Sermons

III Easter

April 19, 2015
In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost. AMEN. “See what love the Father has given us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are….” Does this sound like a radical statement to you?  Probably not.  Why?  Why do we not see this as radical?  I am convinced that if we have grown up in the Christian faith, if we have been a...Read More

II Easter

April 12, 2015
In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. This Sunday is known by a number of names – Low Sunday, the Second Sunday of Easter, and Doubting Thomas Sunday.  The last name refers to the Gospel lesson this morning, which is always read on the Second Sunday of Easter. Poor St. Thomas -- We seem to always focus on his doubt.  But I would like to suggest...Read More

Easter Day

April 5, 2015
In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost. AMEN. Today we celebrate the central truth of our faith – Jesus Christ, the Son of God, who was crucified on Good Friday, has risen from the dead – and thus He has won victory over death and took our place so that we, through Him, might have eternal life.  I guess I could simply say “Amen” and be done...Read More

Palm Sunday

March 29, 2015
Sermon Preached by Deacon Barry Neville “MAY THE WORDS OF MY MOUTH AND THE MEDITATIONS OF MY HEART BE ALWAYS ACCEPTABLE IN THY SIGHT, O LORD MY STRENGTH AND MY REDEEMER”. In the Gospel of Mark, which we read this morning during the Liturgy of the Palms, we hear the story of the triumphal entry of Jesus into Jerusalem at the last Passover of his earthly ministry. We heard the story...Read More

V Lent

March 22, 2015
This Sunday's Sermon was a Meditation:   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 moments. Imagine you are standing before a plot of land which is used as a garden.  You can see that it was used as a garden for many years.  What does it...Read More

IV Lent

March 15, 2015
In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost. AMEN. I rent videos from the local Video Store here in Berlin.  Sometimes I go into the Video Store before I go home and change from my clericals into my “civilian clothes”.  I will sometimes feel as if I cannot look at renting a movie that I might rent when I have my other clothes on because I know that I am...Read More

II Lent

March 1, 2015
In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. AMEN. It has been my practice during my time as Rector that on the Sunday of the Annual Meeting, I give an Address instead of a sermon.  Let me begin with some “Thank you’s”.  First, to all of you in the pews on Sunday mornings and those who share the gifts that God has given you, I thank you for the...Read More

I Lent

February 22, 2015
In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. AMEN. In the beginning there was water.  When God created all that is, it began with water.  And the Spirit of God moved over the waters.  “And God said, ‘Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it separate the waters from the waters.’  And God made the firmament and...Read More