poor man who longs for […]

What Wonderful Images…, Proper 5 (C) – 2007

June 10, 2007

What wonderful images we have in today’s passages. We have prophets, raisings from the dead, a never-ending supply of food, onlookers being both amazed and terrified. It’s the Easter story […]

Letting Our Nets Down in Faith, Epiphany 5 (C) – 2007

February 04, 2007

“The pivots on the thresholds shook at the voices of those who called, and the house filled with smoke. And I said, ‘Woe is me!’” “Woe is me” seems to […]

This Is One of Those Gospels, Proper 26 (B) – 2006

November 05, 2006

This is one of those gospels that when we hear it, we can get all comfy in our pews and say, “Oh well, of course. How lovely that thought is: […]

To Each One of Us…, All Saints’ Day (B) – 2006

November 01, 2006

“To each one of us Christ is saying, ‘If you want your life and mission to be fruitful like mine, do like me. Be converted into a seed that lets […]

From Five Loaves of Bread…, Proper 12 (B) – 2006

July 30, 2006

“So they gathered them up, and from the fragments of the five barley loaves … they filled twelve baskets.” Isn’t that amazing? From five loaves of bread, the disciples gathered […]

58 records

Don’t forget to subscribe to the Sermons That Work podcast to hear this sermon and more on your favorite podcasting app! Recordings are released the Thursday before each liturgical date.

Receive Free Weekly Sermons That Work Resources!


Christopher Sikkema


Click here