Mother’s Day Homily

Easter #7…Series C Saint Andrew’s Episcopal Church (May 7&8-2016)   Text: John 13:31-35 Title: Two Stages of Love…A Mother’s Day Meditation   I begin my homily this evening/morning with an honest confession.  I admit that I am (and have always been) a bit ambivalent about preaching on Mother’s Day, and…

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Father Dave’s Sermon for Easter 2

Easter #2…Series C Saint Andrew’s EC (4-2&3-2016) Text: John 20:19-31 Title: Doubt…the “Ants in the Pants” of Faith!!   The Gospel for this second Sunday of Easter concerns the relationship between doubt and faith. One of my favorite contemporary theologians is a Presbyterian minister named Frederick Buechner.  In hs book,…

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Fr. Dave’s Easter Sermon

Easter Sunday…Series C (March 27th, 2016) St. Andrew’s EC Text: Luke 24: 1-12 Title: Planet NINE and the Resurrection!!   On January 20th, 2016 the world was introduced to a new planet in our solar system. This new planet (named planet NINE by researchers at the California Institute of Technology…

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Fr. Dave’s Homily for Maundy Thursday

Maundy Thursday Saint Andrew’s EC (March 23rd, 2016) Text: John  (John 13:1-15) Title: A New Mandate & Food for the Journey!!   Two things of paramount importance  occurred in the Upper Room on the night before Jesus’ passion and death…two things which happened more than 2000 years ago, but which…

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Homily from the Third Sunday in Lent

LENT #3…Series C Saint Andrew’s Episcopal Church (February 27th&28th, 2016) Text: Luke 13:1-9 Title: Severe Mercy! The headlines in the evening newspapers where unusually grim-even by Jerusalem standards: Terrorism in the Temple (agents of Pontius Pilate…Roman Procurator of Judea… indiscrimately murder a few Galilean peasants while in the act of worshipping, and then…

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