Sermons

XX Pentecost

October 26, 2014
In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. AMEN. I am a romantic.  I often sanitize the stories from the Bible.  I make them a bit like a Cecil B. DeMille film.  When I think about the journeys of St. Paul, and the Churches he planted, my mind will sometimes think about them like a Billy Graham tour.  St. Paul travelling from city to city, preaching...Read More

XIX Pentecost

October 19, 2014
Sermon preached by The Rev'd Deacon Dick Bunting.                                         I used to say I do not talk about Politics or Religion because these topics sometimes bring about heated...Read More

XVIII Pentecost

October 12, 2014
In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. AMEN. For some reason in the past few months I have been drawn to the Old Testament lessons.  In recent weeks, the Old Testament Lessons have been exploring the journey of God’s Chosen People in their time in the wilderness.  First we read of their “murmurings” about food and God’s answer in the...Read More

XVII Pentecost

October 5, 2014
In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost. AMEN. During the course of this summer, the Old Testament readings have been taking us through the major stories of the Old Testament.  We are now at the point in the Old Testament in which the Chosen People of God are going to enter the Promised Land.  But before they enter, God gives them the Ten Commandments. ...Read More

XVI Pentecost

September 28, 2014
In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. AMEN. One of the reasons that we have a Provisional Bishop for our Diocese is because there always needs to be someone to be the Ecclesiastical Authority.  If we did not have a Bishop that authority would be given to the Standing Committee. In the Parish where I had my first ordained position, the story was told that at one...Read More

XV Pentecost

September 21, 2014
In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost. AMEN. Many years ago, my grandmother moved in with us.  On moving day, after everything had been loaded into the truck, my grandmother sent my mom back into the apartment one last time.  Her mission – to look under all of the shelf paper in the kitchen.  Sure enough, my mother found some money under the shelf...Read More

XIV Pentecost

September 14, 2014
Sermon preached by The Reverend Deacon Barry P. Neville “MAY THE WORDS OF MY MOUTH AND THE MEDITATIONS OF MY HEART BE ALWAYS ACCEPTABLE IN THY SIGHT O LORD MY STRENGTH AND MY...Read More

XIII Pentecost

September 7, 2014
In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost. AMEN. Sacrifices offered to the gods.  This was not an unusual concept in the ancient world.  There were gods in the heavens and humans on the earth.  And when the gods were unhappy, the humans would sacrifice an animal, sometimes a human being, to the gods.  They believed that this would please the gods and the...Read More