Sermons

V Epiphany

February 10, 2019
In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. AMEN. The movie Amadeus focuses on the life of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – seen through the eyes of one of his contemporary composers, Antonio Salieri.  One of my favorite scenes is when Salieri – who was the composer to the Hapsburg Court has just presented the King with a new piece of music. ...Read More

The Presentation (Transferred)

February 3, 2019
In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost. AMEN. Today we remember the Feast of the Presentation.  The gospel lesson that I read just a moment ago recounts for us the day that Mary and Joseph fulfilled the law and took the baby Jesus to the Temple in Jerusalem.  During the course of this reading we encountered two people who had been waiting for the Messiah...Read More

Conversion of St. Paul (Transferred)

January 27, 2019
In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.  AMEN. “Wherefore, O King Agrippa, I was not disobedient to the heavenly vision, but declared first to those at Damascus, then at Jerusalem and throughout all the country of Judea, and also to the Gentiles, that they should repent and turn to God and perform deeds worthy of their repentance.” This is how...Read More

III Epiphany

January 20, 2019
Guest Speaker on Grief. Our Parish suffered the loss of both our Deacon and our Organist in recent months.  The Vestry invited a consultant to talk with us about grief.  Below is the text of her presentation.   Opening: We are invited to live into the wholeness that is God’s gift to us through Christ and through our baptism. As Christians, we seek wellness in...Read More

II Epiphany (Baptism of our Lord)

January 13, 2019
Guest Speaker scheduled -- snow caused postponement....Read More

Feast of the Epiphany

January 6, 2019
Sermon not preached by the Rector -- text not available....Read More

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