Sermons

“Show Me The Money!”

October 19, 2014: May God’s words alone be spoken, may God’s words alone be heard. Amen. “Show me the money!” “Show me the money!” Now, you might think that is what every priest says in Stewardship season, but actually, this is from a movie. Back in 1996, the movie “Jerry Maguire” made that line famous.…

Guest Preacher: Music Director Bill Davies

October 12, 2014: I can’t hear today’s Gospel passage without remembering a sermon I heard when I was about 5 years old. In those days – this would have been around 1960 – it was fairly common in the Roman Catholic Church for priests from certain religious orders to undertake a sort of preaching mission,…

“Rock Of Ages”

October 5, 2014: May God’s words alone be spoken, may God’s words alone be heard. Amen. Ahhh, those good ole Ten Commandments…they’re fun – aren’t they? Well, today’s reading from Exodus reminded me of when I was at Taize this summer, and a member of my bible study group, who was from Croatia, told me…

“It Will For That One”

September 28, 2014: May God’s words alone be spoken, may God’s words alone be heard. Amen. On a sunny morning like this, I am reminded of a story about another sunny Sunday…. William heard the all too familiar voice coming from the bedroom door, “William, it’s Sunday. Time to get up! Time to get up…

“Are You Gonna Eat That?”

September 14, 2014 (Welcome Back Sunday): May God’s words alone be spoken, may God’s words alone be heard. Amen. Today we celebrate – sometimes not so joyfully – our move from the beaches, parks, and campsites to the schoolyards, classrooms, cubicles, offices and (hopefully very joyfully) – church and all the regular church programs. Now,…

“Will We Default?”

September 7, 2014: May God’s words alone be spoken, may God’s words alone be heard. Amen. What a summer it has been! In a sense, this is Welcome Back Sunday for me, returning from a two week staycation of sorts, and I look forward to what the next few weeks has in store for us…

“It’s A Dog’s World”

August 17, 2014:  May God’s words alone be spoken, may God’s words alone be heard.  Amen. “Oh, how good and pleasant it is, when [we] live together in unity! This verse from today’s Psalm, links our scripture readings beautifully, I think (well with a change to inclusive language anyway): “Oh, how good and pleasant it…

“Walk Across My Swimming Pool”

August 10, 2014:  May God’s words alone be spoken, may God’s words alone be heard.  Amen. Oh, I sooooo wanted to preach today on the Hebrew lesson.  I mean, the story of Joseph is, like the stories of Jacob, Hagar, Abraham and others, filled with all sorts of family drama, ironic twists, and prophetic witness. …

“Springs of Water”

August 3, 2014:  May God’s words alone be spoken, may God’s words alone be heard.  Amen. It is really great to be back.  I missed you all, and prayed for you all daily while I was away.  Now, in the Sunday Paper, there is a bit about the experience I was on – our diocesan…

“After these things…Wait, What?”

May God’s words alone be spoken, may God’s words alone be heard.  Amen. So, last week I talked about how the lectionary gives us great options for preaching – Years A, B, and C, but also Tracks 1 & 2, right?  And how the Hebrew scriptures has so many stories of really fascinating characters and…