Sermons

I Lent

March 10, 2019
Each year when we return from our Diocesan Convention, our delegation gives reflections on various aspects of Convention.  Since our delegation to Convention was smaller this year – Jerry Freeman, Andrew Cropper, and me – it seems to make sense to have me give you an overview of the three days Convention.  When I am finished, I invite anyone else from the Parish...Read More

VI Epiphany

February 17, 2019
In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost. AMEN. I do not know about you, but there is one big question that came to my mind as I read the Beatitudes this week – “How?”  How are people going to be blessed in these things?  People who are poor and hungry and weeping rarely feel blessed.  People who hated and reviled definitely do not...Read More

V Epiphany

February 10, 2019
In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. AMEN. The movie Amadeus focuses on the life of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – seen through the eyes of one of his contemporary composers, Antonio Salieri.  One of my favorite scenes is when Salieri – who was the composer to the Hapsburg Court has just presented the King with a new piece of music. ...Read More

The Presentation (Transferred)

February 3, 2019
In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost. AMEN. Today we remember the Feast of the Presentation.  The gospel lesson that I read just a moment ago recounts for us the day that Mary and Joseph fulfilled the law and took the baby Jesus to the Temple in Jerusalem.  During the course of this reading we encountered two people who had been waiting for the Messiah...Read More

Conversion of St. Paul (Transferred)

January 27, 2019
In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.  AMEN. “Wherefore, O King Agrippa, I was not disobedient to the heavenly vision, but declared first to those at Damascus, then at Jerusalem and throughout all the country of Judea, and also to the Gentiles, that they should repent and turn to God and perform deeds worthy of their repentance.” This is how...Read More

III Epiphany

January 20, 2019
Guest Speaker on Grief. Our Parish suffered the loss of both our Deacon and our Organist in recent months.  The Vestry invited a consultant to talk with us about grief.  Below is the text of her presentation.   Opening: We are invited to live into the wholeness that is God’s gift to us through Christ and through our baptism. As Christians, we seek wellness in...Read More

II Epiphany (Baptism of our Lord)

January 13, 2019
Guest Speaker scheduled -- snow caused postponement....Read More

Feast of the Epiphany

January 6, 2019
Sermon not preached by the Rector -- text not available....Read More