“The Lamp of God”

The following sermon was preached for the Ascension Episcopal School 2018-2019 Opening Faculty Eucharist at the Episcopal Church of the Ascension in Lafayette, Louisiana on August 3, 2018, being the Feast of George Freeman Bragg, Jr. (Priest, 1940) Collect: O eternal God, bless Ascension Episcopal School, that it may be a lively center for soundContinue reading ““The Lamp of God””

“Samuel D. Ferguson, George F. Bragg, and W.E.B. DuBois” (August 2, 2017: Wednesday after Pentecost VIII–Proper 12A)

The following sermon was preached at the weekly Healing Eucharist of the Episcopal Church of the Ascension in Lafayette, Louisiana on Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at 6:00pm. Gospel: Luke 18.1-8 “And will not God bring about justice for His chosen ones, who cry out to Him day and night? Will He keep putting them off? I tellContinue reading ““Samuel D. Ferguson, George F. Bragg, and W.E.B. DuBois” (August 2, 2017: Wednesday after Pentecost VIII–Proper 12A)”

“Anamnesis” (April 13, 2017: Maundy Thursday)

The following sermon was preached on April 13, 2017, being Maundy Thursday, at the Episcopal Church of the Ascension in Lafayette, Louisiana. Readings: Exodus 12.1-4, (5-10), 11-14; Psalm 116.1, 10-17; 1 Corinthians 11.23-26; John 13.1-17, 31b-35  Collect: Almighty Father, whose dear Son, on the night before He suffered, instituted the Sacrament of His Body and Blood:Continue reading ““Anamnesis” (April 13, 2017: Maundy Thursday)”

“Once Blind, Now Seeing” (March 26, 2017: The Fourth Sunday in Lent: Laetare)

This sermon was preached at the 6:00pm Rite I Eucharist at the Episcopal Church of the Ascension in Lafayette, Louisiana on March 26, 2017, being the Fourth Sunday in Lent (Laetare). Collect: Gracious Father, whose blessed Son Jesus Christ came down from heaven to be the true bread which gives life to the world: Evermore giveContinue reading ““Once Blind, Now Seeing” (March 26, 2017: The Fourth Sunday in Lent: Laetare)”

“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)”

“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)”

“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)”

“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 Summary of the Law” (July 10, 2016: Eighth Sunday after Pentecost–Proper 10C)

This sermon was preached on Sunday, July 10, 2016 at both the 10:00am principal Eucharist and 6:00pm evening Eucharist at the Episcopal Church of the Ascension in Lafayette, Louisiana. Collect: O Lord, mercifully receive the prayers of your people who call upon you, and grant that they may know and understand what things they ought to do, and alsoContinue reading ““The Summary of the Law” (July 10, 2016: Eighth Sunday after Pentecost–Proper 10C)”