"Nowhere else will we find perfect love, but in Jesus. Nowhere else will we find new and abundant life, but in Jesus." Sermon by the Rev'd Canon Matthew Wilkins | Third Sunday of Easter - May 5, 2019 - 11:15am service
"It never ceases to amaze me how the Holy Spirit shows up when we're working shoulder to shoulder to help others. He always seems to minister to us as we minister to the world. Instead of staying in the Church with the doors locked, we're called to share His redeeming grace with the world."
"Our faith is not just played out in our mind but in our whole bodies and our whole lives. This is why we believe that physical space, time, routines and habits, celebration, nature, music, hospitality, mission, prayer, our interactions with other people - they matter.
"Paul's answer to this question is really radical. It is nothing less than sharing in Jesus' death to sin and in His resurrection to new life. That is, Jesus' resurrection isn't just about eternal life that happens when you die. It's about the eternal life that starts right now in each one of us."
"And God does not confer those gifts upon us so that they can become private possessions for our own enjoyment. God confers His gifts upon us so that we can serve Him in the world. Indeed, baptism should revolutionize our whole way of looking at the world."
"Faith - to be true and living - doesn't stop and rest at a child's level of understanding but must increase in knowledge and the application of it in our lives." Sermon by the Rev'd Canon Dr. Sudduth Cummings | April 7, 2019 - The Fifth Sunday in Lent
"Because our hearts are sinful, we will draw ourselves away from the love of God all on our own power and we'll need to turn back to Jesus. The good news, though, is the same scriptures that reveal to us our sinfulness also speak to the inexhaustible mercy of God."
"Baptism is a sign of hope. Baptism stands before us as a parted red sea, offering us a way out. Baptism stands before us a s a cleansing flood that has the capacity to wash away the worst of stains. That's why it's a sign of grace.
"Remember who you are in Christ. Remember who you are in baptism. It's not a check in the box, it's not a membership process at a local parish, it's not just a free ticket to salvation. Like Christ, our baptism is our ordination - it's our commission for ministry, it's our call to newness of life."
"It is by baptism and then by growing into faith in Jesus, that we die to the old life and are filled with the Holy Spirit, are washed, born again, and received - adopted as God's own son's and daughters. This is at the Heart of the good news we proclaim."
"May God pour out His Holy Spirit afresh on us so that we might be more aware of His mission in this world, that we would be faithful heralds of His Gospel message, and that we may more and more know the joy of His redeeming work. Amen."
"God is not promising us a continuance of our spiritual lives for eternity, but a newness of life. And not in some cosmic, cloudy space, but in a newly restored creation." Sermon by the Rev'd Wesley Jagoe | February 17, 2019
"But the truth is that the fundamental obstacle to faith has always been the same thing and the fundamental obstacle is not science, or atheism, or materialism but our own little sinful selves." Sermon by the Rev'd Canon Dr. Michael Petty