Holy Trinity Anglican Church

On Amelia Island, Florida

Sermons Older Than Advent 2016

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The Rev Bradley S. Cunningham, Rector

  • Sunday Next before Advent, 11/20/2016,
    • 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: Wake Up! [Download]
  • Twentyfifth Sunday after Trinity, 11/13/2016,
    • The Collect of the day: O GOD, whose blessed Son was manifested that he might destroy the works of the devil, and make us the sons of God, and heirs of eternal life; Grant us, we beseech thee, that, having this hope, we may purify ourselves, even as he is pure; that, when he shall appear again with power and great glory, we may be made like unto him in his eternal and glorious kingdom; where with thee, O Father, and thee, O Holy Ghost, he liveth and reigneth ever, one God, world without end. Amen.
    • Isaiah 66:-1-2; 10-24 : 1 John 3:1-8 : St. Matthew 24:23-31

    • Sermon: The Almighty is Waiting on You [Download]
      The Rt. Rev. Robert Loiselle
  • Twentyfourth Sunday after Trinity, 11/06/2016,
    • 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 3:13-4:1 : Colossians 1:3-12 : St. Matthew 9:18-26

    • Sermon: Which by our frailty we have committed [Download]
    • An Anglican Moment: Evangelical [Download]
  • All Saints, 10/30/2016,
    • 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 3:1-9 : Revelation 7:2-4; 9-17 : St. Matthew 5:1-12

    • Sermon: Into thy hands O Lord [Download]
  • Twentysecond Sunday after Trinity, 10/23/2016,
    • The Collect of the day: LORD, we beseech thee to keep thy household the Church in continual godliness; that through thy protection it may be free from all adversities, and devoutly given to serve thee in good works, to the glory of thy Name; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
    • Proverbs 25:8-24 : Philippians 1:3-11 : St. Matthew 18:21-35

    • Sermon: Come out of the basement! [Download]
      The Rt. Rev. Robert Loiselle
    • An Anglican Moment: Our Most Merciful Father [Download]
  • Twentyfirst Sunday after Trinity, 10/16/2016,
    • The Collect of the day: GRANT, we beseech thee, merciful Lord, to thy faithful people pardon and peace, that they may be cleansed from all their sins, and serve thee with a quiet mind; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
    • Ecclesiastes 9:4-10 : Ephesians 5:15-21 : St. Matthew 22:1-14

    • Sermon: Walk circumspectly [Download]
      The Rev. Dcn. Brian W. Oldfield
  • Twentieth Sunday after Trinity, 10/09/2016,
    • The Collect of the day: O ALMIGHTY and most merciful God, of thy bountiful goodness keep us, we beseech thee, from all things that may hurt us; that we, being ready both in body and soul, may cheerfully accomplish those things which thou commandest; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
    • Ecclesiastes 9:4-10 : Ephesians 5:15-21 : St. Matthew 22:1-14

    • Homily: Redeeming the time [Download]
  • Nineteenth Sunday after Trinity, 10/02/2016,
    • 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 9:1-18

    • Sermon: Put on the new man [Download]
  • St Michael and All Angels, 09/25/2016,
    • 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: Angels Matter [Download]
  • Seventeenth Sunday after Trinity, 09/18/2016,
    • The Collect of the day: LORD, we pray thee that thy grace may always both precede and follow us, and make us continually to be given to all good works; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
    • Jeremiah 13:15-21 : Ephesians 4:1-6 : St. Luke 14:1-11

    • Sermon: Come Up Higher [Download]
      The Rev. Dcn. Brian W. Oldfield
  • Sixteenth Sunday after Trinity, 09/11/2016,
    • 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 you may be filled with the fullness of God. [Download]
    • An Anglican Moment: The Requiem Mass [Download]
  • Sermons will be caught up as time allows.

  • Ninth Sunday after Trinity, 07/24/2016,
    • 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 anything 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

    • Sermon: God will not allow you to be tempted above your strength. [Download]
    • An Anglican Moment: Post Communion Prayer [Download]
  • Eighth Sunday after Trinity, 07/17/2016, pending processing.
  • Seventh Sunday after Trinity, 07/10/2016,
    • 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 14:1-9 : Romans 6:19-23 : St. Mark 8:1-9

    • Sermon: Perfect Freedom [Download]
      The Rev. Dcn. Brian W. Oldfield
  • Sixth Sunday after Trinity, 07/03/2016,
    • 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 57:13-19 : Romans 6:3-11 : St. Matthew 5:20-26

    • Sermon: Be Perfect [Download]

