An End to Enabling

Sermon preached at Trinity Church, Newport RI, Sunday November 12 2017 The Reverend Alan Neale, “An End to Enabling”   (Audio Link Below)   Last Sunday Wendy and I returned from a vacation in the great state of Texas. I return without Texan drawl, Texan hat and...

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Checking for the Divine Image

Sermon Preached at Trinity Church, Newport RI Sunday October 22nd 2017 The Reverend Alan Neale “Checking for the Divine Image” Church treasurers were having ‘time out’ during a hectic conference; they talked about the process of dealing with the Sunday offertory. “Oh...

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Called to Serve

Sermon preached at Trinity Church, Newport RI; Sunday September 17 2017 The Reverend Alan Neale; “Called to Serve” A story about four people named Everybody, Somebody, Anybody and Nobody. There was an important job to be done and Everybody was sure that Somebody would...

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Toxic Vengeance

Sermon preached at Trinity Church, Newport RI; Sunday September 3rd 2017 The Reverend Alan Neale; “Toxic Vengeance” The priest and his wife were a happy couple and rarely argued about anything of substance. But one area that often raised hackles… the wife’s constant...

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The Irrevocability of Grace

Sermon preached at Trinity Church, Newport RI Sunday August 20th 2017 The Reverend Alan Neale “The Irrevocability of Grace” Romans 11:29 “The gifts and call of God are irrevocable.” Ametamelétos – not to be repented of, about which no change of mind can take place,...

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“God is Love. Hate is Sin”

A Sermon Preached by The Rev. Canon Anne Marie Richards Trinity Church, Newport, Rhode Island Sunday, August 13, 2017 (Proper 14A) Good morning. What I say to you now is not what I had planned earlier this week. It is not a carefully crafted message of theological...

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Glory

Sermon preached at Trinity Church, Newport RI Sunday August 6 2017 The Reverend Alan Neale “Glory” Oh you gotta get a glory in the work you do; A hallelujah chorus in the heart of you. Paint, or tell a story, sing, or shovel coal, But you gotta get a glory or the job...

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The Indissolubility of God’s Love

Sermon preached at Trinity, Newport RI; Sunday July 30 2017 The Reverend Alan Neale; “The Indissolubility of God’s Love” The great Baptist preacher of the 19th century (Charles Haddon Spurgeon) wrote these words: “A Christian brother was asked, one day, “To what...

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Mixed Feelings About Mixed Feelings

Sermon preached at Trinity Church, Newport RI Sunday July 9 2017 The Reverend Alan Neale “Mixed Feelings About Mixed Feelings” These past few days I have experienced a certain degree of tension, of mixed feelings and I sense the experience is mentioned in today’s...

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Seduced by Vocation

Sermon preached at Trinity Church, Newport RI; Sunday June 25 2017 The Reverend Alan Neale; “Seduced by Vocation” So, I ask your forbearance as today I wallow in some nostalgia – forty years ago, tomorrow, I was ordained into the sacred ministry of the Church of...

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