Dynamic Downtown Worship in the Anglican Tradition

Sermons by The Rev. Alfred T. K. Zadig Jr

Living Like We’re Leavin’

What a Sunday!  We not only enter our new Covid-era worship schedule, we also celebrate Michaelmas!  Michaelmas (also known as the Feast of Saint Michael and All Angels) is the Biblical festival (Revelation 12) of our namesake.  Michaelmas celebrates Archangel Michael’s victory over Satan.  Revelation 12 ends with those chilling words:  “Satan is filled with…

Who is in Your Boat?

Words cannot express what our first Sunday back in person was like!  My adrenaline was flowing just seeing everyone’s faces again, and upon reflection it just reiterated to me the power of the cross, that we are better together.  As you look at the cross, you see both the vertical and the horizontal beams.  The…

Swine Flu Vaccination

Some years ago, the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis conducted a study on cultures and prosperity.  The study concluded that those countries with a wide belief in hell are less corrupt and in general, healthier and more prosperous.  I submit to you if we don’t have a healthy view of evil and hell, we…

Three Things Sheep Teach About Having Peace

There is no shortage of anxiety in the world today, from Pandemics, to Hurricanes and even earthquakes, not to mention racial tensions and presidential elections.  Yet today’s Gospel is a command to live differently in a state of supernatural peace.  Jesus teams up with sheep to tell us how. This sermon was given on Sunday, August…

Going From Slavery to Freedom

The Greatest Need in our Lives is to See our Need: Going from Slavery to Freedom. Well, this is quite the July 4th weekend very few if any could anticipate.  Pandemic still raging, civil unrest unsettling…and here we are, July 4.  I’ve been thinking a great deal about slavery and freedom, both within my own…

Three P’s of Fatherhood

Happy Fathers Day!  When I say fathers I mean our biological fathers as well as all father figures and mentors.  For there is one thing all have in common:  In the spirit of Proverbs 4, the fatherly call to live the three P’s.  As we think of the CoronaVirus and the three P’s of the…

Breathe on Me Breath of God

A Sermon Duet with the Rev. Anthony Thompson Welcome back!  How good it is to simply be under one roof together! Yet, who knew our first day back would be in a time of such civil unrest.  Today’s service is to help us uniquely respond to the tragedies of the past week.  From the readings,…

Holy Spirit and Discipleship

Imagine Ernie without Bert, Batman without Robin, (I was going to say Tom Brady without Bill Bellichek..)…hard to imagine isn’t it!  Yet it’s similar to believing we can be a disciple of Jesus Christ without the Holy Spirit!  Of course the analogy breaks down because the Holy Spirit is our fuel, our water source, our change agent in faith.  Today we celebrate…

Three Pivots Needed in the Pandemic

Today a good old fashioned fishing story from the Sea of Galilee. Simon Peter discovers that using traditional fishing methods is getting him nowhere, and further discovers that making a key pivot changes everything.  This story has everything to do with us as the church going through this pandemic and realizing that key pivots through the power of the Holy Spirit are…

The Secret to Motherhood

Mother’s Day is here!  As beautiful as Mother’s day is, it is fraught with danger for the preacher.  Motherhood is complicated for so many different reasons that will be explained today.  Yet…Proverbs 31 details the very secret of motherhood, a secret that isn’t revealed until the end of the chapter.   A beautiful secret unveiled and…