Holy Trinity Anglican Church

On Amelia Island, Florida

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The Rev Bradley S. Cunningham, Rector

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  • Seventh Sunday after Trinity, 07/15/2018,
    • 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: Fulfilling Christian Duty [Download]
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    • Anglican Moment: Baptism [Download]
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  • Sixth Sunday after Trinity, 07/08/2018,
    • 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: A Consideration of Christian Duty [Download]
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  • Fifth Sunday after Trinity, 07/01/2018,
    • 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: Glory of God or Vanity? [Download]
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    • Anglican Moment: Are We Evangelical? [Download]
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  • Nativity of John the Baptist, 06/24/2018,
    • The Collect of the day: ALMIGHTY God, by whose providence thy servant John Baptist was wonderfully born, and sent to prepare the way of thy Son our Saviour by preaching repentance; Make us so to follow his doctrine and holy life, that we may truly repent according to his preaching; and after his example constantly speak the truth, boldly rebuke vice, and patiently suffer for the truth’s sake; through the same thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
    • Malachi 3:1-6 : Isaiah 40:1-11 : St Luke 1:57-80
    • Sermon: Repent [Download]
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  • Third Sunday after Trinity, 06/17/2018,
    • 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: You the Church [Download]
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    • Anglican Moment: The Anglican Lay Reader [Download]
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  • Second Sunday after Trinity, 06/10/2018,
    • 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.
    • Deutermonmy 20:1-9 : 1 St John 3:13-24 : St Luke 14:16-24
    • Sermon: Who fought the battle of Jericho? [Download]
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    • Anglican Moment: Music in the church [Download]
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  • First Sunday after Trinity, 06/03/2018,
    • 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: Rotten to the Core [Download]
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  • Trinity Sunday, 05/27/2018,
    • 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
    • Sermon: Episcopal Address [Download]
      The Rt. Rev. Walter Grundorf
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  • Whitsunday (Pentecost), 05/20/2018,
    • 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 Day of the Lord [Download]
      The Rev. Brian Oldfield
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    • Anglican Moment: Symbols of the Holy Spirit [Download]
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  • The Sunday After Ascension Day, 05/13/2018,
    • 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 Peter 4:7-11 : St John 15:26 – 16:4
    • Sermon: Waiting for More to Come [Download]
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    • Anglican Moment: Conditional Baptism [Download]
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  • The Fifth Sunday After Easter commonly called Rogation Sunday, 05/06/2018,
    • 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 : James 1:22-27 : St John 16:23b-33
    • Sermon: Be Secure and Know that I am the Lord [Download]
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  • The Fourth Sunday After Easter, 04/29/2018,
    • 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.
    • Job 19:21-27a : St James 1:17-21 : St John 16:5-15
    • Sermon: What happens to the body affects the soul [Download]
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    • Anglican Moment: The Anglican Cantor [Download]
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    • Anglican Moment: Theology of Suffering [Download]
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  • The Third Sunday After Easter, 04/22/2018,
    • 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 Samuel 1:1-10 : 1 Peter 2:11-22 : St John 16:16-22
    • Sermon: Messiah [Download]
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  • The Second Sunday After Easter, 04/15/2018,
    • 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.
    • Baruch 4:20-31 : 1 Peter 2:19-25 : St John 10:11-16
    • Sermon: The Suffering of the Righteous [Download]
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  • The First Sunday After Easter, 04/08/2018,
    • 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.
    • Isaiah 43:1-12 : 1 John 4:4-12 : St John 20:19-23
