• Sermons

    Sermon, 8th Sunday after Trinity, 2024

    In what do we really put our trust?  In God?  Or in our own abilities to get what we desire?  We are tempted to neglect worship because we want to get ahead.  We are tempted to manipulate others to get them to behave as we desire them to.  It is hard to rest in God and to accept what He has for us, but that is exactly what we are called to do as followers of Jesus Christ. Propers      Manuscript

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    Sermon, 7th Sunday after Trinity, 2024

    Are the Seven Deadly Sins really all that deadly?  They do not immediately cause our physical death, but the certainly do lead to death of the soul.  Why then do we not repent and amend our lives?  Because to do so means that we must put off our sloth, dying to ourselves, and embracing the work that God has for us to do.  Let us not be intimidated by this, but rather, being strengthened by Christ, let us embrace the work set before us to the building of The Kingdom of God and to the Glory of The Almighty King. Propers      Manuscript

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    Sermon, 6th Sunday after Trinity, 2024

    In this sermon, we continue with our series on the purgation cycle of the seven deadly sins.  This sermon focuses upon the sin of wrath or unjustified anger.  Wrath seeks to destroy whatever may be causing one frustration, the ultimate end of which is murder.  Christ Himself connects anger with murder in the Sermon on the Mount which is one of the texts referenced.  Is there the possibility of a justified anger?  Yes, for there truly are injustices in this world that we are called to correct.  As recovering sinners, however, we should always be wary because our natural tendency is to rationalize our sin away. Propers      Manuscript

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    Sermon, 1st Sunday after Trinity, 2024

    The color of the Trinity season is green to represent the spiritual growth of the season.  But what is spiritual growth?  Is there a process for it?  How do the Trinity season Bible readings of the Book of Common Prayer fit into this theme?  David G. Phillips has proposed that these lessons are structured around the medieval three fold way of growth in holiness applied to each of the seven deadly sins.  This sermon introduces this topic which we will more thoroughly explore this Trinity season.  His original paper can be found here and is highly recommended reading. Propers   Manuscript

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    Sermon, 2nd Sunday after Easter, Good Shepherd Sunday, 2024

    Christ Jesus is both our Good Shepherd, leading us through the Valley of the Shadow of Death in this life, and The Lamb of God who takest away the sins of the world. He is set before us as an example of godliness and righteousness in conduct, but also of a love that sacrifices for others. We therefore are called as His followers to be obedient and sacrificial in our lives. We too are to be sheep, obediently following our shepherd, and Shepherd, laying our lives down for others. Propers    Manuscript

  • Events

    Feast of the Ascension, 2024

    Join us to celebrate the Ascension of Christ on May 9, 40 days after Easter.  The Ascension is one of the primary feasts of the church and is also the Patronal Feast Day for our parish for when Christ ascends into the heavens, He then sits down at the right hand of God the Father upon His throne from which He rules the earth through His people the Church.  We will meet at 7pm for the service of Holy Communion. May 9, 7 pm.

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    Sermon, Palm Sunday, 2024

    In the Epistle lesson for Palm Sunday from Philippians 2, we are instructed to have the mind of Christ, and more specifically that we would follow the example of humility set by Christ through His Passion and service to God and to us humans.  Yet our American culture fights against the formation of godly humility in us, and unfortunately, too many churches do not provide the tools to form us in such godliness.  We must be discerning.  We must be students of the scripture.  We must seeks the old paths found in the Church that are healthful for us.  And then we must endeavor to follow Christ in humble ministry.…

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    Sermon, 5th Sunday in Lent, Passion Sunday, 2024

    What is the Atonement?  How have many people through history mischaracterized the Atonement wrought for us by Jesus Christ?  In the Atonement, Christ marries, His Bride, the Church, and from the cross He looked down upon His people in love, knowing that all the pain and suffering He endured would bring wholeness to all who would have faith in Him and would redeem Creation to an even greater glory that it originally had.  May we stay at the foot of the cross, always in His loving gaze.  And may our eyes be firmly fixed upon the Man, upon the God, who saves us and lives in us. Propers      Manuscript

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    Sermon, 4th Sunday in Lent, 2024

    In today’s Gospel, we read of the feeding of the 5000.  This miracle shows us of the abundance that we have in Christ.  How does this abundance translate into the lives of the faithful?  Is this a health and wealth gospel or is there something deeper here? Propers      Manuscript

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    Sermon, Third Sunday in Lent, 2024

    Many Christians try to live in two worlds.  We like the things of the world, holding on to habitual sins and things in this world that do not lead us into godliness.  But we also attend church and might read our Bibles now and then.  We want Jesus, but not enough to actually be too inconvenienced by Him.  Christ reminds us in St. Luke 11, that a house divided against itself cannot stand.  And St. Paul reminds us that if we really are children of the light, then we should walk as children of the light.  Let us not be half-in and half-out.  May be we all-in for following Jesus.…

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