Sermons

“What Calls God?”

December 28, 2014: May God’s words alone be spoken, may God’s words alone be heard. Amen. Merry Christmas!! This really is the most wonderful time of the year!!! A time of celebration, of hope, and of renewal. A time when we are filled with the light of Christ in our hearts. When we join with…

“Then Peal The Bells More Loud And Deep”

December 24, 2014: May God’s words alone be spoken, may God’s words alone be heard. Amen. There’s a fun calendar that Church Publishing sends to every Episcopal church, and each month has a cartoon – a cartoon geared to parish offices and clergy. The December one last year was of a couple sitting in church…

“Mary Christmas!”

December 14, 2014: May God’s words alone be spoken, may God’s words alone be heard. Amen. It used to be that in Advent the joy of Mary was almost regulated to a single gaudete, or rejoice, Sunday, this third Sunday of Advent, with the rest of Advent being a sort of little-Lent. But thankfully, we…

“Truth Shall Spring Up From The Earth”

December 7, 2014: May God’s words alone be spoken, may God’s words alone be heard. Amen. There’s a road near my home in Sussex County that I really enjoy. Now, I don’t say that about roads really, but this little road is nice. It is only 2.5 miles long, and sits between Rt. 206 and…

“Restore Us, O God”

May God’s words alone be spoken, may God’s words alone be heard. Amen. Well, isn’t that a cheery gospel. “the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light, and the stars will be falling from heaven, and the powers in the heavens will be shaken.” And that was just the epilog.…

“On Behalf Of All Goats”

November 23, 2014: May God’s words alone be spoken, may God’s words alone be heard. Amen. Well, this week brings that wonderful celebration of thanksgiving, when we all raise our voices up to praise God and give thanks…for the end of Pentecost. Wait…where are the balloons? Shouldn’t there be something falling from the rafters? We…

“Enter Into The Joy”

November 16, 2014: May God’s words alone be spoken, may God’s words alone be heard. Amen. Today in our gospel text, we get to another parable in which Jesus is talking about what is expected of those who are part of the Kingdom of God. The servants were entrusted with treasure – and I do…

“Happy Advent”

November 9, 2014: May God’s words alone be spoken, may God’s words alone be heard. Amen. Welcome to Advent. Now, I know what you are thinking – what? It isn’t Advent. The choir and Bill don’t need to panic…we aren’t any closer to Christmas Eve than we were a moment ago. But, nevertheless, we are…

“For All The Cracked Pots”

November 2, 2014: May God’s words alone be spoken, may God’s words alone be heard. Amen. “I sing a song of the saints of God…and that’s why I am not in the choir!”I love the music of All Saints. And this Anglican children’s classic, which we will sing as our Communion Hymn, speaks to the…

“Let’s Talk About Love”

October 26, 2014: May God’s words alone be spoken, may God’s words alone be heard. Amen. Well, here we are again. If you have been in church these past few weeks, then you know that Jesus has had a series of challenges with the temple authorities. And again, like last week, we hear words so…