Homilies (sermons)

Please note:  For those currently unable to gather with the community of faith because of Coronavirus precautions, homilies continue to be available in audio and / or text format on the parish website.

Homilies (sermons)

Please note:  For those currently unable to gather with the community of faith because of Coronavirus precautions, homilies continue to be available in audio and / or text format on the parish website.

The Season of Lent begins

photo (c) 2019 W G Empey PLEASE NOTE: This homily contains direct and indirect references to the Gospel passage. Having it fresh in your mind will be helpful for understanding and reflection. Where your treasure is In the western world-view, at least, we see our hearts as the core of our being. It’s what keeps…

The Feast of The Transfiguration

photo (c) 2019 W G Empey PLEASE NOTE: This homily contains direct and indirect references to the Gospel passage. Having it fresh in your mind will be helpful for understanding and reflection.     I can’t help it.  This part of the year always feels like “neither-nor” time.  It’s the coldest time of the year,…

What is this? A new teaching – with authority

photo (c) 2019 W G Empey PLEASE NOTE: This homily contains direct and indirect references to the Gospel passage. Having it fresh in your mind will be helpful for understanding and reflection. What is this new teaching   For me what comes to mind is someone wielding power, an enforcer of sorts, someone who uses…

Immediately Jesus called them …

photo (c) 2019 W G Empey PLEASE NOTE: This homily contains direct and indirect references to the Gospel passage. Having it fresh in your mind will be helpful for understanding and reflection. There they were just going about their normal workday or whatever their normal daily routine was. Along comes Jesus and ‘ka-boom’ they are…

Evensong Prayers for Second Sunday after Epiphany

Evensong Prayers O Lord, on the Second Sunday after The Epiphany, may we see once again the revelation of your light to our world. Brighten the corners of the world when shadow falls upon them. Help us to see and know that you are with us always.   We pray for our sisters and brothers…

The Epiphany 6 January

The Epiphany 6 January We always think about the Wise Men as being kings from the East. With that in mind, first of all, it’s interesting to note the contrast between how these kings responded to Jesus’ birth and how Herod, king of God’s people was planning to respond.  But second, the three kings from…