Tag Archives: hope

Proper 15b 2015: Abiding

1 Kings 2:10-12; 3:3-14 Psalm 111 Ephesians 5:15-20 John 6:51-58 It is no wonder that early Christians were accused of cannibalism. The words are at least a little hard to hear and say even now. Yet, we are a faith … Continue reading

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Proper 10b 2015: Telling the truth

2 Samuel 6:1-5,12b-19 Psalm 24 Ephesians 1:3-14 Mark 6:14-29 “Telling the truth” What a deplorable story: John the Baptist’s head is served on a platter at Herod’s banquet, the finale of a promise fulfilled. It is difficult to find hope … Continue reading

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Lent 3b 2015: “loosing” faith

Exodus 20:1-17 Psalm 19 1 Corinthians 1:18-25 John 2:13-22 Some of our teenagers gathered together about a week ago, and they played a game that, roughly described, was an illumination of the difference between the way things are in God’s … Continue reading

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2015 Annual meeting and the rector’s report

The Rector’s Annual Report 2015 (for calendar year 2014) Gospel reading is Mark 1:14-20 Today you are invited … Into the story of life of Jesus Christ Into the story and life of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church Jesus, in the … Continue reading

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Advent 3b 2014; still waiting

Isaiah 61: 1-4, 8-11 Psalm 126 1 Thess 5:16-24 John 1:6-8, 19-28 “Rejoice in the Lord always; again, I say, rejoice! The Lord is near (Phil 4:4-5).” Those words used to be used as an “introit,” entrance, as the priest … Continue reading

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Proper 16a 2014: Face to Face

Exodus 1:8-2:10,  Matthew 16:13-20 We are in a time of transition. There was creation, and it was good. There was an ark, tevah, built, lined with bitumen and pitch. We are in the time of transition in our bible story, … Continue reading

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Trinity Sunday 2013: Word play

“Word play”  Impossible.  Remember the story of Cinderella?  How about the movie version with Leslie Ann Warren?  In that timeless fairy tale, a pumpkin becomes a glittering carriage, and the lyrics of a song declare the transformation to be:  impossible: … Continue reading

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