Fr. Rick's Sermons

Holiday Invite List
Sunday, December 16, 2012

   The holidays are a time when family and friends will gather together for fellowship and fun, rest and relaxation. Many will travel from far away, another state, across the country, even from a foreign country to be near the people they love.

Our Telescope and God's Microscope
Sunday, December 09, 2012

   Since the seventeenth (17th) century, mankind has been developing telescopes to look farther and farther into the distance but into the heavens itself.

Living as Children of Light
Sunday, November 25, 2012

   A little girl was reciting scripture in front of the entire church. The great crowd made her nervous and her mind went blank. In the front row, her mother was almost as nervous as her daughter. The mother gestured, moving her lips, trying to form the words to help the girl but it did no good.

Love Your Neighbor
Sunday, November 18, 2012

   Last week, on the Eighth Sunday of Luke (10:25-37), Jesus told the Parable of the Good Samaritan to explain who is our neighbor and what it means to be a neighbor.

   The lawyer asked Jesus how to inherit eternal life.

State of Parish Address 2012
Sunday, November 11, 2012

   In C.S. Lewis? book, ?The Screwtape Letters,? the Devil says to his nephew, Wormwood, whom he is training for effective service in the world, ?I, the Devil, will always see to it that there are bad people.

Falling Down before Jesus
Sunday, October 28, 2012

   How many of us have been tripped up lately? We may have tripped on/over something we did not see?a toy on the floor; our dog walking in front of us; our untied shoelace; a tiny little rise/crack in the sidewalk.

The Nones - No Religious Affiliation
Sunday, October 21, 2012

   How many of us know what the acronym ?SBNR? means? I?m serious, does anyone know what it means? SBNR stands for ?Spiritual But Not Religious? and is used by some to characterize themselves in terms of their religious identity and/or practice.

Growing Roots
Sunday, October 14, 2012

   I recently was doing some landscaping in my yard that required me to remove some sod. I did it to repair some damage that had been done earlier in this spring. At that time, the new sod, which of course are thin rolls of grass already grown into soil, was easy to remove and work on.

Jesus Teaches Us How to Die
Sunday, October 07, 2012

   When we need advice about anything, a medical issue, buying a house, a legal matter, we go to an expert, someone highly trained in their field of study or profession. Or at least we go to someone, whether a friend or relative or acquaintance who has some experience.

Loving our Enemies
Sunday, September 30, 2012

   Tragically, this past week the Twin Cities was struck by the senseless epidemic of workplace violence. A man, who was recently fired from his job, took a gun and shot eight people at his work place killing five men. Please include these victims and their families in your prayers.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

  In his sermon titled, ?Nevertheless? (Message of the Sunday Gospels vol.1), Fr.

What is God Like (Attributes)?
Sunday, September 02, 2012

   ?Do you know George? What is he like? Have you ever met Georgia? What do you think of her?? These are common questions in conversations between people that occur every day. We often ask each other because we want to compare other people?s perceptions with our own experience.

Let Go! Let God!
Sunday, August 26, 2012

   How many of us have heard the saying, ?Let go, let God?? It?s a little play on words, or more actually a play on letters. Well, actually it?s a play on just one letter.

Getting Out of Debt
Sunday, August 19, 2012

   How many of us own a home? Perhaps I should ask how many of live in a home that our bank owns? Many people have mortgages on our homes. If we watch the news we know that a mortgage or lending crisis exists. Several national banks have gone belly-up and closed within the past year.

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