Holy Trinity Anglican Church

On Amelia Island, Florida

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The Rev Bradley S. Cunningham, Rector

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  • The Ninth Sunday after Trinity, 08/13/2017,
    • 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

    • Sermon: Come To Yourself [Download]
    • An Anglican Moment: Repentance [Download]
  • The Transfiguration of our Lord Jesus Christ, 08/06/2017,
    • The Collect of the day: O GOD, who on the mount didst reveal to chosen witnesses thine only-begotten Son wonderfully transfigured, in raiment and glistering; 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.
    • Exodus 34:29-35 : 2 St. Peter 1:13-18 : St Luke 8:28-36

    • Sermon: The Most Dangerous Question [Download]
  • The Seventh Sunday after Trinity, 07/30/2017,
    • 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: The Miracle Is the Message [Download]
      The Rev. Brian Oldfield
  • The Sixth Sunday after Trinity, 07/23/2017,
    • 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: Baptized into Christ’s death [Download]
      Sermon text: Link to Project Canterbury
  • The Fifth Sunday after Trinity, 07/16/2017,
    • 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; 18-23 : 1 St Peter 3:8-15a : St Luke 5:1-11

    • Sermon: Arriving at Holy Ground [Download]
    • An Anglican Moment: The Gospel in the Prayer of Consecration [Download]
  • The Fourth Sunday after Trinity, 07/09/2017,
    • 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

    • Sermon: His Mercy Never Comes to an End [Download]
  • The Third Sunday after Trinity, 07/02/2017,
    • 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: Your Enemy the Devil [Download]
    • An Anglican Moment: Independence Day [Download]
  • The Second Sunday after Trinity, 06/25/2017,
    • 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: Love and Fear the Lord [Download]
  • The First Sunday after Trinity, 06/18/2017,
    • 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: Love Perfected [Download]
      The Rev. Brian Oldfield
  • Trinity Sunday, 06/11/2017,
    • 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.
    • The Revelation of Jesus Christ to St. John 4:1-11 : St. John 3:1:15

    • Sermon: Reborn Into a New Family [Download]
      The Rt. Rev. Walter Grundof
    • An Anglican Moment: About the Athanasian Creed [Download]
    • Athanasian Creed Text

  • Pentecost, commonly called Whitsunday, 06/04/2017,
    • 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: If You Love Me [Download]
    • An Anglican Moment: Blessing the Water [Download]
  • The Sunday After Ascension Day, 05/28/2017,
  • Rogation Sunday (The Fifth Sunday after Pascha (Easter)), 05/21/2017,
    • 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 34:20-31 : James 1:22-27 : St. John 16:23b-33

    • Sermon: You are Chosen [Download]
      Blessed is the man whom thou choosest and receivest unto thee: he shall dwell in thy court, and shall be satisfied with the pleasures of thy house, even of thy holy temple. Psalm 65:4
    • An Anglican Moment: Silence in Liturgy [Download]
      THE LORD is in his holy temple: let all the earth keep silence before him. Habakkuk 2:20
  • The Fourth Sunday after Pascha (Easter), 05/14/2017,
    • 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 : James 1:17-21 : St. John 16:5-15

    • Sermon: Conviction of Sin [Download]
    • An Anglican Moment: The Collect [Download]
  • The Third Sunday after Pascha (Easter), 05/07/2017,
    • 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 Peter 2:11-17 : St. John 16:16-22

    • Sermon: Converting the Heart [Download]
  • The Second Sunday after Pascha (Easter), 04/30/2017,
    • 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.
    • 1 Peter 2:19-25 : St. John 10:11-16

    • Sermon: Radical Reorientation [Download]
  • The First Sunday after Pascha (Easter), 04/23/2017,
    • 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 John 5:4-12 : St. John 20:19-23

    • Sermon: That You May Have Life [Download]
      The Rev. Brian Oldfield
  • The Resurrection or Pascha, commonly called Easter Sunday, 04/16/2017,
    • 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: A Bag of Bones and Jesus Christ Is Risen [Download]
    • Sermon Text (pdf)
  • The Sixth Sunday of Lent, commonly called Palm Sunday, 04/09/2017,
    • 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: Palm Sunday Homily – Obedient Unto Death [Download]
  • The Fifth Sunday of Lent, commonly called Passion Sunday, 04/02/2017,
    • 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: Jesus – Why Jesus had to be the son of God [Download]
    • An Anglican Moment: The Blood of Jesus [Download]
  • The Fourth Sunday In Lent, 03/26/2017,
    • 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.
    • Ezekiel 39:21-29 : Galatians 4:21-31 : St. John 6:1-14

    • Sermon: The Break of Life [Download]
      The Rt. Rev Robert Loiselle
  • The Third Sunday In Lent, 03/19/2017,
    • 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.
    • Deuteronomy 6:1-9; 20-25 : Ephesians 5:1-14 : St. Luke 11:14-28

    • Sermon: Be Imitators of God [Download]
      The Rev. Brian Oldfield
  • The Second Sunday In Lent, 03/12/2017,
    • The Collect of the day: ALMIGHTY God, who seest that we have no power of ourselves to help ourselves; Keep us both outwardly in our bodies, and inwardly in our souls; that we may be defended from all adversities which may happen to the body, and from all evil thoughts which may assault and hurt the soul; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
    • 1 Kings 8:37-43 : 1 Thessalonians 4:1-8 : St. Matthew 15:21-28

    • Sermon: Seeking Holiness [Download]
      The Rev. Brian Oldfield
  • The First Sunday in Lent, 03/05/2017,
    • 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 : St. Matthew 4:1-11

