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Sermon – Sunday 17 November 2019/Rev. Charleston D. Wilson

In Jane Austen’s Mansfield Park, Fanny Price makes a chilling declaration: “If any one faculty of our nature may be called more wonderful than the rest, I do think it is memory.” “The memory,” she says, “is sometimes so retentive, so serviceable, so obedient; at...

Sermon – Sunday 17 November 2019/Rev. Christian M. Wood

I think this is the only time you will hear me say this; I am entirely unqualified to be preaching this Sunday. Today we honor the Veterans who have served this great nation and the veterans who have served the allies of this great nation. I never served our country...

Sermon – Sunday 3 November 2019/Rev. Fredrick A. Robinson

Who are the real heroes in today’s world?  Sports figures?  Actors? Political figures?  CEOs of large corporations, innovators, firefighters? What is a hero?  The dictionary defines a hero as a person who, in the opinion of others, has special achievements, abilities,...

Sermon – Sunday 27 October 2019/Rev. Fredrick A. Robinson

We’ve come to that time again when we’re asking for your pledges for the coming year so that we know how to budget for next year.  This is the last time I will be delivering the annual stewardship sermon as your rector. And so, it’s my last opportunity to talk about...

Sermon – Sunday 20th October 2019/Rev. Charleston D. Wilson

Everyone has a moment — a breakthrough event — when she or he realizes that many of the persons, places and things that we thought would give us serious satisfaction (the things the Temptations told us would keep us “doin’ fine on cloud nine”) have really been...

Sermon – Sunday 13 October 2019/Rev. Christian M. Wood

When you receive a gift, how do you react? I imagine the magnitude of the gift you receive determines your reaction. Sometimes when we receive gifts, we have to grin and bear it. Here are some examples of bad gift giving. A friend of mine gave his wife a vacuum sealer...

Sermon – Sunday 6 October 2019/Rev. Fredrick A. Robinson

Some of you are old enough to remember Art Linkletter’s segments on “Kids say the Darnedest Things.”  I thought you might enjoy these letters children wrote to their pastors: Dear Pastor, Please say a prayer for our Little League team. We need God's help or a new...

Sermon – Sunday 29 September 2019/Rev. Charleston D. Wilson

In the Name of the Living God: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Amen. Jesus promised Nathaniel that he would “see greater things.” Not everyone agrees. Do you remember Steven Hawking, the great Cambridge mathematician? Before he died last March, he was quoted as saying: I...

Sermon – Sunday 22 September 2019/Rev. Charleston D. Wilson

In the Name of the Living God: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Amen. I really only have one thing to say in the little homily, and it’s this: God loves imperfect people! The pharisees (you remember them) saw this as Jesus’ great character flaw, because he hung out, and...

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