Sermons

I Advent

December 2, 2018
In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost. AMEN. Today we begin our Advent Sermon Series with the topic, “Preparing for Christ in the Past”.  This has been interesting for me to think about.   How do we prepare for something that has already happened?  I think that the way that makes most sense to me is to begin with the idea of...Read More

XXV Pentecost

November 11, 2018
In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost. AMEN. God remains the same.  Human beings change.  Those are very blunt statements, but I believe them to be true.  In the Letter to the Hebrews, it makes just such a bold statement:  “Jesus Christ is the same, yesterday, today, and forever.” I wanted to begin this way because I would like to...Read More

Sunday after All Saints'

November 4, 2018
In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost. AMEN. This past week, we celebrated All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day.  We have transferred the celebration of All Saints’ Day to today.  We also had our annual All Souls’ Requiem on Friday evening. How does someone become a recognized saint?  How does someone get their name on...Read More

XXIII Pentecost

October 28, 2018
In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. AMEN. “And when (Bartimaeus) heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to cry out and say, ‘Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!’  And many rebuked him, telling him to be silent; but he cried out all the more, ‘Son of David, have mercy on me!’” How good are we at being the...Read More

XXII Pentecost

October 21, 2018
In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost. AMEN. A few weeks ago in the gospel lesson, we read about Jesus’ disciples having a discussion as they walked along together.  Jesus asked them what the discussion was about, and they were afraid to answer Him.  They were afraid because they were discussing which one of them was the greatest.  In that...Read More

Requiem Eucharist for Deacon Barry Neville

October 14, 2018
In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost. AMEN. Let me begin with a question.  What are the words to the shortest verse in the Bible?  “Jesus wept”.  I will often remind a family after the death of their loved one that this verse exists.  It is found in the Gospel of St. John.  It is as Jesus comes to Mary and Martha after the...Read More

XXI Pentecost

October 14, 2018
In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. AMEN. This morning’s Gospel Lesson begins with this encounter between Jesus and an un-named man: “And as (Jesus) was setting out on his journey, a man ran up and knelt before him, and asked him, ‘Good Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?’  And Jesus said to him, ‘Why do you...Read More

XX Pentecost

October 7, 2018
In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost. AMEN. Just a few months ago I went to a car dealer and got a car that made me smile.  My Mother was almost recovered from a fall that she had in May.  And I enjoyed a relationship with many people of this Parish whom I have known for nearly twenty years. In the course of just a couple of months, my car was totaled...Read More