Sermons

Requiem Eucharist for Deacon Barry Neville

October 14, 2018
In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost. AMEN. Let me begin with a question.  What are the words to the shortest verse in the Bible?  “Jesus wept”.  I will often remind a family after the death of their loved one that this verse exists.  It is found in the Gospel of St. John.  It is as Jesus comes to Mary and Martha after the...Read More

XXI Pentecost

October 14, 2018
In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. AMEN. This morning’s Gospel Lesson begins with this encounter between Jesus and an un-named man: “And as (Jesus) was setting out on his journey, a man ran up and knelt before him, and asked him, ‘Good Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?’  And Jesus said to him, ‘Why do you...Read More

XX Pentecost

October 7, 2018
In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost. AMEN. Just a few months ago I went to a car dealer and got a car that made me smile.  My Mother was almost recovered from a fall that she had in May.  And I enjoyed a relationship with many people of this Parish whom I have known for nearly twenty years. In the course of just a couple of months, my car was totaled...Read More

XIX Pentecost

September 30, 2018
In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost. AMEN. "And if your hand causes you to sin, cut it off; it is better for you to enter life maimed than with two hands to go to hell, to the unquenchable fire.  And if your foot causes you to sin, cut it off; it is better for you to enter life lame than with two feet to be thrown into hell.  And if your eye causes...Read More

XVIII Pentecost

September 23, 2018
In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. AMEN. On a recent visit with my family in Pennsylvania, I found out that I share an obsession with one of the members of the family.  I am obsessed with “The Game of Thrones”.  Whether or not you are familiar with it, the stories in this series are really all about power -- Overthrowing or killing other...Read More

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