Monthly Archives: July, 2011

Where two or three are gathered…

I am a regular reader of David Hayward’s blog- naked pastor. He is an artist/cartoonist/online minister.  He has quite a story to tell and has a unique view of the Church and ministry.  If he isn’t currently on your radar, he should be. I was touched by his cartoon this morning, because it has been …

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Sermon Notes for September 4, 2011

Scriptures for the 12th Sunday after Pentecost (Year A, Proper 18) Exodus 12:1-14 Psalm 149 Romans 13:8-14 Matthew 18:15-20   The OT lesson comes straight out of Holy Week–the Passover story from Exodus. It ties in with the other readings because of its emphasis on Law and procedure.  Would I preach on this text on …

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Four Pioneer Women

Today in the Daily Office, the Church celebrates: Four American Pioneers of Black Rights and Women’s Rights–they are all celebrated together on July 20th: Sojourner Truth, Harriet Tubman, Elizabeth Cady Stanton,Amelia Bloomer Read more about them here The collect for the day: O God, whose Spirit guides us into all truth and makes us free: …

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Evelyn Underhill

I believe I first discovered Evelyn Underhill when I was a young pastor.  She was often quoted in a devotional that I used throughout the year.  She was an Anglo-Catholic from England and was one of the most widely read spiritual writers of the first half of the 20th century.   She was a poet …

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Sermon Notes for August 28, 2011

Scriptures for the 11th Sunday after Pentecost (Year A, Proper 17) Exodus 3:1-15 Psalm 105:1-6, 23-26, 45c Romans 12:9-21 Matthew 16:21-28    The OT lesson is a winner with Moses and the Burning Bush.  This theophany passage is ripe with possibilities.  1) There is the concept of call…God calls us right where we are are …

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Sermon Notes for August 21, 2011

Scriptures for 10th Sunday after Pentecost (Year A, Proper 16) Exodus 1:8-2:10 Psalm 124 Romans 12:1-8 Matthew 16:13-20   This is one of those weeks when you could focus on either of the readings and not go wrong. The Psalm is an excellent compliment to the Exodus reading, and so I would definitely use both …

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