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Sermons 2018
(Click on links to open PDF files).

24 & 25 December 2018: Christmas Year C

"What happened that night so long ago was a paradigm shift that ruptures the priviledge of the status quo and ushers in a selfless and self-giving love. That's the essential meaning of Christmas: Love came to dwell among us." -The Rev. Gary Cyr

15 & 16 December 2018: Advent 3 (Joy) Year C

"There can be no escape from God's judgement, yet in turning to the needs of the least among us, we live in accord with God's desire for righteousness and justice." -The Rev. Gary Cyr

8 & 9 December 2018- Advent 2 (Peace) Year C

"The work of living into our baptismal promises is difficult but not impossible, for it is made possible through the grace of God, which is a purifying fire." -The Rev. Gary Cyr

1 & 2 December 2018- Advent 1 (Hope) Year C

"What Advent offers, is an invitaion into a deep humble reflection on how we order our lives, how we live into the revealed truth that God's Love is eternal." -The Rev. Gary Cyr

24 & 25 November 2018- Christ the King Year B

"Can we courageously embrace the fullness of who we are and give witness to God's abundant grace? Can our words and actions be such that when people see us they see Jesus? On this feast of Christ the King, may we find such courage and faithful witnesses." -The Rev. Gary Cyr

17 & 18 November 2018 - Proper XXVIII Year B

"The Talmud, a collection of Rabbinic writings, says, "do not be daunted by the enormity of the world's grief. Do justly now. Love mercy now. Walk humbly now. You are not obligated to complete the work, but neither are you free to abandon it."" -The Rev. Gary Cyr 

10 & 11 November 2018: Proper XXVII Year B

"Being righteous, then, is trusting in God's future promise while living assured of that future regardless of current circumstances." - The Rev. Gary Cyr

3 & 4 November 2018- All Saints' Day Year B

"On this feast of All Saints, as we remember those who's journey in the life is complete, we pray that their souls and the souls of all the departed may rest in peace and rise in glory." -The Rev. Gary Cyr

28 & 29 October 2018 - Proper XXV Year B

"Open your eyes, be transformed: see that the LORD is good!" - Patricia Kay Jue, lay preacher in training

13 & 14 October 2018- Proper XXIII Year B

"The welfare and well-being of creation, the ability to coexist in spite of our perceived differences, the meeting of one another's needs such that no one goes without is truly what God's Kin-dom is predicated upon." -The Rev. Gary Cyr

6 & 7 October 2018- Creation IV Mountains Year B

"We are called as Christians to alleviate suffering, not be the root cause of it..." - The Rev. Gary Cyr

29 & 30 September 2018- Creation III Sky Year B

"There is repentance. After all, Jesus did say from the cross, "Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they do." Except we do know that we are dishonoring creation. That we are polluting the air, the water, the land itself." -The Rev. Gary Cyr

22 & 23 September 2018- Creation II Humanity Year B

"By being made in G-d's image, humanity to called to share in G-d's creative work of caring for creation" - Patricia Kay Jue, Lay Preacher in Training

15 & 16 September 2018- Creation I Planet Earth Year B

"Each of us has been gifted wth life, with the capacity to love, with individual skills and talents. We have also been gifted with choice. How will we choose to use those gifts?" - Karen Anderson, Lay Preacher

8 & 9 September 2018- Proper XVIII Year B

"God has blessed each and every one of us with skill and reason and the means by which we are able to provide for our own needs and the needs of those less fortunate. In other words, for the greater good." - The Rev. Gary Cyr

1 September- Proper XVII Year B

"...the Song of Songs- and the sacred writings of scripture- offer a different prospective of intimacy and human sexuality, where communion, the coming together of the lover and the beloved, becomes an expression of Divine intimacy between the Creator and the created." - The Rev. Gary Cyr

25 & 26 August- Proper XVI: Year B

"Peacemaking is more than folding our hands in prayer, but it does not require that we subdue the evil one with sword or with rhetoric." -Karen Anderson, lay preacher

