Sermons

“We Didn’t Start The Fire…”

May God’s words alone be spoken, may God’s words alone be heard.  Amen. In some ways, I think it would have been best if I hadn’t told you about the bulletin having the wrong Gospel text.  If I hadn’t, you might have assumed I was speaking in tongues!  Now, the funny things is that to…

“A Fire, A Plate, And Christ”

May God’s words alone be spoken, may God’s words alone be heard.  Amen. Now, one of the delights I have had as I have been slowly clearing out office clutter, is dusting off some old parish picture directories, scrap books, bulletins and such.  Saw our Sexton Don Gibson with really long hair – he claims…

“Crazy Little Thing Called Love”

May God’s words alone be spoken, may God’s words alone be heard.  Amen. Wow!  What a joyful celebration yesterday, right?  So many people here to support the new ministry of priest and parish – of all of you and me – together.  And in the induction, the gifts presented were all signs of the ministry…

“God” Is Not A Boy’s Name

May God’s words alone be spoken, may God’s words alone be heard.  Amen. Now, whenever it is Mother’s Day, I remember when my mother responded to a question I had when I was a kid.  “There’s Mother’s Day and Father’s Day, but without us kids, there wouldn’t be either one.  Why isn’t there a kids…

“Oh Say Can You See?”

May God’s words alone be spoken, may God’s words alone be heard.  Amen. So, the other day, a close friend of mine that I’ve know for nearly 30 years cracked me up…seems he was looking for his eyeglasses.  “I couldn’t find them anywhere, he told me.  I was in a hurry, trying to get out…

“Doubt & Faith”

May God’s words alone be spoken, may God’s words alone be heard.  Amen. Now, for all of you that thought Easter was last Sunday… Today is Easter…too, or 2. Easter is not just a single day on the calendar.  We are still celebrating Easter and we are in Eastertide until the day of Pentecost, this…

“I Have Seen The Lord!”

May God’s words alone be spoken, may God’s words alone be heard.  Amen. Why is this night different than all other nights?  That is a question our Jewish brothers and sisters asked earlier this week around the Seder table at the beginning of Passover.  And we can ask it here now… Why is this day…

“Jesus On The Couch”

May God’s words alone be spoken, may God’s words alone be heard.  Amen. I heard a story about a woman who had been teaching her 3-year old daughter the Lord’s Prayer.  For several evenings, at bedtime, the little girl would repeat after her mother the lines from the prayer.  Finally, she decided to go solo. …

“Mountaintop Experiences”

May God’s words alone be spoken, may God’s words alone be heard.  Amen. When I first participated in a service at my former parish, St. Luke’s, I remember looking over at the rector, John Mennell, and being in awe – his face was glowing!  It was as though he was being transfigured by the love…

“Perfect like God?” Really Jesus?

May God’s words alone be spoken, may God’s words alone be heard.  Amen. Last week I said that our Lord and Savior would be an Olympic skier.  I have since reconsidered that remark.  I think he would be an Olympic skier alright – but the freestyle kind – the ones that ski down railings before…