Sermons


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TitleSubjectDelivered ByCentral PassageDate

Sermon - February 25

Fr. Neal P. LongeMark 8:31-38Sunday,
February 25, 2024

Sermon - February 18

Dcn. Mary Carol HartMark 1:9-15Sunday,
February 18, 2024

Sermon - Ash Wednesday

Lent - A time for the mercy and grace of God to transform usFr. Neal P. LongeMatthew 6:1-6,16-21Wednesday,
February 14, 2024

Sermon - February 11

God is the one who opens our eyes to seeFr. Neal P. Longe2 Kings 2:1-12;2 Corinthians 4:3-6;Mark 9:2-9Sunday,
February 11, 2024

February 4

Encouraging words no matter what we faceFr. Neal P. LongeIsaiah 40:21-31; Mark 1:29-39Sunday,
February 4, 2024

Sermon - January 28

StewardshipFr. Neal P. LongeMark 1:14-20;1 Corinthians 8:1-13Sunday,
January 28, 2024

Annual Meeting 2024

Fr. Neal P. LongeSunday,
January 28, 2024

Sermon - January 21

The Kingdom of God Has Come NearFr. Neal P. LongeMark 1:14-20Saturday,
January 20, 2024

Sermon - January 14

God is the one who finds us firstFr. Neal P. LongeJohn 1:43-51Sunday,
January 14, 2024

Sermon - December 31

Dcn. Mary Carol HartJohn 1:1-18Sunday,
December 31, 2023

Sermon - Christmas Eve 2023

The Good News of ChristmasFr. Neal P. LongeLuke 2:1-20Sunday,
December 24, 2023

Sermon - December 23

Mary as our example of following GodFr. Neal P. LongeLuke 1:26-38Saturday,
December 23, 2023

Sermon - December 17

ZechariahDcn. Alan HartJohn 1:6-8,19-28Sunday,
December 17, 2023

Sermon - December 10

The Comfort of GodFr. Neal P. LongeIsaiah 40:1-11Sunday,
December 10, 2023

Sermon - December 3

Keep AwakeFr. Neal P. LongeMark 13:24-37Sunday,
December 3, 2023

Sermon - November 26

Part sheep, part goatMtr. Nancy BetzMatthew 25:31-46Sunday,
November 26, 2023

Sermon - November 19

What is your image of God?Fr. Neal P. LongeMatthew 25:14-30Sunday,
November 19, 2023

Sermon - November 12

Entering the Wedding Feast - You have to know JesusFr. Neal P. LongeMatthew 25:1-13Sunday,
November 12, 2023

Sermon - November 5

The fullness of God's kingdom to come and the encourgement of the Communion of SaintsFr. Neal P. LongeMatthew 5:1-12, 1 John 3:1-3, Revelation 7:9-17Sunday,
November 5, 2023

Sermon - October 29

The greatest commandmentFr. Neal P. LongeMatthew 22:34-46Sunday,
October 29, 2023

Sermon - October 22

What does it mean to give to God what is God's?Fr. Neal P. LongeMatthew 22:15-22Sunday,
October 22, 2023

Sermon - October 15

On the day of judgment: Plead Jesus ChristFr. Neal P. LongeMatthew 22:1-14Sunday,
October 15, 2023

Sermon - October 8

Thankfully God does not respond as we wouldFr. Neal P. LongeMatthew 21:33-46, Philippians 3:4b-14Sunday,
October 8, 2023

Sermon - October 1

Dcn. Alan HartMatthew 21:23-32Sunday,
October 1, 2023

Sermon - September 24

The outrageous mercy and grace of GodFr. Neal P. LongeMatthew 20:1-16, Jonah 3:10-4:11Sunday,
September 24, 2023

Sermon - September 17

How many times are we called to forgive?Fr. Neal P. LongeMatthew 18:21-35Sunday,
September 17, 2023

Sermon - September 10

God is in the business of reconciliation and we are called to join Him in thatFr. Neal P. LongeMatthew 18:15-20, Romans 13:8-14Sunday,
September 10, 2023

Sermon - September 3

Setting our minds on the things of GodFr. Neal P. LongeRomans 12:9-21, Matthew 16:21-28Sunday,
September 3, 2023

Sermon - August 27

Peter's Confession That Jesus is the MessiahFr. Neal P. LongeMatthew 16:13-20Sunday,
August 27, 2023

Sermon - August 20

Persevere in prayer; even when it seems like there is no answer.Fr. Neal P. LongeMatthew 15:21-28Sunday,
August 20, 2023

Sermon - Funeral for Kathryn Newell

Dcn. AlanJohn 6:35-40Saturday,
August 19, 2023

Sermon - August 13

Jesus is faithful to save us when we cry outFr. Neal P. LongeMatthew 14:22-33Sunday,
August 13, 2023

