Fr. Lenny’s Sermon – SAM Advent Service – 2017

Being part of an active ecumenical ministerium is such a blessing. Today I had the chance to share about our wise God as St Paul writes to the Romans about. May we all rejoice in the mystery now revealed in Christ’s coming!

 

Fr. Lenny’s Sermon – SAM Advent Service – 2017

Fr. Lenny’s Sermon – Third Sunday of Advent – 2017

Our lesson from 1 Thessalonians this Gaudete Sunday gives us practical instruction in how to pass the time joyfully while we the coming of our Lord and King.

Fr. Lenny’s Sermon – Third Sunday of Advent – 2017

Fr. Lenny’s Sermon – First Sunday of Advent – 2017

As we begin this season of penitent preparation for the coming of our Lord, the lectionary bring St Paul’s salutation tot he Corinthian church to our attention. In so doing, we are admonished with ways by which we can wait with strength for the promises of God.

Fr. Lenny’s Sermon – First Sunday of Advent – 2017

Fr. Lenny’s Sermon – Fourth Sunday in Advent – 2016

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This last week of Advent, as we prepare in our lectionary for the coming of our Savior, we come across Psalm 80:1-7, 16-18, in which we long for the restoring hand of the promised messianic king.  Jesus alone fulfills those hopes both now and in eternity, and as we experience his restoring power, we his people become the means by which others get to the see the undeniable hope of the he King who once came in humility but will soon come in glory.

Fr. Lenny’s Sermon – Fourth Sunday in Advent – 2016

Fr. Lenny’s Sermon – Ecumenical Advent Service -2016

Our local ecumenical ministerium in Somerset holds weekly services on Wednesdays at noon during the seasons of Advent and Lent, and I was at bat today.  Using the Gospel lesson from Sunday, we looked at the life of Joseph and how we might know God’s will (hint: the Great Commandment).

Fr. Lenny’s Sermon – Ecumenical Advent Service -2016

Fr. Lenny’s Sermon – Third Sunday in Advent – 2016

This week the lectionary has us rejoicing in the words of Psalm 146 (beginning with 4 in the Book of Common Prayer).  In it we find a God whose creative actions, dependable character, compassion for the poor and outcast, intolerance for wicked ways, and boundless reign make him worthy of all the praise we can give!  So rejoice this Gaudete Sunday!  Again, I say, rejoice!

Fr. Lenny’s Sermon – Third Sunday in Advent – 2016