Monthly Archives: August, 2011

Sermon Notes for October 16, 2011

18th Sunday after Pentecost ( Year A, Proper 24) Exodus 33:12-23 Psalm 99 1 Thessalonians 1:1-10 Matthew 22:15-22   The Exodus reading is one of my favorites for two reasons: 1) The concept of knowing someone by name. Moses tells God, I have known you by name and God tells Moses I have known you …

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Jeremy Taylor

Today they recognize Jeremy Taylor on the Anglican calendar. Two of his books are classics and are available for free online: Holy Living Holy Dying Early Methodists quoted from these books regularly, and they were especially important to Charles Wesley. Read more about Jeremy Taylor– Jeremy Taylor- Wikipedia Jeremy Taylor- NNDB A famous prayer from …

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Long Confession

One of my regular disciplines in the morning is to go to the Mission of St. Clare’s website and follow the prescribed Morning Prayer for the day. It generally follows the same order that is in the Book of Common Prayer with a couple of additions for that community and the online community that uses …

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Clare of Assisi

Looking at the week, it has been a busy one, in terms of remembering the saints of old.  Today is no exception.  On the calendar is the commemoration of Clare of Assisi.  The companion to Francis and founder of the “Poor Clares” in the 1200’s.  Her influence is still  around in the 21st century in …

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Laurence, Deacon of Rome

Today’s commemoration is for Laurence, the Deacon and martyr of Rome who died on August 10, 258.  He served with seven others to keep the budget and take care of the poor in the congregation in Rome.  Read more about him here. Scripture Lessons for the Day: 2 Corinthians 9:6-10 John 12:24-26 Psalm 112:1-9 or Psalm …

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Sermon Notes for October 9, 2011

17th Sunday after Pentecost (Year A, Proper 23) Exodus 32:1-14 Psalm 106:1-6, 19-23 Philippians 4:1-9 Matthew 22:1-14   If you are into storytelling, you’ve got a fine one in the Exodus passage.  It doesn’t tell a powerful story of Israel’s faith, but one that sounds more like an indictment on folks just like us. Golden …

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