a couple of sermons and a new bishop

I have the pleasure of being the supply priest at St. Thomas’ Church in Greenville for two weeks running – this past Sunday and this coming.  I like being with the people of St. Thomas – they are a lively bunch and it’s easy to see why they get along so well with the Rev. Susan Carpenter.

It was a funny week to be working supply because they day before had been so significant  for our Diocese, as we had just voted for our 13th Bishop, the Very Reverend Nicholas Knisely.  It was also Trinity Sunday, which is probably why that smart Susan Carpenter decided to take the Sunday off!  But I decided the bishop election was more exciting, and so preached about that experience instead.  After all, we’ll have Trinity Sunday again next year, but here’s hoping it will be awhile before our next bishop election!  As I say in the sermon, I was really struck by the feeling of community in the room for our worship at the election.  It reminded me how much we need one another, and how much we can accomplish together when we encourage each other!

You can hear that sermon here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bUHkD7Vc-EU

I also finally uploaded a sermon I gave at St. Thomas’ back in March.  This one is about two of my favs, Abraham and Sarah: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=quL4U0OxwG8

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