“It’s the Talk of the Town” (March 19, 2017: The Third Sunday in Lent)

This sermon was preached at the 8:30am, 11:00am, and 6:00pm Eucharists at the Episcopal Church of the Ascension in Lafayette, Louisiana on March 19, 2017, being the Third Sunday in Lent. Readings: Exodus 17.1-7; Psalm 95; Romans 5.1-11; John 4.5-42 Collect: Almighty God, You know that we have no power in ourselves to help ourselves: Keep us both outwardlyContinue reading ““It’s the Talk of the Town” (March 19, 2017: The Third Sunday in Lent)”

“I Need Help” (March 1, 2017: Ash Wednesday)

The following sermon was preached on March 1, 2017, being Ash Wednesday, during the 2017 Ascension Episcopal School Mardi Gras Mission Trip at the Centro Diocesano Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe in Alajuela Province, San Carlos, Costa Rica. Collect: Almighty and everlasting God, You hate nothing You have made and forgive the sins of all who are penitent:Continue reading ““I Need Help” (March 1, 2017: Ash Wednesday)”

“On Gesimas, the Transfiguration, and Grace” (February 26, 2017: The Last Sunday after the Epiphany: Quinquagesima)

This sermon was originally prepared to be preached at the Episcopal Church of the Ascension in Lafayette, Louisiana on Sunday, February 26, 2017, being the Last Sunday after the Epiphany: Quinquagesima. As a result of human imperfection and misreading the clergy preaching rota, I ended up not preaching the sermon that follows. I offer itContinue reading ““On Gesimas, the Transfiguration, and Grace” (February 26, 2017: The Last Sunday after the Epiphany: Quinquagesima)”

“What’s It Gonna Be?” (February 12, 2017: The Sixth Sunday after the Epiphany–Septuagesima)

The following sermon was preached on February 12, 2017, being the Sixth Sunday after the Epiphany (Septuagesima), at the 10:30am principal Eucharist at Saint Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Montevallo, Alabama. Collect: O God, the strength of all who put their trust in You: Mercifully accept our prayers; and because in our weakness we can do nothing good withoutContinue reading ““What’s It Gonna Be?” (February 12, 2017: The Sixth Sunday after the Epiphany–Septuagesima)”

“My Lord and My God!” (December 21, 2016: Feast of Saint Thomas the Apostle)

The following sermon was preached at the 6:00pm Healing Eucharist on December 21, 2016, being the Feast of Saint Thomas the Apostle, at the Episcopal Church of the Ascension in Lafayette, Louisiana. Collect: Everliving God, who strengthened Your apostle Thomas with firm and certain faith in Your Son’s resurrection: Grant us so perfectly and without doubt toContinue reading ““My Lord and My God!” (December 21, 2016: Feast of Saint Thomas the Apostle)”

“Jesus Christ: Died, Risen, Coming Again” (November 27, 2016: First Sunday of Advent–Year A)

This sermon was preached at the 6:00pm Rite I Eucharist on November 27, 2016, being the First Sunday of Advent, and the fourth anniversary of my ordination as a Priest, at the Episcopal Church of the Ascension in Lafayette, Louisiana. Collect: Almighty God, give us grace that we may cast away the works of darkness, and put upon usContinue reading ““Jesus Christ: Died, Risen, Coming Again” (November 27, 2016: First Sunday of Advent–Year A)”

“Jesus Christ, King of the Universe” (November 20, 2016: Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe–Year C)

This sermon was preached at the 8:30am, 11:00am, and 6:00pm services on November 20, 2016, being the Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe, at the Episcopal Church of the Ascension in Lafayette, Louisiana.   Collect: Almighty and everlasting God, whose will it is to restore all things in Your well-beloved Son, theContinue reading ““Jesus Christ, King of the Universe” (November 20, 2016: Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe–Year C)”

“Chandler the Reverse Theologian” (September 14, 2016: Holy Cross Day)

The full text of the sermon below was preached at the Wednesday 6:00pm Healing Eucharist on September 14, 2016, being the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, at the Episcopal Church of the Ascension in Lafayette, Louisiana.  An abridged version was preached earlier that day at the bi-weekly campus Eucharist at the Sugar Mill PondContinue reading ““Chandler the Reverse Theologian” (September 14, 2016: Holy Cross Day)”

“Perfect Harmony” (September 4, 2016: Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost–Proper 18C)

This sermon was preached on September 4, 2016 at the 8:30am Rite II, 11:00am Rite II, and 6:00pm Rite I Eucharists at the Episcopal Church of the Ascension in Lafayette, Louisiana. Collect: Grant us, O Lord, to trust in You with all our hearts; for, as You always resist the proud who confide in their own strength, so YouContinue reading ““Perfect Harmony” (September 4, 2016: Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost–Proper 18C)”

“Jazz for Brooks” (July 31, 2016: Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost-Proper 13C)

This sermon was preached on Sunday, July 31, 2016 at the 6:00pm Rite I Eucharist at the Episcopal Church of the Ascension in Lafayette, Louisiana. Collect: O Lord, we beseech thee, let thy continual pity cleanse and defend thy Church; and, because it cannot continue in safety without thy succor, preserve it evermore by thy help and goodness; throughContinue reading ““Jazz for Brooks” (July 31, 2016: Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost-Proper 13C)”