Sermons

“The Power Of Love”

September 10, 2017: May God’s words alone be spoken, may God’s words alone be heard.  Amen. It is so good to be able to preach to the choir again…welcome back choir!   Today, on this brisk Fall morning, we are gathering here at a time when others of our brothers and sisters down South and…

“God’s Will Be Done”

[Our guest preacher was Mr. Christopher Dwyer. Christopher is a chorister, co-chair of our Outreach Group, and a seminarian.] September 3, 2017: I speak to you in the name of God who creates us, God who liberates us, And God who sustains us. Amen. On Monday, five men set out on a boat to rescue some of…

“Who Do You Say That You Are?”

August 27, 2017: May God’s words alone be spoken, may God’s words alone be heard.  Amen. We are, sadly, heading into the last few days of summer.  I hate this time of year.  I love summer so much (well, not on Sundays when it is really hot – geez we need some AC, right?). While…

“Resist! Persist! Be Vigilant!”

August 20, 2017: May God’s words alone be spoken, may God’s words alone be heard.  Amen. It is so good to be back with you all.  I have been away on vacation, but all of you have been, as always, close to my heart, and I have missed you!  Now…did I miss anything?  Anything happen?…

“Buckle Up, Buttercup!”

July 22, 2017: May God’s words alone be spoken, may God’s words alone be heard.  Amen. Wow – that’s a whole mess of parables. Now remember – two weeks ago, Jesus was telling this big crowd about a farmer tossing seed everywhere.  Last week, on the Jesus Channel, he told them about weeds and wheat…

“The Gospel According To Pogo”

  July 23, 2017: May God’s words alone be spoken, may God’s words alone be heard.  Amen. Well, isn’t THAT just a fun gospel passage.  Jesus tells the crowds – you know, those same folks from last week, another parable (actually – he tells a few more, but our lectionary cuts them out and makes…

“Field Of Dreams”

July 16, 2017: May God’s words alone be spoken, may God’s words alone be heard.  Amen. Thanks to things really starting to take off in our parish office, I was able to leave work early enough this week to catch a baseball game.  No, not the Mets, or even the Jackals.  This was a game…

“Just Yoking Around”

July 9, 2017: May God’s words alone be spoken, may God’s words alone be heard.  Amen. In this season of vacations, I think many count the days dreaming of some rest and fun – I know I am as I near August.  And, I am reminded of something I heard once about a boy coming…

“Hot Dogs & Cool Cups Of Water”

July 2, 2017: May God’s words alone be spoken, may God’s words alone be heard.  Amen. Well, this weekend, which for many extends through Tuesday, will be filled with all sorts of celebrations of our nation’s birthday on the 4th.  Or, as pet owners everywhere call it – National Torture My Dog & Cat With…

“A Seat on the Bus”

[Our guest preacher today was one of our own – Christian Paolino, an LGBT activist. Christian Paolino served between 2002-2014 with both The OASIS (our diocesan LGBT ministry) and Integrity, its church-wide equivalent, serving a term on the national board. He helped introduce Believe Out Loud, the congregational program promoting inclusion and welcome of which Christ Church…