SERMON 1/17/21 Epiphany 2B St Martin of Tours, Pryor OK

1 Samuel 3:1-10 (11-20); Psalm 139:1-5, 12-17; 1 Corinthians 6:12-20; John 1:43-51Sharing our PassionMy late father and I loved airplanes. We loved all things aviation so much, that we shared that hobby and took flying lessons together. What started as a teenager's past time and hobby became for me, an avocation that changed my life. …

SERMON 1/10/21 Epiphany 1B St. Basil’s Episcopal Church, Talehquah, OK

Genesis 1:1-5; Psalm 29; Acts 19:1-7; Mark 1:4-11 Baptism - Our Common Journey             2020 is behind us, or at least the numerical marker on the calendar indicates that this difficult year is past us.  However, the ongoing pandemic, the events of the past year, and the news of the first few weeks of the new year …

Christmas Eve 12/24/20 St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church, Oklahoma City, OK

Isaiah 62:6-12; Psalm 97; Titus 3:4-7; Luke 2:1-14(15-20) Christmas Traditions Christmas includes so many wonderful traditions : decorating the tree, drinking eggnog, hanging stockings, unwrapping gifts, children waiting for Santa Claus, and all those awesome Christmas stories on television and the movies. This year’s (2020) Christmas celebrations and festivities will not be traditional to say …

SERMON 12/20/20 Advent 4, St. David’s Episcopal Church, OKC, OK

2 Samuel 7:1-11, 16; Psalm 89:1-4, 19-26; Romans 16:25-27; Luke 1:26-38 Parenthood Parenthood Almost 30 years ago in a hospital in Orlando, Florida in my own hands, I held a new life.  My daughter was an incredibly beautiful baby, and she is a beautiful young woman today.  She is a world traveler, a fine musician, and most of all, …

SERMON Advent 3B 12-13-20 St Paul’s Episcopal, Holdenville, OK

Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11; Psalm 126; 1 Thessalonians 5:16-24; John 1:6-8,19-28 In this the third week of Advent, John the Baptist is taking the spotlight again. Last week’s gospel expounded on John’s mission, but then this week, we hear the story once again. John was the prophet who was preparing the way for the arrival of …

SERMON 11/22/20 “Christ the King” St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Stillwater, OK

Ezekiel 34: 12-16, 20-24; Psalm 95: 1-7a; Ephesians 1: 15-23; Matthew 25: 31-46  The Feast Day             “Christ the King” is a feast observed in many mainline Protestant, as well as the  Roman Catholic Church, and it is celebrated on the last Sunday of the liturgical year. It commemorates Christ's messianic kingship and sovereign rule over all creation. …

SERMON 11/15/20 Pentecost 24A, Proper 28 St. Christopher’s Midwest City OK

https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=294990418377267 Zephaniah 1:7,12-18; Psalm 90:1-8, (9-11), 12; 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11; Matthew 25:14-30 A Changing Mission Field             Today’s gospel includes a parable about a few overseers, who were called to account about how they administered portions of their benefactor’s portfolio.  One invested well, another very well, another even better, but another who did nothing with the money, …

SERMON 11/8/20 Pentecost A Proper 27, St. Matthew’s, Sand Springs, OK

https://youtu.be/NMIixL3tjso Sermon Begins at 11:20 Joshua 24:1-3a, 14-25; Psalm 78:1-7; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; Matthew 25:1-13 Life Everlasting - A Present Reality             Jesus warned in his parable to those unprepared, " ‘Truly I tell you, I do not know you.’ Keep awake therefore, for you know neither the day nor the hour.” Being prepared for and living into the …