A Sermon featuring the love of Mary Hatch from It’s a Wonderful Life
I originally preached this sermon on The Second Sunday In Lent (2 Lent Year A) preached in my role as Priest-in-Charge Christ Episcopal Church Middletown, New Jersey – Sunday, March 12, 2017. I have not posted a sermon since I retired on October 1, 2018 as I have been in the pews not the pulpit. The sermon features a conversation with Nicodemus and Jesus wherein Jesus uses the love of Mary Hatch from the movie It’s a Wonderful Life to explain the love that does not condemn the world but saves the world. The theme works during Advent/Christmas as well as Lent (especially after watching It’s a Wonderful Life!).
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Sermon for The Eighteenth Sunday After Pentecost
(Proper 20 B RCL) preached in my role as Priest-in-Charge Christ Episcopal Church Middletown, New Jersey – September 23, 2018. This my final sermon offered before this wonderful congregation as I retire from Active Parish Ministry on October 1, 2018.
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The Innkeeper’s Witness
performed by The Rev. Dr. William Carl Thomas and the Christ Church Choir on the Second Sunday of Advent, December 10, 2017 at Christ Episcopal Church, Middletown New Jersey. Music and Lyrics by The Rev. Adam Thomas. Production conceived William Carl Thomas.
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Liturgy of First Intentional Communion
This liturgy followed the Sermon for The Fourth Sunday in Lent. Learn more at First Intentional Communion.
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Adaptive Practice in Conversation with the Enneagram
I offered this teaching offered June 7, 2016 entitled Adaptive Practice in Conversation with the Enneagram as a workshop at the Interim Ministry Network Annual Conference. Find resources and presentation description on the Practice-Enneagram page.
Reflection in Action – 8 Deadly Thoughts and the Yellow Pad Discipline (2014)
A 46 minute teaching by The Rev. Dr. William Carl Thomas from March 26, 2014 that takes the learning from his doctoral thesis and applies it to personal spiritual growth from the framework of the Eight Deadly Thoughts utilizing a practice he calls the Yellow Pad Discipline (YPD). The title of the teaching is “Reflection-in-Action Practices that Influence Response to the Anxiety Expressed in the Eight Deadly Thoughts.“
WOW VBS Intro with Fr. Bill and Rivet the Ant (2014)
The opening video (@ 4 minutes) for the 2014 Workshop of Wonders Vacation Bible School at Christ Episcopal Church, New Bern NC (6/23 to 6/27). Video features The Rev. Dr. William Carl Thomas (Father Bill), Interim Rector of Christ Church, and Rivet the Ant.
“The Blessing of Animals” (2008)
featuring a sermon preached under a tent by Father Bill Thomas.
“The Priest’s Fashion Show with Father Bill” (2006)
“Holy Hand Gestures” (2005)