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Sermon – January 5, 2020

Sermon Second Sunday after Christmas Day (Epiphany Sunday) Year A January 5, 2020 First Reading: Jeremiah 31:7-14 Psalm 84  Second Reading: Ephesians 1:3-6, 15-19a Gospel: Matthew 2:1-12 Thank you for this opportunity to come and worship with you this morning! Today Epiphany Sunday, The Sunday between January 2 and January 8, on which the Christian church […]

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Sermon – December 29, 2019

Sermon First Sunday after Christmas Year A December 29,2019 First Reading: Isaiah 61:10—62:3 Psalm 147 Second Reading: Galatians 3:23-25; 4:4-7 Gospel: John 1:1-18 For some people, Christmas was over on December 26th, after all the presents were opened, the big meal was served and clean up was out of the way. They were done! But we […]

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Sermon – December 22, 2019

Sermon Fourth Sunday of Advent Year A December 22, 2019 First Reading: Isaiah 7:10-16 Psalm 80: 1-7,16-18 Second Reading: Romans 1:1-7 Gospel: Matthew 1:18-25 Three Angel’s…. A Dream, Obedience and the Birth of a King “Now the birth of Jesus the Messiah took place in this way.” On this Forth Sunday in Advent, we are […]

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Sermon – December 15, 2019

Sermon Third Sunday of Advent Year A December 15, 2019 First Reading: Isaiah 35:1-10 Psalm: 146: 4-9 Second Reading: James 5:7-10 Gospel: Matthew 11:2-11 A Messenger: Advent is the beginning of the liturgical year; the season begins on the fourth Sunday before Christmas and ends on the day before Christmas. It may be a time for […]

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Sermon – December 8, 2019

Sermon Year A Second Sunday of Advent December 8, 2019 First Reading: Isaiah 11:1-10 Psalm 72:1-7,18-1-19 Second Reading: Romans 15-4-13 Gospel: Matthew 3:1-12 A New Hope We have in Jesus Christ: Advent The word Advent means “coming” it is a time to slow down, be quiet and mediate about the real meaning of Christmas. There […]

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Sermon – November 24, 2019

Sermon Year C Last Sunday after Pentecost: Proper 29 November 24, 2019 First Reading: Jeremiah 23:1-6 Canticle 16 Second Reading: Colossians 1:11-20 Gospel: Luke 23:33-34   The Feast of Christ the KingThe Final Walk Jesus in his last three years, had been on a walk from Nazareth, Cana, Capernaum to Jerusalem, north to Tyre to Sidon […]

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Sermon – November 20, 2019

November 20, 2019 Public Healing Service UNEXPECTED HELP Animals that travel in herds act as families. If one of them falls behind, they all fall behind to ensure the safety of the individual and the pack.  If one member falls behind and gets stuck, then the needs of the many to keep moving outweigh the […]

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Sermon – October 13, 2019

Sermon Year C Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost: Proper 23 October 13, 2019 First Reading: Jeremiah 29:1,4-7 Psalm 66:1-11 Second Reading: 2 Timothy 2:8-15 Gospel: Luke 17:11-19 Your Faith has made you well.A reading from the Paraclete Press. With the eyes of the Spirit, and with the gift of faith, St. Francis could see Jesus present […]

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Sermon – September 22, 2019

Year C Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost: Proper 20 September 22, 2019 First Reading: Jeremiah 8:18-9:1 Psalm 79:1-9 Second Reading: 1 Timothy 2:1-7 Gospel: Luke 16:1-13 Haves and Have Not’s The reading in Luke today 16:1-13, follows the parable, The Parodical Son 15:11-32.  Both lessons are about money and who has the money and who does […]

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Sermon – September 1, 2019

September 1, 2019 Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost: Proper 17 Year C First Reading: Jeremiah 2: 4-14 Psalm 81:1,10-16 Second Reading: Hebrews 13:1-8,15-16 Gospel: Luke 14:1,7-14 Today’s readings; is about Humility   A leader of the Pharisees, had invited Jesus to his home, to share a meal on the sabbath, watching him closely, they view him with […]

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