Holy Trinity Anglican Church

On Amelia Island, Florida

Sermons Older than Advent 2015

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The Rev Bradley S. Cunningham, Rector

  • The Sunday Next Before Advent, 11/22/2015,
    • The Collect of the day: STIR up, we beseech thee, O Lord, the wills of thy faithful people; that they, plenteously bringing forth the fruit of good works, may by thee be plenteously rewarded; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
    • Jeremiah 3:14-18 : Jeremiah 23:5-8 : St. John 6:5-14
    • Sermon: The Bread of Life or an Empty Dish? [Download]
      Bishop Robert Loiselle
    • An Anglican Moment: Keeping Advent [Download]
  • Requiem Mass for Thomas V. King, 11/16/2015,
    • The Collect for a Burial: O ETERNAL Lord God, who holdest all souls in life; Vouchsafe, we beseech thee, to thy whole Church in paradise and on earth, thy light and thy peace; and grant that we, following the good examples of those who have served thee here and are now at rest, may at the last enter with them into thine unending joy; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
    • Thessalonians 4:13-18 : St. John 6:37-41
    • The Homily [Download]
  • Twenty-fourth Sunday after Trinity, 11/15/2015,
    • The Collect of the day: O LORD, we beseech thee, absolve thy people from their offences; that through thy bountiful goodness we may all be delivered from the bands of those sins, which by our frailty we have committed. Grant this, O heavenly Father, for the sake of Jesus Christ, our blessed Lord and Saviour. Amen.
    • Malachi 3:13-4:3 : Colossians 1:3-12 : St. Matthew 9:18-26
      Malachi 3:10-12
    • Sermon: Bring the full tithe into the storehouse [Download]
    • An Anglican Moment: The absent bishop’s crook [Download]
  • Twenty-third Sunday after Trinity, 11/08/2015,
    • The Collect of the day: O GOD, our refuge and strength, who art the author of all godliness; Be ready, we beseech thee, to hear the devout prayers of thy Church; and grant that those things which we ask faithfully we may obtain effectually; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
    • Isaiah 64:1-4 : Philippians 3:17-21 : St. Matthew 22:15-22
    • Sermon: Imitating the Saints [Download]
      (Included Anglican Moment at 10:45, Naming Things after Saints
  • All Saints’, 11/01/2015,
    • The Collect of the day: O ALMIGHTY God, who hast knit together thine elect in one communion and fellowship, in the mystical body of thy Son Christ our Lord; Grant us grace so to follow thy blessed Saints in all virtuous and godly living, that we may come to those unspeakable joys which thou hast prepared for those who unfeignedly love thee; through the same thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
    • Wisdom of Solomon 3:1-9 : Revelation 7:2-4, 9-17 : St. Matthew 5:1-12
    • Sermon: Becoming a Saint [Download]
  • St Raphael, Archangel, 10/25/2015,
    • The Collect of the day: O GOD, who gavest blessed Raphael the Archangel unto thy servant Tobias to be the companion of his wayfaring: grant unto us thy servants; that we may ever be protected by the guardianship of this same thine Archangel, and defended by his help. Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
    • Tobit 12 : 1 Peter 1:10-16 : St. John 5:1-4
    • Sermon: Do you believe? [Download]
      Bishop Robert Loiselle, based on St. John 4:46:54 appointed for Trinity 21
    • An Anglican Moment: Not Seeker Sensitive [Download]
  • St Luke the Evangelist, 10/18/2015,
    • The Collect of the day: ALMIGHTY God, who didst inspire thy servant Saint Luke the Physician, to set forth in the Gospel the love and healing power of thy Son; Manifest in thy Church the like power and love, to the healing of our bodies and our souls; through the same thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
    • Isaiah 52:7-10 : 2 Timothy 4:5-15 : St. Luke 10:1-7
    • Sermon: St. Luke: Physician, Evangelist, Artist [Download]
    • An Anglican Moment: The Lectern [Download]
  • Nineteenth Sunday after Trinity, 10/11/2015,
    • The Collect of the day: O GOD, forasmuch as without thee we are not able to please thee; Mercifully grant that thy Holy Spirit may in all things direct and rule our hearts; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
    • Job 24:1-17 : Ephesians 4:17-32 : St. Matthew 9:1-8
    • Sermon: Why does not God intervene? [Download]
  • Feast of St Francis of Assisi, 10/04/2015,
    • The Collect of the day: Most high, omnipotent, good Lord, grant your people grace to renounce gladly the vanities of this world; that, following the way of blessed Francis, we may for love of you delight in your whole creation with perfectness of joy; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
    • 1 Samuel 2:27-35 : Galatians 6:14-18 : St. Matthew 11:25-30
    • Sermon: Calling sin a sin [Download]
    • An Anglican Moment: St. Francis [Download]
  • St Michael and All Angels, 09/27/2015,
    • The Collect of the day: O EVERLASTING God, who hast ordained and constituted the services of Angels and men in a wonderful order; Mercifully grant that, as thy holy Angels always do thee service in heaven, so, by thine appointment, they may succour and defend us on earth; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
    • Daniel 12:1-4a : Revelation 12:7-12 : St. Matthew 18:1-10
    • Sermon: Where do you find hope? [Download]
    • Anthem: The Lord is My Light [Download]
      From Psalm 27, Sung by Mary Aiello and accompanied by Bonnie Ridley
    • An Anglican Moment: Mother of the Church [Download]
  • Sixteenth Sunday after Trinity, 09/20/2015,
    • The Collect of the day:O LORD, we beseech thee, let thy continual pity cleanse and defend thy Church; and, because it cannot continue in safety without thy succour, preserve it evermore by thy help and goodness; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
    • Isaiah 12 : Ephesians 3:13-21 : St. Luke 7:11-17
    • Sermon: That Christ may dwell in your heart [Download]
    • An Anglican Moment 1: Amazing heartfelt prayer [Download]
    • An Anglican Moment 2: Thanksgiving prayer that you may know the love of God [Download]
  • Fifteenth Sunday after Trinity, 09/13/2015,
    • The Collect of the day:KEEP, we beseech thee, O Lord, thy Church with thy perpetual mercy; and, because the frailty of man without thee cannot but fall, keep us ever by thy help from all things hurtful, and lead us to all things profitable to our salvation; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
    • Proverbs 26:1-12 : Galatians 6:11-18 : St. Matthew 6:26-34
    • Sermon: Living Without Anxiety [Download]
    • An Anglican Moment: With all the company of heaven [Download]
    • Saint Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle, be our protection against the malice and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him we humbly pray; and do thou, O Prince of the heavenly host, by the power of God, thrust into hell Satan and all evil spirits who wander the world seeking the ruin of souls. Amen.
  • Fourteenth Sunday after Trinity, 09/06/2015,
    • The Collect of the day:ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, give unto us the increase of faith, hope, and charity; and, that we may obtain that which thou dost promise, make us to love that which thou dost command; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
    • Micah 6:1-8 : Galatians 5:16-24 : St. Luke 17:11-19
    • Sermon: Why Angels Matter [Download]
    • TWO Anglican Moment: A Hymn of Praise & A Prayer for the Aid of St. Michael [Download]

