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Sermon — Sunday, July 11, 2021 — Fr. Chris Wood

The term Gospel is from the Greek word εὐαγγέλιον (Euangelion), which means the announcement of good news. All three synoptic accounts, Mark, Matthew, and Luke, use this term to, in some way, describe the life of Jesus. Every time we read the Gospel in a liturgical...

Sermon – Sunday, 27 June 2021/Rev. Deacon David M. Svihel

Mark 5:21-43 “Go in peace, your faith has saved you” Have you ever been in a situation so dire, in such great need, so out of your control, that you could not help yourself and you knew that only God could get you out of it? In today’s lesson from the Gospel According...

Sermon – Sunday, May 16, 2021/Deacon David M. Svihel

The Seventh Sunday of Easter 1 John 5:9-13 In the 2006 comedy Talladega Nights, Will Ferrell plays a NASCAR driver named Ricky Bobby. Ricky is the all-American man, complete with fast food sponsorships and children named Walker and Texas Ranger. And like any good...

Sermon – Sunday May 9, 2021/Rev. Christian M. Wood

In the Gospel lesson today, Jesus used several keywords that are essential to understanding what he is talking about. Love, abide, commandments, joy, and friends are some of the important terms Jesus uses. I want us to focus on the term Joy for a little while. The...

Sermon – Ascension Day/Rev. Dr. Fredrick A. Robinson

A teacher asked the children in her Sunday School class, “If I sold my house and my car, had a big garage sale and gave all my money to the church, would that get me into heaven?" "NO!" the children all answered. "If I cleaned the church every day, mowed the yard, and...

Sermon – Sunday, 18 April 2021/Rev. Christian M. Wood

Have you all noticed a theme in the readings this Easter season? The lectionary is doing an excellent job of reminding us that Jesus’s mission was to blot out our sins. The challenge we received last week from Fr. Wilson, to live out this Easter season with great...

Sermon – Sunday, 11 April 2021/Rev. David M. Svihel, Dcn.

If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained.” There is a true story about a pastor named Jim.  Jim was boarding a plane to fly coast-to-coast and sat next to another man. In response to the obligatory job...

Sermon – Palm Sunday/Rev. Charleston D. Wilson

In her all-time number one best-selling single, Tina Turner (THE Tina Turner whose legs are insured by Lloyds of London) asked the most critical question of 1984 – the critical question of all time: “What's love got to do, got to do with it?” Believe it or not, Tina...

Sermon – Sunday, 21 March 2021/Rev. David M. Svihel, Dcn.

Jeremiah 31:31-34 In 1920 the Prohibition movement began in the US. A nationwide constitutional ban on the production, importation, transportation, and sale of alcoholic beverages. And what was the goal of prohibition? Advocates desired a reduction in substance...

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