Sermons

I Christmas

December 30, 2018
In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost. AMEN. “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.”  We have heard this phrase from St. John’s Gospel many times, but does it have meaning to us?  Do we understand this concept of “the Word”?  It loses much of its meaning in translation and in...Read More

Christmas Eve/Christmas Day

December 24, 2018
In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost. AMEN. I seem to be addicted to Facebook.  The other evening, I saw a post by a friend.  It was about a professor who accused God of sexual misconduct for impregnating the Virgin Mary without consent. I am sorry to begin a Christmas sermon this way, but actually the rebuttal for the professor’s argument is...Read More

IV Advent

December 23, 2018
In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. AMEN. Today is the third in our Sermon Series.  Today we will be focusing on “Preparing for Christ in the Future”. When I was a Sociology Major at the University of Maine, I took a course called, “Deviant Behavior”.  One day, the Professor was talking about the fact that in our country we...Read More

I Advent

December 2, 2018
In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost. AMEN. Today we begin our Advent Sermon Series with the topic, “Preparing for Christ in the Past”.  This has been interesting for me to think about.   How do we prepare for something that has already happened?  I think that the way that makes most sense to me is to begin with the idea of...Read More

XXV Pentecost

November 11, 2018
In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost. AMEN. God remains the same.  Human beings change.  Those are very blunt statements, but I believe them to be true.  In the Letter to the Hebrews, it makes just such a bold statement:  “Jesus Christ is the same, yesterday, today, and forever.” I wanted to begin this way because I would like to...Read More

Sunday after All Saints'

November 4, 2018
In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost. AMEN. This past week, we celebrated All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day.  We have transferred the celebration of All Saints’ Day to today.  We also had our annual All Souls’ Requiem on Friday evening. How does someone become a recognized saint?  How does someone get their name on...Read More

XXIII Pentecost

October 28, 2018
In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. AMEN. “And when (Bartimaeus) heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to cry out and say, ‘Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!’  And many rebuked him, telling him to be silent; but he cried out all the more, ‘Son of David, have mercy on me!’” How good are we at being the...Read More

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