Sermons by Fr Donald Perschall

Sermons by Fr Donald Perschall

Being Blessed: Happiness is not the Christian’s goal, but the blessing of God

The secret to being blessed is to let go of what we think we want and to accept where God has planted us and to trust Him fully that he has a plan for our life. Then we choose to do our part to fulfill it under the power and guidance of the Holy Spirit. Certain qualities of life such as comfort, peace, integrity, and real fulfillment are assured to those who are willing to listen to God and follow…

Turning point: Leaving all to follow Jesus to fish for people

To leave family and job to follow Jesus seems counter-intuitive behavior. The Great Commission, Jesus’ last command, calls every follower of Jesus to go teach and make disciples by our life-style and words. 70% of Americans are not involved with church. But our task is not to fill up church pews, but to fill up heaven with souls who have accepted the Good News.

The Epiphany House Blessing: Inviting Jesus into your home for 2023

Father Don explains the symbols to write a chalk blessing. This is a specific blessing for the home that is traditionally done each year on Epiphany (also known as 3 Kings Day or Twelfth Night) that is done on the front door of the house and uses symbols drawn with blessed chalk. This is called the chalking the door, and is practiced by many Christians including Catholics, Anglicans, Lutherans, Methodists, and more!
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