Sermons

X Pentecost

August 17, 2014
In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost. AMEN. I was fascinated fourteen years ago when the town of Berlin was transformed as the movie “Tuck Everlasting” was filmed here.  Storefronts had facades built in front of them, the front of the hotel was painted, streetlights were removed, and the streets were covered by dirt that Hollywood “rented”...Read More

IX Pentecost

August 10, 2014
In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. AMEN. In one of my favorite childhood movies, “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory”, Willy Wonka often says random quotes.  One such quote came to my mind this week.  Willy Wonka says "We are the music makers, and we are the dreamers of dreams." And then there is Don Quixote, the Man of La Mancha...Read More

VIII Pentecost

August 3, 2014
                                      Sermon Preached by Deacon Dick Bunting Today’s Gospel event takes place on the shores of the Sea of Galilee near Bethsaida after Jesus is told of the beheading of His...Read More

VII Pentecost

July 27, 2014
In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. AMEN. My mother has been watching the same soap opera since I was a baby in her womb!   Considering that I am now 47 years old, that is dedication.  Now that my father is retired and at home, he has been sucked into the story lines of “The Days of our Lives”. Reading the Bible can sometimes be like...Read More

VI Pentecost

July 20, 2014
In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost. AMEN. From this morning’s Old Testament lesson: “  And (Jacob) came to a certain place, and stayed there that night, because the sun had set. Taking one of the stones of the place, he put it under his head and lay down in that place to sleep.” And after the part of the lesson which describes the dream, we...Read More

V Pentecost

July 13, 2014
In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. AMEN. I find it interesting when people postulate the idea that Queen Elizabeth could retire and appoint William as her heir.  Perhaps this would be possible.  But, as I understand the way things work, there is little choice in the matter.  When Queen Elizabeth dies, Charles will become the King.  It is only...Read More

Corpus Christi Sunday

June 22, 2014
In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. AMEN. Jesus changes everything.  I mean this in a good way, of course.  Jesus changes everything.  Jesus fulfills all things.  God makes promises.  God makes covenants.  God gives commandments.  Jesus fulfills it all. Jesus is everything.  For us as Christians, Jesus is at the center of...Read More

Trinity Sunday

June 15, 2014
“Lo, I will always be with you till the end of the Age”. This quote from the Gospel of Matthew reminded me of dark period in my childhood. I was eight-years old, and my mother, who was a nurse at PGH, was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer, that was almost always fatal. She had to go to a hospital in Baltimore for surgery, and my two brothers and I were very afraid because we were...Read More