“John & Katy” (July 30, 2016: Celebration and Blessing of the Marriage of Katherine M. Craven and John M. Campbell)

This sermon was preached at the Celebration and Blessing of the Marriage of Katherine McCrory Craven and John Mark Campbell on Saturday, July 30, 2016 at 11:00am at the Episcopal Church of the Ascension in Lafayette, Louisiana Readings: Song of Solomon 2.10-13, 8.6-7; I John 4.7-16; John 15.9-12 “Beloved, if God so loved us, we also oughtContinue reading ““John & Katy” (July 30, 2016: Celebration and Blessing of the Marriage of Katherine M. Craven and John M. Campbell)”

“The Communion of Saints” (November 1, 2015: The Solemnity of All Saints–The Episcopal Church of the Ascension, Lafayette, Louisiana)

“Did I not tell you that if you would believe you would see the glory of God?”—John 11.40[1] In the Name of God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Ghost. Amen. It was my mother’s mother—my Granny—who first taught me how to pray. Years ago, as far back as I can remember,Continue reading ““The Communion of Saints” (November 1, 2015: The Solemnity of All Saints–The Episcopal Church of the Ascension, Lafayette, Louisiana)”

“Firmly I Believe and Truly” (April 19, 2014: The Great Vigil & First Eucharist of Easter–Canterbury Episcopal Chapel, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama; April 20, 2014: The Sunday of the Resurrection: Easter Day–Saint Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Tuskegee, Alabama)

“He is not here; for he has been raised, as he said….”—Matthew 28.6[1] (The Great Vigil & First Eucharist of Easter) “…I have seen the Lord….”—John 20.18 (The Sunday of the Resurrection: Easter Day) Alleluia! Christ is risen! The Lord is risen, indeed! Alleluia! When I woke up on October 14, 2013, I did soContinue reading ““Firmly I Believe and Truly” (April 19, 2014: The Great Vigil & First Eucharist of Easter–Canterbury Episcopal Chapel, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama; April 20, 2014: The Sunday of the Resurrection: Easter Day–Saint Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Tuskegee, Alabama)”

“Jesus and the Resurrection: Too Marvelous for Words” (Saturday, March 30, 2013: The Great Vigil & First Eucharist of Easter–Canterbury Episcopal Chapel, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL; Sunday, March 31, 2013: Easter Sunday–The Episcopal Church of the Epiphany, Tallassee, Alabama)

“…Why do you seek the living among the dead…”—Luke 24.5b[i] (Great Vigil of Easter) “…I have seen the Lord…”—John 20.18a (Easter Sunday) ALLELUIA!  CHRIST IS RISEN!  THE LORD IS RISEN INDEED!  ALLELUIA! I once heard a story that on one particular Easter Sunday, a Sunday school teacher asked her young students, “What did Jesus first sayContinue reading ““Jesus and the Resurrection: Too Marvelous for Words” (Saturday, March 30, 2013: The Great Vigil & First Eucharist of Easter–Canterbury Episcopal Chapel, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL; Sunday, March 31, 2013: Easter Sunday–The Episcopal Church of the Epiphany, Tallassee, Alabama)”