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Sermons

Christmas 1 Sermon Dec 30, 2018 Fr. Michael Cawthon

What a glorious week we have just completed. On Sunday, after the 10:30 service we decorated and prepared the Lord’s House Monday Night we had a Christmas family service and then a beautiful Midnight Mass Tuesday – Christmas Day we celebrated the Incarnation of our Lord Wednesday – We honored the first Christian Martyr –

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Sermon Midnight Mass 2018 – Fr. Michael Cawthon

Midnight Mass 2018 Jhn 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. Jhn 1:2 The same was in the beginning with God. Jhn 1:3 All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. Jhn 1:14 And the

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Advent IV Sermon (rough draft) Dec 23 2018 Fr. Michael Cawthon

In the fourth Sunday of Advent, as last week, we have John the Baptist brought forth in the Gospel reading. It is very obvious that the preaching of John the Baptist concerning the imminent judgement of God upon His People and the world, and the establishment of The Kingdom, was causing great excitement and stirring

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Sermon Advent III Dec 16 2018 Fr. Michael Cawthon

I just love this reading today; although, for many it leaves them scratching their heads – John the Baptist who knew Jesus from the womb, now does not know him? Some would say that John by this action is showing our human trait of doubt and confusion, thus many rationalize that “well, if John had

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Advent 2 Dec 9 2018 Fr. Michael Cawthon

Advent 2 2018 Fr. Michael Cawthon In the Collect this morning we read “Blessed Lord, who hast caused all holy Scriptures to be written for our learning; Grant that we may in such wise hear them, read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest them”… and in the Epistle we hear “Whatsoever things were written aforetime were

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Advent Sunday sermon Dec 2 fr. michael cawthon

Advent 1 2018 Dec 2 2018 Fr. Michael Cawthon The name Advent comes from the Latin word “Ad-ven-tus” meaning “Coming” and the Advent Season has been set aside by the Church since the 6th century as being a time of preparation; for the Incarnation of Christ (His birth) and for His second “Coming.” To prepare

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Sunday before Advent Sermon Nov 25 2018 Fr. Michael Cawthon

Sunday Next before Advent Nov 25 2018 Fr. Michael Cawthon: “Stir up, we beseech thee, O Lord, the wills of thy faithful people” On this last Sunday of the church year, prior to the beginning of the Advent (meaning the coming); let us review: We began the last church year by preparing for Christ’s coming

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Thanksgiving Day Sermon 2018 fr. michael cawthon

Be not anxious for your life… Anxiousness: the intense, excessive, and persistent worry and fear / about everyday life and situations… This day may we come to be refreshed and let us praise and give Him thanks. My friends, my family, we gather this day to give thanks to our God. Let this not be

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Trinity 24 2018 Fr. Michael Cawthon

Pressures of life can lead us to a losing of faith or they can cause our FAITH to grow… Satan’s goal for each one of you: is for you to abandon your God – to die spiritually. The evil spirits that mold and shape this world fails each time our faith is strengthened. The secular

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SUNDay after All Saints day (Trinity 23) Matt. 5, Fr. George Harding

Today’s passage comes from the beginning of Jesus’ ministry. He has gathered followers, begun his healing ministry and now he sits down with a crowd to share his wisdom. When Jesus speaks, he is not teaching middle class citizens who are frustrated with a few inconveniences of life. He is addressing his fellow Jews who

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