    • Sermon: I am the Lord your God – You Are My Witnesses [Download]
      The Rev. Brian Oldfield
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  • Resurrection Sunday; Easter Sunday, 04/01/2018,
    • 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.
    • Isaiah 25:1-9 : Colossians 3:1-4 : St John 20:1-10
    • Sermon: The Joy of a Sinner [Download]
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  • The Sunday next before Easter, commonly called Palm Sunday, 03/25/2018,
    • 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.
    • Zechariah 9:9-12 : Philippians 2:5-11 : St Matthew 27:1-54
    • Sermon: Behold Your King Comes [Download]
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    • Anglican Moment: Come Holy Spirit [Download]
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  • Fifth Sunday in Lent, commonly called Passion Sunday, 03/18/2018,
    • 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.
    • Isaiah 1:10-20 : Hebrews 9:11-15 : St John 8:46-59
    • Sermon: You Shall be Eaten by the Sword [Download]
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  • Fourth Sunday in Lent, 03/11/2018,
    • 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 38:21-29 : Galatians 4:21-31 : St John 6:1-14
    • Sermon: When I Pour Out My Spirit [Download]
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  • Third Sunday in Lent, 03/04/2018,
    • 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.
    • Deuteronomy 6:1-9; 20-25 : Ephesians 5:1-14 : St Luke 11:14-28
    • Sermon: Thou Shalt Love [Download]
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    • Anglican Moment: Fasting and Sharing Your Faith [Download]
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  • Second Sunday in Lent, 02/25/2018,
    • 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 (Prefaced with, “When King Solomon dedicated the Temple in Jerusalem, he prayed before all the people, O God saying, …” : 1 Thessalonians 4:1-8 : St Matthew 15:21-28
    • Sermon: A Reasonable Sacrifice [Download]
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  • First Sunday in Lent, 02/18/2018,
    • 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.
    • Ecclesiasticus (Sirach) 2:1-18 : 2 Corinthians 6:1-10 : St Matthew 4:1-11
    • Sermon: You who fear the Lord [Download]
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  • Quinquagesmia, 02/11/2018,
    • 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: The Lord set His heart in love on YOU [Download]
  • Sexagesmia, 02/04/2018,
    • 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: Trust in the name of the Lord and rely on your God [Download]
  • Septuagesmia, 01/28/2018,
    • 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: Do not be frightened and do not be dismayed [Download]
  • The Third Sunday After Epiphany, 01/21/2018,
    • 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: Redeemed [Download]
  • The Second Sunday After Epiphany, 01/14/2018,
    • 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: One Plan [Download]
      Homilist: The Rev. Brian Oldfield
  • The First Sunday After Epiphany, 01/07/2018,
    • 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 8:22-36 : Romans 12:1-5 : St Luke 2:41-52
    • Sermon: I (Wisdom) was there. [Download]
  • The First Sunday After Christmas, 12/31/2017,
    • 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 9:2-7 : Galatians 4:1-7 : St Matthew 1:18-25
    • Sermon: Let There Be Light [Download]
  • Christmas Eve, Lessons and Carols, 12/24/2017,
    • The Collect of the day: Grant, we beseech thee Almighty God, that as thou hast poured forth upon us the Light of thine incarnate Word; so he, who doth illuminate our hearts by faith, may likewise in all our works show forth his brightness; Through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.
    • Zechariah 2:10-13 : Hebrews 1:1-12 : John 1:1-14
    • Sermon: Put Away Your Sins Now [Download]
    • Duet: Chloe and Allister Cunningham [Download]
  • The Fourth Sunday In Advent, 12/24/2017,
    • 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 : Philippians 4:4-7 : St John 1:19-28
    • Sermon: Behold your God! [Download]
  • The Third Sunday In Advent, 12/17/2017,
    • 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: Domine — Quo Vadis? [Download]
    • An Anglican Moment: Qaudete! [Download]
  • The Second Sunday In Advent, 12/10/2017,
    • 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 21:25-13
    • Sermon: With apologies to Sodom and Gomorrah [Download]
    • An Anglican Moment: We confess OUR sin [Download]
  • The First Sunday In Advent, 12/03/2017,
    • 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: Turn From Your Foolishness [Download]
    • An Anglican Moment: Advent 1 – the beginning of the Christian year [Download]

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