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Trinity 2 June 10, 2018 Fr. Michael Cawthon

Last week, Fr. Dennis preached on love: speaking of the Greek term used for “love,” agape’ - Love that has its source in God. And God now shows His love for us as he tells us: Come; for all things are now ready… In today’s Gospel, He sends his messengers out to announce this joyful message…out into the fields and streets they go… And, sadly, the only responses were nothing more than “excuses” – O, I must take care of my land, And… oh, care must be given to my livestock, and finally…even family is used as caring for the [...]

By | 2018-06-09T16:36:13+00:00 June 9th, 2018|Sermons|0 Comments

Trinity 2 St. Michaels 2016 Fr. Michael Cawthon

  Last week Fr. Dennis preached on love: speaking of the Greek term used for “love,” agape’ - Love that has its source in God. And God now shows His love for us as he tells us: Come; for all things are now ready… In today’s Gospel, He sends his messengers out to announce this joyful message…out into the fields and streets they go… And, sadly, the only responses were nothing more than “excuses” – O, I must take care of my land, And… oh, care must be given to my livestock, and finally…even family is used as caring for [...]

By | 2018-06-09T13:13:49+00:00 June 9th, 2018|Sermons|0 Comments

Trinity I, 3 Jun 18: Rev. Dennis Washburn, Ph.D.

Trinity I      3 June 2018      I John 4:7- 21      St. Luke 16:19-31 Sermon Notes by the Rev. Dennis Washburn, Ph.D. Many human beings over the millennia have talked and sung about love. Especially since the late 1960's, popular culture has included a lot of talking and singing about love. A characteristic example is John Lennon's “All You Need is Love”. And the churches have been influenced by this popular culture. Of course, Christians have always spoken of love, but much of the talk in recent decades, even in the church, is far from Christian ideals. [...]

By | 2018-06-02T06:50:05+00:00 June 2nd, 2018|Sermons|0 Comments

Trinity Sunday 2018 Fr. Michael Cawthon

So often we get caught up in the moment, as we become too busy to really see what we see and really hear what we hear. The busyness of life pushes us more and more, until we are living for the purpose of simply keeping up, with all of the demands of this life. Sometimes we should slow down, setting the pressures of this world aside, and reflect upon the most important thing in our life: our relationship with God. I will use the church calendar for this reflection. Six months ago, we entered into the season of Advent. And [...]

By | 2018-05-27T12:47:55+00:00 May 27th, 2018|Sermons|0 Comments

Whitsunday (Pentecost) 2018 Fr. Michael Cawthon

Happy Birthday to Christ’s Church! This day called Whitsunday was know as “Pentecost,” for the first four hundred years of the Church, Pentecost is a the word meaning fiftieth. When the Jewish people were in their formative years, God gave them the Ten Commandments, and the Jewish Pentecost was and is a celebration of the giving of the Law to the Jewish people. In the same way, we celebrate this Whitsunday; as the Holy Spirit converts the disciples into the Church of God. On this Whitsunday the barriers between men are broken down, as everyone hears and understands the good [...]

By | 2018-05-21T10:45:03+00:00 May 21st, 2018|Sermons|0 Comments

Sunday after Ascension: Fr. Michael 2018

The statement in the Creeds that Christ “ascended into heaven” is based mainly on Acts I : 1-9 where, after 40 days of appearances, when the Risen Lord speaks to the Apostles about the coming of the Holy Ghost and the Church’s mission, and is taken up in a cloud.   For Christians, the Ascension marks the solemn close of the post-Resurrection appearances, signifying the rule of Christ in the present (in I Cor. 15:25 we read “For he must reign, till he hath put all enemies under his feet”. And in Ps 110:1 we read “The Lord said to [...]

By | 2018-05-14T13:21:30+00:00 May 14th, 2018|Sermons|0 Comments

Rogation Sunday; May 6 18, Sermon Notes Fr. Dennis Washburn, Ph.D.

Rogation Sunday  St. John 16: 24-33     6 May 2018 Sermon Notes by the Reverend Dennis Washburn, Ph.D. In English church tradition, this Sunday has been known as Rogation Sunday. “Rogation” comes from one of the Latin verbs meaning “pray” in St. John 16. In today’s Gospel from John 16, Christ talks to His disciples about prayer. In John 16:23, Christ promises His followers, “…Truly, truly, I say to you, whatever you ask of the Father in my name, he will give it to you.”  In the next verse, He stresses the newness of the situation. “Until now you have asked nothing in [...]

By | 2018-05-07T08:51:31+00:00 May 7th, 2018|Sermons|1 Comment

Easter 4 2018 Fr. Michael

Oh what a Great and Loving God we have…. a God that saw His Creation terribly sick, gone astray, lost, and sinking in its own sin. A loving God who decided to save His people; thus sending His Son to cure us of our dreadful disease, called sin; yes, He sent a Son to heal and return His Creation unto its original goodness. A God who so loved us, that He would submit to sinful man’s cruelty and hatred and would hang upon the Cross – not to appease an angry Father, but to heal His Creation. A loving God [...]

By | 2018-04-29T14:22:53+00:00 April 29th, 2018|Sermons|0 Comments

Easter 3 2018: Fr. Michael Cawthon

The Collect speaks of a:  “fellowship of (yes, within) Christ’s Religion” And the epistle reading refers to:  “servants of God” And in this morning’s Gospel, Jesus speaks of a time that: “I will see you again, and your heart shall rejoice….. Christ’s Religion. 2) Servants of God. 3) Till; He will see us again. How does this all work? How did God intend for it to work, what say the Scripture?   This is an important discussion: for today – if we are in “fellowship of Christ’s Religion”, then how can we become something other than given by Christ, “as [...]

By | 2018-04-23T10:33:43+00:00 April 23rd, 2018|Sermons|0 Comments

Second Sun. after Easter 2018

Second Sun. after Easter   St. John 10:11-16    15 April 2018 / Reverend Dr. Dennis Washburn Introduction-a popular name for Second Sunday after Easter is Good Shepherd Sunday. The readings contain theme. Two parts of shepherd theme in Old Testament. A) the LORD God of Israel as a shepherd and His covenant people as sheep. B)  some Old Testament passages also call human leaders of Israel shepherds., especially King David, the greatest human ruler of ancient Israel. Because of King David, the title “shepherd” also acquired Messianic overtones. In St. John 10:11, our Lord boldly proclaims, “I am the good shepherd.”  Also [...]

By | 2018-04-18T13:05:34+00:00 April 18th, 2018|Sermons|0 Comments
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