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  • Fifth Sunday after Trinity, 06/26/2016,
    • 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

    • Sermon: What a Friend We Have in Jesus [Download]
      Bishop Robert Loiselle
    • An Anglican Moment: Heart [Download]
  • Fourth Sunday after Trinity, 06/19/2016,
  • Third Sunday after Trinity, 06/12/2016,
    • 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

    • Sermon: The Lost Sheet [Download]
      The Rev. Dcn. Brian W. Oldfield
      Sermon Text
  • Second Sunday after Trinity, 06/05/2016,
    • 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 3:13-24 : St. Luke 14:16-24

    • Sermon: Holy Love and Holy Fear [Download]
  • First Sunday after Trinity, 05/29/2016,
    • 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

    • Sermon: Make a Decision [Download]
      Bishop Robert Loiselle
    • An Anglican Moment: The Athanasian Creed [Download]
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  • Trinity Sunday, 5/22/2016,
    • 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 4:1-22 : St. John 3:1-15
    • Sermon: Trinity Sunday, Pentecost, and Confirmation [Download]
      Bishop Walter Grundorf
  • Whitsunday (Pentecost), 05/15/2016,
    • 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.
    • Joel 2:28-32 : Acts 2:1-11 : St. John 14:15-31

    • Sermon: The Great Truth of the Christian Faith [Download]

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  • The Sunday after Ascension, 05/08/2016,
    • The Collect of the day: O GOD, the King of glory, who hast exalted thine only Son Jesus Christ with great triumph unto thy kingdom in heaven; We beseech thee, leave us not comfortless; but send to us thy Holy Ghost to comfort us, and exalt us unto the same place whither our Saviour Christ is gone before, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the same Holy Ghost, one God, world without end. Amen.
    • Isaiah 33:5-6, 17, 20-22 : 1 St. Peter 4:7-11 : St. John 15:2616:4

    • Sermon: That Exalted Life Lifted by the Holy Ghost [Download]

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    • An Anglican Moment: The Lamb of God on the Cross [Download]
  • Rogation Sunday (Fifth Sunday After Easter), 05/01/2016,
    • 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.
    • Ezekiel 34:25-31 : St. James 1:22-27 : St. John 16:23b-33

    • Sermon: Be doers of the Word. [Download]
    • An Anglican Moment: Whole Body Worship [Download]
  • Fourth Sunday After Easter, 04/24/2016,
    • 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.
    • Job 19:21-27a : St. James 1:17-21 : St. John 16:5-15

    • Sermon: I will send you the Comforter. [Download]
    • An Anglican Moment: Prayers of the Book of Common Prayer [Download]
  • Third Sunday After Easter, 04/17/2016,
    • 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.
    • Wisdom of Solomon 5:1-6; 14-16 : 1 St. Peter 2:11-17 : St. John 16:16-32

    • Sermon: Your sorrow shall be turned into joy. [Download]

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    • An Anglican Moment: The Guilds of the Parish [Download]
  • Second Sunday After Easter, 04/10/2016,
    • The Collect of the day: ALMIGHTY God, who hast given thine only Son to be unto us both a sacrifice for sin, and also an ensample of godly life; Give us grace that we may always most thankfully receive that his inestimable benefit, and also daily endeavour ourselves to follow the blessed steps of his most holy life; through the same thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
    • Isaiah 40:1-11 : 1 St. Peter 2:19-25 : St. John 10:11-16

    • Sermon: The Good Shepherd Feeds His Sheep [Download]

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    • An Anglican Moment: Good Shepherd School [Download]
  • First Sunday After Easter, 04/03/2016,
    • The Collect of the day: ALMIGHTY Father, who hast given thine only Son to die for our sins, and to rise again for our justification; Grant us so to put away the leaven of malice and wickedness, that we may always serve thee in pureness of living and truth; through the merits of the same thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
    • 1 St. John 5:4-12 : St. John 20:19-23

    • Sermon: Love the Church [Download]
      Bishop Robert Loiselle
  • Easter Sunday, 3/27/2016,
    • The Collect of the day: ALMIGHTY God, who through thine only-begotten Son Jesus Christ hast overcome death, and opened unto us the gate of everlasting life; We humbly beseech thee that, as by thy special grace preceding us, thou dost put into our minds good desires, so by thy continual help we may bring the same to good effect; through the same Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Ghost ever, one God, world without end. Amen.
    • Colossians 3:1-4 : St. John 20:1-10
    • Sermon: The Shock and Confusion of the Resurrection [Download]
  • Palm Sunday, the Sunday Next before Pascha (Easter), 3/20/2016,
    • The Collect of the day: ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, who, of thy tender love towards mankind, hast sent thy Son, our Saviour Jesus Christ, to take upon him our flesh, and to suffer death upon the cross, that all mankind should follow the example of his great humility; Mercifully grant, that we may both follow the example of his patience, and also be made partakers of his resurrection; through the same Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
    • Philippians 2:5-11 : St. Matthew 27:1-54

