Monthly Archives: April, 2012

Intercessions from Taize

Intercessions O Christ, by your resurrection you open to all people the gates of the Kingdom: lead us to the Father’s glory. By your resurrection you strengthened the faith of your disciples and you sent them into the world: may your Church be faithful in turn in proclaiming the Good News. By your resurrection you …

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Do all the good you can…

“Do all the good you can, By all the means you can, In all the ways you can, In all the places you can, At all the times you can, To all the people you can, As long as ever you can.” – John Wesley May this be our way today…  

Sermon Notes- May 20, 2012–Ascension Sunday

Year B- Ascension Sunday Acts 1:1-11 Psalm 47 (UMH 781) Ephesians 1:15-23 Luke 24:44-53 The actual Holy Day is Thursday, May 17th, but I suspect that many of us are not going to celebrate then.  The lessons for Ascension Day carry the theme well, and I will be using them on this last Sunday before Pentecost. …

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The Vine and Branches

Today’s Gospel Lesson in Morning Prayer is John 15:1-11.  This passage has come up a good bit lately in my circles.  It is the Gospel text for May 6th in the RCL (see Sermon Notes).  Two articles by a friend and colleague, Ken Carter, are worthy of mention: Bearing Fruit Fruitfulness for Others John 15:1-11 …

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On Tax Day

Today is Tax Day in the USA.  Income taxes are due for most of the country for 2011.  The first quarter of estimated taxes were due today as well. Fun subject, huh? Rose and I worked ahead of schedule and our forms were done in February.  Our refunds have already returned to us, so this …

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Sermon Notes- May 13, 2012

Year B- 6th Sunday of Easter Acts 10:44-48 Psalm 98 (UMH 818) 1 John 5:1-6 John 15:9-17 Easter continues.   The readings are pointing us toward people transformed by the Risen Christ.  God is doing new things in Israel and among the nations, and it is time to sing, and proclaim the new creation. The reading …

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