Sermons

XVI Pentecost

September 28, 2014
In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. AMEN. One of the reasons that we have a Provisional Bishop for our Diocese is because there always needs to be someone to be the Ecclesiastical Authority.  If we did not have a Bishop that authority would be given to the Standing Committee. In the Parish where I had my first ordained position, the story was told that at one...Read More

XV Pentecost

September 21, 2014
In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost. AMEN. Many years ago, my grandmother moved in with us.  On moving day, after everything had been loaded into the truck, my grandmother sent my mom back into the apartment one last time.  Her mission – to look under all of the shelf paper in the kitchen.  Sure enough, my mother found some money under the shelf...Read More

XIV Pentecost

September 14, 2014
Sermon preached by The Reverend Deacon Barry P. 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...Read More

XIII Pentecost

September 7, 2014
In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost. AMEN. Sacrifices offered to the gods.  This was not an unusual concept in the ancient world.  There were gods in the heavens and humans on the earth.  And when the gods were unhappy, the humans would sacrifice an animal, sometimes a human being, to the gods.  They believed that this would please the gods and the...Read More

XII Pentecost

August 31, 2014
In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost. AMEN. I have thought recently that it would be interesting to look into linguistics – the study of languages.  I like learning about different languages, and have learned bits and pieces of a number of languages.  Unfortunately, I am not fluent in any language but English. The problem is the way in which we usually...Read More

XI Pentecost

August 24, 2014
Guest Preacher -- No sermon text. ...Read More

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