Fr. Rick's Sermons
Sunday, November 05, 2017
Stewardship and Eternal Life
If you went around asking people, “What is the purpose of life?”, you’ll get many answers: “to be happy…to live a good, long life...to make a name for yourself…to be fulfilled…to find your purpose…” etc.
Sunday, October 29, 2017
Sunday, October 22, 2017
When you strike up a conversation with a person you have never met before, what is one of the first important questions to be asked? What is your name? And then, my name is (blank). The name becomes very important to begin assimilating additional information about the person.
Sunday, October 15, 2017
Great big things can come from little tiny ones. Human life begins when a tiny sperm fertilizes a very small egg and in about 15 years we have a full-grown man or woman. A huge oak tree comes from a tiny acorn. So also, a way of life or a lifetime of activity can grow from a tiny thought or idea in our mind.
Sunday, September 17, 2017
If someone says, “I’m going to call you,” immediately we think of a phone call. If I tell another person, “So and so called me,” they would think the same.
Sunday, September 10, 2017
Gay or straight, republican or democrat, conservative or liberal, man or woman, black or white, pro-choice or pro-life: these are all familiar labels we hear many people identify themselves as are used a pejorative to label someone else.
Sunday, September 03, 2017
With all the rain and flooding due to Hurricane Harvey that struck south Texas and Houston this past week, some places received over 50 inches of rain, we are reminded of the great flood at the time of Noah as recorded in Genesis 6-7.
Sunday, August 27, 2017
See Coniaris “Love is the Great Command” (Homilies from an Orthodox Pulpit, pp.113-116)
Millions of people watch the news including CNN which stands for Cable News Network. It was the first news network on cable television.
Sunday, August 20, 2017
During this weekend of our Greek Festival, we are proudly offering our ethnic food, music and dancing. We also are seeking to share our faith through our bookstore, free literature and church tours. In the tour of the church we use the architecture and iconography to explain Eastern Orthodox Christianity.
Sunday, August 13, 2017
During the season of summer in America, we are inundated with messages of patriotism. Commercials resound with themes of American flags, apple pies, hot dogs, fireworks, and Chevy trucks.
Sunday, August 06, 2017
Anyone who has been married a few years or has been a parent to a teenager can tell about the phenomenon of selective listening. At one moment, a spouse can hear the quietest whisper. At another moment, it is as if the same person is completely deaf.
Sunday, July 30, 2017
How often in conversation do we hear people say things similar to this: “I go to such and such church because I like the pastor there”? Or “We stopped going to that church because they have a new priest, and well, he’s just different.” I am continually amazed, or disappointed might be more apt,
Sunday, July 23, 2017
It’s hard to believe it has been eight years since Kevin Heinz and Jill Peterson danced their way into fame. The the couple from Saint Paul, Minnesota and their wedding party danced down the aisle of Christ Lutheran Church on June 20, 2009 to the song “Forever” by Chris Brown.
Sunday, July 16, 2017
At Summer Church Camp two weeks ago the senior boys and girls went from cabin to cabin one evening serenading the young campers. One of the songs they sang goes like this.
Sunday, July 09, 2017
Humor- Once there was a poor young couple, and the husband served as a minister. He complained to his wife for breaking her promise not to buy a new dress. She responded, “The devil made me do it.
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