Sermons

“Jesus Breathed On Them”

[Our guest preacher was Natalie Marionneaux, our seminarian from Drew University, who is currently discerning ordination to the diaconate in the United Methodist Church.  Natalie is from Baton Rouge, LA]  April 23, 2016: Jesus breathed on them. BREATH gives us life, God gives us existence. You may or may not remember last week on Maundy Thursday,…

“Love Changes Everything”

April 16, 2017 – Easter Sunday: May God’s words alone be spoken, may God’s words alone be heard.  Amen. Christ is risen! [He is risen indeed!] Easter is finally here! And you know what else is here?  My free packet of wildflower seeds from the Honey Nut Cheerio company – sent to me to save…

“The Death Of Truth”

April 14, 2017 – Good Friday: May God’s words alone be spoken, may God’s words alone be heard.  Amen. We have come to this hour – to this moment – to this night. This is the time of betrayal, of denial, of death.  Jesus is crucified.  It is finished. This is not why God became…

“This Is What It Looks Like”

[Our guest preacher was Natalie Marionneaux, our seminarian from Drew University, who is currently discerning ordination to the diaconate in the United Methodist Church.  Natalie is from Baton Rouge, LA] April 13, 2017 – Maundy Thursday: Did you know that the foot washing is only found in the Gospel of John? And that today, that…

“Who Is This? Who Are You?”

April 9, 2017 – Palm Sunday: May God’s words alone be spoken, may God’s words alone be heard.  Amen. A few months ago, I realized just how educational Facebook can be, seriously.  Now, we all know about the C&E crowd, right? The folks that only come to church on Christmas and Easter.  Well, I found…

“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…