Monthly Archives: November, 2011

Sermon Notes- January 29, 2012

4th Sunday after the Epiphany- Year B Deuteronomy 18:15-20  Psalm 111 1 Corinthians 8:1-13 Mark 1:21-28    The Gospel and OT Lessons are complimentary.  God is doing  a new thing in Jesus according to Mark–he is casting out unclean spirits and speaking with authority. Moses speaks of a prophet that will be coming who, like …

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Intercessions from Taize

The Gospel for today in Taize was the Gospel reading for last Sunday for much of the Church.  The Beatitudes are something we should read regularly.  The intercessions resonate with me today.  May the prayers of Taize become a part of your experience. From Taize’s Prayer for the Day: When Jesus saw the crowds, he …

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On Veteran’s Day

My father was a vet. He spent 26 years in the Air Force before retiring to Elba, AL when I was a high school student.  To use his words, he “rode a desk” through a good bit of the Cold War, the Korean War and Vietnam.  He was able to see some of  the world …

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Monasteries of the Heart

I ran across this resource yesterday while looking at the remade Sojourners website.  Joan Chittister, a Benedictine nun who writes frequently on the spiritual life at Sojourners, has a website that encourages a dispersed monastic life of prayer called-Monasteries of the Heart. She has a book out entitled: The Monastery of the Heart: An Invitation …

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Sermon Notes- January 22, 2012

3rd Sunday after the Epiphany-Year B Jonah 3:1-5, 10 Psalm 62: 6-14 1 Corinthians 7: 29-31 Mark 1:14-20   This third week of the season, we are still into call stories.  Jonah in the OT and Peter, Andrew, James and John in Mark. Again, for me, the Epistle is not where i will be going …

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Meditation from Northumbria Community

Below is the meditation for the 9th day of the month from the Northumbria Community Morning Prayer. Sometimes a scriptural passage looked at through a creative lens helps us to see  it more clearly: THE FAST Is this not the fast that I have chosen: to loose the bonds of wickedness? to undo the heavy …

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