Weekly Sermons

Against the World
January 18, 2016
How many of you bought tickets for the Powerball over these past weeks? How many dreamed how winning $1.5 billion would change your life in the most beautiful way? Read more »

Good news of Great Joy for Challenging Times
December 25, 2015
That’s what Christmas is all about – Good News of comfort and joy! No matter what’s happening in the world, and no matter how much it seems like darkness and evil may be all around us, WE’RE REMINDED NOT TO BE AFRAID! There may be terrorism, random shootings, and what feels like uncontrollable events all around us, but we don’t need to live in fear. Read more »

Passing on the Torch - 35 Years from Now: Time Capsule Sunday
November 16, 2015
So what is my message to this Church in the year AD 2050? What word do I want to offer to the future priest, to the future parishioners of this Church Family 35 years from now? Read more »

Giving Your Life for Another
November 09, 2015
President Harry Truman was the object of an assassination attempt in which two secret service agents were killed while protecting him. In recounting the experience of that terrible day, the President said, “You can’t imagine how a man feels when someone else dies for him.” Read more »

What is Your Name?
October 26, 2015
”Who are you? and What is your name?” The name of every individual is very important to the identity of who someone is. Read more »

Serving as a Priest
October 19, 2015
On the 21st anniversary of my ordination to the priesthood, I thought I’d offer some thoughts on serving as a priest. Read more »

Orthodox Church of Indonesia
October 05, 2015
Fr. Lazarus Bambang Sucanto talks about the Orthodox Church of Indonesia Read more »

Migrants, Refugees and Jesus Christ
September 13, 2015
The danger of calling someone a migrant is that the label itself can dehumanize a person; labels can desensitize us into transforming a child of God into something other than ourselves. We no longer look at a Syrian father who is simply trying to save his family as someone like ourselves. Read more »

Rejecting the Invitation
September 06, 2015
Imagine what would happen if next Saturday, nobody showed up to our Festival?!? What would happen if those we expected to come didn’t show up? How would we feel? What would we think? Read more »

Stewards of God's Creation
August 30, 2015
Tending to and caring for this creation is not a political whim or a social fashion. It is a divine commandment; it is a religious obligation. It is no less than the will of God that we leave as light a footprint on our environment. Read more »

The Power to Forgive
August 16, 2015

You are the Light of the World
July 19, 2015

Freedom in Christ
July 06, 2015
“It is not freedom when we say everything is permitted. This is slavery.” Read more »

Cultivating a Noble Spirit
June 21, 2015
“You took something very precious away from me. I will never talk to her ever again. I will never be able to hold her again. But I forgive you [the killer]. And have mercy on your soul.” Read more »

Co-Workers with God and Fishers of Men
June 14, 2015
The very first promise that Jesus made to his disciples and followers was that IF they would follow Him, He would show these fishermen how to “fish for people.” His first promise was not one of a an easy life but of something much more important. Read more »

The Incredible Life in the Early Church
April 27, 2015
People saw HOW the followers of Jesus lived, and WERE INSPIRED by what they saw. They witnessed an INCREDIBLY LOVING COMMUNITY OF FAITH and wanted to join them, even though it was dangerous to become one of them! Read more »

He Is Alive
April 13, 2015
There was a Muslim in Nigeria who converted to Christianity. When someone asked, “Why did you become a Christian?” he answered, “Well, it’s like this. Suppose you were going down a road and suddenly at the fork in the road there were two men, one dead and the other alive. Which one would you ask for directions on which way to go?" Read more »

Living Under the Reign of God - Palm Sunday
April 06, 2015
The people wanted a King, and Jesus was a King… but not quite the type they hoped for. Read more »

Your Sins Are Forgiven
March 09, 2015
How many people have a past sin that still haunts them? How about some hidden secret that you want no one to know about? Is there anything from your past that you are not proud of, or which lays heavy on your heart? Read more »

Seeing God in Others
February 16, 2015
God waits, and seeks for us to do little acts, but with great love! Small acts, but with extraordinary love. That is our call as Christians! Read more »

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Facing Our Uncertain Future
August 01, 2020
What does the future hold for us? The COVID 19 Pandemic continues and such uncertainty prevails in many aspects of our lives. Read more »

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The Power of Divine Love
September 10, 2023
One of the holy man’s disciples said to his Geronta, “Don’t you know that a scorpion’s nature is to sting? Why do you keep trying to save him? You will get stung!”  The elder reached down to try and help the scorpion one more time. “Yes, that may be true, but don’t you know that my nature as a child of God is to love and to save.  Why should I change my nature simply because the scorpion does not change its nature?” Read more »

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