Our blog is filled with recipes we've cooked, poems we've read, sermons we've preached, pictures we like, and recent news. The categories on the left will help you explore.

This and every
Sunday and Monday.
Arrive between
6:30 and 7:00

304 Bond Street
Brooklyn, NY 11231

Contact St. Lydia's

Join our
e-mail list!

September 22, 2019 Sermon

Here’s my sermon from the fifteenth week after Pentecost, on the parable of the dishonest manager:

190922 Sermon – Rev. Elsa Marty – A Problematic Parable?

Text: Luke 16:1-13

Posted in: Sermons

September 16, 2019 Sermon

Here’s my sermon from the fourteenth week after Pentecost, about being lost and found:

190916 Sermon – Rev. Elsa Marty – Lost & Found

Text: Luke 15:1-10

Posted in: Sermons

September 15, 2019 Sermon – Rev. Liz Edman

Rev. Liz Edman preached this Sunday about the woman at the well and her conversation with Jesus. Rev. Edman is an Episcopal priest, political strategist, and the author of Queer Virtue.

190915 Sermon – Rev. Liz Edman – The Woman at the Well

Text: John 4:3-29

Posted in: Sermons

September 9, 2019 Sermon

Here’s my sermon from the thirteenth week after Pentecost, about how taking up the cross is paradoxically what frees us and gives us life:

190909 Sermon – Rev. Elsa Marty – Freed by the Cross

Text: Luke 14:25-33

Posted in: Sermons

Songs for Fall 2019

Hello song leaders! Here is the music we’ll be singing this fall (Sept 8 – end of October).

There are lots of songs from Lydian composers! Click the linked song titles to hear the recording.


1) Gathering Song
The Mighty Will Fall, by Debbie Holloway
Lament for Zion, by Debbie Holloway


2) Candle Lighting Song
The Journey of a Thousand Miles, by Paul Vasile
Lead Me, Guide Me


3) Table Acclamation
Fall Table Acclamation, by Meave Shelton


4) Prayer Song
Song Leader’s Choice


5) Gathering Song
Shukuru Yesu


6) Final Hymn
Come Thou Fount

God Whose Giving Knows No Ending


Posted in: Songs We Sing

August 25, 2019 Sermon

Here’s my sermon from the eleventh week after Pentecost, on being set free and delighting in God:

190825 Sermon – Rev. Elsa Marty – You Have Been Set Free

Text: Luke 13:10-17

Posted in: Sermons

August 12, 2019 Sermon

Here’s my sermon from the ninth week after Pentecost, on the promise that Christ will come again:

190812 Sermon – Rev. Elsa Marty – Christ Is Coming Soon

Text: Luke 12:32-40

Posted in: Sermons

August 6, 2019 Sermon

Here’s my sermon from our special Dinner Church worship service at the Park Church Co-op, on trusting God in the midst of our fears and anxiety:

190806 Sermon – Rev. Elsa Marty – God Will Provide

Text: Luke 12:22-31

Posted in: Sermons

August 4, 2019 Sermon

Here’s my sermon from the eighth week after Pentecost, on what it means to be “rich toward God”:

190804 Sermon – Rev. Elsa Marty – Rich Toward God

Text: Luke 12:13-21

Posted in: Sermons

July 28, 2019 Sermon

Here’s my sermon from the seventh week after Pentecost, on the Lord’s Prayer:

190728 Sermon – Rev. Elsa Marty – Teach Us to Pray

Text: Luke 11:1-13

Posted in: Sermons