Category Archives: General

Mary and Martha

The sisters from Bethany are recognized in the Daily Office today. Suggested scriptures for the day: Romans 12:9-13 Luke 10:38-42 Psalm 36:5-10 or Psalm 33:1-5,20-21 Collect for the day: O God, heavenly Father, your Son Jesus Christ enjoyed rest and refreshment in the home of Mary and Martha of Bethany: Give us the will to love you, …

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Community

The word for the day from the Society of Saint John the Evangelist is–COMMUNITY. By living in community, with all its difficulties and challenges, we are trying to witness to our Christian belief that every person is called to live in some form of community, whatever that social unit might look like. And that is …

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Mark 6:1-13

The Gospel Lesson in today’s Morning Prayer is Mark 6:1-13. It is a two-part reading.  The first part dealing with Jesus’ rejection in Nazareth, the second was the calling of the 12.  In Mark’s typical way, he tells the stories quickly and wastes no time moving on to the next one. I especially like Jesus’ …

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Where two or three are gathered…

I am a regular reader of David Hayward’s blog- naked pastor. He is an artist/cartoonist/online minister.  He has quite a story to tell and has a unique view of the Church and ministry.  If he isn’t currently on your radar, he should be. I was touched by his cartoon this morning, because it has been …

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Old Skins, New Wine

The Gospel for Morning Prayer in the Book of Common Prayer today was- Mark 2:13-22. It has a couple of parts to it: 1) The calling of a disciple-Levi, son of Alphaeus-complete with a “Follow Me!” 2) Questions from the Pharisees about fasting…with the obvious question, “Why is this Jesus not like John?” Then the …

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Starting Fresh

Sometimes it is necessary to start fresh.  There were close to 300 posts on the old version of this website that are gone now.  They have been saved in a file for perpetuity, and like the liturgical year and the seasons, some of those posts will probably return here. Why the fresh start?  It just …

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