Sermons from 2019

Sermons from 2019

Look to the Rock!

This is the sermon that Presiding Bishop Michael B. Curry preached at the House of Bishops Opening Eucharist, on September 17, 2019. ————————– Good morning. Welcome to all bishops and spouses, who are here gathered today and thank you to the Diocese of Minnesota for hosting us. Allow me to interpret one text, actually two, which is not going to be as long as you think. To interpret the epistle and the gospel from the lens of the third text…

A chain reaction of love

This is the sermon Bishop Scott Mayer preached at St. Luke’s, Stephenville, on Sunday, September 8, 2019. St Luke’s Stephenville 2019             13 Pentecost – Proper 17C           September 8 Every time we celebrate the Sacrament of Confirmation  we say together the Baptismal Covenant,  reminding ourselves that we are called into the Body of Christ  as living members the Body – all equally needed and equally valued – and, we are called into the Body for a purpose beyond ourselves:  to proclaim…

What is life calling me to do?

This is the sermon Bishop Scott Mayer preached at Trinity, Fort Worth, on June 30, 2019. ————————————— Trinity Fort Worth 2019                    3 Pentecost – Proper 8C                   June 30 The New York Times columnist, David Brooks, has written a book which includes a look at an understanding of being called.   The book is entitled, “The Road to Character.”   I commend it to you.   He opens the book with this paragraph: “Recently I’ve been thinking about the difference between ‘resume’ virtues and…

The wideness of God’s love

This is the sermon preached by Bishop Scott Mayer at St. Alban’s, Theatre Arlington, on Sunday, May 19, 2019. ———————- St Alban’s 2019                               5 Easter – Year C                               May 19 The most recent meeting of the General Convention of the Episcopal Church was held in Austin, Texas, this past summer. Several of us from the Diocese of Fort Worth spent nearly two weeks at convention. The theme for convention was “The Jesus Movement:  Loving, Liberating, and Life-giving.”  (Our Fort Worth…

Married to amazement

Bishop Scott Mayer visited St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Keller, on Sunday, April 7. He preached this sermon. Listen to the podcast or read the text below.   St Martin’s, Keller 2019          5 Lent – Year C                April 7 Maybe you’ve heard the story about a Greyhound who retired from dog-racing during his prime. If you’ve ever been to a dog-track, you know that it’s true that Greyhounds race against each other. But, in reality they are chasing something. At the end of…

We are beloved children of God

This is the sermon Bishop Scott Mayer preached at St. Stephen’s, Hurst, on Sunday, February 24, 2019.  Listen to the podcast or read the text below.   St Stephen’s Hurst 2019          7 Epiphany – Year C           February 24 It’s an exciting time in the life of St Stephen’s, and I believe it’s an exciting time – even a transformative time – in The Episcopal Church, especially as we are being led by our now famous Presiding Bishop, Michael Curry. It’s…

Remembering Jonathan Daniels

This is the sermon preached by Corrie Cabes, a postulant for Holy Orders in the diocese, at the Jonathan Daniels Evensong Service at the Seminary of the Southwest in Austin. The sermon was based on a conversation she had with the Rev. Judy Upham, a friend and colleague of Daniels, and a priest resident in the diocese. ————————– A Conversation with The Rev. Judy Upham (Sunday, January 12, 2019 at St. Martin-in-Fields Episcopal Church) Sermon for Jonathan Daniels Evensong Service…

How grand it will be

This is the sermon preached by the Rev. David Krause at the installation of the Rev. Bradley C. Dyche as rector of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Stephenville, on Tuesday, January 29,  2019.

The way of love

This is the sermon Bishop Scott Mayer preached at All Saints’ Episcopal Church, Fort Worth, on January 13, 2019.     All Saints Fort Worth 2019                       1 Epiphany                            January 13 Now, as always – when we celebrate baptism or confirmation – we will say together the Baptismal Covenant, reminding ourselves that we are called into the Body of Christ  for a purpose beyond ourselves: to proclaim and…

Arise, shine, for your light has come

This is the sermon the Rev. Canon Janet Waggoner preached at Trinity Episcopal Church, Fort Worth, on the Feast of the Epiphany, January 6, 2018. Epiphany – Isaiah 60:1-6; Psalm 72:1-7, 10-14; Ephesians 3:1-12; Matthew 2:1-12 I speak to you in the name of the Living God – Holy Trinity, ever One. Amen. “Arise, shine, for your light has come and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you.” As you sit here today, in the midst of the…