Sunday's Sermons

May 3, 2020

April 26, 2020

April 12, 2020 Easter Sunday

April 5, 2020 Palm Sunday

March 22, 2020

Commandments 7 and 8 this week.

March 15, 2020

Good news! Pastor JMe is still giving sermons even though we are unable to worship together.

For your information

Due to pastoral changes, sermons are not being posted at this time.

February 18 2018

No sermon text this week. Our thanks to our dear friend, the Reverend George Sims for being our guest preacher this Sunday. Pastor Cam has started his chemo- and immunotherapy treatment.

February 4 2018

No sermon text this week. Our thanks to our dear friend, the Reverend Robert Clark for being our guest preacher this Sunday.

January 28 2018

Are you ready to talk about power? REAL power?

January 21 2018

Do you fish? What does it mean to be a fisher-person? And what does that have to do with church or Jesus or Christianity?

January 14 2018

No sermon text this week. Our heartfelt thanks to our special guest preacher, Bishop of the Virginia Synod, The Reverend Robert Humphrey

January 7 2018

Let’s talk a little about the Wise Men….

December 24, 2017

December 17, 2017

How do we keep Christ in Christmas????

December 10, 2017

Waiting is hard. What are we waiting for? How does our approach to waiting make a difference, or does it?

December 3, 2017

Leave it to Pastor Cam to find a link between Camelot and Advent.

November 26, 2017

Leave it to Pastor Cam to tie the fact that goats discovered coffee – did you know that? – to the Gospel. You gotta read this to find out how.

November 19, 2017

Giving thanks is what it’s all about today, of course.

November 12, 2017

Now that Pastor Cam is back in the saddle after his recent hospitalization, we’re not too surprised he’s talking about meeting Jesus at the pearly gates.

November 5, 2017

We thank the Reverend Deanna Boynton for preaching this Sunday. Unfortunately, we forgot to ask her for a copy of her sermon.

October 29, 2017

It’s Reformation Sunday and we have a special service of readings and hymns. No sermon!

October 22, 2017

No sermon, it’s Service Sunday, so we’re having an abbreviated worship before going out to do God’s work with our hands.

October 15, 2017

Can we change God’s mind?

October 8, 2017

It’s been a tragic week, and Pastor Cam knows everyone has questions. He’s posing food for thought and having an open dialog during the service this week.

October 1, 2017

Ever head of IDD? What does that have to do with the Gospel?

September 24, 2017

Do you remember the line in The Lion King: “Life’s not fair”?

Let’s talk about that.

September 17, 2017

Forgiveness.  A hard topic, don’t you think?

September 10, 2017

Have you ever heard the term “triangulation”? Did you know even Jesus knew about it?

September 3, 2017

Pastor’s back from vacation. Wonder what all that time off made him think about?

August 27, 2017

With Charlottesville, North Korea, terrorism, Russia…  what do you think it is that troubles Pastor Cam most about America at this time? You might be surprised!

August 20, 2017

Do you have a double standard when it comes to your faith?

August 13, 2017

What’s this story about Jesus walking on water in a storm really about?

August 6, 2017

God provides

July 30, 2017

The kingdom is heaven is like…..

July 23, 2017

Oh boy, we’re talking “judgment”… that can be a tricky subject. What does Pastor Cam have to say?

July 16, 2017

Pastor’s back from vacation. Let’s see what he’s “talking” about…

June 25, 2017

What is the cost of discipleship?

June 18, 2017

It’s Father’s Day. Let’s talk about God the Father.

June 4, 2017 Pentecost

Why don’t we make more out of Pentecost?

Carmen Borror Memorial

May 28, 2017

With so much divisiveness in the world how can the Christian Church “all be one” as Jesus prays in this morning’s Gospel?

May 21, 2017

Why are you in church?

May 14, 2017

How in the world do you connect 21st Century Human Behavior 101 with the Gospel???

April 30, 2017

Ahhh, the Road to Emmaus. But wait…it reminds Pastor Cam of Lucille Ball????

April 23, 2017

Let’s look at doubt from a different angle….

April 16, 2017 Easter Sunday

Christ is risen, alleluia!

April 9, 2017 Palm Sunday

Palm Sunday and Pastor Cam is talking about evil. Seems a little different, but, hey, read it for yourself.

April 2, 2017

Death and Resurrection. Already? Isn’t that in two weeks?

March 26, 2017

Just what are you really looking at and how are you seeing it?

March 19, 2017

Examining the Samaritan woman at the well.

March 12, 2017

What does “born again”  mean to Lutherans?

March 5, 2017

Let’s examine alternative facts….

February 19, 2017

Do this, don’t do that, rules, rules, rules. Is that what Christianity is really about?

February 12, 2017

Let’s talk about anger….

February 5, 2017

Let’s talk motivation….

January 29, 2017

A reflection on Micah’s words: “…what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God.”

January 22, 2017

Pastor Cam is telling fish tales this week! Oh boy!!!

January 15 2017

What in the world could texting etiquette have to do with the Gospel???

January 8 2017 Baptism of our Lord

Every baptism is an image of beauty amid chaos: God parting the chaotic waters of creation to lead us out of bondage and into hope: the reality of God at work in us in spite of us.

December 24, 2016 Christmas Eve

Merry Christmas everyone.

Sunday, December 18, 2016 Fourth Sunday of Advent

I think Jesus may have always had a hard time with Christmas anyway: we Christians stole a bunch of pagan habits to wrap his birthday in…people today sing ‘Silent Night’ without the slightest clue why we ought to be stunned in awe by it.

