Roll Away Your Stone

Easter Sunday 2019 “Roll away your stone, I’ll roll away mine Together we can see what we will find Don’t leave me alone at this time For I’m afraid of what I will discover inside.” Roll away your stone.  Roll away that giant, massive, mammoth stone—like one of those smooth granite boulders we stare in wonder... Continue Reading →

Welcome to the Wilderness

a sermon for the First Sunday in Lent, Year C “After his baptism, Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit in the wilderness.” Luke 4:1 I personally love the written word.  I love the opportunity it affords, the escape it offers, the creative wandering accessible at my fingertips.  I love the... Continue Reading →

Abide with God at All Times

A Sermon for the Sixth Sunday after Epiphany, Year C. Through cloud and sunshine, Lord, Abide with with me. I do not think I really understood the Bible until I moved to the state of Nevada.  You may think I joke, but I am quite serious.  I personally have never visited the Holy Land, never visited the... Continue Reading →

The Light Has Come

a sermon for the feast of the Epiphany Arise, shine; for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you For darkness shall cover the earth, and thick darkness the peoples; but the LORD will arise upon you, and his glory will appear over you. Nations shall come to your... Continue Reading →

Turn the World Upside Down

A Sermon for Year B, Proper 28 When I was a child, during school recess I often found myself perched in a high position—usually atop the monkey bars or sitting in the very center of the geo dome.  And while I was doing some self-care, enjoying some personal time alone, I would survey the playground and watch what... Continue Reading →

Lost in His Love

A Sermon for the Ordination of Nathan George Syer to the Transitional Diaconate Psalm 139:1-11 Matthew 18:10-14 Perfect submission, all is at rest I in my Savior am happy and blessed Watching and waiting, looking above Filled with His goodness, lost in His love Nathan, this is your story.  It is a story of love.  It is... Continue Reading →

Holy, holy, holy.

A sermon for the ordination of Peter Dunne Skewes-Cox to the sacred ordination of priests. Isaiah 6:1-8   Welcome everyone to this glorious celebration!  Welcome to Peter’s family and friends, from the East Coast and the West Coast and all those beautiful places in between.  Welcome parishioners from St. John’s and St. Catherine’s, from St. Paul’s and St.... Continue Reading →

Let Us Pray.

A Sermon for Proper 21, Year B James 5:13-20 “The simple path: silence is prayer, prayer is faith, faith is love, love is service, the fruit of service is peace.” ― Mother Teresa Earlier this month I marked my one year anniversary serving the beloved community of St. Patrick’s Church in Incline Village, Nevada.  And friends, what a... Continue Reading →

Be Opened.

A Sermon for the 17th Sunday after Pentecost Mark 7:24-37 September 9, 2018   Two priests walk into a bar this past Thursday evening in downtown Reno, hitting up a late happy hour before grabbing something to eat.  And I’ll be honest with you, considering where I was in my work week, I only wanted to converse... Continue Reading →

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