Sermons

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

Christ the King

November 30, 2014
In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. AMEN. I once had a seminary professor who was from East Germany.  She told us what it was like to live in a Communist Country. The government could tell you what you could and could not study in college.  They would only let you study something for which they could provide a job.  They controlled the price of...Read More

XXIII Pentecost

November 16, 2014
In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost. AMEN. This morning’s sermon is a bit of an irony.  I will share that irony in a few minutes.  There are times in which I look at the lessons and I wonder what I am supposed to focus on. I looked at the first lesson and I wondered exactly why it was that it was included in the lectionary -- except to give the poor...Read More

XXII Pentecost

November 9, 2014
In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. AMEN. Somehow we get it into our heads that everything that Jesus taught was nice.  That everything that Jesus taught was easy to hear.  This is not necessarily the case.  We have had several examples in recent weeks. Just a few weeks ago, we read about the parable of the workers in the field in which people who...Read More

Sunday After All Saints'

November 2, 2014
In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost. AMEN. 60 Baptisms, 57 people presented to the Bishop for Confirmation or Reception, 25 Weddings, 102 Funerals.  Approximately 2400 Eucharists and 3000 Daily Offices. These are some of the figures that I looked up as I reflected on our 15 years of ministry together. I want to do a bit of reflecting this morning on these 15...Read More

XX Pentecost

October 26, 2014
In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. AMEN. I am a romantic.  I often sanitize the stories from the Bible.  I make them a bit like a Cecil B. DeMille film.  When I think about the journeys of St. Paul, and the Churches he planted, my mind will sometimes think about them like a Billy Graham tour.  St. Paul travelling from city to city, preaching...Read More

XIX Pentecost

October 19, 2014
Sermon preached by The Rev'd Deacon Dick Bunting.                                         I used to say I do not talk about Politics or Religion because these topics sometimes bring about heated...Read More

XVIII Pentecost

October 12, 2014
In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. AMEN. For some reason in the past few months I have been drawn to the Old Testament lessons.  In recent weeks, the Old Testament Lessons have been exploring the journey of God’s Chosen People in their time in the wilderness.  First we read of their “murmurings” about food and God’s answer in the...Read More