Sermons Archive

God Promises, Christ Delivers, Are We Choosing Back

Category: Are We Choosing Back / Speaker: The Reverend Michael D. Rasicci
February 18, 2018

Christ went immediately into the desert for 40 days and 40 nights, returning to preach the Gospel after John the Baptist had been arrested. Jesus died for our sins and is always with us. Lent...

Lent–A Time to Come Closer to Christ

Category: Lent-A Time to Come Closer to Christ / Speaker: The Reverend Michael D. Rasicci
February 15, 2018

Fr Michael Rasicci's homily for Ash Wednesday, 02/14/2018. Lent comes with prayer, fasting, reading of scripture, repentance and a desire to still the clamoring voices inside our head that focus on outward things and to...

Whatever You Do For One of the Least of These . . .

Category: Whatever You Do / Speaker: Rev Cn Howard K Williams DMin
February 11, 2018

Ministry, according to Fr Howard, reflects three things--immediate needs (food, shelter, etc.), then sustainability (teaching others to do things for themselves). The third level is systemic impact--usually established at governmental levels. Food for the Poor...

Christ is About Freeing Us to be Fully Alive

Category: Christ-Frees-Us-to-be-Fully-Alive / Speaker: The Reverend Michael D. Rasicci
February 04, 2018

Fr Mike's homily for the 5th Sunday after Epiphany, 02/04/2018. (MP3-Podcast-only) Christ is about freeing us to be fully alive. We find ourselves tied up and restrained by habits, choices, sins, and more. Christ came...

Christ Calls Us

Category: Christ Calls Us / Speaker: The Reverend Michael D. Rasicci
January 28, 2018

Fr Michael Rasicci's homily for the 4th Sunday after Epiphany--01-28-2018--also the Annual Parish Meeting for Calvary Episcopal Church in Batavia, IL. When we sin, fall short of the ideas Christ is calling us to be,...

We Are Called to Be True Disciples

Category: We Are Called to Be True Disciples / Speaker: The Reverend Michael D. Rasicci
January 21, 2018

Fr Mike's homily for the 3rd Sunday after Epiphany, 01/21/2018. In Mark's Gospel, Jesus calls his disciples to be "Fishers of People" ("Fishers of Men"). As the first disciples were called and followed immediately, so,...

Come and See

Category: Come and See / Speaker: The Reverend Michael D. Rasicci
January 14, 2018

Jesus's disciples invited others to "Come and See" and have a personal encounter with Jesus. We, too, are asked to invite others to "Come and See"--finding Jesus in the life of Calvary and its parishioners....

Jesus Has Claimed Us

Category: Jesus Has Claimed Us / Speaker: The Reverend Michael D. Rasicci
January 07, 2018

Fr Michael Rasicci's homily for the 1st Sunday after Epiphany (Jesus' Baptism Sunday) 01/07/2018. As God claimed Jesus after his baptism by John, the Baptist, Jesus Christ has claimed us as his own. Our baptism...

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