Sermon - August 6

The Transfiguration of Jesus: What does it mean for us todayFr. Neal P. LongeLuke 9:28-36Sunday,
August 6, 2023

Sermon - July 30

Dcn. Alan HartMatthew 13:31-33,44-52Sunday,
July 30, 2023

Sermon - July 23

Dcn. Mary Carol HartMatthew 13:24-30,36-43Sunday,
July 23, 2023

Sermon - July 16

God is the sower who makes us good soilFr. Neal P. LongeMatthew 13:1-9,18-23, Isaiah 55:10-13, Romans 8:1-11Sunday,
July 16, 2023

Care Portal Presentation - July 16

CarePortal - Justice for OrphansKaren LaingSunday,
July 16, 2023

Sermon - July 9

Encouragement from St. Paul and Jesus for our journey in faithFr. Neal P. LongeRomans 7:15-25a, Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30Sunday,
July 9, 2023

Sermon - June 18

Justified by Faith - Thanks be to GodFr. Neal P. LongeExodus 19:2-8a, Romans 5:1-8Sunday,
June 18, 2023

Sermon - June 11

God acts first, we follow and we receive. That is what faith looks like.Fr. Neal P. LongeMatthew 9:9-13, 18-26, Hosea 5:15-6:6, Romans 4:13-25Sunday,
June 11, 2023

Sermon - June 4

Life in the Holy TrinityFr. Neal P. LongeMatthew 28:16-20Sunday,
June 4, 2023

Sermon - May 28 - Pentecost

The gift of the Holy SpirtFr. Neal P. LongeActs 2:1-21, 1 Corinthians 12:3b-13, John 20:19-23Sunday,
May 28, 2023

Sermon - May 21

God takes the responsibility and penalty for the covenantFr. Neal P. LongeActs 1:6-14, 1 Peter 4:12-14; 5:6-11, John 17:1-11Monday,
May 22, 2023

Sermon - May 14

We are never aloneFr. Neal P. LongeJohn 14:15-21Sunday,
May 14, 2023

Sermon - May 7

What does a life in Chirst look like?Fr. Neal P. LongeActs 7:55-60, 1 Peter 2:2-10, John 14:1-14Sunday,
May 7, 2023

Sermon - April 30

What does it mean that Jesus is our Shepherd?Fr. Neal P. Longe1 Peter 2:19-25, John 10:1-10Sunday,
April 30, 2023

Sermon - April 23

Called to be witnessesDcn. Alan HartLuke 24:13-35Sunday,
April 23, 2023

Sermon - April 16

Dcn. Mary Carol HartJohn 20:19-31Sunday,
April 16, 2023

Sermon - April 9

He is RisenFr. Neal P. LongeJohn 20:1-18Sunday,
April 9, 2023

Sermon - Maundy Thursday

Called to rememberFr. Neal P. LongeExodus 12:1-4, (5-10), 11-14, 1 Corinthians 11:23-26, John 13:1-17, 31b-35Thursday,
April 6, 2023

Sermon - Palm Sunday - April 2

The depths of God's loveFr. Neal P. LongeMatthew 26:14- 27:66Sunday,
April 2, 2023

Sermon - March 26

Only in Christ can we liveFr. Neal P. LongeJohn 11:1-45, Ezekiel 37:1-14Sunday,
March 26, 2023

Sermon - March 19

The power of Jesus to heal and transformFr. Neal P. LongeJohn 9:1-41Sunday,
March 19, 2023

Sermon - March 12

Jesus knows everything we have done, and loves us anywayFr. Neal P. LongeExodus 17:1-7, Romans 5:1-11, John 4:5-42Sunday,
March 12, 2023

Sermon - March 5

Dcn. Alan HartJohn 3:1-17Sunday,
March 5, 2023

Sermon - February 26

Dcn. Alan HartMatthew 4:1-11Sunday,
February 26, 2023

Sermon - Ash Wednesdsay

It's a heart issueFr. Neal P. LongeMatthew 6:1-6,16-21Wednesday,
February 22, 2023

Sermon - February 19

Because He Is Who Says He IsFr. Neal P. LongeExodus 24:12-18,2 Peter 1:16-21, Matthew 17:1-9Sunday,
February 19, 2023

Sermon - February 12

We can't do it without JesusFr. Neal P. LongeDeuteronomy 30:15-20, Matthew 5:21-37Sunday,
February 12, 2023

Sermon - February 5

Be who you areFr. Neal P. LongeMatthew 5:13-20Sunday,
February 5, 2023

Sermon - January 29

Seeing Through God's Eyes - StewardshipFr. Neal P. Longe1 Corinthians 1:18-31, Matthew 5:1-12Sunday,
January 29, 2023

