Sermons

VI Epiphany

February 12, 2017
In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. AMEN. On the first day of sixth grade, my classmates and I entered the classroom to find that all of the desks were pushed into the corner.  There we stood together in the room, and our teacher for the year addressed us for the first time.  “You can put your desks anywhere you want, as long as you can see the...Read More

V Epiphany

February 5, 2017
In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost. AMEN. Many years ago, I had the pleasure of going for a day trip to Salzburg, Austria.  What a beautiful city.  I saw the  birthplace of Mozart.  I was able to see the Cathedral and walk the streets.  It is obvious that at one time, it was a very wealthy city. The source of its wealth is to be found in...Read More

III Epiphany

January 22, 2017
In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.  AMEN. I have been praying the Daily Prayer Offices of Morning and Evening Prayer for many years.  There are times in which I am not able to pray the Office in Church or at home, and need to pray in it in the car.  I have a CD that someone gave me many years ago, which has a recording of Morning and Evening Prayer...Read More

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