Category Archives: Church Year

Sermon Notes- May 20, 2012–Ascension Sunday

Year B- Ascension Sunday Acts 1:1-11 Psalm 47 (UMH 781) Ephesians 1:15-23 Luke 24:44-53 The actual Holy Day is Thursday, May 17th, but I suspect that many of us are not going to celebrate then.  The lessons for Ascension Day carry the theme well, and I will be using them on this last Sunday before Pentecost. …

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Sermon Notes- May 13, 2012

Year B- 6th Sunday of Easter Acts 10:44-48 Psalm 98 (UMH 818) 1 John 5:1-6 John 15:9-17 Easter continues.   The readings are pointing us toward people transformed by the Risen Christ.  God is doing new things in Israel and among the nations, and it is time to sing, and proclaim the new creation. The reading …

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Saturday in Easter Week

Collect: We thank you, heavenly Father, that you have delivered us from the dominion of sin and death and brought us into the kingdom of your Son; and we pray that, as by his death he has recalled us to life, so by his love he may raise us to eternal joys; who lives and …

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Sermon Notes- May 6, 2012

Year B- 5th Sunday of Easter Acts 8:26-40 Psalm 22:25-31 (UMH 752) 1 John 4:7-21 John 15:1-8 The Vine and the Branches from the Gospel is a great passage to preach.  I will be using materials from my D.S. and friend, Ken Carter.  Check out these Bible Study Notes- Bearing Fruit and an article that is more …

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Friday in Easter Week

Collect: Almighty Father, who gave your only Son to die for our sins and to rise for our justification: Give us grace so to put away the leaven of malice and wickedness, that we may always serve you in pureness of living and truth; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who lives and reigns …

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Sermon Notes- April 29, 2012

Year B-4th Sunday of Easter Acts 4:5-12 Psalm 23 (UMH 754 or 137) 1 John 3:16-24 John 10:11-18 The 4th Sunday of Easter has been traditionally seen as “Good Shepherd Sunday.”   Almost every lectionary has chosen Psalm 23 and one of the Good Shepherd passages from the Gospel of John for this Sunday.  Rather than …

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