    • Sermon: Behold – I stand at the door knocking. [Download]
      Bishop Robert Loiselle
    • An Anglican Moment: Holy Week – Walking in the footsteps of Jesus [Download]
  • Passion Sunday, the Fifth Sunday in Lent, 3/13/2016,
    • The Collect of the day: WE beseech thee, Almighty God, mercifully to look upon thy people; that by thy great goodness they may be governed and preserved evermore, both in body and soul; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
    • Isaiah 1:10-20 : Hebrews 9:11-15 : St. John 8:46-59
    • Sermon: Son of Man and Son of God [Download]
    • An Anglican Moment: Names for Holy Communion [Download]
  • Fourth Sunday in Lent, 3/06/2016,
    • The Collect of the day: GRANT, we beseech thee, Almighty God, that we, who for our evil deeds do worthily deserve to be punished, by the comfort of thy grace may mercifully be relieved; through our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.
    • Isaiah 55:1-9 : Galatians 4:21-31 : St. John 6:1-14
    • Sermon: Come and Be Refreshed [Download]
    • An Anglican Moment: How to Say Unison Prayers [Download]
  • Third Sunday in Lent, 2/28/2016,
    • The Collect of the day: WE beseech thee, Almighty God, look upon the hearty desires of thy humble servants, and stretch forth the right hand of thy Majesty, to be our defence against all our enemies; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
    • Dueteronomy 6:1-7 : Ephesians 5:1-14 : St. Luke 11:14-28
    • Sermon: Don’t Stand on the Hose [Download]
      Bishop Robert Loiselle
    • An Anglican Moment: The Wholeness of the Liturgy [Download]
  • First Sunday in Lent, 2/14/2016,
    • The Collect of the day: O LORD, who for our sake didst fast forty days and forty nights; Give us grace to use such abstinence, that, our flesh being subdued to the Spirit, we may ever obey thy godly motions in righteousness, and true holiness, to thine honour and glory, who livest and reignest with the Father and the Holy Ghost, one God, world without end. Amen.
    • Isaiah 58:1-9 : 2 Corinthians 6:1-10
    • An Anglican Moment: Music In the Liturgy [Download]
    • St. Matthew 4:1-11
    • Sermon: Victory Over the Flesh [Download]
  • Ash Wednesday, 2/10/2016,
    • The Collect of the day: ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, who hatest nothing that thou hast made, and dost forgive the sins of all those who are penitent; Create and make in us new and contrite hearts, that we, worthily lamenting our sins and acknowledging our wretchedness, may obtain of thee, the God of all mercy, perfect remission and forgiveness; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
    • Joel 2:12-17 : St. Matthew 6:16-21
    • Sermon: Where your treasure is there will your heart be also. [Download]
  • Quinquagesima, 2/07/2016,
  • Sexagesima, 1/31/2016,
    • The Collect of the day: O LORD God, who seest that we put not our trust in any thing that we do; Mercifully grant that by thy power we may be defended against all adversity; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
    • Isaiah 50:4-10 : 2 Corinthians 11:19-31 : St. Luke 8:4-15
    • Sermon: The Crisis of Authority [Download]
    • An Anglican Moment: History of the Collar [Download]
  • Septuagesima, 1/24/2016,
    • The Collect of the day: O LORD, we beseech thee favourably to hear the prayers of thy people; that we, who are justly punished for our offences, may be mercifully delivered by thy goodness, for the glory of thy Name; through Jesus Christ our Saviour, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Ghost ever, one God, world without end. Amen.
    • 1 Corinthians 9:24-27 : St. Matthew 20:1-16
    • Sermon: Preparation and Celebration [Download]
      Bishop Walter Grundorf
    • An Anglican Moment: Burying the alleluias [Download]
  • The Second Sunday After Epiphany, 01/17/2016,
  • The First Sunday After Epiphany, 01/10/2016,
    • The Collect of the day: O LORD, we beseech thee mercifully to receive the prayers of thy people who call upon thee; and grant that they may both perceive and know what things they ought to do, and also may have grace and power faithfully to fulfil the same; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
    • Proverbs 8:32-36 : Romans 12:1-5 : St. Luke 2:41-52
    • Sermon: Be Transformed [Download]
    • An Anglican Moment: Our selves our souls and bodies [Download]
  • The Second Sunday After Christmas, 01/03/2016,
