Sermon from February 16, 2020 Matthew 5: 21-37 St. Philip’s, Palestine, Texas In this last week, an angry video went viral on social media. This short video clip that went viral on the internet – was of a man and a woman, who were both passengers on the same airplane. The flight was an American […]

Sermon from February 9, 2020 Matthew 5: 13-20 St. Richard’s, Round Rock, Texas Before I was ordained at the age of 40, I had a previous vocation, a vocation which was quite different than the priesthood. Before I was ordained, I was a CPA. I am a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, […]

Sermon from January 22, 2020 Ordination of the Rev. Bill Bullard Philippians 4: 4-9 St. John’s, Palacios, Texas In the Episcopal Church, we can trace our spiritual roots back across the Atlantic Ocean. We can trace our spiritual roots back to the Church of England. This might be why it is – that so many […]

Sermon from January 19, 2020 John 1: 29-42 Holy Innocents, Madisonville, Texas What are you looking for? In the Bible, in the Gospel of John, the first thing out of Jesus’ mouth, the very first words that are uttered by Jesus in this whole Gospel, is this question: What are you looking for? John the […]

Sermon from January 11, 2020 Ordination of the Rev. Steve Ekerberg Matthew 3: 13-17 St. Paul’s, Concord, New Hampshire Good morning! I am Jeff Fisher, Bishop Suffragan in the Episcopal Diocese of Texas. And I am honored to be here with y’all. (I hope it’s okay to say y’all in New Hampshire!) First of all, […]

Sermon from December 24, 2019 Luke 2: 1-20 St. Luke’s, Lindale, Texas Now I am probably a rarity – in that I grew up in the Episcopal Church. And growing up in the Episcopal Church, my brother and I participated in many of the activities of the church. My brother and I were both in […]

Sermon from December 8, 2019 Isaiah 11: 1-10 Trinity, The Woodlands, Texas The Old Testament Prophet Isaiah speaks out to be heard, crying out: “A shoot shall come out from the stump of Jesse, and a branch shall grow out of his roots. On that day, the root of Jesse shall stand as a signal […]