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Proper 27b 2015: Do not be alarmed

Ruth 3:1-5, 4:13-17 Psalm 127 Hebrews 9:24-28 Mark 12:38-44 The stones will all be thrown down. With gospels words such as these, it is tempting to say that the stones of the temple, of our faith, will be thrown down, … Continue reading

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Proper 9b 2015: Shake it off

2 Samuel 5:1-5, 9-10 Psalm 48 2 Corinthians 12:2-10 Mark 6:1-13 Our church just finished meeting on a grand scale this week. The Episcopal Church’s triennial meeting called “the General Convention,” the 78th one concluded late this week in Salt … Continue reading

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Proper 8b 2015: grabbing the cloak of Jesus

Mark 5:21-43 “The beginning of the good news of Jesus Christ, the son of God.” These words are the beginning of the gospel of Mark. Mark gives us no birth story, no lineage in order to prove who Jesus is. … Continue reading

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Proper 7b: Faith, fear, and miracles

The bells rang at 10:00 a.m.:  nine times, then one 1 Samuel 17:32-49 Psalm 9:9-20 2 Corinthians 6:1-13 Mark 4:35-41 Charleston, SC Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church Jesus is not the only person in the bible to fall asleep in … Continue reading

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Trinity Sunday: “Here I am.” Thanksgivings

Isaiah 6:1-8 Canticle 13 Romans 8:12-17 John 3:1-17 “Here I am. Send me!” It was first used on Pentecost, June 9, 1549, under the reign of Edward VI, successor to Henry VIII. This anniversary is now honored on “the first … Continue reading

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Easter 7b: Listening in …

Acts 1:15-17, 21-26 Psalm 1 1 John 5:9-13 John 17:6-19 We walk up the steps into an adequate room: walls of stone, a courtyard below. It is warm in settling heat of early evening; the night-time’s cooling air has not … Continue reading

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Easter 6b: Who are we?

Acts 10:44-48 Psalm 98 1 John 5:1-6 John 15:9-17 Who are we? Alleluia! The Lord is risen. The Lord is risen indeed. Alleluia! It is still Easter season. It’s hard for us to remember that some days, isn’t it? We … Continue reading

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Easter 5b: Sermon notes on “Branches!”

Acts 8:26-40 Psalm 22:24-30 1 John 4:7-21 John 15:1-8 Children’s sermon – and for the adults, too I AM … GROW … ABIDE Ask the kids: Do you have a grapevine in your yard? No? Me, either. How about grass? … Continue reading

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Easter 4b: Shepherds

Acts 4:5-12 Psalm 23 1 John 3:16-24 John 10:11-18 Today is called “good shepherd” Sunday. At a time when we have been learning about who Jesus is, we celebrate Jesus today in his shepherd role, the good shepherd who lays … Continue reading

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Easter 2015: Alleluia! I shall behold him in my body

Isaiah 25:6-9 Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24 Acts 10:34-43 Mark 16:1-8 Alleluia! Christ is risen! [The Lord is risen indeed. Alleluia!] I am Resurrection and I am Life, says the Lord. On this day, these words from the burial service become real, … Continue reading

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