“Be subject to one another out of reverence for Christ.”  Ephesians 5:21-33 In the last few weeks we have been studying St. Paul’s letter to the Ephesians, and how St. Paul has been laying out for us God’s intentions for the Church. What is the Church?  ...

Ephesians 4:1-7,11-16 4 There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to the one hope that belongs to your call, 5 one Lord, one faith, one baptism, 6 one God and Father of us all, who is above all and through all and in all. When I was at Camp Crucis a couple of weeks ago, Fr. Salt and I had the chore of teaching the K through 5th graders something about the Fruit of the Spirit. It was a challenge to say the least, but we always en...

Today on our calendar we had the option of celebrating this special feast day, the birthday of John the Baptist. You know John. He was that crazy guy who spent his time in the wilderness until he began to preach repentance and baptism for the forgiveness of sins. His father was Zechariah,...

Christian Duty
Sermon / September 4, 2016

“When I remember you in my prayers, I always thank my God because I hear of your love for all the saints and your faith toward the Lord Jesus.” from the letter to Philmon. The letter to Philemon, from which we read today, is a very interesting letter, unlike any other of the letters of St. Paul. It starts off with a personal greeting; To Philemon our dear friend and co-worker, to Apphia our sister, to Archippus our fellow soldier, a...

Remember Your Leaders
Sermon / August 28, 2016

“Remember your leaders, those who spoke the word of God to you; consider the outcome of their way of life, and imitate their faith. Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.” From the letter to the Hebrews. We have been reading a section of the Letter to the Hebrews, and for the last two weeks we have heard about fire as a purifying, refining force. “Our God is a consuming fire.”...

Our God is a Consuming Fire
Sermon / August 21, 2016

“Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us give thanks, by which we offer to God an acceptable worship with reverence and awe; for indeed our God is a consuming fire.” from the letter to the Hebrews. Last week we heard these words from the Gospel according to St. Luke; “Jesus said, “I came to bring fire to the earth, and how I wish it were already kindled!”...