Sermons

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

IV Easter (Good Shepherd Sunday)

April 26, 2015
In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost. AMEN. As many of you are aware, I am a professed member of a dispersed Anglican religious order for celibate men called the Oratory of the Good Shepherd.  Today is known as “Good Shepherd Sunday” because of the Gospel reading which was read this morning, and it is a day which members of the Oratory of the Good...Read More

III Easter

April 19, 2015
In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost. AMEN. “See what love the Father has given us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are….” Does this sound like a radical statement to you?  Probably not.  Why?  Why do we not see this as radical?  I am convinced that if we have grown up in the Christian faith, if we have been a...Read More

II Easter

April 12, 2015
In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. This Sunday is known by a number of names – Low Sunday, the Second Sunday of Easter, and Doubting Thomas Sunday.  The last name refers to the Gospel lesson this morning, which is always read on the Second Sunday of Easter. Poor St. Thomas -- We seem to always focus on his doubt.  But I would like to suggest...Read More

Easter Day

April 5, 2015
In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost. AMEN. Today we celebrate the central truth of our faith – Jesus Christ, the Son of God, who was crucified on Good Friday, has risen from the dead – and thus He has won victory over death and took our place so that we, through Him, might have eternal life.  I guess I could simply say “Amen” and be done...Read More

Palm Sunday

March 29, 2015
Sermon Preached by Deacon Barry 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 REDEEMER”. In the Gospel of Mark, which we read this morning during the Liturgy of the Palms, we hear the story of the triumphal entry of Jesus into Jerusalem at the last Passover of his earthly ministry. We heard the story...Read More

V Lent

March 22, 2015
This Sunday's Sermon was a Meditation:   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. Imagine you are standing before a plot of land which is used as a garden.  You can see that it was used as a garden for many years.  What does it...Read More