Dynamic Downtown Worship in the Anglican Tradition

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

God Off Mute

One of the most often repeated phrases in this Covid era Zoom world we are living in is:  ‘You’re muted!  Take yourself off mute!’  How many times have you said that to another and or how many times have others said that to you?  As we come to the final Sunday in Advent before Christmas,…

Stainless, Blameless, Peace-Filled

We never know when our last day on earth will be, in fact one of the great blessings of Advent is that it forces us to “slow down” and assess the lives we are leading.  Am I living the life Jesus has called me to live?  As we continue our trek through Advent into the manger scene, today…

Jesus as King and King in Our Lives

Can you believe this is the last Sunday before Advent begins?  Advent is that ‘4’ week season of the year where we focus on preparing for the birth of Christ in the world and in our hearts.  So, traditionally as Anglicans today we celebrate this Sunday as Christ the King Sunday, acknowledging the Kingship of…

The Treasure of Your Heart Produces Generosity

This sermon was given on Sunday, October 25, 2020. Did you know your highest treasure produces generosity?  For example, If your heart’s treasure is golf, you will give generously to golf.  If hunting, you will give generously to that hobby.  Our highest treasure produces generosity!  If Jesus is your highest treasure, you will crave and…

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…