      Saint Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle, be our protection against the malice and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him we humbly pray; and do thou, O Prince of the heavenly host, by the power of God, thrust into hell Satan and all evil spirits who wander the world seeking the ruin of souls. Amen.
  • Thirteenth Sunday after Trinity, 08/30/2015,
    • The Collect of the day:
      ALMIGHTY and merciful God, of whose only gift it cometh that thy faithful people do unto thee true and laudable service; Grant, we beseech thee, that we may so faithfully serve thee in this life, that we fail not finally to attain thy heavenly promises; through the merits of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
    • Habbakuk 1:12-:4, 141 : Galatians 3:16-22 : St. Luke 10:23-37
    • Sermon: Love Is the Answer [Download]
  • Twelfth Sunday after Trinity, 08/23/2015,
    • The Collect of the day:
      ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, who art always more ready to hear than we to pray, and art wont to give more than either we desire or deserve; Pour down upon us the abundance of thy mercy; forgiving us those things whereof our conscience is afraid, and giving us those good things which we are not worthy to ask, but through the merits and mediation of Jesus Christ, thy Son, our Lord. Amen.
    • Deuteronomy 11:8-21 : 2 Corinthians 3:4-9 : St. Mark 7:31-37
    • Sermon: Blessings of God [Download]
    • An Anglican Moment: The Miracle [Download]
  • Eleventh Sunday after Trinity, 08/16/2015,
    • The Collect of the day:
      O GOD, who declarest thine almighty power chiefly in showing mercy and pity; Mercifully grant unto us such a measure of thy grace, that we, running the way of thy commandments, may obtain thy gracious promises, and be made partakers of thy heavenly treasure; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
    • Isiah 26:12-16,19 : 1 Corinthians 15:1-11 : St. Luke 18:9-14
    • Sermon: Pray with us. [Download]
    • An Anglican Moment: Repetition [Download]
    • Ave Maria [Download]
      Sung by Mary Aiello and accompanied by Bonnie Ridley
  • Tenth Sunday after Trinity, 08/09/2015,
    • The Collect of the day:
      Collect for the Feast of the Transfiguration: O GOD, who on the mount didst reveal to chosen witnesses thine only-begotten Son wonderfully transfigured, in raiment white and glistening; Mercifully grant that we, being delivered from the disquietude of this world, may be permitted to behold the King in his beauty, who with thee, O Father, and thee, O Holy Ghost, liveth and reigneth, one God, world without end. Amen.
      Collect for the tenth Sunday after Trinity: LET thy merciful ears, O Lord, be open to the prayers of thy humble servants; and, that they may obtain their petitions, make them to ask such things as shall please thee; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
    • Joshua 24:14-24 : 1 Corinthians 12:1-11 : St. Luke 9:28-36
    • Summer Sermons #6 about the Holy Spirit: The Gifts of the Holy Spirit [Download]
  • Ninth Sunday after Trinity, 08/02/2015,
    Celebrant and preacher, The Rt. Rev. Robert Loiselle

