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The Rev. Meredith Holt Crigler | Trinity Episcopal Church, Baytown

A Selection of Sermons:


Sep 12, 2021

Wisdom. I wonder… if we would even recognize her were she to pop up on our screens as we surf, or flash on the billboard by the bridge, or alert our phones of an emergency…. 

There is a story— a tragedy— in Greek Mythology about Cassandra. Cassandra was a Trojan princess and connected to Apollo, the Greek god of...

Aug 22, 2021

Beloved— especially in such times as of this— my hope and my prayers is that as the writer to the Ephesians says we might “be strong in the Lord and in the strength of [God’s] power.” In a world doubled over in pain and suffering… in a world swirling with disinformation needlessly costing people lives… in...

Aug 15, 2021

“And the bread that I will give for the life of the world is my flesh.”

Jesus speaks these words as part of the bread of life discourse in John 6 that we have been following in our gospel readings for weeks. At this point, he is speaking about more than the ordinary daily physical bread that gives life for a day, he...

Aug 1, 2021

The individual right to decide for oneself. 

Many of us might call this freedom. And it can be that. We— or our loved ones — have fought — and some have even died — for the sake of liberty. Remember the story from last week’s sermon about Liberation Day in Guam? Or perhaps you recognize the famous and very...

Jul 25, 2021

Acceptable loss. 

This is one of those euphemisms, those feel-good terms, that creates distance, and spins the meaning till there is nearly nothing left. 

An acceptable loss in the business world is also called waste.

An acceptable loss in the military is also called acceptable casualties. BUT there is nothing casual...