Sermons

V Easter

May 19, 2019
In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost.  AMEN. I remember many years ago just before my ordination, I was working at a church in Philadelphia.  They had a wonderful sexton who worked at the church during the week.  One day, he was talking about his date the night before.  “I think I am ‘in like’”, he said.  He said...Read More

IV Easter

May 12, 2019
In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. AMEN. This is Good Shepherd Sunday.  As a professed Member of the Oratory of the Good Shepherd, this Sunday has particular significance to me.  I did a bit of thinking about this title of “Good Shepherd” and it lead me to think about paradox.  Let me share with you some of my thoughts. If we look...Read More

III Easter

May 5, 2019
In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost. AMEN. If any of you are a science fiction lover like me, you may remember a TV show back in the mid to late 1990’s called “Sliders”.  No, it was not about people who prepared small sandwiches!  It was a show that looked alternate universes.  For instance, on one show the...Read More

II Easter

April 28, 2019
In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. AMEN. The gospel lesson for the Second Sunday of Easter is always the story of Doubting Thomas.  I was bound and determined to not preach about Thomas today.  And, thankfully, the Lord led me to a different passage.  Of course, it was a passage from the Book of Revelation -- which is one of the Books of the...Read More

Easter Day

April 21, 2019
In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost. AMEN. I know that today is Easter, but I want to start this morning with a scene depicted in Holy Scripture that led to the death and resurrection of Jesus.  Jesus is standing before Pontius Pilate, and as Pilate questions Jesus, we read this exchange: “Jesus answered, ‘You say that I am a king. For this I...Read More

Palm Sunday

April 14, 2019
In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. AMEN. I consider myself to be a bit of a news junky!  When I am able, I usually watch BBC news at 5:30 on PBS, ABC news at 6:30, and NHK news from Japan at 7:00.  One of the things that I have noticed and has concerned me is that the news at 6:30 it seems to be very focused on America.  What particularly...Read More

V Lent

April 7, 2019
Close your eyes and take a few deep breaths to begin to center yourself.  Now make those cleansing breaths a part of your normal way of breathing and sit quietly for just a few moments. Imagine you are walking down a path deep into the forest.  Take a moment to get your bearings.  You can see the path go deeper into the forest.  The trees are thick.  There are...Read More

III Lent

March 24, 2019
In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost. AMEN. I have thought recently that it would be interesting to look into linguistics – the study of languages.  I like learning about different languages, and have learned bits and pieces of a number of languages.  Unfortunately, I am not fluent in any language but English. The problem is the way in which we...Read More