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

A Selection of Sermons:


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...

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...

Jul 18, 2021

Fatigue. Fatigue is a very real thing. Now perhaps you do not feel exhausted at this precise moment, but I imagine you know exhaustion. Physically, emotionally, spiritually, socially, compassionately you know name— most of us know fatigue, exhaustion, and burnout. 

Often, we humans hold this fatigue in our bodies —...

May 16, 2021

... I cannot help but me mindful of the liturgical moment in which we find ourselves. We are in that 7th Sunday of Easter, in the time between the Ascension of our Lord into heaven and the descending of the Holy Spirit upon the apostles, upon the ministers, making the church the church and saying ‘it is time.” And...