Monthly Archives: July, 2011

Thoughts from Today’s Sermon

Father Tim at St. Andrew’s offered an excellent sermon on the lectionary texts, especially the Old Testament and Gospel Lessons.  Little did the the folks who put together the Revised Common Lectionary know that this would be the weekend that Congress would be deliberating over a debt ceiling.  But then again, God’s people have always …

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A Collect for Saturday

Almighty God, who after the creation of the world rested from all your works and sanctified a day of rest for all your creatures: Grant that we, putting away all earthly anxieties, may be duly prepared for the service of your sanctuary, and that our rest here upon earth may be a preparation for the …

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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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Johann Sebastian Bach

Today on the  Daily Office  calendar at the Mission of St. Clare we are treated to a Feast Day for Johann Sebastian Bach. It is not often that a musician is celebrated during daily prayer, so it is special.  I think back to how many times I have heard Bach played on a church organ, or …

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Mark 6:47-56

The Gospel for the day the Book of Common Prayer is Mark 6:47-56. It is a two-part story following Jesus feeding the multitudes earlier in the chapter. Part 1- Jesus walks on the water/Part 2- Jesus heals the sick in Gennesaret Jesus’ words to the disciples in the boat- “It’s me. Do not be afraid!” …

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Sermon Notes for September 25, 2011

Scriptures for the 15th Sunday after Pentecost (Year A, Proper 21) Exodus 17:1-7 Psalm 78:1-4, 12-16 Philippians 2:1-13 Matthew 21:23-32   These lessons make for good choices for the preacher.  I am not sure at first glance that I would link them all in a sermon, but I could see focusing on either of the …

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