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Proper 16b 2015: Prayers of the sinful

1 Kings 8:22-30, 41-43 Psalm 84 Ephesians 6:10-20 John 6:56-69 The temple that Solomon built was dedicated “in the fourth year of King Solomon’s reign,” approximately 953 B.C.; that is, about three thousand years ago. Solomon was David’s son – … 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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Proper 28a 2014: Fear not

We start with the book of Judges: “The Israelites again did what was evil in the sight of the Lord” … and finish with Matthew, and “being thrown into outer darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.” … Continue reading

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Proper 27a 2014: Waiting and serving

Joshua 24:1-3a, 14-25 Psalm 78:1-7 1 Thess 4:13-18 Matthew 25:1-13 If you are unwilling to serve the Lord, choose this day whom you will serve … but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord. The story … Continue reading

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Proper 15a 2014: Kyrie

Matthew 15:21-28 Jesus has just done verbal battle with the scribes and Pharisees in Jerusalem. He retreats, or tries to, and that’s where we pick up the story. Now it was improper for a woman to address a man in … Continue reading

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The Baptism of our Lord

I did not write out a full sermon for today.  Instead, I have prayed and prayed and made some notes.  In church, the children (of all ages, as I am apt to say — 4 to 94) and I will … Continue reading

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