Amy Richter

The Rev. Dr. Amy Richter is an Episcopal priest, currently living in Mont-Tremblant, Quebec, Canada. She is the author and editor of several books, including Common Prayer: Reflections on Episcopal Worship and Saving Words: 20 Redemptive Words Worth Rescuing, published by Cascade.

Sermons and Bible Studies

The First Sign, Epiphany 2 (C) – 2019

January 20, 2019

Why start with this miracle? In John’s Gospel, the first of Jesus’ signs—what the other Gospels call “miracles”—was turning water into wine. Jesus’ first sign that inspired his disciples to […]

Change Your Question – Change Your Life, Proper 24 (B) – 2018

October 21, 2018

Here they come: the Zebedee boys. In fact, you can see them coming. They’ve been shopping at Men’s Wearhouse, and they like how they look. They flash whitened smiles, they’ve […]

Contentment, Proper 13 (B) – 2018

August 05, 2018

How do we know what is enough? To any normal member of his kingdom, King David would have looked like a man with enough. And yet, King David was not […]

Royal Families, Proper 10 (B) – 2018

July 15, 2018

Ever wondered, even for a moment, what it would be like to be royalty? Ever indulged in a daydream that you’re really the child of a king or a queen? […]

The Good Sower, Proper 10 (A) – 2017

July 16, 2017

Jesus has such a heart for his church.  In this parable and its explanation, he’s not only addressing his first disciples but, as with all scripture, he’s addressing us too.  […]

Fearless Following, Feast of the Epiphany – 2017

January 06, 2017

Dr. Margee Kerr is a sociologist who studies fear. She and other experts who write about how to keep New Year’s resolutions say that the secret to keeping resolutions is […]

Will We Accept God’s Love?, Proper 25 (C) – 2016

October 23, 2016

A prayer by Jacqueline Bergan and S Marie Schwann says, “Lord my God, when Your loved spilled over into creation You thought of me. I am from love, of love, […]

Great Cloud of Witnesses, Proper 15 (C) – 2016

August 14, 2016

In today’s Epistle lesson, the writer of the Letter to the Hebrews encourages us to persevere in our life of faith, no matter what difficulties we face. “Since we are […]

What Did They Do to Deserve That?, Lent 3 (C) – 2016

February 28, 2016

What did they do to deserve that? Jesus knew questions like this were on people’s minds when they came to tell him horrible news: Pilate – yes, the same Pontius […]

Our Faith Inside the Boat, Proper 14 (A) – 2014

August 10, 2014

Sometimes today’s gospel lesson is interpreted along the lines of the title of a book by John Ortberg, “If You Want to Walk on Water, You’ve Got to Get out […]

What Audience?, Ash Wednesday – 2014

March 05, 2014

Today’s gospel text almost comes as a relief: Beware of practicing your piety before others in order to be seen by them. It’s a relief because we can be fairly […]

Expecting the Unexpected Messiah, Advent 3 (A) – 2013

December 15, 2013

What happens when our expectations don’t get met? How about when it’s our expectations about God that don’t get met? A few years ago, Steve Johnson, a wide receiver for […]

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