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On March 24, 2018, at St. James Anglican Church (Kansas City, MO), I was ordained as a transitional deacon by the Right Reverend Leo Michael into the Sacred Order of Deacons of the Diocese of the Holy Trinity and Great Plains in The Holy Catholic Church Anglican Rite (HCC-AR). About HCC-AR We hold to the doctrines of the first seven...
Delivered at Trinity Anglican Church, Marysville, California.
Delivered on the Fourth Sunday of Epiphany at Trinity Anglican Church, Marysville, CA on January 28, 2018.
The Scripture Lessons: Ezekiel 18:1-4, 25-32 and Philippians 2:1-13, and Matthew 21:23-32. Lessons read from the Revised Common Lectionary for the Sunday closest to September 28 (Proper 21, Year A). The Sermon: "Generational Shame & the Gospel" delivered on October 1, 2017 at Christ the Redeemer Anglican Church, 1801 Oak Avenue, Davis, CA 95616. Holy Communion is Sundays at 4 pm....
Children Ministry
As a father and a church leader, protecting our children from the devastating consequences of sexual abuse is very important to me. My heart has been broken by the stories of pain and suffering caused by sexual abuse. Yesterday, I sat in on a workshop by our Diocese explaining our spiritual mandate to protect the children in our congregations. You can watch a recording of...
The Scripture Lessons: Isaiah 55:10-13, Psalm 65, Romans 8:1-11 Read from the Revised Common Lectionary for the Sixth Sunday of Pentecost. The Holy Gospel: Matthew 13:1-9,18-23. The Gospel is read “among the people” to symbolize how Christ came into the world to live among us. The Sermon: "The Parable of the Sower and the New Creation" Delivered on July 16, 2017...
St Luke's Galt
Our family visited St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Galt, California on Sunday, May 14, 2017. This small congregation is warm and generous. They've been blessed with a truly beautiful place to worship. Sunday was a Holy Communion service according to Rite II of the 1979 Book of Common Prayer. Rev. Nixon presided and the homily was delivered by James Wirrell. My son Athanasius (3...
We are putting together a "table" about Anglicanism for use on college campuses. Looking for ideas of items that would interest, educate, and pique the curiosity of students. Ideas so far: Prayerbook(s) CS Lewis stuff  Thurible  Vestments Chalice/Altar wares Bells Icons  Ordo Kalendar Missal/Hymnal Feel free to post suggestions below.
On April 16, 2017, I visited Resurrection Anglican Church in Placerville, California. I attended with my wife Sarah and our children Athanasius and Assumpta. The service was an Easter vigil according to 1979 Book of Common Prayer and included a baptism.
Our family often visited Wellspring Anglican Church while we lived in Lathrop, California in 2016-2017. Wellspring is a strong congregation with a wonderful blend of both old and new worship styles (1979 Book of Common Prayer). Father Michael and Father Tom offer solid, orthodox sermons and liberally invest their time in the lives of their congregants. Wellspring is also an example of...