Fr. Rick's Sermons

Seed & Soil
Sunday, October 15, 2017

Great big things can come from little tiny ones. Human life begins when a tiny sperm fertilizes a very small egg and in about 15 years we have a full-grown man or woman. A huge oak tree comes from a tiny acorn. So also, a way of life or a lifetime of activity can grow from a tiny thought or idea in our mind.

God Calls Us
Sunday, September 17, 2017

If someone says, “I’m going to call you,” immediately we think of a phone call. If I tell another person, “So and so called me,” they would think the same.

A New Creation
Sunday, September 10, 2017

Gay or straight, republican or democrat, conservative or liberal, man or woman, black or white, pro-choice or pro-life: these are all familiar labels we hear many people identify themselves as are used a pejorative to label someone else.

Jesus is the Rock/Cornerstone
Sunday, September 03, 2017

With all the rain and flooding due to Hurricane Harvey that struck south Texas and Houston this past week, some places received over 50 inches of rain, we are reminded of the great flood at the time of Noah as recorded in Genesis 6-7.

Ten Commandments of Love
Sunday, August 27, 2017

See Coniaris “Love is the Great Command” (Homilies from an Orthodox Pulpit, pp.113-116)

   Millions of people watch the news including CNN which stands for Cable News Network. It was the first news network on cable television.

Preparing for the Parousia
Sunday, August 20, 2017

   During this weekend of our Greek Festival, we are proudly offering our ethnic food, music and dancing. We also are seeking to share our faith through our bookstore, free literature and church tours. In the tour of the church we use the architecture and iconography to explain Eastern Orthodox Christianity.

Glory of God (Apodosis Transfig)
Sunday, August 13, 2017

During the season of summer in America, we are inundated with messages of patriotism. Commercials resound with themes of American flags, apple pies, hot dogs, fireworks, and Chevy trucks.

Listen to Jesus
Sunday, August 06, 2017

Anyone who has been married a few years or has been a parent to a teenager can tell about the phenomenon of selective listening. At one moment, a spouse can hear the quietest whisper. At another moment, it is as if the same person is completely deaf.

Do You Belong to Christ?
Sunday, July 30, 2017

How often in conversation do we hear people say things similar to this: “I go to such and such church because I like the pastor there”? Or “We stopped going to that church because they have a new priest, and well, he’s just different.” I am continually amazed, or disappointed might be more apt,

What Are You, Blind?
Sunday, July 23, 2017

It’s hard to believe it has been eight years since Kevin Heinz and Jill Peterson danced their way into fame. The the couple from Saint Paul, Minnesota and their wedding party danced down the aisle of Christ Lutheran Church on June 20, 2009 to the song “Forever” by Chris Brown.

How to Let Your Light Shine
Sunday, July 16, 2017

At Summer Church Camp two weeks ago the senior boys and girls went from cabin to cabin one evening serenading the young campers. One of the songs they sang goes like this.

Who is Satan?
Sunday, July 09, 2017

Humor- Once there was a poor young couple, and the husband served as a minister.  He complained to his wife for breaking her promise not to buy a new dress. She responded, “The devil made me do it.

Don’t Rest on Laurels/Baptism
Sunday, July 02, 2017

Sin of Perfectionism
Sunday, June 18, 2017

Humor- Once upon a time a church’s pastor was struck with a serious illness. Every week an update was posted in the bulletin about the pastor’s condition.

How to love God more than Family
Sunday, June 11, 2017

How much are we to love our family? What does God say about the love we should have for our fathers, mothers, brothers and sisters? As we know from the Scriptures, we are to love and respect them. However, the love is always expressed in the context of our relationship with God Himself.

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