Sermons

“What Are We Afraid Of?”

November 19, 2017: May God’s words alone be spoken, may God’s words alone be heard.  Amen. This past Friday, I was a panelist at the 17th Annual American Conference on Diversity Issues in Higher Education.  The title of the conference was “Making Meaning of Today’s Cultural Climate.”  This title should be enough to given anyone…

“What Are We Waiting For?”

November 12, 2017: May God’s words alone be spoken, may God’s words alone be heard.  Amen. Last week, as we all were here celebrating All Saints, and commemorating those who have gone on before, there was another church in Texas bowing their heads in prayer… and then they were dead.  It is mind boggling to…

“Motorboats & No. 2 Pencils”

November 5, 2017 – All Saints Sunday: May God’s words alone be spoken, may God’s words alone be heard.  Amen. Most of you know that I grew up in Maryland, which is home to the largest estuary in North America – the Chesapeake Bay.  It is a beautiful place, with one really long bridge over…

“Imago Dei”

October 22, 2017: May God’s words alone be spoken, may God’s words alone be heard.  Amen. Now, you might be thinking I picked this gospel passage for today because it is stewardship season – you know, Jesus is talking about money and giving, right?  Well, we read from the Revised Common Lectionary, and I don’t…

“Who Do You Plan To Be?”

October 15, 2017: May God’s words alone be spoken, may God’s words alone be heard.  Amen. Well, isn’t that just a heartwarming gospel, right? Jesus tells a really weird parable.  It’s about a king who wants to throw a wedding banquet for his son, and not only are folks rude and not properly RSVPing, but…

“What Do You Think?”

May God’s words alone be spoken, may God’s words alone be heard.  Amen. This past Friday, on the Feast of St. Michael & All Angels, I was humbled to serve at the profession of life vows of Sr. Victoria Michelle at our Episcopal Convent in Mendham, the Community of St. John Baptist.  This was a…

“That’s The Crazy World Of God!”

September 24, 2017: May God’s words alone be spoken, may God’s words alone be heard.  Amen. What a week this has been for this parish – three funerals in the last eight days – two of them for women only 58 years old.  What strikes me most about this is just how fragile this temporal…

“Tiki Torches, Family Photos, And A Little Black Dog”

[Our guest preacher was our Dir. of Music, William Davies.  For more information about him, click here: Music.  This sermon is thought provoking and prophetic.  The use of images was integral, and so they are included. The audio (available below) appears to be longer than the sermon actually was.  It was left on through the end…

“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…