Sermons

XIV Pentecost

August 30, 2015
In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost. AMEN. In the little prayer book that I use to examine my conscience in preparation for making a sacramental confession, I read a prayer that begins:  “O God, I love thee with my whole heart and above all things and am heartily sorry that I have offended thee…” I must be honest with you.  I have a hard...Read More

XIII Pentecost

August 23, 2015
In the Name of Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit AMEN. “It does not matter how small the sins are provided that their cumulative effect is to edge the man away from the Light and out into the Nothing. Murder is no better than cards if cards can do the trick. Indeed the safest road to Hell is the gradual one--the gentle slope, soft underfoot, without sudden turnings, without...Read More

XII Pentecost

August 16, 2015
In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost. AMEN. “As the living Father sent me, and I live because of the Father, so he who eats me will live because of me.” St. John’s gospel is often filled with very deeply theological sentences.  The one that I just quoted made me think this week.  I often find that the starting point of my thoughts is the...Read More

Pentecost

May 24, 2015
In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. AMEN. The lesson from the Acts of the Apostle’s this morning begins “When the day of Pentecost had come…”  I think that most of us would not give that a second glance.  But this week, I decided to. What I mean is, when we read about Jesus’ birth in scripture, it does not begin, “and...Read More

Sunday after the Ascension

May 17, 2015
In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost. AMEN. Sometimes life and Bible come together.  This afternoon, I will be traveling with the other clergy of this Parish as well as the delegates to convention to a special Pre-Convention meeting that is being held at Christ Church, St. Michael’s.  At this meeting, we will be given the information which has been...Read More

VI Easter (Rogation Sunday)

May 10, 2015
In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. AMEN. Let me begin with three quotes from the Bible.  First, from the Gospel of St. John: “Then, he same day at evening, being the first day of the week, when the doors were shut where the disciples were assembled, for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood in the midst, and said to them, ‘Peace be with...Read More

V Easter

May 3, 2015
Sermon Preached by Deacon Dick Bunting:        I was raised on a poultry farm and my father always had a large garden fed by the manure from his poultry houses.   There was always a large portion of the garden dedicated to large beds  of strawberry plants from which we picked large fresh delicious berries.  The beds were sometimes as wide as...Read More