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Sermon – Sunday 15 March 2020

Amid enormous uncertainty, and great fear for what is coming next regarding the Corona virus outbreak, it is comforting to hear Jesus speak with the Samaritan woman. He explains to her that the water that is from Jesus, the living water, which we access in baptism,...

Sermon – Sunday 8 March 2020/Rev. Charleston D. Wilson

Where were you born? Where are you from? They sound like harmless questions, don’t they—conversation starters. One of my favorite guilty pleasures is watching how people react when I reply to those questions with my southern accent by saying, “I’m from L.A. —lower...

Sermon – Ash Wednesday, 23 February 2020

Why are we here? What is all of this about? The Bible, the great Tradition of the Church and the Book of Common Prayer have no faith (place zero trust!) in our ability to save ourselves. In the face of the rampant and unchecked “We’re-getting-better-all-the-time-ism”...

Sermon – Sunday 1 March 2020/Rev. Christian M. Wood

I bet that everyone here has been on one side or both sides of a conversation that goes something like this, “Mom, Dad, I need a new…” phone, car, dress. It can be anything. In my house, on a nightly basis, the need I am asked about is the need to have dessert after...

Sermon – Sunday 16 February 2020/Rev. Charleston D. Wilson

The fifth chapter of the Gospel According to St. Matthew is one of the most riveting chapters in the whole Bible. The portion appointed for today is in the middle of the chapter that began with these words: “[Jesus] went up on a mountainside and sat down. His...

Sermon – Sunday 9 February 2020/Rev. Christian M. Wood

How many of you consider yourselves law-abiding citizens? As many of you know, there are 613 laws in the Torah, which is a large number of laws. Jesus tells us he is the fulfillment of those laws, and of whom the prophets spoke. I started thinking about law, and laws,...

Sermon – Sunday 2 February 2020/Rev. Charleston D. Wilson

What are you waiting for in life? I ask myself the same question. What are WE waiting for? Of course, the answer is always the same in every generation: we’re waiting for love; we’re searching for peace – we’re looking for deliverance from sin and guilt and fear and...

Sermon – Sunday, 26 January 2020/Rev. Fredrick A. Robinson

Three elderly men, Eddie, Jenkin, and Martin go to the doctor for their memory test.  The doctor asks Eddie, "What’s five times five?"  "191," is his reply.  The doctor rolls his eyes and says to Jenkin, "It's your turn.  What’s five times five?"  "Wednesday," replies...

Sermon – Sunday 19 January 2020/Rev. Charleston D. Wilson

For about five years I’ve had a recurring dream that happens about once a month, and it goes like this. I’m standing in the courtroom at the old courthouse in Linden, Alabama, and I’m being tried for something that isn’t quite clear. The judge presiding in my dream—of...

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