The First Sunday of Advent Sermon – November 29, 2020

My sermon for the First Sunday of Advent as Guest Preacher for Saint Mark’s Episcopal Church, Mystic Connecticut on November 29, 2020 placed within the livestreamed Morning Prayer led by The Rev. Adam Thomas, Rector.

You can watch the full livestream from Saint Mark’s Episcopal Church including Adam Thomas singing his original song “Come Dwell” here

Recently Added to Teaching Videos

Video prepared in support of my workshop for the 2020 Interim Ministry Network Annual Conference entitled

Making A ZOOM Training More Effective Using SQ3R
SQ3R is a study technique (Survey, Question, Read, Recite, Review) that adapts well to a class being better prepared for a Zoom session (Bible Study, leadership meeting, IMN training). This disciplined approach combats the lethargy that limits learning within a Zoom training as people wait for others to engage the material in whatever form they have in their home setting. SQ3R methodology invites you to experience the method in much the same manner that you experienced many of the tools in the IMN toolbox (remember FTML and FTMC). 

In the Workshop Video I demonstrate the SQ3R method when I engage Brené Brown’s 10th Anniversary Edition of The Gifts of Imperfection. The video closes with a reminder of the importance of Bowen Theory (from FTML) as I introduce a case study in the form of a movie about the 1905 clergy family of Dr. Andrew Shelton, an Episcopal Priest, in the oddly titledAdventure in Baltimore. Please read the Doctor of Ministry thesis proposal (within the workshop preparation material) concerning Bowen Theory as found in the movie.

  • Intro to me and this workshop
    Intro to SQ3R
    Using SQ3R to prepare to read Brene’ Brown’s Gifts of Imperfection
    Preparatory comments about applying Bowen Theory to Dr. Shelton’s story

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My Final Sermon at St. Timothy’s Wilson NC – July 12, 2020

My sermon for the Sixth Sunday after Pentecost celebrates the good soil that is St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, Wilson NC that finds a joyous post-Covid 19 outcome in the building and beyond.

Or celebrate The Sixth Sunday after Pentecost with this Worship On Demand liturgy from St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, Wilson NC that includes a sermon that places independence within what it means to be dependent and inter-dependent on God and one another,  and a Communion with Christ prayer. Download a copy of the Worship Booklet.

A link to a video entitled An Insight into St. Timothy’s from the outgoing interim rector – July 2020
The Rev. Dr. William Carl Thomas, Interim Rector of St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, Wilson NC (12/2019 – 07/2020) offers his observations about why an Episcopal Priest discerning a call to a new ministry might take a deep look at St. Timothy’s.

The Fifth Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 9) Sermon with link to Worship On Demand – July 5, 2020

My sermon for the Fifth Sunday after Pentecost places independence within what it means to be dependent and inter-dependent on God and one another.

Or celebrate The Fifth Sunday after Pentecost with this Worship On Demand liturgy from St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, Wilson NC that includes a sermon that places independence within what it means to be dependent and inter-dependent on God and one another,  and a Communion with Christ prayer. Download a copy of the Worship Booklet.

Watch the Final Edition of the St. Timothy’s Online Parish Forum hosted by Melanie Statnick and myself that looks at principle-centered leadership expressed in my understanding of The Rule of St. Benedict and the works of Stephen Covey and Jim Collins and find M&M’s and prayers to celebrate our time as we bid farewell.

The Fourth Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 8) Sermon with link to Worship On Demand – June 28, 2020

My sermon for the Fourth Sunday after Pentecost probes how asking the right questions influences behavior, especially when responding to God’s Holy Invitations.

Or celebrate The Fourth Sunday after Pentecost with this Worship On Demand liturgy from St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, Wilson NC that includes a sermon that probes how asking the right questions influences behavior, especially when responding to God’s Holy Invitations and a Communion with Christ prayer. Download a copy of the Worship Booklet

Watch a new edition of the St. Timothy’s Online Parish Forum hosted by Melanie Statnick and myself that features guests Eliza Stephenson and Kenan Rand who discuss the Thank for the Pearl of Great Price stewardship approach at St. Timothy’s.

The Third Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 7) Sermon with link to Worship On Demand – June 21, 2020

My sermon for the Third Sunday after Pentecost offers how love overcomes the inequality found in the origin stories of the three Abrahamic religions.

