Monthly Archives: August, 2011

Mark 10:13-16

People were bringing little children to him in order that he might touch them; and the disciples spoke sternly to them. But when Jesus saw this, he was indignant and said to them, ‘Let the little children come to me; do not stop them; for it is to such as these that the kingdom of …

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Dominic, Priest and Friar

Today is the commemoration for Dominic of Spain who began the “Order of Preachers” in 1215, also known as the Dominicans or the “Black Friars.”  Two of the most famous Dominicans were Albertus Magnus and Thomas Aquinas. Here is a little biography on Dominic  Scriptures appropriate for the day: Romans 10:13-17 John 7:16-18 Psalm 96:1-7 or …

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Thoughts on Today’s Lessons

Worship begins in about an hour at St. Andrew’s, I am one of the worship leaders today, so I usually read over the scriptures before driving to church. I pause over three sentences— For I heard them say, “Let us go to Dothan (Genesis 37:17) In South Alabama, everyone who read the Dothan Eagle knew this …

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Feast of the Transfiguration

Today on the liturgical calendar, the green colors of ordinary time are changed to white in honor of The Transfiguration.  This date comes from the older calendars and is still celebrated by Roman Catholics and the Greek Orthodox on August 6th.  Many churches in the Protestant world celebrate the Transfiguration on the Sunday before Ash …

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Oswald, King of Northumbria

Being steeped in my Anglican heritage for several years now, I have come to enjoy the early history of the English Church.  It wasn’t long after Constantine in Rome and the Creedal Councils of the 4th and 5th centuries that Christianity reached what we now know as England. Those responsible for spreading Christianity in that …

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Sermon Notes for October 2, 2011

16th Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 22, Year A) Exodus 20:1-4, 7-9, 12-20 Psalm 19 Philippians 3:4b-14 Matthew 21:33-46   It would be my choice as a preacher today to focus on the Exodus passage and the Psalm.  I am not put off by the 10 commandments or the Law because I understand them in the …

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