SERMON 7/25/21 Pentecost 9B Christ Church, El Reno, OK

2 Kings 4:42-44; Psalm 145:10-19 ; Ephesians 3:14-21; John 6:1-21 FOOD, GLORIOUS FOOD             How many of you love food, and how many of you love to cook?  My first career was as an Associate Buyer with a national retailer, where I developed product assortments, designed advertising, developed financial plans, and imagined new product ideas for many of …

SERMON 7/18/21 Pentecost 8B St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, Sand Springs, OK

Jeremiah 23:1-6; Psalm 23; Ephesians 2:11-22; Mark 6:30-34, 53-56 A Call to Prayer             “The apostles gathered around Jesus and reported to him all they had done and taught.”  I imagine Jesus sitting there patiently with the twelve, as they shared their stories.  Maybe one or two were overjoyed about how the ministry that they were doing with …

SERMON 7/11/21 Pentecost 7B St. Paul’s Cathedral, OKC, OK

https://youtu.be/6Ki5WGvplwc Amos 7:7-15; Psalm 85:8-13; Ephesians 1:3-14; Mark 6:14-29 To Tell the Truth             In the late 20th century, there was a popular game show called “To Tell the Truth.”  In this popular television series three contestants all claimed to be the same person, and the focus of the game was to try and convince a panel of …

SERMON – St Mark’s Perry OK -Pentecost 4B Proper 6-20-21

The Boat:  A symbol of the Church             Jesus woke up and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, “Peace! Be still!” Then the wind ceased, and there was a dead calm." Pre-Covid, Terri and I used to love cruising the Caribbean.  We have been on at least seven cruises and we love the peace, quiet, and serenity of …

SERMON 5/23/20 Feast of Pentecost, St. Mark’s Seminole; St. Paul’s Holdenville

Acts 2:1-21; Psalm 104:25-35, 37; Romans 8:22-27; John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15 Mentor, Teachers, Advocates, and Guides             Have you ever had that teacher, coach, mentor, or friend in your life, the one who saw gifts in you that you did not see in yourself? Have you ever had that someone who looked past the rough and rugged exterior …

SERMON 5/16/21 Easter 7B St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, Enid, OK

Acts 1:15-17, 21-26; Psalm 1; 1 John 5:9-13; John 17:6-19 FLASH MOBS             One day (pre-Pandemic) a group of friends was shopping in a local mall. It was a normal day of crowded walkways and loud noise; just another day. As the group stood at the edge of a large, open space near the food court, …

SERMON Easter 5B 5-2-21 Celebration of New Ministry St. Luke’s Chickasha OK

Acts 8:26-40; Psalm 22:24-30; 1 John 4:7-21; John 15:1-8 Abiding             I enjoy spending time with the love of my life Terri.  Sometimes, just being able to just sit on the sofa together, not saying anything to one another, we are able to know that our love abides in the moment. In that moment there is a …

SERMON 4/25/21 Easter 4B, Grace Episcopal Church, Muskogee, OK

   Acts 4:5-12 ; Psalm 23; 1 John 3:16-24 ; John 10:11-18 Sheep Behavior            The early followers of Jesus wrestled with understanding who Jesus was, who they were as an emerging community, and they struggled with WHOSE they were.  Jesus used a metaphor about the Good Shepherd and the vocation of shepherding, to explain that relationship.  Sheep …