Monthly Archives: October, 2011

Sermon Notes- January 6, 2012 (The Epiphany)

The Epiphany- Year B Isaiah 60:1-6  Ephesians 3:1-12  Matthew 2:1-12  Psalm 72:1-7,10-14   Th Epiphany falls on a Friday night this year.  This is a good thing since more people might be available for an extra service in the week than if it were a Tuesday or Wednesday.  In some of of my former congregations …

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Geoffrey Chaucer

Today, the Anglican Church remembers Geoffrey Chaucer. You might have remembered reading The Canterbury Tales when you were in high school.  Here is a brief description of those tales: The Canterbury Tales is a collection of stories supposedly told by a set of thirty pilgrims to Canterbury Cathedral, to the shrine of Thomas of Canterbury, …

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James of Jerusalem

Imagine being the brother of Jesus when everyone around you is taking sides.  Some say he is the Messiah, others consider him Satan’s right hand man.  You would think that your own family members would believe in you, but that is not always the case. James of Jerusalem, Jesus’ brother, is commemorated today.  He was …

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Love Your Neighbor

The Gospel this morning was Matthew 22:34-46 .  Jesus was asked: “What is the greatest commandment?”  The text gives us the answer given in Matthew.  In Luke, Jesus tells a story–the Good Samaritan. A disciple asked Rabbi Schmelke a similar question, he answers with a story– A Hasidic Tale A disciple asked Rabbi Shmelke: “We are …

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Sermon Notes- January 1, 2012

Sunday after Christmas- Year B Numbers 6:22-27  Galatians 4:4-7  or Philippians 2:5-11 Luke 2:15-21  Psalm 8   This Sunday has a number of possibilities.  It is the Sunday after Christmas, it is also the Feast of the Holy Name, and it is the first Sunday of 2012.  Take your pick.  I will be commenting on the …

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Venite (Psalm 95:1-7)

In Morning Prayer from the Book of Common Prayer, the Venite is said or sung as the first Psalm of the day.  It rotates with the Jubilate (Psalm 100) through the week.  In the Roman Catholic liturgy, it is used daily before matins (early morning prayer). Venite Come let us sing to the Lord; * …

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