Monthly Archives: June, 2012

Patience

Ran across this quote in Common Prayer this morning: Pierre Teilhard de Chardin said, “Above all, trust in the slow work of God. We are quite naturally impatient in everything to reach the end without delay. We would like to skip the intermediate stages. We are impatient of being on the way to something unknown, …

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A Prayer of St. Francis

You are holy, Lord, the only God, and Your deeds are wonderful. You are strong. You are great. You are the Most High. You are Almighty. You, Holy Father are King of heaven and earth. You are Three and One, Lord God, all Good. You are Good, all Good, supreme Good, Lord God, living and …

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The Birth of John the Baptist

Today on the Anglican and Episcopal calendars, they are remembering the birth of John the Baptist.  We don’t have lots of information about John the Baptizer, but we know he was a cousin to Jesus, and all four Gospels and the Book of Acts reference John’s significance in the beginning of Jesus’ ministry.  His birth …

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Lord, You Have Come to the Lakeshore

The Gospel Lesson for this Sunday: Mark 4:35-41 When evening had come, Jesus said to his disciples, “Let us go across to the other side.” And leaving the crowd behind, they took him with them in the boat, just as he was. Other boats were with him. A great windstorm arose, and the waves beat …

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Sermon Notes- July 1, 2012

Year B- Pentecost 5-Proper 8 2 Samuel 1:1, 17-27 Psalm 130 (UMH 848) 2 Corinthians 8:7-15 Mark 5:21-43 This particular Sunday will be the last one that I preach in my current churches.  I could easily stray from the lectionary on my last Sunday, but that is not my style.  I have decided against preaching from …

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Wesley Quotes

Annual Conference has its first sessions tomorrow at Lake Junaluska.  A couple of Wesley quotes to take us into the week: I am not afraid that the people called Methodists should ever cease to exist either in Europe or America. But I am afraid lest they should only exist as a dead sect, having the …

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