Sunday, December 11, 2016 Third Sunday of Advent

Questions can, and have, caused discomfort – even dissent and division – in the Church. But, on the other hand they can be the catalyst for some of the incredibly legitimate and profound growth in faith, and where – as one of my many favorite quotes go – Frederick Buechner’s: “Doubt is the ‘ants in the pants’ of faith.” Questions are a way of loving God with our minds.

Sunday, December 4, 2016 Second Sunday of Advent

Pastor Cam examines repentence. Hmmmmmmm

Sunday, November 27, 2016 First Sunday of Advent

Advent is a time of waiting, anticipating and hope. Pastor Cam examines what we have to be hopeful for right now. It’s a very interesting sermon!

Sunday, November 20, 2016 Christ the King

It’s Christ the King Sunday, so let’s talk about kings and kingdoms….

Sunday, November 13, 2016 All Saints

Pastor Cam talks about apocalyptic literature today. It’s difficult to understand, but he manages to explain it quite well.

Sunday, November 6, 2016 All Saints

Pastor Cam has managed to link politics and All Saints…read on…

Sunday, October 30, 2016

This is Service Sunday, a brief service of Holy Communion before the congregation goes into the community to serve others. No sermon this week.

Sunday, October 23, 2016

How we see ourselves really does matter.

Sunday, October 16, 2016

If – on the off chance the Gospel of Luke doesn’t do anything else for you, it should make you think. Primarily and deeply about ourselves: our relationships – to each other, our relationship to God and vice versa; about our culture: our values, our standards of behavior, our hope: what we hope for – and what good is it anyway?

For your reading pleasure

Pastor Cam found this on the Colonial Williamsburg website and felt it was worth everyone’s time to take a few moments to read and give some thought.

Sunday October 9, 2016

Let’s take a look at manners and what they say about us.

Sunday October 2 2016

Anytime you’re trying to have a 1st century Bible story make sense for us here in the 21st, it helps to know a little about the ‘sitz em leben:’ that’s a German theological word meaning “situation in life:” what was going on when the story was first told? What kind of ‘back story’ was there that 1st century people understood that we don’t? What did they hear that we might miss?

Sunday September 25 2016

Pastor Cam, like most of us, struggles with the text today: caring for the poor.

Sunday September 18 2016

Pastor Cam is back from vacation and he’s got a tough Gospel to struggle with, let’s see how he did!

Sunday September 4 2016

Pastor Cam has his sermon written early this week  – you can tell he’s ready for vacation!

Sunday August 28 2016

Pastor Cam is quoting Freidrich Nietzsche this week: “To be fully human, he asserted, ‘is to realize that morality is something we create. Values are not hung ‘out there’ like stars in the sky – we are the ones who do the valuing.”

Sunday August 21 2016

But, once we establish Jesus’ Divinity and marvel at his ability to do miracles – then what? What do we say about these stories? How do we find relevance in them for today?

That’s what Pastor Cam explores this week.

Sunday August 14 2016

Hebrews advises to take off what weighs us down. Ever seen a track star running a race carrying a backpack full of bricks? What is it that causes us to stumble rather than sprint: our attitude and perception?  Guilt? Fear? Bigotry? Pride? Hebrews says we can set those weights down – and let God forgive and heal whatever gets between us, or… him.

Sunday August 7 2016

Trinity’s had a number of deaths in the past several days. Lots of sadness and grief. The Gospel for today seems right on target, as Pastor Cam points out:

’Be ready: for the Son of Man is coming at an unexpected hour.’

That’s not a threat. It’s not a veiled attempt to scare us into faith – it’s a Promise that, so far, has come true for every single person who’s ever lived. It’s also an assurance in which the faithful can take hope.

Warden Jenkins

July 24, 2016

Pastor Cam is struggling with some interesting questions this week as he looks at the Lord’s Prayer.  Read on…

July 17, 2016

Did you know the Germans work an average of about 14-hundred UNDRED HUNDREDhours a year, the French: a little over 15-hundred; the Japanese: 17-hundred – and they’ve all cut their annual hours by upwards of 20% over the last 40 years. But us? Hah!  We Americans work 18-hundred annually, and we haven’t reduced it one bit…

What does that have to do with the story of Mary and Martha? Better read this week’s sermon to find out!

July 10, 2016

The story of the Good Samaritan –  it tells us how we’re to treat others: not just our friends, not just people physically stranded on the road – but those ‘stranded’ on their ‘road of life:’ in need of a helping hand, a hand-up, a pat on the back – even the people we despise or dislike or make fun of. In a word: our enemies.

June 26, 2016

Oh boy, Pastor Cam is talking about “the good ol’ days” this week. What in the world could that have to do with the Gospel? Better read on to find out!

June 19, 2016

Pastor Cam is talking about faith and what it means today. Not today as in this century, this era, this year, but TODAY.

June 12, 2016

What are the three things you were always told never to discuss with friends if you wanted to keep them as friends?  Sex, politics and religion.

What is Pastor Cam talking about in this week’s sermon?

Sex, politics and religion!

June 05, 2016

May29, 2016

May 22, 2016

May 8, 2016

May 1, 2016

April 24, 2016

April 17, 2016

April 10, 2016

April 3, 2016

March 27, 2016

March 20, 2016

March 16, 2016

Lucky you! Pastor Cam has already written his sermon for Palm Sunday. You can get a head start on worship this week!

March 13, 2016

After a week off, Pastor Cam is back in the pulpit. Pondering what message we should be getting from the Gospel story about Mary anointing Jesus’ feet with costly oils.

February 28th, 2016

Pastor Cam looks at the age old question of why bad things happen…to anyone.