Sermons

II Epiphany

January 18, 2015
In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost. AMEN. My name is Eli.  I have served the Lord for many years, but now (as the psalmist writes) I am old and grey-headed.  My eyesight is not what is used to be.  Of late, I feel like I am just going through the motions.  Do you know what I mean?  I used to love to serve the Lord.  But now He seems so...Read More

I Epiphany (Baptism of our Lord)

January 11, 2015
In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. AMEN. I think that I have admitted before that I am a channel flipper.  During the commercials for one TV show, I will flip the channels and see what else is on.  The other evening, as I was flipping the channels, I came upon EWTN – the Catholic Cable Channel.   It just so happened that the Daily Mass...Read More

II Christmas

January 4, 2015
Although we celebrated Christmas Lessons & Carols at the 10:30 Service, the following sermon was preached at 8:30:   In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost. AMEN. In the beginning there was a garden.  And in the garden there were human beings.  And these human beings were in perfect relationship with God.  But then, they chose to go against...Read More

I Christmas

December 28, 2014
In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. AMEN. From Time .com in December two years ago: “Passing a new bill in Russia has never presented much of a problem for President Vladimir Putin. With perpetual control of both houses of parliament and a couple of loyalist ‘opposition’ parties to boot, legislation backed by Putin generally amounts to a Kremlin...Read More

Christmas Eve/Christmas Day

December 24, 2014
In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost. AMEN. "And in that region there were shepherds out in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.  And an angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were filled with fear.” I do not know about you, but I am a romantic.  When I read the nativity story in...Read More

IV Advent

December 21, 2014
Sermon Preached by Deacon Dick Bunting In today’s Gospel we read the story of God’s angel Gabriel appearing to Mary a young, poor, female, virgin with all the characteristics that, to people of her day, would make her seem unusable by God for any major task.  But God chose Mary for one of the most important acts of obedience he has ever demanded of anyone.  In the same...Read More

III Advent

December 14, 2014
Lessons and Carols -- No Sermon ...Read More

II Advent

December 7, 2014
This week's sermon included a time of meditation.  This is the text of the meditation.  It was followed by the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Unction with Laying on of  Hands.    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...Read More