Sermons

XXIII Pentecost

November 12, 2017
In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. AMEN. Somehow we get it into our heads that everything that Jesus taught was nice.  That everything that Jesus taught was easy to hear.  This is not necessarily the case.  We have had several examples in recent weeks. Just a few weeks ago, we read about the parable of the workers in the field in which people...Read More

Sunday after All Saints'

November 5, 2017
And the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost. Amen. Many years ago when I began at Bangor Seminary, the policy at the Seminary was that everyone was referred to by their first name -- including the president!  All that changed when a friend of mine became one of the vice-presidents at the Seminary. She was a very proper person and felt that she should be referred...Read More

XX Pentecost

October 22, 2017
In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. AMEN. I am going to take a little chance this morning and tread on some territory that I do not often tread. I want to talk a little bit about some things about political science and about taxes. Since we have a two party system, we do not have the same issues that arise in a parliamentary system of government. In a...Read More

XIX Penecost

October 15, 2017
In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost. Amen. It took me 15 years from the time that I felt God’s call to the ordained life to get to the point when I was finally ordained. At the first high school class reunion after my ordination I wanted everyone to know that I had finally made it. So I decided that I was going to show up with my clericals on. Needless to...Read More

XVIII Pentecost

October 8, 2017
In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. AMEN. During the course of this summer, the Old Testament readings have been taking us through the major stories of the Old Testament.  We are now at the point in the Old Testament in which the Chosen People of God are going to enter the Promised Land.  But before they enter, God gives them the Ten...Read More

XVII Pentecost

October 1, 2017
In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy.  AMEN. The Chosen People of God are a murmuring group, aren’t they? Last week, in the Old Testament Lesson, we read of how they murmured about food in the wilderness.  They remembered the “good old days” in Egypt when they had leaks and meat to eat.  In response to this murmuring, God gave...Read More

XVI Pentecost

September 24, 2017
In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. AMEN. At one time in my life I worked at KMart.   I was there as a student in Community College, during the summers while in seminary, and while I was trying to get into the ordination process.  I worked in many different parts of the store, and could do almost any job except the service desk and the...Read More

XV Pentecost

September 17, 2017
In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost. AMEN. When I was a seminarian at Nashotah House, we ate our meals in the Refectory.  The menu was set by the kitchen staff.  There were choices, but they were given to us by the kitchen.  The Dean at the time required that the choices on Fridays would not have any meat – observing the old Catholic...Read More