Monthly Archives: September, 2011

Sermon Notes for November 6, 2011

All Saints Sunday Readings (from November 1) Revelation 7:9-17 Psalm 34:1-10, 22 1 John 3:1-3 Matthew 5:1-12   I read one time that John Wesley mentioned All Saints Day in his journals more frequently than any other feast day in the church.  In most of those entries he mentions celebrating the eucharist, and he mentions …

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Body of Christ

I try and go to the Church of Scotland’s Daily Prayer every week or so just to see what they are doing.  I especially liked today’s theme of “The Body of Christ.” Now you are the body of Christ and individually members of it. -1 Corinthians 12:27 Physicality, of walls, stout and stone and rough, …

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Daily Office Readings

In the Daily Office, today’s Epistle Lesson is Philippians 2:1-11 and the Gospel is Matthew 2:1-12. The way the Book of Common Prayer lays out the daily lectionary, we read large portions of the Old Testament sequentially, we usually read entire letters from the New Testament before moving on to another, and the Gospels rotate …

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Northumbria Community

Throughout the year, to give my spiritual disciplines some variety, I turn to the Northumbria Community in the UK.  They are an intentional, dispersed  community that would be considered an example of new monasticism.  They have a regular pattern of prayer and devotion modeled after Celtic spirituality that is very inviting. I recommend you taking …

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Labor Day

Almighty God, you have so linked our lives one with another that all we do affects, for good or ill, all other lives: So guide us in the work we do, that we may do it not for self alone, but for the common good; and, as we seek a proper return for our own …

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Today’s Readings 9/4/11

The sermon today was the beginning of a season of stewardship at St. Andrew’s.  It was not specifically lectionary themed, but the the idea that when we talk about “loving one another” and living in community, we are talking about the stewardship of relationships. Though I did listen to the sermon, I also spent time …

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