Monthly Archives: March 2013

Supposing Him to be the Gardener

Sermon from Easter Day 2013 John 20: 1-18 St. Paul’s, Kilgore, Texas Alleluia! Christ is risen! The Lord is risen indeed! Alleluia! In a church where I previously served, there was a woman named Lynn, who had a gift for gardening. Lynn was a rather prominent member of the church, a lively person that everyone […]

The Tradition We Have Received

Sermon from Maundy Thursday 2013 1 Corinthians 11: 23-26 St. Paul’s, Orange, Texas This is the tradition that we have received: “That the Lord Jesus, on the night when he was betrayed, took a loaf of bread, gave thanks, broke it and said: ‘This is my body. Do this in remembrance of me.’ In the […]

I Commit My Spirit

Sermon from Palm Sunday 2013 Luke 23: 1-49 St. Michael & All Angels, Longview, Texas “Father, into your hands I commit my spirit.” In the Gospel of Luke, these are the final words out of the mouth of Jesus, as he breathes his last from the Cross: “Father, into your hands I commit my spirit.” […]

Over The Top

Sermon from March 17, 2013 John 12: 1-8 Holy Innocents, Madisonville, Texas Good morning! It is great to be with you this morning as your newest Bishop Suffragan in the Diocese of Texas. I have heard about your church for quite some time now, especially about your community garden. And I have been anxious to […]

Fancy Jesus Stuff

Wardens & Vestry Conference Houston, Austin & Lufkin, Texas Good morning. I am Jeff Fisher and for those who have not had a chance to meet me yet, I am the newest Bishop Suffragan in the Diocese of Texas. As I am traveling around our large diocese trying to explain to people who I am, […]