In 2017, Margaret and I made our final pilgrimage to The Church of the Saviour in Washington DC. Its inspiration and driving force, Gordon Cosby, died in 2013. Ours was a longstanding association going back over fifty years. In the “Miscellaneous” section of this website there are recordings of sermons I preached there – a rare compliment. Gordon was very particular as to whom he let into his pulpit.
On the way to the Church of the Saviour, Margaret fell and broke her elbow and we had to fly home for medical treatment, and the sermon I had prepared was never preached. It is reproduced here in an attempt to placate a frustrated desire to pay tribute to a great guy and a great Church.
It presents and re-presents a summary of my understanding of the Christian faith and themes that have been preached ad nauseam within the sermons that follow.
There is a standing joke in the Wembley Downs Congregation over me preaching a number of “Penultimate sermons”. How ironical it is that what may well be my “Ultimate sermon” was never preached!