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 text format on the parish website.

Homily: Pentecost VII – Weeds among the Wheat

Weeds among the Wheat Read today’s gospel Matthew 13: 24-30, 36-43 Listen to this message The simple and stark reality is that the world is made up of good and evil, light and darkness, brightness and shadow, wheat and weeds. As Jesus says, weeds grow among the wheat. And when he was speaking in Elizabethan…

Homily: Pentecost VI — The Soil Within

The Soil Within Read today’s gospel scripture Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23 Listen to this message A man goes out to sow. And as he walks, he casts the seeds far and wide. The seeds land every which way. Some on the trodden path, some in the rocks, some among the thorns. But, as he walks and…

Homily: Pentecost V – Wisdom vindicated by her deeds

Wisdom vindicated by her deeds Read today’s Epistle and Holy Gospel: Romans 7:15-25a;  Matthew 11: 16-19, 25-30 Listen to this message A person could easily ask these days, just what exactly is the world coming to? I mean just take a look around. What about this younger generation? They flock to the beach in spite…

Homily: Pentecost IV – small gesture, big difference

Small gesture, big difference Read today’s gospel scripture Matthew 10: 40-42 Listen to this message This is such a beautiful little passage from the Gospel of Matthew. It’s pretty brief but it has quite a bit of depth. It’s almost like a meditation. So, if you wish, you can pause the audio version of my…

National Indigenous Day of Prayer

National Indigenous Day of Prayer The Office of the National Indigenous Anglican Archbishop invites you to join us here for an online video worship service to celebrate National Indigenous Day of Prayer, June 21, 2020 at 2 pm Eastern Time. Come and see Indigenous Anglicans and friends from across Canada for prayer, singing and story. We…

Homily: Pentecost II – Harvest is plentiful; workers few

Harvest is plentiful; workers are few Read today’s gospel scripture Matthew 9:35-10:23 Listen to this message THERE ARE A COUPLE things that strike me about today’s gospel passage.   First, it is because Jesus is filled by compassion that he responds so openly to the needs of the people Second, the harvest is plentiful but…