“On Thanksgiving” Sunday, September 29th, 2019

The little homily (homilette?) below was part of a Eucharistic service prepared to give thanks for donors to various projects to enhance our church and also to give thanks for those who actually did the work with mind and hand. My colleague, Bishop James Jelinek,...

Sunday, September 8, 2019 – Pentecost 13

May the words of my mouth and the meditations of our hearts always be acceptable in your sight, O Lord, our Strength and our Redeemer.  Amen.   In the 1970s, the great historian Barbara Tuchman wrote a book she gave the title: A Distant Mirror.  It is about the...

Sunday, August 25, 2019 – “Caged Birds or Free?”

August 25th (the day of the sermon) was a day of commemoration for the first “20 and odd” enslaved Africans brought to America 400 years ago. They began to establish the English Colony at Point Comfort, Virginia. Several were then transported to establish and build...

Sunday, August 18, 2019 – Pentecost 10

May the words of my mouth and the meditations of our hearts always be acceptable in your sight, O Lord, our Strength and our Redeemer.  Amen.   Does God ever give up? I’ve spoken about that wager God has with God’s Self, that humans can give themselves back to...

Sunday, August 11, 2019 – Pentecost 9

PENTECOST 9 2019   May the words of my mouth and the meditations of our hearts always be acceptable in your sight, O Lord, our strength and our Redeemer.  Amen. Isaiah the great prophet was speaking to the people of Israel in a situation very different from Hosea’s...