Sermons

“A People Walking In Darkness”

November 13, 2016: May God’s words alone be spoken, may God’s words alone be heard.  Amen. What a week this has been.  No matter who you may have voted for, no one can deny that a sea change has taken place – and it is one that has brought fear, hatred, bigotry, and violence to…

“What Glad Tidings Did You Hear?”

Christmas Eve, 2016: May God’s words alone be spoken, may God’s words alone be heard. Amen. I love Christmas, the sights, the carols, and all the festive joy. But most of all – the story – this story heard all around the world tonight – the story of our faith. My favorite moments are when…

“Dead As A Door Nail”

December 4, 2016: May God’s words alone be spoken, may God’s words alone be heard.  Amen. I love this time of year – Advent.  I love it for the simplicity in a time of busyness; for the expectancy that it brings; for the joyful gatherings of friends and family…and I admit… for all the Christmas…

“The Advent Surprise”

[Our guest preacher was Natalie Marionneaux, our seminarian from Drew University, who is currently discerning ordination to the diaconate in the United Methodist Church.  Natalie is from Baton Rouge, LA] November 27, 2016: In the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen. This is our first Sunday of Advent. What is Advent?…

“It’s The 3am Phone Call”

November 20, 2016: May God’s words alone be spoken, may God’s words alone be heard.  Amen. For some, this is a day called Christ the King Sunday, but the truth is, that is not a title he would have ever claimed.  As we heard in the Gospel, it was a title given to him by…

“The Ones Who Keep On Going”

November 6, 2016 – All Saints: May God’s words alone be spoken, may God’s words alone be heard.  Amen. There is a Peanuts cartoon where Lucy tells Charlie Brown, “I have examined my life and found it to be without flaw. Therefore, I’m going to hold a ceremony and present myself with a medal. I…

“Back From The Future”

October 30, 2016: May God’s words alone be spoken, may God’s words alone be heard.  Amen. I loved the 1985 movie “Back to the Future.”  It features a teenager, Marty McFly, played by Michael J. Fox, who ends up changing the present circumstances of his life for the better, when he accidentally ends up in…

“It’s A Trap!”

October 23, 2016: May God’s words alone be spoken, may God’s words alone be heard. Amen. [singing] “Oh Lord, it’s hard to be humble, when you’re perfect in every way.”  Ahhh, for those of you who remember a certain crossover Country Western singer named Mac Davis, you might remember that song from 1980.  Great fun.  I…

“Lift Up Your Hearts!”

October 9, 2016 : May God’s words alone be spoken, may God’s words alone be heard.  Amen. The Lord be with you! [and also with you] Lift up your hearts! [we lift them to our God] Let us give thanks to the Lord our God! [it is right to give God thanks and praise] These…