Monthly Archives: July, 2012

Sermon Notes- July 15, 2012

Year B- Pentecost 7-Proper 10 2 Samuel 6:1-5, 12b -19 Psalm 24 (UMH 755) Ephesians 1:3-14 Mark 6:14-29 The Old Testament lesson and Psalm are two of my favorite passages in the Bible.  They are not meant to link up with the Epistle and Gospel.  If I were preaching this week, it would be no choice. …

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Saint Benedict

It is a feast day for Saint Benedict across the Christian world today.  The folks at Common Prayer shared this biography: Benedict of Nursia (c. 480?–?c. 547) Benedict was born in the town of Nursia, near Rome. At age twenty, he left home and lived for three years as a hermit in a desolate cave. …

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Sermon Notes- July 8, 2012

Year B- Pentecost 6-Proper 9 2 Samuel 5:1-5, 9-10 Psalm 48 (UMH 782) 2 Corinthians 12:2-10 Mark 6:1-13 I got behind with the transition to the new job.  My hopes are to catch up and get back in the swing of studying and commenting on the lectionary.  The first of July was my last Sunday as …

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Toyohiko Kagawa (again)

The folks at Common Prayer are remembering Toyohiko Kagawa today.  The Episcopal Church remembers him on April 23rd.  here is what I wrote on that day: Kagawa Here is a short biography: Toyohiko Kagawa (1888?–?1960) Toyohiko Kagawa was a Japanese pacifist, Christian reformer, evangelist, and labor activist. He wrote, spoke, and worked at length on …

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Isaiah 58

Today, the meditation for the Northumbria Community is an adaptation of Isaiah 58:6-12. I am sharing the translation from the Common English Bible: 6 Isn’t this the fast I choose: releasing wicked restraints, untying the ropes of a yoke, setting free the mistreated, and breaking every yoke? 7 Isn’t it sharing your bread with the hungry and …

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John Huss

Today is a remembrance day for a number of groups, the Anglicans, Episcopalians and the folks at Common Prayer.  John Huss, Priest and Martyr from the 15th century is on the calendar.  He should be on United Methodist calendars as well, since after his death, his followers, would become what we know as the Moravian …

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