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Proper 23b 2015: The Way

Job 23:1-9, 16-17 Psalm 22:1-15 Hebrews 4:12-16 Mark 10:17-31 The man was on a journey, “the way,” meaning he was a follower, or joined the followers of Jesus. He was on “the way.” Like others we have heard about, this … Continue reading

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Proper 21b 2015: It is time again for joy

“It is time again for joy.” We recently passed the tenth anniversary of a devastating storm named Katrina. Some of us know well is destructive path. We remember better a storm named Hurricane Sandy; we are approaching the third anniversary … 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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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 20a 2014: The “S” word

Sermon for September 21, 2014 St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Henrietta, NY Proper 20, Year A As a worshiping community, St. Peter’s works hard to live in liturgical time. Sunday by Sunday we follow a pattern of hearing Holy Scripture and … Continue reading

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Fourth Sunday of Easter 2014 – it’s still Easter!

Acts 2:42-47 Psalm 23 1 Peter 2:19-25 John 10:1-10 Alleluia! Christ is risen! The Lord is risen indeed. Alleluia! How is your Easter going? We priests and preachers love to ask our congregations how Lent is going – how is … Continue reading

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Lent4c_2013: Rejoice!

From the psalm:  “Be glad in the Lord and rejoice; O righteous, and shout for joy, all of you upright in heart.” Today is a day of joy – yes, joy!  Every Sunday is a “little Easter,” a time in … Continue reading

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