Monthly Archives: November, 2011

Sermon Notes- February 19, 2012

Last Sunday after the Epiphany- Year B 2 Kings 2:1-12 Psalm 50:1-6 2 Corinthians 4:3-6 Mark 9:2-9  This the Sunday that stands between the Season after the Epiphany and lent.  In some traditions, it is known as Transfiguration Sunday because the reading for this Sunday is always the Transfiguration.  Other traditions celebrate it at other …

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Thanksgiving Week- Second Lesson

The Epistle for Thanksgiving day is 2 Corinthians 9:6-15: 6 What I mean is this: the one who sows a small number of seeds will also reap a small crop, and the one who sows a generous amount of seeds will also reap a generous crop. 7 Everyone should give whatever they have decided in their heart. …

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C.S. Lewis

Today on the Anglican calendar, there is a commemoration for C.S. (Clive Staples) Lewis. There are many folks who have read only his fiction, and it never even occurred to them that Lewis was a a signifcant theologian and thinker in the Church of England.  My son was enthralled with The Chronicles of Narnia series, …

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Thanksgiving Week- Lesson 1

The first lesson in the lectionary for Thanksgiving Day is Deuteronomy 8:7-18: 7 because the LORD your God is bringing you to a wonderful land, a land with streams of water, springs, and wells that gush up in the valleys and on the hills;8 a land of wheat and barley, vines, fig trees, and pomegranates; a land of …

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National Bible Week- Common English Bible

Today begins National Bible Week (November 20-27, 2011).  The folks who produced the Common English Bible (CEB) invite you to read this new translation during this week.  For the next few months, I am going to post scriptures from this translation when I can. Here is today’s Gospel Lesson from the CEB: Judgment of the …

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Sermon Notes- February 12, 2012

6th Sunday after the Epiphany- Year B 2 Kings 5:1-14 Psalm 30 1 Corinthians 9:24-27  Mark 1:40-45  The OT Lesson and the Gospel are compliments today.  They both have lepers being cleansed, and both  have interesting twists to the story. Naaman is a foreign warrior who defeated Israel in battle.  And though a great warrior, …

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