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Proper 24b 2015: Thank goodness … for that

Job 38:1-7 Psalm 104:1-9, 25, 37c Hebrews 5:1-10 Mark 10:35-45 This is one of the weeks that we have been anticipating. This is the week when Job is told, in no uncertain terms, that God is God and that Job … Continue reading

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Proper 20b 2015: False starts and failures and Jesus

Proverbs 31:10-31 Psalm 1 James 3:13-4.3, 7-8a Mark 9:30-37 We still want to be first, to be the first and the best. We want our football, hockey, soccer, and baseball teams to win. We want our children to be in … Continue reading

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Proper 17b 2015: the voice of my beloved

Song of Solomon 2:8-13 Psalm 45:1-2, 7-10 James 1:17-27 Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23 Today’s texts are about who we are and what we do. Look in a mirror, James writes, and see who we are. The admonishment is that we … Continue reading

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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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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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Proper 25a 2014: A promise

Deuteronomy 34:1-12 Psalm 90: 1-6, 13-17 1 Thessalonians 2:1-8 Matthew 22:34-46 There are 613 commandments in the Torah, strictly speaking, the first five books of the bible. These commandments/laws are called “halakhah,”(ha low ha) and they govern how to function … Continue reading

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