Sermons

XVII Pentecost

September 16, 2018
In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost. AMEN. As most of you know, over the course of the last month and a half, I have ended up purchasing two automobiles.  If you don’t know why, just ask me after the service.  It ended up that both of my purchases were Hyundai’s.  I found out something interesting about the symbol that Hyundai...Read More

XVI Pentecost

September 9, 2018
In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. AMEN. I am sure you have heard jokes such as these about Episcopalians – “How many Episcopalians does it take to change a light bulb?  Two – one to change the light bulb and one to mix the martini!”  “You know Episcopalians – wherever two or three are gathered, there’s a...Read More

XV Pentecost

September 2, 2018
In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost. AMEN. As I read the lessons each week, the first thing that I do is to see what catches my attention.  This week it was a phrase from the Letter of St. James: “Know this, my beloved brethren. Let every man be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger, for the anger of man does not work the righteousness of...Read More

XIV Pentecost

August 26, 2018
In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. AMEN. Therese was only a young girl when she entered the Carmelite order in her native France.  As she lived this austere life, she still had her child-like innocence.  She found that one of the Sisters did not seem to like her.  She tried harder and harder to live the life of the Carmelite, but this did not...Read More

XI -- XIII Pentecost

August 19, 2018
 The Rector was on vacation and then the Deacon preached.  There are no texts for those sermons available....Read More

X Pentecost

July 29, 2018
In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost. AMEN. A few weeks ago, we read the story of David and Goliath.  The young boy triumphs against the great giant, using only a sling shot and a smooth stone.  David figures prominently in both the Old Testament story of the Chosen People of God and in the New Testament as Jesus fulfills the Messianic...Read More

VIII Pentecost

July 15, 2018
In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost. AMEN. This morning’s Gospel lesson is a familiar, albeit sad story – the beheading of     St. John the Baptist.  When I am given a familiar story to read, I am often drawn to a new and different way to approach the story.  That is what happened this week. I was drawn to King Herod --...Read More

VII Pentecost

July 8, 2018
In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. AMEN. I begin with a story.  I withhold the name of the person.  You will understand why in a moment. I worked with her on a committee in the Diocese.  She was dedicated to the work of the committee and was very good at organizing.  She had wonderful ideas.  I thought that I knew her well. ...Read More