Fifth Sunday after Pentecost – July 14, 2019 – Luke 10:25-37 – Trinity, Winchester I invite you to listen to me preach this sermon here. You already know the story. It’s one of the Gospel’s most familiar. For this reason some teachers of preaching might even say, “Skip it! Focus on the Old Testament lesson. Try … Continue reading Love. Your. Neighbor.
Trinity Sunday – June 16, 2019 – Trinity, Winchester Today is Trinity Sunday, a principal feast of the church and the titular feast of Trinity Episcopal Church in Winchester. It is a deep joy to be a part of a congregation so steadfast in faithful witness to God's work in the world. I’m not sure … Continue reading Trinity Sunday
Fourth Sunday of Easter – May 12, 2019 – Acts 9:36-43 – Trinity, Winchester During the Easter season we hear quite a bit from the book of Acts. Acts chronicles the early days of the Church, the first communities of faithful disciples, and the early apostles, like Peter and Paul, who led them. Speaking of, you … Continue reading Show yourself to be alive
The Great Vigil of Easter – April 20, 2019 – Luke 24:1-12 – Trinity, Winchester Maybe you noticed, there are no shortage of readings to preach from this evening. And we only read five of the nine suggested readings and responses. Some Christians go all night long, praying, reading, and fasting until the sun comes up. … Continue reading The Great Vigil of Easter 2019
Good Friday – April 19, 2019 – Trinity, Winchester Pontius Pilate entered his headquarters and asked Jesus, "Where are you from?" But Jesus gave him no answer. Pilate said to him, "Do you refuse to speak to me? Do you not know that I have power to release you, and power to crucify you?” Jesus … Continue reading Good Friday 2019
Sixth Sunday after the Epiphany – February 17, 2019 – 1 Corinthians 15:12-20 – Trinity, Winchester Listen to this sermon here. Passages like the one we heard this morning from St. Paul’s first letter to the Corinthians get right to the heart of the Christian faith: resurrection. Paul assures us in the words of our … Continue reading Resurrection
Third Sunday after the Epiphany – January 27, 2019 – Luke 4:14-21 – Epiphany, Sherwood Today we encounter Luke’s description of the beginning of Jesus’ public ministry. After he is born, baptized, and tempted in the desert, Jesus, filled with the power of the Spirit, travels through Galilee. Reports of his presence begin to spread … Continue reading Fulfilled in your hearing
The Eve of the Nativity of Our Lord – December 24, 2018 – Luke 2:1-20 – Trinity Church, Winchester Last year a group from my home parish journeyed to the Holy Land to see many of the storied sites of the Bible: Jerusalem, Galilee, Nazareth, Jericho, and of course, Bethlehem. Bethlehem is one of the … Continue reading How far is it to Bethlehem?
Last Sunday after Pentecost - November 25, 2018 - Trinity Church, Winchester No text today. You can listen to this sermon by clicking here. And for those of you keeping track at home, the story of Zacchaeus is found in Luke 19, not Luke 10. Oops! That's what happens when you go off the manuscript, … Continue reading “Christ the King”
23rd Sunday after Pentecost – October 28, 2018 – Psalm 34:8 – Trinity Church, Winchester, TN Psalm 34 verse eight says, “Taste and see that the Lord is good; happy are they who trust in him.” These are comforting words, but they are also hard words to hear after recent events. After yesterday's shooting at … Continue reading Trust and see