Sunday, December 8, 2013: Sermon
I attended our Diaconal Ordinations in the Cathedral yesterday. As many of you know, during the Ordination ceremony, we say lots of prayers. One of them seemed particularly appropriate for this morning on the Second Sunday of Advent, so I would like to begin with it.
Sunday, November 24, 2013: Sermon
This Sunday marks two very important events in the life of our church: Pledge Sunday and Christ the King Sunday. Pledge Sunday was an annual event in our parish until recently; an event we are reviving this year.
Sunday, November 10, 2013: Sermon
A few weeks ago, I promised you a stewardship sermon. Well, here it is. I offer no apology, by the way, because I think the opportunity to deliver a stewardship sermon is actually a privilege.
Rally Day Sunday, October 20, 2013: Sermon
The theme of this morning’s readings from Holy Scripture is pretty clear, isn’t it? The story of Jacob wandering off all by himself to spend the night wrestling with a mysterious opponent is one of the most enigmatic and powerful episodes in Genesis.
Sunday, September 22, 2013: Sermon
We hear two familiar parables in this morning’s passage from the Gospel According to St. Luke. Jesus tells them in response to the grumbling and complaining of the Pharisees and the scribes, the officials of the temple.
Sunday, August 4, 2013, Sermon
Every so often, someone will tell me that a sermon I have preached "hit home" in a very personal way. While I never write a sermon with anyone or any audience in particular in mind, it is nevertheless satisfying to hear that something I've had to say found some meaning in someone's life.
Sunday, July 21, 2013, Sermon
Let me begin this morning by sharing with you a bit of historical fact that I didn't learn until I served as rector of Calvary Church, Tarboro, a small town in eastern North Carolina.
Sunday, June 30, 2013, Sermon
In the Collect appointed for today, we prayed that we will be joined together in unity of spirit by the teaching of the apostles and prophets so that we might become a holy temple acceptable to God.
Sunday, June 16, 2013, Sermon
(The sermon followed the choir's singing of"Now the Green Blade Riseth.")
That's a beautiful piece, isn't it? "Love lives again, that with the dead has been... when our hearts are wintry, grieving, or in pain, Jesus' touch can call us back to live again."