Or celebrate The Third Sunday after Pentecost with this Worship On Demand liturgy from St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, Wilson NC that includes a sermon that offers how love overcomes the inequality found in the origin stories of the three Abrahamic religions and a Communion with Christ prayer. Download a copy of the Worship Booklet

Watch a new edition of the St. Timothy’s Online Parish Forum hosted by Melanie Statnick and myself that features guest Edna Marie Thomas who leads a discussion of many useful books including Breakfast with Buddha, Lamb, Walking the Bible, and Abraham: A Journey into the Heart of Three Faiths. 

The Second Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 6) Sermon with link to Worship On Demand – June 14, 2020

A sermon that moves through the words faith, grace, love, suffering, endurance, assurance, and hope in conversation with the Apostle Paul and the writer of the Letter to the Hebrews preached by The Rev. Dr. William Carl Thomas, Interim Rector of St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, Wilson NC on The Second Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 6), June 14, 2020.

Or Celebrate The Second Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 6) with an Online Expression of the Holy Eucharist for with a sermon that moves through the words faith, grace, love, suffering, endurance, assurance, and hope in conversation with the Apostle Paul and the writer of the Letter to the Hebrews. The liturgy includes a communion with Christ prayer.

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Trinity Sunday Sermon with link to Worship On Demand – June 7, 2020

A sermon on the energy of love within the Trinity that strengthens us to confront racism and the coronavirus preached by The Rev. Dr. William Carl Thomas, Interim Rector of St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, Wilson NC on Trinity Sunday, June 7, 2020.

The following provide links to that which I preached in the sermon.
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Blazing Saddles on Hulu
Bishop Curry’s Pentecost Sermon

Or Celebrate Trinity Sunday with this Worship On Demand liturgy that includes a Sermon on the energy of love within the Trinity that strengthens us to confront racism and coronavirus preached by The Rev. Dr. William Carl Thomas, Interim Rector of St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, Wilson NC, and a Communion with Christ prayer. This liturgy is followed by the Online Parish Forum for Sunday, June 7, 2020 hosted by Melanie Statnick and Father Bill Thomas with look at how needed the Rule of St. Benedict is today as it was 1600 years ago.

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The Day of Pentecost: Whitsunday Sermon with link to Worship On Demand – May 31, 2020

This sermon features the congregation of St. Timothy’s Wilson as visual examples of tongues of fire as we live in the power of the Holy Spirit preached by The Rev. Dr. William Carl Thomas, Interim Rector of St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, Wilson NC on The Day of Pentecost: Whitsunday, May 31, 2020.

Or celebrate The Day of Pentecost: Whitsunday with this Worship On Demand liturgy that includes a Sermon that features the congregation of St. Timothy’s Wilson as visual examples of tongues of fire as we live in the power of the Holy Spirit, preached by The Rev. Dr. William Carl Thomas, Interim Rector of St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, Wilson NC, and a Communion with Christ prayer. This liturgy is followed by the Online Parish Forum for Sunday, May 31, 2020 hosted by Melanie Statnick and Father Bill Thomas with a roundtable discussion by Wardens Brent Cooke and Scott Thompson along with parishioner Mike Miller about planning necessary that to Reopen our Church Buildings for Worship.

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The Seventh Sunday of Easter: The Sunday after the Ascension with link to Worship On Demand – May 24, 2020

A sermon about how grace fell like rain on the Feast of the Ascension during seminary in 1988 preached by The Rev. Dr. William Carl Thomas, Interim Rector of St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, Wilson NC on The Seventh Sunday of Easter: The Sunday after the Ascension, May 24, 2020.

Or celebrate The Seventh Sunday of Easter: The Sunday after the Ascension with this Worship On Demand liturgy that includes a Sermon about how grace fell like rain on the Feast of the Ascension during seminary in 1988, preached by The Rev. Dr. William Carl Thomas, Interim Rector of St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, Wilson NC, and a Communion with Christ prayer. This liturgy is followed by the Online Parish Forum for Sunday, May 24, 2020 hosted by Melanie Statnick and Father Bill Thomas that looks at the Stage of Reopening Church Buildings for Worship.

Bonus! Click on the title as Musician Todd Agnew sings “Grace Like Rain.” This music complements the sermon.

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