Sermons

“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…

“Purple Christians”

May God’s words alone be spoken, may God’s words alone be heard.  Amen. A Sunday School teacher was telling her class of four- to six-year-olds about the Ten Commandments. “Children,” she said. “This next commandment instructs us to honor our fathers and mothers. Is there a commandment on the list that tells us how to…

“Be Who You Are”

May God’s words alone be spoken, may God’s words alone be heard.  Amen. “I have it on good authority that the African antelope, the impala, is a terrific jumper, and yet can be contained behind a very short fence.  In the wild the impala has been known to leap 10 feet into the air and…

“For these eyes of mine…”

May God’s words alone be spoken, may God’s words alone be heard.  Amen. [singing] “Two turtledoves, and a partridge in a pear tree.”  Now you all thought we were done with Christmas.  Well, the holiday yes, but the birth narrative, not so much.  But before we get to that, I want to share with you…

“Manifestations: Revealing What Is In And Around Us”

Join the Rev. Diana Wilcox after coffee hour for a three part Adult Forum series meeting in the nave on Feb. 9th/16th/23rd.  See below for more information. Part I – Sunday, February 9th:  “…and the Holy Spirit descending like a dove on him…”For Jesus, the moment of his baptism was a turning point in his life.  The Holy…