Sermon Archive

Image of God, V: The Birth of Hope

Date: May 13, 2018

Bible Text: 1 Samuel 1 |

Click here to listen to this sermon.  Hannah named him Samuel, for she said, ‘I have asked him of the Lord.’—1 Samuel 1:20   Prayer:  Holy One, we pray for you to settle our hearts and minds so we may hear your truth.  Bless this reading from your holy word and the

Image of God, IV: The Kindness of Children

Date: May 6, 2018

Bible Text: Luke 10:25–37 |

Click here to listen to this sermon.he asked Jesus, ‘And who is my neighbor?’ —Luke 10:29 On one occasion an expert in the law stood up to test Jesus. “Teacher,” he asked, “what must I do to inherit eternal life?” “What is written in the Law?” Jesus replied. “How do

Flights of Angels Sing Thee to Thy Rest

Date: April 29, 2018

Bible Text: Revelation 14:13; 21:1–6 |

Click here to listen to this sermon.  And I heard a voice from heaven saying, ‘Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord, for they rest from their labors, and their works do follow them.’ —Revelation 14:13   A requiem mass is probably the most serious music in the western repertoire. 

Image of God, III: The First

Date: April 22, 2018

Bible Text: Genesis 21:8–21 |

Click here to listen to this sermon.  So Abraham rose early in the morning, and took bread and a skin of water, and gave it to Hagar, putting it on her shoulder, along with the child, and sent her away. And she departed, and wandered about in the wilderness of

Image of God II: The Sacrament

Date: April 15, 2018

Bible Text: Ruth 1:16–18; Mark 2:1–12 |

Click here to listen to this sermon.  But Ruth said, ‘Where you die, I will die—there will I be buried. May the Lord do thus and so to me, and more as well, if even death parts me from you!’ —Ruth 1:17   ​​There are probably a thousand stories about friendship in

Image of God, I: Mine Eyes Have Seen

Date: April 8, 2018

Bible Text: John 20:19–29 |

Click here to listen to this sermon.  Unless I see the mark of the nails in his hands, I will not believe.   —John 19:25   I have a favorite disciple. Do you have a favorite disciple?  My favorite is St. Andrew, St. Peter’s little brother: the patron saint of evangelists everywhere, because

April’s Fool

Date: April 1, 2018

Bible Text: Matthew 27:57–61; 28:1–10 |

Click here to listen to this sermon.  The next day, that is, after the day of Preparation, the chief priests and the Pharisees gathered before Pilate and said, “Sir, we remember what that impostor said while he was still alive, ‘After three days I will rise again.’  —Matthew 27:62–63   So, did


Date: April 1, 2018

Bible Text: John 20:1–18 |

Thank you to everyone who braved the cold down by the beach this Easter morning. Being so very cold, I cut out a few stories from my sermon, because if you were as cold as I was, you were also grateful to make it back inside just

Famous Last Words, VI: What Is Finished?

Date: March 18, 2018

Bible Text: John 19:25–30 |

Click here to listen to this sermon.  When Jesus had received the wine, he said, ‘It is finished.’  —John 19:30   “It is finished” is always the sixth of Jesus’ seven last words from the cross.  It’s important to finish well.  In Connecticut, Mary Fike was my next-door neighbor.  At the time