    • The Collect of the day:
      GRANT to us, Lord, we beseech thee, the spirit to think and do always such things as are right; that we, who cannot do any thing that is good without thee, may by thee be enabled to live according to thy will; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
    • Proverbs 8:12-21 : 1 Corinthians 10:1-13 : St. Luke 15:11-32
    • Sermons: Looking for love in all the wrong places [Download]
  • Eighth Sunday after Trinity, 07/26/2015,
    • The Collect of the day:
      O GOD, whose never-failing providence ordereth all things both in heaven and earth; We humbly beseech thee to put away from us all hurtful things, and to give us those things which are profitable for us; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
    • Proverbs 1:1-9 : Romans 8:12-17 : St. Matthew 7:15-21
    • Summer Sermon #5 about the Holy Spirit: I believe in the Holy Ghost [Download]
    • An Anglican Moment: The Pulpit [Download]
  • Seventh Sunday after Trinity, 07/19/2015,
    • The Collect of the day:
      LORD of all power and might, who art the author and giver of all good things; Graft in our hearts the love of thy Name, increase in us true religion, nourish us with all goodness, and of thy great mercy keep us in the same; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
    • Hosea 14 : Romans 6:19-23 : St. Mark 8:1-9
    • Summer Sermons #4 about the Holy Spirit: What is grace? [Download]
  • Sixth Sunday after Trinity, 07/12/2015,
    Celebrant and preacher, The Rt. Rev. Robert Loiselle

    • The Collect of the day: O GOD, who hast prepared for those who love thee such good things as pass man’s understanding; Pour into our hearts such love toward thee, that we, loving thee above all things, may obtain thy promises, which exceed all that we can desire; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
    • Isaiah 57:13b-19 : Romans 6:3-11 : St. Matthew 5:20-26
    • Sermons: Fulfilling the Law [Download]
  • Fifth Sunday after Trinity, 07/05/2015,
    • The Collect of the day: GRANT, O Lord, we beseech thee, that the course of this world may be so peaceably ordered by thy governance, that thy Church may joyfully serve thee in all godly quietness; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
    • Ecclesiastes 2:1-11 : 1 St. Peter 3:8-15a : St. Luke 5:1-11
    • Sermons: Doing Our Duty [Download]
  • Fourth Sunday after Trinity, 06/28/2015,
    • The Collect of the day: O GOD, the protector of all who trust in thee, without whom nothing is strong, nothing is holy; Increase and multiply upon us thy mercy; that, thou being our ruler and guide, we may so pass through things temporal, that we finally lose not the things eternal. Grant this, O heavenly Father, for the sake of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
    • Lamentations 3:22-33 : Romans 8:18-23 : St. Luke 6:36-42
    • Sermons: The Supreme Court Ruling on Marriage [Download]
    • Article read as part of the sermon (pdf)
  • Third Sunday after Trinity, 06/21/2015,
    • Summer Sermons #3 about the Holy Spirit: The Gloria Patri [Download]
    • Sermon Handout (pdf)
    • The Collect of the day: O LORD, we beseech thee mercifully to hear us; and
      grant that we, to whom thou hast given an hearty desire to pray, may, by thy mighty aid, be defended and comforted in all dangers and adversities; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
    • Jeremiah 31:1-14 : 1 St. Peter 5:5b-11 : St. Luke 15:1-10
    • An Anglican Moment: Your Role in the Liturgy [Download]
  • Second Sunday after Trinity, 06/14/2015,
    • Summer Sermons #2 about the Holy Spirit: Intimate Personal Communion with God [Download]
    • Sermon Handout (pdf)
    • The Collect of the day: O LORD, who never failest to help and govern those
      whom thou dost bring up in thy steadfast fear and love; Keep us, we beseech thee, under the protection of thy good providence, and make us to have a perpetual fear and love of thy holy Name; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
    • Deuteronomy 20:1-9 : 1 St. John 3:13-23 : St. Luke 14:16-24
    • An Anglican Moment: Prayer and Worship [Download]
  • First Sunday after Trinity, 06/07/2015,
    • Summer Sermons #1 about the Holy Spirit: Inspiration to Love and Worship [Download]
    • Sermon Handout (pdf)
    • The Collect of the day: O GOD, the strength of all those who put their trust in thee; Mercifully accept our prayers; and because, through the weakness of our mortal nature, we can do no good thing without thee, grant us the help of thy grace, that in keeping thy commandments we may please thee, both in will and deed; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
    • Jeremiah 23:23-32 : 1 St. John 4:7-21 : St. Luke 16:19-31
    • An Anglican Moment: Candles and the Holy Spirit [Download]
  • Trinity Sunday, 05/31/2015,
    Celebrant and preacher, The Rt. Rev. Walter Grundorf, Bishop Ordinary

