Sermons

III Pentecost

June 10, 2018
In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. AMEN. For nearly two thousand years, the Church has looked to the Blessed Virgin Mary as the greatest example of someone who was willing to give all to the Lord.  The collect for the Feast of the Visitation (which we celebrated just two weeks ago) sums it up well: “Father in heaven, by whose grace the virgin...Read More

Solemnity of Corpus Christi (II Pentecost)

June 3, 2018
In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost. AMEN. I would like to begin this morning with a certain period of time during Holy Week.  It is not a liturgy – although the liturgies of Holy Week are extremely significant.  What I would like to talk about is a time in between two of the liturgies of Holy Week.  Specifically, I am talking about the time...Read More

Whitsunday (Pentecost)

May 20, 2018
In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost. AMEN. I want to begin this morning with some of the words from the Sacrament of Holy Baptism as found in our current Prayer Book.  In this liturgy we say: “We thank you, Father, for the water of Baptism. In it we are buried with Christ in his death. By it we share in his resurrection. Through it we are reborn by...Read More

Sunday after the Ascension

May 13, 2018
In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost. AMEN. They do not have church buildings, but instead meet in their homes.  A gathering of Amish Christians come together with a purpose – to elect their bishop, their leader.  The names of several men are put forth.  Each name is written down and put into a Bible.   The Bibles are then presented...Read More

VI Easter

May 6, 2018
In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost.  AMEN. I had a friend in seminary who was from the Deep South.  He was a rather quiet fellow, who did not say much.  He often kept to himself.  At times, he would look at me and say, “Boy, what’s to stop me from kicking your behind?”  My response was “Nothing!” ...Read More

IV Easter

April 22, 2018
In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. AMEN. I know that this is not Trinity Sunday, but I want to begin this morning with our understanding of God as Trinity.  The story is told that St. Patrick used the shamrock as a teaching tool to talk about the Trinity – that the shamrock is three leaves, and yet it is one leaf. We believe that God is three and...Read More

III Easter

April 15, 2018
In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost. AMEN. Let me begin with a few verses from our readings this morning: From the Acts of the Apostles, St. Peter ends his discourse with the people by saying, “Repent therefore, and turn again, that your sins may be blotted out, that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord…” In the Epistle...Read More

Easter Day

April 1, 2018
In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost. AMEN. “And they went out and fled from the tomb; for trembling and astonishment had come upon them; and they said nothing to any one, for they were afraid.” Let’s just say it!  Today is April Fools’ Day, and today is Easter Day.  For much of the world around us, it is apropos. ...Read More