Monthly Archives: July, 2011

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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James the Apostle

Today is the Feast of James the Apostle on the Anglican and Roman Catholic Calendars. James, the son of Zebedee, one of the fisherman that Jesus called to follow.  We learn that James and his brother John were not from an average fishing family, and were of a little higher class standing because their father …

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Sermon Notes for September 18, 2011

Scriptures for the 14th Sunday after Pentecost (Year A, Proper 20) Exodus 16:2-15 Psalm 105:1-6, 37-45 Philippians 1:21-30 Matthew 20:1-16   Good story, good message. The complainers in the wilderness.  “If only we had died by the hand of the LORD in the land of Egypt, when we sat by the fleshpots and ate our …

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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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Mary Magdalene

Today is a remembrance day in the Daily Office for Mary Magdalene. A great resource that I use in a hurry is the page Unapologetically Episcopalian.  It is put together by Ron Pogue, out of Lexington, KY. It also has a Facebook version that comes in handy as a reminder. Usually every morning there is a …

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Sermon Notes for September 11, 2011

Scriptures for the 13th Sunday after Pentecost (Year A, Proper 19) Exodus 14:19-31 Psalm 114  Romans 14:1-12 Matthew 18:21-35   The Old Testament lesson is the powerful story of the children of Israel exiting Egypt and crossing the sea in front of Pharoah’s army.  Every time I read this lesson I am reminded of Cecil …

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