Sermon - January 22

The order of eventsFr. Neal P. LongeMatthew 4:12-23Sunday,
January 22, 2023

Annual Meeting 2023

Annual MeetingFr. Neal P. LongeSunday,
January 22, 2023

Sermon - January 15

Jesus is the OneFr. Neal P. LongeJohn 1:29-42Sunday,
January 15, 2023

Sermon - January 8

The Baptism of JesusDcn. Alan HartMatthew 3:13-17Sunday,
January 8, 2023

Sermon - Janary 1

Dcn. Mary CarolLuke 2:15-21Sunday,
January 1, 2023

Sermon - Christmas Eve 2022

What does it mean that God is with us?Fr. Neal P. LongeLuke 2:1-14(15-20)Saturday,
December 24, 2022

Sermon - December 18

Jesus is the sign.Fr. Neal P. LongeMatthew 1:18-25, Isaiah 7:10-16Sunday,
December 18, 2022

Sermon - December 11

Expectations and PatienceFr. Neal LongeMatthew 11:2-11, Isaiah 35:1-10, James 5:7-10Sunday,
December 11, 2022

Sermon - December 4

Christianity is about relationshipFr. Neal P. LongeMatthew 3:1-12, Isaiah 11:1-10, Romans 15:4-13Sunday,
December 4, 2022

Sermon - November 27

Be ready for the Lord's returnFr. Neal P. LongeRomans 13:11-14, Matthew 24:36-44Sunday,
November 27, 2022

Sermon - November 20

What kind of king is Jesus?Fr. Neal P. LongeLuke 23:33-43Sunday,
November 20, 2022

Sermon - November 13

Dcn. Mary Carol HartLuke 21:5-19Sunday,
November 13, 2022

Sermon - November 6

Surrendering our lives to Christ like the saintsFr. Neal P. LongeLuke 6:20-31Sunday,
November 6, 2022

Sermon - Funeral: Roger Weiner

We will be reunited againFr. Neal P. LongeJohn 11:21-27, Revelation 21:2-7Saturday,
November 5, 2022

Sermon - October 30

Jesus reaches out firstFr. Neal P. LongeLuke 19:1-10Sunday,
October 30, 2022

Sermon - October 23

Praying in the middle between the prayer of the Pharisee and the Tax CollectorFr. Neal P. LongeLuke 18:9-14; Jeremiah 14:7-10,19-22Sunday,
October 23, 2022

Sermon - October 16

God desires to be close and hear from usFr. Neal P. LongeGenesis 32:22-31, 2 Timothy 3:14-4:5, Luke 18:1-8Sunday,
October 16, 2022

Sermon - October 9

What does it mean to be made well?Fr. Neal P. LongeLuke 17:11-19, 2 Timothy 2:8-15Sunday,
October 9, 2022

Sermon - October 2

FaithDcn. Alan HartLuke 17:11-19Sunday,
October 2, 2022

Sermon - September 25

Opening our eyes and hearts to the one in needFr. Neal P. LongeLuke 16:19-31, 1 Timothy 6:6-19, Amos 6:1a,4-7Sunday,
September 25, 2022

Sermon - September 18

Responding with urgency to the GospelFr. Neal P. Longe1 Timothy 2:1-7, Luke 16:1-13Sunday,
September 18, 2022

Sermon - September 11

God is searching for usFr. Neal P. LongeLuke 15:1-10Sunday,
September 11, 2022

Sermon - September 4

Setting Jesus above all elseFr. Neal P. LongeLuke 14:25-33, Deuteronomy 30:15-20Sunday,
September 4, 2022

Sermon - August 28

Our pride and ego vs. the humility of JesusFr. Neal P. LongeLuke 14:1, 7-14; Hebrews 13:1-8, 15-16Sunday,
August 28, 2022

Sermon - August 21

Jesus wants to hear us and heal usDcn. Mary Carol HartLuke 13:10-17Sunday,
August 21, 2022

Sermon - August 14

Good SamaritansDcn. Alan HartSunday,
August 14, 2022

Sermon - August 7

Watch and serve. The response of faith.Fr. Neal P. LongeHebrews 11:1-3, 8-16, Luke 12:32-40Sunday,
August 7, 2022

Sermon - July 31

Changing Our PerspectiveFr. Neal P. LongeColossians 3:1-11, Luke 12:13-21Sunday,
July 31, 2022

Sermon - July 17

Are you a Martha or Mary? We actually need to be both.Fr. Neal P. LongeLuke 10:38-42, Colossians 1:15-28Sunday,
July 17, 2022

Sermon - July 10

Jesus the first good SamaritanFr. Neal P. LongeLuke 10:25-37, Deuteronomy 30:9-14Sunday,
July 10, 2022

Sermon - July 3

Dcn. Mary Carol HartSermon - July 3Luke 10:1-11, 16-20Sunday,
July 3, 2022

Sermon - June 26

Dcn. Alan HartLuke 9:51-62Sunday,
June 26, 2022

Sermon - June 19

The Power of Jesus of Evil, Sin and DeathFr. Neal P. LongeLuke 8:26-39Sunday,
June 19, 2022