    • Sermon: The Holy Trinity [Download]
    • The Collect of the day: ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, who hast given unto us thy servants grace, by the confession of a true faith, to acknowledge the glory of the eternal Trinity, and in the power of the Divine Majesty to worship the Unity; We beseech thee that thou wouldest keep us steadfast in this faith, and evermore defend us from all adversities, who livest and reignest, one God, world without end. Amen.
    • Revelation 4:1-11 : St. John 3:1-15
    • An Anglican Moment: Symbols of ordained office [Download]
  • Whitsunday (Feast of Pentecost), 05/24/2015,
    • Sermon: Baptism of the Holy Spirit [Download]
    • Sermon Handout (pdf)
    • The Collect of the day: O GOD, who as at this time didst teach the hearts of thy faithful people, by sending to them the light of thy Holy Spirit; Grant us by the same Spirit to have a right judgement in all things, and evermore to rejoice in his holy comfort; through the merits of Christ Jesus our Saviour, who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the same Spirit, one God, world without end. Amen.
    • Acts 2:1-11 : St. John 14:15-31
    • An Anglican Moment: Memorial Day [Download]
  • Rogation Sunday (Fifth Sunday after Pascha), 05/10/2015,
    • Sermon: About Rogation Sunday [Download]
    • The Collect of the day: O LORD, from whom all good things do come; Grant to us thy humble servants, that by thy holy inspiration we may think those things that are good, and by thy merciful guiding may perform the same; through our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.
    • St. James 1:22-27 : St. John 16:23b-33
    • An Anglican Moment: Mothers Day [Download]
  • Fourth Sunday after Pascha, 05/03/2015,
    • Sermon: What are we supposed to change? [Download]
    • The Collect of the day: O ALMIGHTY God, who alone canst order the unruly wills and affections of sinful men; Grant unto thy people, that they may love the thing which thou commandest, and desire that which thou dost promise; that so, among the sundry and manifold changes of the world, our hearts may surely there be fixed, where true joys are to be found; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
    • St. James 1:17-21 : St. John 16:5-15
    • An Anglican Moment: The prayer for the whole state of Christ`s Church [Download]
  • Third Sunday after Pascha, 04/26/2015,
    • Sermon: Change [Download]
    • The Collect of the day: ALMIGHTY God, who showest to those who are in error the light of thy truth, to the intent that they may return into the way of righteousness; Grant unto all those who are admitted into the fellowship of Christ’s Religion, that they may avoid those things that are contrary to their profession, and follow all such things as are agreeable to the same; through our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.
    • 1 St. Peter 2:11-27 : St. John 16:16-22
  • Second Sunday after Pascha, 04/19/2015,
  • First Sunday after Pascha, 04/12/2015,
  • Pascha Sunday (Sunday of Resurrection, or Easter), 04/05/2015,
  • Maundy Thursday, 04/2/2015,
  • Palm Sunday, 03/29/2015,
  • The Fourth Sunday of Lent (Rose Sunday), 03/15/2015,
  • The Third Sunday of Lent, 03/08/2015,
  • The Second Sunday in Lent, 03/01/2015,
    Guest preacher, The Rev. J. Michael Bowhay, Rector Emeritus

  • First Sunday in Lent, 02/22/2015,
  • Quinquagesima, 02/15/2015,
  • Sexagesima, 02/08/2015,
  • Septuagesima, 02/01/2015,
  • The Third Sunday after Epiphany, 01/25/2015,
  • The Second Sunday after Epiphany, 01/18/2015,
  • The First Sunday after Epiphany, 1/11/2015,
    Visiting preacher and celebrant, The Rt. Rev. Robert Loiselle

  • The Second Sunday after Christmas, 01/04/2015,
  • Feast of The Holy Innocents, 12/28/2014,
  • Fourth Sunday In Advent, 12/21/2014,
  • Third Sunday In Advent, 12/14/2014,
  • Second Sunday In Advent, 12/07/2014,
  • First Sunday In Advent, 11/30/2014,

Sermons older than Advent 2014.

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