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Sermon – April 26, 2020

I am anxious to share with you what has a been challenging, enlightening and uplifting for me this past week. As I read the lessons and meditations and put them in perspective it seems to me we are all anxious about the current challenges facing us. What will happen next? Will there be a solution […]

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Doubting Thomas

Sermon – April 19, 2020

2nd Sunday of Easter, 2020 We are in the Second Sunday of Easter; a time for remembering. This is also part of the 50 days of Easter, we are encouraged to leave our fears and wrap ourselves in the love of the risen Christ. The fears that we are facing today have been a challenge, […]

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Sermon – April 12, 2020

The Holy Eucharist: Rite Two The Word of God: Celebrant: Alleluia. Christ is risen. People: The Lord is risen indeed. Alleluia.        Almighty God, to you all hearts are open all desires known, and from you no secrets are hid: Cleanse the thoughts of our hearts by the inspiration of you Holy Spirit, that we may […]

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Priest Ordination

Sermon – April 5, 2020

The Lessons Appointed for Use on the Sunday of the Passion: Palm Sunday Year A RCL The Liturgy of the Palms Matthew 21:1-11 Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29 The Liturgy of the Word Isaiah 50:4-9a Philippians 2:5-11 Matthew 26:14- 27:66 or Matthew 27:11-54 Psalm 31:9-16 at The Liturgy of the PalmsThe Gospel Matthew 21:1-11 When Jesus and his disciples […]

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Sermon – March 29, 2020

5 Lent Fifth Sunday in Lent Year A March 29, 2020 The Word of God Celebrant: +Bless the Lord who forgives all our sins. People: His mercy endures for ever. Almighty God, to you all hearts are open, all desires known, and from you no secrets are hid: Cleanse the thoughts of our hearts by […]

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Ecce_Homo

Sermon – March 22, 2020

The Holy Eucharist: Rite Two The Word of God: Celebrant Bless the Lord who forgives all our sins. People His mercy endures forever. Almighty God, to you all hearts are open all desires known, and from you no secrets are hid: Cleanse the thoughts of our hearts by the inspiration of you Holy Spirit, that […]

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Sermon – March 1, 2020

The First Sunday in Lent and Forgiveness Sunday Year A March 1,2020 First Reading: Genesis 2:15-17; 3:1-7 Psalm 32 Second Reading: Romans 5:12-19 Gospel: Matthew 4:1-11 Temptation and Forgiveness  Abraham In (Genesis 22:1) God tested the depth of Abraham’s faith to see if he would actually sacrifice his son. When God sees that Abraham fears him […]

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Sermon – February 26, 2020

Sermon February 26, 2020  Ash Wednesday All Years Isaiah 58:1-12 Psalm 103:8-14 2 Corinthians 5:20b-6:10 Matthew 6:1-6,16-21 We can anticipate a beautiful spring working in our yards and gardens to clean out the old underbrush that has accumulated this past year and trim off all the old branches that no longer nourish the plants. Lent […]

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Christ presented in the Temple

Sermon – February 2, 2020

The Presentation of Our Lord Jesus Christ in the Temple Year A February 2, 2020 First Reading: Malachi 3:1-4 Psalm 84 or 84: 1-6 Second Reading: Hebrews 2:14-18 Gospel: Luke 2:22-44 My Eyes Have Seen Your Salvation As the Christmas season is ending and on the Feast of the Presentation, also marks the end of […]

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Dove in flight

Sermon – January 19, 2020

Second Sunday after the Epiphany Year A January 19, 2020 First Reading: Isaiah 49:1-7 Psalm 40: 1-12 Second Reading: 1 Corinthians 1:1-9 Gospel: John: 1:29-42 The readings today are filled with promises of light and deliverance, and of Thanksgiving and Grace. I Saw Your Face for The First Time! When I read the first line […]

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