18 & 19 August- Proper XV: Year B

"So when you come to the altar to receive the bread and wine, take care, for you are being invited to a feast where you yourself are willing to be given, broken, and shared with the world- and as such, to be a blessing to the world." - The Rev. Gary Cyr

11 & 12 August- Proper XIV: Year B

"Are you willing to trust God to lead the way?" - The Rev. Gary Cyr

4 & 5 August- Proper XIII: Year B

"And the Israelites complained... and God heard their complaining!"- The Rev. Gary Cyr

28 & 29 July- Proper XII: Year B

"Can it be that the kindness of one person helps to encourage others to give?...We must look everyday at what we have and how we can share that with others." -Gennaro Hathaway, lay preacher in training

14 & 15 July- Proper X: Year

"There is no room for entitlement in God's kin-dom." - The Rev. Gary Cyr

7 & 8 July- Proper IX: Year B

"Each of us has a story to tell and for some, that story entails incredible transformation." -The Rev. Gary Cyr

30 June & 1 July- Proper VIII: Year

"Prayer, as asking something of God, is to edge closer and deeper into a relationship with God." - The Rev. Gary Cyr

23 & 24 June 2018- Proper VII: Year B

""Why are you afraid?" Jesus asks...But notice Jesus doesn't say there isn't anything to be afraid of." -The Rev. Gary Cyr

16 & 17 June 2018- Proper VI: Year B

"...the Kin-dom of God is like a mustard seed." -The Rev. Gary Cyr

9 & 10 June 2018- Proper V: Year B
"It is not about the Devil, but about G-d." - Patricia Kay Jue, lay preacher in training
2 & 3 June 2018- Proper IV: Year B

"We need to learn to listen to each other's story, not in order to reply, but to hear what God is doing in our lives." -The Rev. Gary Cyr

26 & 27 May 2018- Trinity Sunday: Year B

"...God so loved the world, that God sent Jesus into the world, not to condemn it, but to save it; to heal it." - The Rev. Gary Cyr, Rector

19 & 20 May 2018 - Day of Pentecost: Year B

"It takes practice and resolve to dwell in God's word such that it infuses our lives." - The Rev. Gary Cyr, Rector

 Video & Text: Presiding Bishop's royal wedding sermon

Two videos and the full text of Presiding Bishop Michael Curry's sermon at the royal wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex (Prince Harry and Meghan nee Markle). The first video is the official BBC broadcast. The second was recorded on one of the large public screens stationed along the procession route in Windsor.

12 & 13 May 2018 - Easter VII: Year B

"The pattern and parallel between the love Jesus had of his disciples and each of us and the love a Mother has for her children" - Genero Hathaway, Lay preacher in Training

5 & 6 May 2018 - Easter VI: Year B
"We are no longer simply to serve one another, but to love one another." - The Rev. Gary Cyr, Rector
29 April 2018 - Easter V : Year B

"Each of us is capable of proclaiming the Good News" -The Rev. Gary Cyr, Rector

22 April 2018 - Easter IV : Year B

Where charity and love prevail, there God is ever found:God judged us worthy of love regardless of the cost to God's self - The Rev. Gary Cyr, Rector.     Click on arrow below to hear a version of the chant "Ubi Caritas (Where Christian Love) tr. Omer Westendorf: tune Paul Benoit (1961) sung/played by Richard Schletty.

15 April 2018 - Easter III: Year B

Eastertide: a time to tell your story -The Rev. Amy Gay, supply priest

8 April 2018 - Easter II: Year B

Testify: look of G-d, and tell your story - Patricia Kay Jue, lay preacher in training

Easter Sunday Children's sermon - April 1
Fr . Gary Cyr, Rector
Click on the picture to see and hear the video,

Easter Vigil (March 31) - Year B

"We entered this night in darkness, but we leave with eternal light. For that grace, we give a resounding Alleluia!!! " - The Rev. Gary Cyr, Rector

Palm Sunday 2018 - Year B

"God's love will transform . to foster reconciliation and healing:let us give thanks and praise shouting - Hosanna! Blessed is the One who comes in the name of our God " - The Rev. Gary Cyr, Rector

Archived sermons (early 2018): click here
Archived sermons (2017): click here...

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