Category Archives: Church Year

Feast of Saint Francis

I pulled this from a year ago.  It is a grand day in the life of the church, enjoy! From October 4, 2011 Today is the Feast of Saint Francis. Even my United Methodist background found room for this saint.  I remember when the Book of Worship came out in 1992, it was amazing to …

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Sermon Notes- July 22, 2012

Year B- Pentecost 8-Proper 11 2 Samuel 7:1-14a Psalm 89:20-37 (UMH 807) Ephesians 2:11-22 Mark 6:30-34, 53-56 The lections from the Hebrew scriptures continue to extol King David.  (Though we know that his story is not without its flaws).  Paul continues to be poetic with the Epistle Lesson.  And, Jesus in the Gospel of Mark reveals …

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Sermon Notes- July 29, 2012

Year B-Pentecost 9-Proper 12 2 Samuel 11:1-15 Psalm 14 (UMH 746) Ephesians 3:14-21 John 6:1-21 Two weeks ago, David danced with reckless abandon before the ark. This week, David does the dance with Bathsheba that shows just how flawed a human leader can be.  The Gospel Lesson is the feeding of the multitudes.  The choices that …

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Sermon Notes- July 15, 2012

Year B- Pentecost 7-Proper 10 2 Samuel 6:1-5, 12b -19 Psalm 24 (UMH 755) Ephesians 1:3-14 Mark 6:14-29 The Old Testament lesson and Psalm are two of my favorite passages in the Bible.  They are not meant to link up with the Epistle and Gospel.  If I were preaching this week, it would be no choice. …

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Sermon Notes- July 8, 2012

Year B- Pentecost 6-Proper 9 2 Samuel 5:1-5, 9-10 Psalm 48 (UMH 782) 2 Corinthians 12:2-10 Mark 6:1-13 I got behind with the transition to the new job.  My hopes are to catch up and get back in the swing of studying and commenting on the lectionary.  The first of July was my last Sunday as …

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The Birth of John the Baptist

Today on the Anglican and Episcopal calendars, they are remembering the birth of John the Baptist.  We don’t have lots of information about John the Baptizer, but we know he was a cousin to Jesus, and all four Gospels and the Book of Acts reference John’s significance in the beginning of Jesus’ ministry.  His birth …

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