Sermons by Guest

Sermons by Guest

If you’re happy and you know it

The Consecration and Ordination of Carlye J. Hughes as the 11th Bishop of the Diocese of Newark Sermon by the Reverend Brenda G. Husson, Rector, St. James’ Church, New York, NY Ruth 1:1-18 1 Timothy 3:1-7 John 20:19-23 I think we need to begin with a song I expect all of us know.  “If you’re happy and you know it… [and the congregation claps—loudly].  Yes, that is how it goes, but we are in the house of the Lord today…

Ordination of Ayo Omoniyi

By the Rev. Henry Penner Welcome this evening to all clergy present, and especially to Bishop Mayer. Welcome to all of this congregation who are here to support Ayo in this journey of ordination to the Sacred Order of Deacons in the Episcopal Church. Welcome and special thanks to Ayo’s wife, Tope,  and his entire family who have supported him in his second calling — to Holy Orders. Your willingness to support him in that struggle to discern his place…