Sermons

I Advent

November 27, 2016
In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost. AMEN. I was a student at a Community College in Pennsylvania.  I had to commute 45 minutes each way to and from the College, so once I was there; I stayed until I finished all of my classes for the day.  This meant that some days there was a long period of time between classes. I got into the habit of going to the...Read More

XXVI Pentecost

November 13, 2016
In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. AMEN. In last week’s sermon, I touched on the idea of our relationship with the Bible – with Holy Scripture.  I thought that this morning I would look at this a little more in depth using the Collect for today as our guide. Believe it or not, if we follow a traditional Anglican spirituality, we probably read as...Read More

Sunday after All Saints'

November 6, 2016
In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost. AMEN. In case you haven’t already heard – Tuesday is Election Day.  I would guess that unless you have been living as a  hermit for the last year or so, you probably know that.  You also know that I am not one to preach about politics.  This is for a number of reasons.  First, because I feel...Read More

XXIV Pentecost

October 30, 2016
In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost. AMEN. Let me go back to the beginning of the story – or at least one beginning.  Jesus was born in Bethlehem.  I think that we all know that.  And perhaps we might all remember that Jesus’ Mother and her husband Joseph were devout Jews.  And so they followed the customs and laws of the Jews. And...Read More

XXIII Pentecost

October 23, 2016
In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. AMEN. Once there was a monastery.   In this monastery there were two monks who were having a particularly contentious relationship with one another. At the prayer offices, when the Abbott would say, “Brethren, I bid your further prayers”, Brother Timothy would say, “Lord, please help Brother Aiden to...Read More

XXII Pentecost

October 16, 2016
Guest Preacher on Stewardship -- no sermon text. ...Read More

XXI Pentecost

October 9, 2016
In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. AMEN. It is interesting to me to think about how we human beings carve up the land on this planet.  We create borders.  We do this internationally.  But we also do it personally.  We create borders between “us” and “them”.  Whether it is religion, race, gender, or any variety of...Read More

XX Pentecost

October 2, 2016
In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost. AMEN. Let me begin this morning by quoting from the Gospel read several weeks ago.  It, too, was from the Gospel according to St. Luke and it was from Chapter 12.  In it Jesus says: "Let your loins be girded and your lamps burning, and be like men who are waiting for their master to come home from the marriage...Read More