Category Archives: Church Year

Barnabus, Apostle & Martyr

Today is a “red-letter” day on the Anglican and Roman Catholic calendars as they remember Barnabus, the companion of Paul.  He is first mentioned in the book of Acts as the one who sold his field and brought the money to the apostles (Acts 4:36). Scriptures for the Day: Isaiah 42:5-12  Acts 11:19-30;13:1-3  Matthew 10:7-16  …

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The Feast of the Visitation

Throughout the world, churches are celebrating Mary’s visit to her cousin Elizabeth. Here are some resources for your own celebration: Scriptures for the Day: 1 Samuel 2:1-10 Psalm 113 Romans 12:9-16b Luke 1:39-57 From Common Prayer: On May 31, the church celebrates Mary’s visit with her cousin Elizabeth, after she had learned from the angel Gabriel …

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Aldersgate Day

May 24, 1738 was a turning point for the people called Methodists… From various resources: On May 24, 1738, John Wesley, burdened by the rejection of his enthusiastic gospel message by his Anglican brothers, went very unwillingly to an evening society meeting in Aldersgate-street, London. But, as he records in his journal, about a quarter …

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More Preparation for Pentecost

The Psalm for Sunday: Psalm 104:25-35,37  Benedic, anima mea O LORD, how manifold are your works! * in wisdom you have made them all; the earth is full of your creatures. Yonder is the great and wide sea with its living things too many to number, * creatures both small and great.There move the ships, …

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Sermon Notes- July 24, 2012

Year B- Pentecost 4-Proper 7 1 Samuel 17:(1a , 4-11, 19-23), 32-49 Psalm 9:9-20 (UMH 744) 2 Corinthians 6:1-13 Mark 4:35-41 This week’s texts are great for the storytellers among us.  The first lesson is the story of David and Goliath, and the Gospel Lesson has Jesus asleep on a boat in a storm.  The Old …

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Preparing for Pentecost

I will be preaching from the Acts reading on Sunday, but the rest of the lessons work toward a complete look at the festival.  Today, the Gospel: John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15 Jesus said to his disciples, “When the *Advocate comes, whom I will send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth who comes from …

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