SERMON 5/23/20 Feast of Pentecost, St. Mark’s Seminole; St. Paul’s Holdenville

Acts 2:1-21; Psalm 104:25-35, 37; Romans 8:22-27; John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15 Mentor, Teachers, Advocates, and Guides             Have you ever had that teacher, coach, mentor, or friend in your life, the one who saw gifts in you that you did not see in yourself? Have you ever had that someone who looked past the rough and rugged exterior …

SERMON 5/16/21 Easter 7B St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, Enid, OK

Acts 1:15-17, 21-26; Psalm 1; 1 John 5:9-13; John 17:6-19 FLASH MOBS             One day (pre-Pandemic) a group of friends was shopping in a local mall. It was a normal day of crowded walkways and loud noise; just another day. As the group stood at the edge of a large, open space near the food court, …

SERMON Easter 5B 5-2-21 Celebration of New Ministry St. Luke’s Chickasha OK

Acts 8:26-40; Psalm 22:24-30; 1 John 4:7-21; John 15:1-8 Abiding             I enjoy spending time with the love of my life Terri.  Sometimes, just being able to just sit on the sofa together, not saying anything to one another, we are able to know that our love abides in the moment. In that moment there is a …

SERMON 4/25/21 Easter 4B, Grace Episcopal Church, Muskogee, OK

   Acts 4:5-12 ; Psalm 23; 1 John 3:16-24 ; John 10:11-18 Sheep Behavior            The early followers of Jesus wrestled with understanding who Jesus was, who they were as an emerging community, and they struggled with WHOSE they were.  Jesus used a metaphor about the Good Shepherd and the vocation of shepherding, to explain that relationship.  Sheep …

SERMON -Celebration of New Ministry Easter 3A 4/18/21 St. Paul’s, Claremore, OK

Acts 3:12-19; Psalm 4; 1 John 3:1-7; Luke 24:36b-48 Hope in the midst of troubles, disappointments, and fear               Over the last two Sundays, the lectionary has had us exploring Jesus’ resurrection and the events of the aftermath of that event.  We have been studying faith and hope in the midst of troubles, disappointments, and fear, and …

SERMON Easter 2B 4/11/21 Celebration of New Ministry, St. Basil’s Tahlequah, OK

Acts 4:32-35 ; Psalm 133; 1 John 1:1-2:2; John 20:19-31             "Unless I see the mark of the nails in his hands, and put my finger in the mark of the nails and my hand in his side, I will not believe." We all have had doubts.  I am sure that at least once in our lives, …

SERMON Palm Sunday 4/11/19 St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Coalgate, OK

Isaiah 50:4-9a; Psalm 31:9-16; Philippians 2:5-11; Luke 22:14-23:56 Drama of the Palms             One of my favorite parts of Holy Week has always been Palm Sunday.  I remember as a child, the Palms and how excited I was to wave them as we walked into the church.  I loved how my Mother showed me how to convert the …

SERMON 3/21/21 Lent 5B, All Saint’s Episcopal Church, Miami, OK

Jeremiah 31:31-34; Psalm 51:1-13; Psalm 119:9-16; Hebrews 5:5-10; John 12:20-33 We wish to see Jesus             “Sir, we wish to see JESUS!”  There is a very interesting event going on today in today's Gospel reading.  Hungry "wanna be" converts were looking for the Bread of Life -  Jesus.  They were people outside the Jewish community, who were coming to Jesus' …