Monthly Archives: September, 2011

Sermon Notes for November 20, 2011

Last Sunday after Pentecost (Year A, Christ the King) Ezekiel 34:11-16, 20-24 Psalm 100 Ephesians 1:15-23 Matthew 25:31-46 Christ the King Sunday always has some great readings.  It is the end of the Church Year and I think the scriptures point us to what’s really important as we move from the end of one year …

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Concerning Treasures

We are still in the middle of the Sermon on the Mount in the Daily Office. Matthew 6:19-24 (NRSV) Concerning Treasures ‘Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust consume and where thieves break in and steal; but store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust consumes …

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How to Pray

The Gospel for today in the  Daily Office is Matthew 6:7-15.  We have been reading through the Sermon on the Mount since September 15th, this particular reading highlights one of the most embedded fixtures in Christian prayer and worship- The Lord’s Prayer. Every day in Morning and Evening Prayer, the Lord’s Prayer is prayed following …

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Considering the Execution of Troy Davis

After the events of this past week involving the execution of Troy Davis, I don’t really have any more words.  I am encouraged that so many of my brothers and sisters in the faith have spoken out and lifted their concerns that a serious injustice has been done.  It is discouraging that I have met …

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Matthew, Apostle and Evangelist

Today is another one of those red letter days on the calendar-the Feast of Matthew, Apostle and Evangelist. Here is the reading from the Gospel of Matthew of his calling: As Jesus was walking along, he saw a man called Matthew sitting at the tax booth; and he said to him, “Follow me.” And he …

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For Towns and Rural Areas

Going through my mind this morning as I drove from one small town, through a couple small towns, to my job in another small town: Small Town (John Mellencamp) Well I was born in a small town And I live in a small town Prob’ly die in a small town Oh, those small communities All …

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