Sermons

II Epiphany

January 15, 2017
In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost. AMEN. Last month, I had to prepare my Christmas cards for mailing.  When I write on the inside of the card, I have to pay attention to whom I am addressing the card.  For some, I write, Fr. Michael – to others, “just plain Michael”.  To members of my family and people who have known me when I was a...Read More

The Baptism of our Lord Jesus Christ

January 8, 2017
In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. AMEN. The other evening, I finally got around to burning the end of my Advent wreath candles.  Sometime during the twelve days of Christmas, I always like to burn the Advent candles down until they burn themselves out. But I had one stubborn candle!  The pink candle burned for hours.  For some reason it outlasted the...Read More

Feast of the Holy Name of Jesus

January 1, 2017
In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost. AMEN. I once met a man who was named Behijah Bibb Cobb IV.  Quite a name to live up to.  I mentioned how I had never heard of the name Behijah before.  “I am a bit embarrassed”, he said, “Several generations ago, there was a misprint in the family Bible.  Instead of Benjamin, they printed...Read More

Christmas Eve/Day

December 24, 2016
In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost. AMEN. As I have gone alone in there And with my treasures bold, I can keep my secret where, And hint of riches new and old. Begin it where warm waters halt And take it in the canyon down, Not far, but too far to walk. Put in below the home of Brown. From there it’s no place for the meek, The end is ever drawing...Read More

IV Advent

December 18, 2016
This Sunday's Sermon was a meditation, followed by a time for confession and then prayer, laying on of hands, and annointing.   Close your eyes and take a few deep breaths to begin to center yourself.  Now make those cleansing breaths a part of your normal way of breathing and sit quietly for just a few moments. I want you to begin to imagine that you are in a railroad car of an...Read More

III Advent

December 11, 2016
Advent Lessons and Carols -- No Sermon. ...Read More

II Advent

December 4, 2016
In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost. AMEN. I know that I am sometimes a fussbudget!  The other day I was talking to someone about the way people dress.  I was remembering that back in the days in which I worked at Kmart when all male employees had to wear a dress shirt, tie, and dress pants with their Kmart vest. Today there seems to be no rules to the...Read More

I Advent

November 27, 2016
In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost. AMEN. I was a student at a Community College in Pennsylvania.  I had to commute 45 minutes each way to and from the College, so once I was there; I stayed until I finished all of my classes for the day.  This meant that some days there was a long period of time between classes. I got into the habit of going to the...Read More