Monthly Archives: November, 2011

Sermon Notes- February 5, 2012

5th Sunday after the Epiphany- Year B Isaiah 40:21-31 Psalm 147:1-12, 21c 1 Corinthians 9:16-23  Mark 1:29-39 The season after the Epiphany has always been a great season to preach for me.  The theme of God as a sending and searching God resonates with me.  The Light of the World cannot be extinguished.  This week’s …

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Hilda of Whitby

Throughout the ages, God has raised up powerful women leaders.  The Anglican calendar recognizes the life of Hilda of Whitby today (the Roman Catholic calendar recognized her on November 17). Hilda was the niece of King Edwin of Northumbria. He converted to Christianity in 627 AD, and his whole family followed him.  Hilda was baptized …

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Hugh, Bishop of Lincoln

Let’s just say that 12th century England was a mess.  Henry II was the King, and he had great difficulties with the Archbishop of Canterbury, Thomas a Becket over the rights and privileges of the church.  Becket was assassinated by supporters of the King in December 1170.  Henry II grieved over this, and out of …

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Verge Conference 2012

I have been using the materials at the Verge Network website for several months now.  They have a great collection of resources for missional leaders.  I suggest that you check them out at: http://www.vergenetwork.org/ They have an upcoming conference (Verge 2012) February 28-March 2, 2012 in Austin, TX.  There are quite a variety of speakers …

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Francis Asbury and George Whitefield

It was not on the Anglican calendar today, nor was it on the standard lectionary calendar, but there was mention of two Methodist pioneers in the Holy Women, Holy Men blog for November 15. In other sources, November 15th is a commemoration for these two Anglican priests, who were Methodist preachers, that made a difference …

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What do you need?

This is a reading found after the scripture lessons in Daily Prayers at Common Prayer: A Liturgy for Ordinary Radicals for November 14: Fifth-century monk Nilus of Ancyra wrote, “We should remain within the limits imposed by our basic needs and strive with all our power not to exceed them. For once we are carried a little beyond …

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