Sermons

V Easter

April 24, 2016
In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. AMEN. I am sure that many of you have noticed that since Easter, there has been something a little different about our altar.  The cross is a little higher than it was before because it is sitting on something that was not there before.  Perhaps you may not have noticed it because of the Easter flowers, or because...Read More

IV Easter

April 17, 2016
In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost. AMEN. Can God use Google?  As a member of the Oratory of the Good Shepherd, this Sunday is one in which we are to remember because it is termed “Good Shepherd Sunday”.  The other day, I decided that I wanted to start my thinking about the sermon for today by looking into the different types of shepherding...Read More

III Easter

April 10, 2016
Sermon Preached by The Rev’d Barry Neville “MAY THE WORDS OF MY MOUTH, AND THE MEDITATITONS OF MY HEART, BE ALWAYS ACCEPTABLE IN THY SIGHT, O LORD MY STRENGTH AND MY REDEEMER” AMEN “ Do you love me more than these” These powerful words are central to the message of the Gospel of John as found in today’s lectionary readings. In fact, the Gospel is...Read More

II Easter

April 3, 2016
In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost. AMEN. I sometimes find it interesting to put myself in the place of one of the characters in the lesson, to look at it from a different perspective.  But today, I want to put us in several places, and I hope that none of us will get confused about who we are! There are so many interesting things that drew me to the gospel for...Read More

Easter Day

March 27, 2016
In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. AMEN. Let me share with you three parables of my own devising.  I will tell you the morals of them at the end of the sermon. First, there is the parable of the Foolish Potter.  Once there was a Potter, who was very creative.  He was an artist who put all of himself into his creations.  He would toil for hours...Read More

Palm Sunday

March 20, 2016
This sermon is what we have referred to as an "interactive sermon".  It consists of this meditation, which is an examination of conscience.  This is followed by the liturgy of reconciliation.  Those present are then invited to come forward for prayer, laying of of hands, and annointing with oil.  It is intended as a way to prepare us to walk with Jesus in...Read More

V Lent

March 13, 2016
In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. AMEN. It is the year of a presidential election – and that means it is going to get nasty.  Actually, it seems to have gotten nasty already.  It is so easy to smear the reputation of one candidate or another.  Just take something out of context, or  inflate the truth a little bit. And then there is the...Read More