Sermons

XVII Pentecost

September 11, 2016
In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. AMEN. Several years ago I contacted an upholsterer to look at a chair in my living room that I intended to have reupholstered.  It is an older rocking chair that once belonged to my great aunt.  I was fortunate that he made house calls.  He came to look at the chair and decided that it was worth having it...Read More

XVI Pentecost

September 4, 2016

XV Pentecost

August 28, 2016
In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. AMEN. When I was in High School, I was active in the band, the chorus, and drama club.  One of the things that all of these activities had in common was performances.  And one of the things which I learned very quickly was that becoming too full of yourself was not good for performing. As soon as we would think that we...Read More

XIII Pentecost

August 14, 2016
In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. AMEN. Those of you who know me well know that I love to tell jokes and stories.  At times there are jokes and stories which are not the purest in nature and I admit that I will sometimes share them with others (and confess it to my confessor!).  There was a day when one of those stories came to mind as I stood in front...Read More

XII Pentecost

August 7, 2016
In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost. AMEN. This morning I would like to look at two themes that are in the Gospel lesson this morning.  Let me begin by saying that if you look at the first part of the Gospel lesson, Jesus speaks again about stewardship.  But since I spoke about stewardship last week, I will let that for you to take it home and (as the Prayer...Read More

XI Pentecost

July 31, 2016
In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost. AMEN. I used to watch a TV program called “Extreme Couponers”.  It was a show about people who spent hours and hours every week clipping coupons and coming up with a detailed plan for going to the grocery store.  Their goal – to pay as little money for as many groceries as they possibly can. They would...Read More

X Pentecost

July 24, 2016
In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. AMEN. The Episcopal Church, like many denominations, uses a three year lectionary for our Sunday worship.  This means that every three years, we have the same readings.  Whenever the reading from Genesis this morning is read, I find it a fascinating reading to think about. It seems, at least at first glance, that...Read More

VII Pentecost

July 3, 2016
In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost. AMEN. How do we come to be here today?  The simple answer may be by car or some other vehicle.  But that is not what I mean.  How do we come to be here today?  The ultimate answer is that Jesus Christ, God incarnate, died on the cross to save us, was buried and rose on the third day – conquering what was...Read More