Sermons

“Lumos!”

March 26, 2017: May God’s words alone be spoken, may God’s words alone be heard.  Amen. Apparently those who decide the Revised Common Lectionary feel that part of our Lenten discipline is to stand to listen to passages from the Gospel of John that go on for an eternity.  I would have like to have…

“Drink Up! Spring Forth!”

March 19, 2017: May God’s words alone be spoken, may God’s words alone be heard. Amen. It’s amazing how fast time can fly…or in some ways, how slow. The last time we heard this gospel narrative, we were having our first worship service in the parish hall. Remember? We have grown a lot these past…

“A Rabbi Asks A Question”

March 12, 2017: May God’s words alone be spoken, may God’s words alone be heard.  Amen. Well, it’s Lent, so I am glad you all managed to follow this important commandment, as written in the sacred texts found on Mount Python: “Thou shalt set the time one ahead, no more, no less.  One hour ahead…

“All That Glitters Is Not Gold”

March 5, 2017: May God’s words alone be spoken, may God’s words alone be heard.  Amen. The day before Ash Wednesday, ENS (Episcopal News Service) posted a story about a group called Parity, who decided to mix glitter with the ashes – introducing what they called Glitter Ash Wednesday.  They didn’t give them to everyone,…

“Now What?”

February 26, 2017: May God’s words alone be spoken, may God’s words alone be heard.  Amen. So, if I seem a little flaky today – or should I say, more flaky than usual – it might be because I stayed up till midnight trying to charge all my electronic devices because I had no power…

“Cutting Stone”

February 19, 2017: May God’s words alone be spoken, may God’s words alone be heard.  Amen. There is an old story about a tourist visiting Italy, who came upon a construction site. “What are you doing?” he asked three stonemasons. “I’m cutting the stone,” answered the first. “I’m cutting stone for 1,000 lire a day,”…

“Fire & Water”

February 12, 2017: May God’s words alone be spoken, may God’s words alone be heard.  Amen. Now, you have heard it said, that if a sermon goes longer than 20 minutes, you are not in an Episcopal Church (or if you are, that preacher likely won’t last)…but, I say what about Jesus?  I mean, he…

“Rise To The Level Of Love”

[Our guest preacher was Mr. Christopher Dwyer. Christopher is a chorister, co-chair of our Outreach Group, and a seminarian. The picture at left is at the 10:30am service.] February 5, 2017: I speak to you in the name of God who creates us, God who liberates us, and God who sustains us. Amen. So I’m a big fan…

“A Heartless Act Of Cowardice”

January 29, 2017: May God’s words alone be spoken, may God’s words alone be heard.  Amen. The past month has been a whirlwind – it usually is for me with our parish annual meeting and diocesan convention – but this past month was different…horrifyingly different.  For the past year, I have been working with Episcopal…

“Protests From The Shadowland”

January 22, 2017: May God’s words alone be spoken, may God’s words alone be heard. Amen. Well, here we are again, with this rather timely message from Isaiah, “The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; those who lived in a land of deep darkness–on them light has shined.” As I have…