    • Sermon: Tested by the Devil [Download]
  • The Sunday called Quinquagesima, or the Sunday next before Lent, 02/26/2017,
    • The Collect of the day: O LORD, who hast taught us that all our doings without love are nothing worth; Send thy Holy Ghost, and pour into our hearts that most excellent gift of love, the very bond of peace and of all virtues, without which whosoever liveth is counted dead before thee. Grant this for thine only Son Jesus Christ’s sake. Amen.
    • Deuteronomy 10:12-11:1 : 1 Corinthians 13:1-13 : St. Luke 18:31-43

    • Sermon: Jesus – thou Son of David – have mercy on me [Download]
      The Rev. Brian Oldfield
    • An Anglican Moment (1): New 1928 BCP and the HOLY Catholic Church [Download]
    • An Anglican Moment (2): The Litany [Download]
  • The Sunday called Sexagesima, or the second Sunday before Lent, 02/19/2017,
    • 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: We Are the Dirt [Download]
    • An Anglican Moment: The Final Gospel [Download]
  • The Sunday called Septuagesima, or the third Sunday before Lent, 02/12/2017,
    • 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.
    • Joshua 1:1-9 : 1 Corinthians 9:24-27 : St. Matthew 20:1-16

    • Sermon: Go Labor In My Vineyard [Download]
    • An Anglican Moment: The Offertory [Download]
  • The Fifth Sunday After The Epiphany, 02/05/2017,
    • The Collect of the day: O LORD, we beseech thee to keep thy Church and household continually in thy true religion; that they who do lean only upon the hope of thy heavenly grace may evermore be defended by thy mighty power; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
    • Habakkuk 1:12-2:24; 2:4-14 : Colossians 3:12-17 : St. Matthew 13:24-30

    • Sermon: Have Patience [Download]
  • The Fourth Sunday After The Epiphany, 01/29/2017,
    • The Collect of the day: O GOD, who knowest us to be set in the midst of so many and great dangers, that by reason of the frailty of our nature we cannot always stand upright; Grant to us such strength and protection, as may support us in all dangers, and carry us through all temptations; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
    • Deuteronomy 4:5-13; 32-40 : Romans 13:1-7 : St. Matthew 8:1-13

    • Sermon: Make Me Clean [Download]
    • An Anglican Moment: About New Pew Books of Common Prayer [Download]
  • The Third Sunday After The Epiphany, 01/22/2017,
    • The Collect of the day: ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, mercifully look upon our infirmities, and in all our dangers and necessities stretch forth thy right hand to help and defend us; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
    • Isaiah 41:8-10; 17-20 : Romans 12:16-21 : St. John 2:1-11

    • Sermon: When His Time Comes [Download]
      The Rev. Deacon Brian Oldfield
    • An Anglican Moment: Psalm 43 in the worship of the church [Download]
      Psalm 43
  • The Second Sunday After The Epiphany, 01/15/2017,
    • The Collect of the day: ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, who dost govern all things in heaven and earth; Mercifully hear the supplications of thy people, and grant us thy peace all the days of our life; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
    • Zechariah 8:1-8, 20:23 : Romans 12:6-16 : St. Mark 1:1-11

    • Sermon: He who made the water now stands in the water [Download]
    • An Anglican Moment: How to pray for the president and nation [Download]
  • The First Sunday After The Epiphany, 01/08/2017,
    • 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: I must be about my Father’s business [Download]
    • An Anglican Moment: To present your bodies as a living sacrifice [Download]
  • The Circumcision of Christ, 01/01/2017,
    • The Collect of the day: ALMIGHTY God, who madest thy blessed Son to be circumcised, and obedient to the law for man; Grant us the true circumcision of the Spirit; that, our hearts, and all our members, being mortified from all worldly and carnal lusts, we may in all things obey thy blessed will; through the same thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen
    • Deuteronomy 30:1-10 : Philippians 2:9-13 : St. Luke 2:15-21

    • Sermon: The Circumcision Fulfilling the Law [Download]
      The Rev. Deacon Brian Oldfield
    • An Anglican Moment: Fully God and Fully Man [Download]
      The Rev. Deacon Brian Oldfield
  • Christmas Day, 12/25/2016,
    • 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
    • Hebrews 1:1-12 : St. John 1:1-14

    • Sermon: God United to Us [Download]
      The Rev. Deacon Brian Oldfield
    • An Anglican Moment: The Man on the Cross [Download]
  • Christmas Eve, 12/24/2016,
    • The Collect of the day: O GOD, who makest us glad with the yearly remembrance of the birth of thine only Son Jesus Christ; Grant that as we joyfully receive him for our Redeemer, so we may with sure confidence behold him when he shall come to be our Judge, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Ghost, one God, world without end. Amen
    • Titus 2:11-15 : St. Luke 2:1-14

    • Sermon: Love has come down from heaven [Download]
  • Fourth Sunday In Advent, 12/18/2016,
    • 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 comfort of His presence [Download]
    • An Anglican Moment: What’s missing-12 days-Epiphany [Download]
  • Third Sunday In Advent, 12/11/2016,
    • 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: Don’t Miss the Joy [Download]
    • An Anglican Moment: Inviting People for Christmas [Download]
  • Second Sunday In Advent, 12/04/2016,
    • 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: That We Can Embrace Hope [Download]
    • An Anglican Moment: Seminarian Sunday [Download]
  • First Sunday In Advent, 11/27/2016,
    • 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: Repent! [Download]
      The Rt. Rev. Robert Loiselle
    • An Anglican Moment: The Advent Color Blue [Download]

Sermons older than Advent 2016.

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