Sermons

X Pentecost

July 24, 2016
In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. AMEN. The Episcopal Church, like many denominations, uses a three year lectionary for our Sunday worship.  This means that every three years, we have the same readings.  Whenever the reading from Genesis this morning is read, I find it a fascinating reading to think about. It seems, at least at first glance, that...Read More

VII Pentecost

July 3, 2016
In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost. AMEN. How do we come to be here today?  The simple answer may be by car or some other vehicle.  But that is not what I mean.  How do we come to be here today?  The ultimate answer is that Jesus Christ, God incarnate, died on the cross to save us, was buried and rose on the third day – conquering what was...Read More

VI Pentecost

June 26, 2016
In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. AMEN. When I was in High School, I had the opportunity to play the role of the King of Siam in the musical “The King and I”.  I remember one scene in which the King’s children are having their lessons with Anna – the British teacher whom the King has employed to teach them. In the beginning of the...Read More

IV Pentecost

June 12, 2016
In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. AMEN. In this day and age you are never quite sure what it is you might see out in public!  Just go to the grocery store, or to a restaurant, or even driving on our local roads – you might see someone with what looks to be their pajama bottoms, or children ordering food and then refusing to eat any of it, or a driver...Read More

III Pentecost

June 5, 2016
In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost. AMEN. I was doing a hospital internship as a part of the ordination process.  It was my day to be on call, and I was paged to help another chaplain intern in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit.  When I arrived, I found that I had been called to help him with a family. Only two days before, their son was a healthy little...Read More

Solemnity of Corpus Christi

May 29, 2016
In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost. AMEN. Today is Corpus Christi Sunday – or more correctly it is the solemnity of Corpus Christi, which was on the calendar last Thursday, but which we may celebrate today.  It is the day in which we celebrate the institution of the Holy Eucharist. During Holy Week, on Maundy Thursday, when we remember the Last Supper in...Read More

Trinity Sunday

May 22, 2016
In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. AMEN. Today is Trinity Sunday.  In the beginning of the week, I was preparing myself to have to write and deliver a sermon on the Trinity.  However, the lessons had a different idea.  What I would like to talk about today is Truth.  Let me begin with the Gospel lesson, which inspired this line of...Read More

V Easter

April 24, 2016
In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. AMEN. I am sure that many of you have noticed that since Easter, there has been something a little different about our altar.  The cross is a little higher than it was before because it is sitting on something that was not there before.  Perhaps you may not have noticed it because of the Easter flowers, or because...Read More