    • The Collect of the day: ALMIGHTY God, who hast poured upon us the new light of thine incarnate Word; Grant that the same light enkindled in our hearts may shine forth in our lives; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
    • Micah 4:1-5, 5:2-4 : Isaiah 61:1-3 : St. Matthew 2:19-23
    • Sermon: The Light of God’s Presence [Download]
    • An Anglican Moment: Comfortable Words [Download]
  • St. John, Apostle & Evangelist, 12/27/2015,
    • The Collect of the day: MERCIFUL Lord, we beseech thee to cast thy bright beams of light upon thy Church, that it, being illumined by the doctrine of thy blessed Apostle and Evangelist Saint John, may so walk in the light of thy truth, that it may at length attain to life everlasting; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
    • Exodus 33:12-23 : 1 St. John 1:1-10 : St. John 21:19b-25
    • Sermon: Grow a Little New Wood Every Year [Download]
      Bishop Robert Loiselle
    • An Anglican Moment: The 12 Days of Christmas [Download]
  • Christmas Midnight Mass, 12/25/2015,
    • The Collect of the day: ALMIGHTY God, who hast given us thine only-begotten Son to take our nature upon him, and as at this time to be born of a pure virgin; Grant that we being regenerate, and made thy children by adoption and grace, may daily be renewed by thy Holy Spirit; through the same our Lord Jesus Christ, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the same Spirit ever, one God, world without end. Amen.
    • Isaiah 60 : Titus 2:11-15 : St. Luke 2:1-14
    • Canticle from Isaiah 60: Noah Bogosh [Download]
    • Sermon: Christmas Sermon [Download]
  • The Fourth Sunday In Advent, 12/20/2015,
    • The Collect of the day: O LORD, raise up, we pray thee, thy power, and come among us, and with great might succour us; that whereas, through our sins and wickedness, we are sore let and hindered in running the race that is set before us, thy bountiful grace and mercy may speedily help and deliver us; through Jesus Christ our Lord, to whom, with thee and the Holy Ghost, be honour and glory, world without end. Amen.
    • Isaiah 40:1-11 : Philippians 4:4-7 : St. John 1:19-28
    • Sermon: The Very Presence of God in Our Lives [Download]
    • An Anglican Moment: The Intimate Language of the Liturgy [Download]
  • The Third Sunday In Advent (Rose Sunday), 12/13/2015,
    • The Collect of the day: O LORD Jesus Christ, who at thy first coming didst send thy messenger to prepare thy way before thee; Grant that the ministers and stewards of thy mysteries may likewise so prepare and make ready thy way, by turning the hearts of the disobedient to the wisdom of the just, that at thy second coming to judge the world we may be found an acceptable people in thy sight, who livest and reignest with the Father and the Holy Spirit ever, one God, world without end. Amen.
    • Isaiah 35 : 1 Corinthians 4:1-5 : St. Matthew 11:2-10
    • Sermon: Are You Ready to Meet Jesus? [Download]
    • An Anglican Moment: Being Anglican Is Hard Work [Download]
  • The Second Sunday In Advent, 12/06/2015,
    • The Collect of the day: BLESSED Lord, who hast caused all holy Scriptures to be written for our learning; Grant that we may in such wise hear them, read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest them, that by patience and comfort of thy holy Word, we may embrace, and ever hold fast, the blessed hope of everlasting life, which thou hast given us in our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.
    • Isaiah 55 : Romans 15:4-13 : St. Luke 21:25-33
    • Sermon: Reading Holy Scripture [Download]
    • An Anglican Moment: The New Lectio Divina [Download]
  • The First Sunday In Advent, 11/29/2015,
    • The Collect of the day: ALMIGHTY God, give us grace that we may cast away the works of darkness, and put upon us the armour of light, now in the time of this mortal life, in which thy Son Jesus Christ came to visit us in great humility; that in the last day, when he shall come again in his glorious majesty to judge both the quick and the dead, we may rise to the life immortal, through him who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Ghost, now and ever. Amen.
    • Isaiah 28:14-22 : Romans 13:8-14 : St. Matthew 21:1-13
    • Sermon: Put on the armour of light now — now [Download]
    • An Anglican Moment: Advent Tradition [Download]

Sermons older than Advent 2015.

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