• William Mouser

    Contributing sermons since Feb 25, 2005
William's church

Saint Athanasius Anglican Church
Waxahachie, Texas 75165
972 923 9293

About William
  • Education: Parish priest: Th.M Dallas Seminary. Wife: Master of Biblical Studies, Dallas Seminary.
  • Experience: Fifteen years of teaching/pastoral ministry in Bible-church ministries. Last pastorate (before becoming Anglican) was an nondenominational congregation, the largest such in Vienna, Austria: the International Chapel of Vienna. Next 15 years were spent as a parishioner of a local Episcopal Church USA parish, with ministry as a lay preacher and Sunday School teacher.
  • Comment to those looking at my sermons: The pulpit in an Anglican Church does not serve the same purpose as the pulpit in a Bible-Church or some similar ministry where the sermon is the center of gravity for the entire meeting. The sermon is NOT the center of gravity in an Anglican Eucharistic service -- the Eucharist is. The sermon has its contribution to make to the overall service, but it is NOT the major Christian Education effort for the parish. Those who view my sermons must read them in this context -- wherein my concerns as a preacher are to highlight the pastoral applications and implications of one or more readings from the lectionary (the passages/psalms appointed for that day). Where there is any reasonable way of doing so, I attempt to relate the OT, Psalms, Epistle, and Gospel lessons together in the sermon -- a difficult challenge many times, but one worth making.
  • Sermon or series that made a difference: A series on worship which I preached as a Bible-church minister in the mid-80s started me on the Canterbury road. I finally arrived in Prayer Book Christianity in 1990, and became a postulant for Holy Orders in 2004.
  • Family: The priest is married (once) with four daughters, two dogs, one cat, and sundry local varmints who invade the homestead from time to time. Our home vistas are open fields, filled with grain and/or cattle.
  • What my spouse (really) thinks of my sermons: She thinks they’re great! She ought to think such, as much of what winds up in them she has had many opportunities to critique.
  • Books that have had an impact: Everything by G. K. Chesterton, C. S. Lewis, J. R. R. Tolkien. Also Henry Morris.
  • Hobbies: Computers, computer games (card games: hearts, spades, bridge), duplicate bridge; reading (histories, historical fiction, murder mysteries).
  • What I want on my tombstone: I already have my tombstone purchased, with my name on it. I don’t need to make any wishes here. They’re already fulfilled. I guess the only thing lacking at this point is the death date.
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  • God And Children

    Contributed on Sep 24, 2006
    based on 4 ratings

    In contrast to the ambition to acquire the applause and approval of men, Jesus turns his disciples toward the powerless -- toward children -- as exemplars of Himself, His Father, and the ones his disciples should seek to serve.

    Psalm 54, Wisdom 1:16 - 2:22, James 3:16-4:6, Mark 9:30-37 Apostles, Christians, and Children Sometimes, the disciples of Jesus don’t come off very well in the gospels, and today’s Gospel lesson is one of those times. Jesus tells them again, as he is doing more and more often at this point in more

  • Happy All The Day?

    Contributed on Sep 17, 2006
    based on 4 ratings

    Jesus rebuked his disciples’ inaccurate expectations of his Messiahship, and warns them (and us) that the spiritual life includes persecution and struggle.

    Psalm 116:1-9, Isaiah 50:4-9, James 2:14-26, Mark 8:27-38 There is a wonderful hymn by Isaac Watts, usually entitled “Alas, and did my savior bleed.” Those of us who were evangelized and nurtured by the Southern Baptists or those similar to them have probably heard is hundreds of times. What more

  • Faith And Healing

    Contributed on Aug 2, 2006
    based on 4 ratings

    Two miracles of healing show us how faith and healing relate to one another in Jesus’ ministry.

    Psalm 112, Deuteronomy 15:7-11, 2 Corinthians 8:1-9,13-15, Mark 5:22-24,35b-43 Faith and healing I’m not sure how the gospel lesson for today got paired with two readings on giving. Even the Psalm for today contains the lines “ 5 A good man deals graciously and lends...” and “He has given to more

  • The Most Often Worked Miracle

    Contributed on Aug 2, 2006
    based on 8 ratings

    In feeding the 5,000, Jesus sets a pattern for his disciples’ future ministry.

    Feeding the 5,000 Jesus’ miracles are commonly understood to prove his divinity. And without a doubt many of the miracles that Jesus performed were signs intended to validate his identity and his mission. We can think, for example, of the first miracles recorded in Mark’s gospel. They were more

  • From A Mustard Seed

    Contributed on Aug 2, 2006
    based on 4 ratings

    On the occasion of a weekend conference for training men in worship, this sermon challenges the men to expect God’s blessing on their small beginning.

    Psalm 92, Ezekiel 31:1-6,10-14, 2 Corinthians 5:1-10, Mark 4:26-34 From a mustard seed One things that grabs the attention of St. Athanasius parishioners today is the presence of all these men in our fellowship for the Lord’s worship on the Sunday morning. To those of you here this morning more