Sermons

Easter Day

April 20, 2014
In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost. AMEN. In the year 325 the Council of Nicaea established that Easter would be held on the first Sunday after the first full moon occurring on or after the vernal equinox.  According to the Gregorian calendar (the one that we use) the vernal equinox is March 21. Easter thus always falls between March 22 and April 25. Last...Read More

Palm Sunday

April 13, 2014
Bishop's Visitation -- No sermon text availible ...Read More

IV Lent

March 30, 2014
In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost. AMEN. Jesus has a way of turning things upside down.  To be strong we must be weak.  To live me must die.  And then there are times in which He turns around a question.  When a lawyer asks Jesus the questions, “Who is my neighbor?” He tells the parable of the Good Samaritan, and follows with the...Read More

III Lent

March 23, 2014
In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. AMEN. We often live parts of our lives with masks on.  Not literal masks, but figurative ones.   We wear these masks to hide parts of who we are from others.  These masks may take many different forms.  Sometimes someone who presents themselves as tough and brash is protecting their kind heart. ...Read More

II Lent

March 16, 2014
A sermon preached by the Reverend Deacon Barry Neville. “May The Words of My Mouth and the Meditations of my Heart be Always Acceptable In Thy Sight, Oh Lord My Strength and Redeemer” “ Brother, have you been Born Again.” This statement was made to me by a long-haired man wearing sandals and a tie-dyed shirt. I was sixteen-years old and was working at my...Read More

I Lent

March 9, 2014
In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. AMEN. A garden.  A beautiful garden.  A garden which would provide for those who were there.  With fruits and vegetables.  With animals and birds and fish.  A garden. A wilderness.  A stark wilderness.  A wilderness in which someone could go to be alone.  To be alone and to fast and to...Read More

Last Sunday after the Epiphany

March 2, 2014
In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost. AMEN. Jesus is the Son of God.  There would be very few, if any, people here this morning who would argue with this truth.  I was drawn to the idea that in this morning’s gospel lesson that the Father witnesses to the truth that Jesus is His Son.  And then I began to do some searching in St. Matthew’s...Read More

VII Epiphany

February 23, 2014
Sermon preached by Deacon Dick Bunting                                         Do you remember the story of The Three Little Pigs?  If not, let me refresh your memory.    Once upon a...Read More