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Sermon – Sunday 31 May 2020/Rev. Charleston D. Wilson

In today’s reading from the Book of Acts, St. Luke writes: “And they were filled (!) with the Holy Spirit.” Let’s come back to this in just a few minutes. Do you think the best part of your life lies in the past, or do you think the best is yet to come? I am not...

Sermon – Sunday 24 May 2020/Rev. Charleston D. Wilson

In the Name of the Living God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Amen. How many times as child on a family road trip did you chime in from the backseat, asking, “Are we there yet?” My parents said I was good for that question about every ten miles or so. I think it drove...

Sunday 17 May 2020/Rev. Christian M. Wood

“If you love me, you will keep my commandments.” How has that worked for you? Have you ever caught yourself saying, “how many times do I have to tell you to follow the rules?” It could be running in the house; it could be breaking curfew; it could be not getting...

Sermon – Sunday 3 May 2020/Rev. Christian M. Wood

We have just heard from a very annoyed Jesus. What I hear in Jesus's voice this morning is that he is exasperated. We see that by what is said in verse 6, "This figure of speech Jesus used with them, but they did not understand what he was saying to them." I’ve been...

Sermon – Sunday 12 April 2020/Rev. Charleston D. Wilson

Easter brunches today will be smaller this year – ten or fewer by order of the Governor! Perhaps it’s one leg of lamb, not two. But, whether we’re talking about five folks, or fifty, I’ve noticed a few unspoken rules over the years about something I’ll just call...

Sermon – Good Friday 10 April 2020/Rev. Christian M. Wood

What we read today is the end of the story of the glorification of Jesus. The glorification of Jesus is his death on a cross, the atoning sacrifice of an all-loving God, who gave us His Word, His Son, so that we might all become his sons and daughters. What greater...

Sermon – Maundy Thursday 9 April 2020/Rev. Christian M. Wood

"I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another." The liturgy of Maundy Thursday is one of my favorite...

Sermon – Sunday, 29 March 2020/Rev. Christian M. Wood

I must admit that the season of Lent, is not my favorite season. However, I do find the Collects we say in the season of Lent to be some of my favorite Collects in the prayer book. I think this means that as I grow in age and wisdom, I will probably grow to like the...

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,...

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