Sermon - June 12

Justified by Faith - One of the truth's the Spirit teaches usFr. Neal P. LongeRomans 5:1-5, John 16:12-15Sunday,
June 12, 2022

Sermon - June 5

Comfort and peace when we are troubled - The gift of the Holy SpiritFr. Neal P. LongeJohn 14:8-17, 25-27Sunday,
June 5, 2022

Sermon - May 29

United in the perfect love of GodFr. Neal P. LongeRevelation 22:12-14,16-17,20-21, John 17:20-26Sunday,
May 29, 2022

Sermon - May 22

What does it mean to follow the word Jesus spoke to us?Fr. Neal P. LongeJohn 14:23-29Sunday,
May 22, 2022

Sermon - May 15

All things are being made newFr. Neal P. LongeRevelation 21:1-6Sunday,
May 15, 2022

Sermon - May 8

Jesus the Good ShepherdFr. Neal P. LongeJohn 10:22-30, Psalm 23Sunday,
May 8, 2022

Sermon - May 1

The transforming and restoring love and grace of God.Fr. Neal P. LongeActs 9:1-20, John 21:1-19Sunday,
May 1, 2022

Sermon - April 24

Dcn. Alan HartJohn 20:19-31Sunday,
April 24, 2022

Sermon - Easter Sunday - April 17

Because He LivesFr. Neal P. LongeJohn 20:1-18Sunday,
April 17, 2022

Sermon - Easter Vigil - April 16

Dcn. Alan HartLuke 24:1-12Saturday,
April 16, 2022

Sermon - Maundy Thursday - April 14

Love like JesusFr. Neal P. LongeJohn 13:1-17, 31b-35Thursday,
April 14, 2022

Sermon - April 10

What kind of king are you looking for?Fr. Neal P. LongeLuke 19:28-40Sunday,
April 10, 2022

Sermon - Funeral for K. Richard Morley - April 5

The Rev. Kent McHeardWednesday,
April 6, 2022

Sermon - April 3

On a journeyFr. Neal P. LongePhilippians 3:4b-14, John 12:1-8Sunday,
April 3, 2022

Sermon - March 27

Fr. Neal P. LongeLuke 15:1-3, 11b-32Sunday,
March 27, 2022

Sermon - March 20

Just worry about yourself and repentFr. Neal P. LongeLuke 13:1-9Sunday,
March 20, 2022

Sermon - March 13

God takes the responsibility and penalty for the covenantFr. Neal P. LongeGenesis 15:1-12,17-18, Luke 13:31-35Sunday,
March 13, 2022

Sermon - March 6

The Good News of the Gospel: Christ's righteousness is given to usFr. Neal P. LongeDeuteronomy 26:1-11, Romans 10:8b-13, Luke 4:1-13Sunday,
March 6, 2022

Sermon - Ash Wednesday

The Season of LentFr. Neal P. LongeJoel 2:1-2,12-17, 2 Corinthians 5:20b-6:10, Matthew 6:1-6,16-21Wednesday,
March 2, 2022

Sermon - February 27

Dcn. Alan HartLuke 9:28-36, [37-43a]Sunday,
February 27, 2022

Sermon - February 20

Dcn. Mary Carol HartGenesis 45:3-11, 15, 1 Corinthians 15:35-38,42-50, Luke 6:27-38Sunday,
February 20, 2022

Sermon - February 13

Trusting in the Lord for the healing of our heartsFr. Neal P. LongeJeremiah 17:5-10, 1 Corinthians 15:12-20, Luke 6:17-26Sunday,
February 13, 2022

Sermon - February 6

God's grace and power to transform our livesFr. Neal P. LongeIsaiah 6:1-13, 1 Corinthians 15:1-11, Luke 5:1-11Sunday,
February 6, 2022

Sermon - January 30

Stewardship flows from relationshipFr. Neal P. LongeJeremiah 1:4-10, 1 Corinthians 13:1-13Sunday,
January 30, 2022

Sermon - January 23

What has been fulfilled today in your hearing?Fr. Neal P. Longe1 Corinthians 12:12-31a, Luke 4:14-21Sunday,
January 23, 2022

Annual Meeting 2022

Fr. Neal P. LongeSunday,
January 23, 2022

Sermon - January 16

The signs to us at the wedding at CanaFr. Neal P. LongeJohn 2:1-11Sunday,
January 16, 2022

Sermon - January 9

The love of God given through BaptismFr. Neal P. LongeIsaiah 43:1-7Sunday,
January 9, 2022

Sermon - January 2

Dcn. Mary Carol HartMatthew 2:1-12Sunday,
January 2, 2022