Monthly Archives: March, 2012

Sermon Notes-April 8, 2012 (Easter Sunday)

Year B-Easter Sunday Acts 10:34-43 Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24 (UMH 839) 1 Corinthians 15:1-11 John 20:1-18 or Mark 16:1-8 This is one of those Sundays that inspire the preacher to be at his/her best.  The pews may be filled this Sunday like no other Sunday of the year.  The theme is central to living the Christian faith.  The scriptures, …

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Psalm 19

The lectionary for the 3rd Sunday in Lent includes the Decalogue (from Exodus 20) and Psalm 19.  As I prepare for Sunday, this Psalm has become a meditative piece for the week: Caeli enarrant 1 The heavens declare the glory of God, * and the firmament shows his handiwork  2 One day tells its tale …

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The Song of the Redeemed

Today in Morning Prayer, one of the canticles between readings is #19 in the Book of Common Prayer.  You will find it below.  These early hymns of the Church work for me in my devotional life.  Hearing them chanted is sometimes a true blessing: Canticle 19 -The Song of the Redeemed  Magna et mirabilia Revelation …

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John and Charles Wesley

One of the things I discovered while hanging out with Episcopalians for a couple of years is that they respect them greatly.  A look through the Episcopal hymnal will find some of the best of the Wesley hymns, and even a couple that didn’t make it into the United Methodist hymnal.  There are references to …

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“All shall be well”

Today in Common Prayer we were graced with a quote from the 14th century mystic, Julian of Norwich: “The worst has already happened and been repaired.?.?.?. All shall be well, all shall be well, and all manner of things shall be well.” This was accompanied by the portion of the Psalms for the day: Psalm 6:6 – 9 …

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