The Seventh Sunday After the Epiphany
on February 20th, 2022
The Five Marks of Mission: The mission of the Church is the mission of ChristTo proclaim the Good News of the KingdomTo teach, baptize and nurture new believersTo respond to human need by loving serviceTo transform unjust structures of society, to challenge violence of every kind and pursue peace and reconciliationTo strive to safeguard the integrity of creation, and sustain and renew the life of ...  Read More
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The Sixth Sunday After the Epiphany
on February 13th, 2022
The Five Marks of Mission: The mission of the Church is the mission of ChristTo proclaim the Good News of the KingdomTo teach, baptize and nurture new believersTo respond to human need by loving serviceTo transform unjust structures of society, to challenge violence of every kind and pursue peace and reconciliationTo strive to safeguard the integrity of creation, and sustain and renew the life of ...  Read More
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The Fifth Sunday After the Epiphany
on February 6th, 2022
The Five Marks of Mission: The mission of the Church is the mission of ChristTo proclaim the Good News of the KingdomTo teach, baptize and nurture new believersTo respond to human need by loving serviceTo transform unjust structures of society, to challenge violence of every kind and pursue peace and reconciliationTo strive to safeguard the integrity of creation, and sustain and renew the life of ...  Read More
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The Fourth Sunday After the Epiphany
on January 30th, 2022
The Five Marks of Mission: The mission of the Church is the mission of ChristTo proclaim the Good News of the KingdomTo teach, baptize and nurture new believersTo respond to human need by loving serviceTo transform unjust structures of society, to challenge violence of every kind and pursue peace and reconciliationTo strive to safeguard the integrity of creation, and sustain and renew the life of ...  Read More
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The Third Sunday After the Epiphany
on January 23rd, 2022
The Five Marks of Mission: The mission of the Church is the mission of Christ.To proclaim the Good News of the KingdomTo teach, baptise and nurture new believersTo respond to human need by loving serviceTo transform unjust structures of society, to challenge violence of every kind and pursue peace and reconciliationTo strive to safeguard the integrity of creation, and sustain and renew the life of...  Read More
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The Second Sunday After the Epiphany
on January 16th, 2022
Jesus did this, the first of his signs, in Cana of Galilee, and revealed his glory; and his disciples believed in him. — John 2:11During the season of Epiphany, I am planning on preaching through the Five Marks of Mission which have been established as a guide for the world-wide Anglican Communion. The season of Epiphany is a perfect time for such considerations as it is the season in which the Ch...  Read More
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The Second Sunday After Christmas Day
on January 1st, 2022
How dear to me is your dwelling O Lord of hosts! — Psalm 84:1This past Monday, many of us gathered together to remember one of our parishioners and to celebrate the Life that was so clearly at the center of her own life. We read from John 14 those sweet words of Jesus, “In my Father’s house are many dwelling places...” He spoke these words in an attempt to comfort his disciples who were beginning ...  Read More
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The Fourth Sunday of Advent
on December 17th, 2021
“My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior.” — Mary, the mother of JesusUp to this point, we have been accompanying John the Baptizer in our Advent journey. We have been anticipating the coming of God to earth through the eyes and from the lips of John. We have observed his strange diet, his baptizing at the Jordan and his calling Israel to repent and bear fruit worthy of...  Read More
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The Third Sunday of Advent
on December 12th, 2021
“You brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee from the wrath to come? … Even now the ax is lying at the root of the trees; every tree therefore that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.” — John the BaptizerFiery words from a fiery prophet! John was seeing something catastrophic about to take place… he describes it as a “wrath to come”. This “wrath” is that which is determi...  Read More
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The Second Sunday of Advent
on December 4th, 2021
What other time or season can or will the Church ever have but that of Advent? — Karl BarthThe son of a Levitical priest. An apocalyptic prophet. An ascetic. A baptizer. A cousin of Jesus of Nazareth. A resistor of Roman tyranny and injustice. A champion of the promise of God to rule not only his people Israel, but the entire world. A prisoner. A casualty of Roman imperial violence.This historical...  Read More
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The First Sunday of Advent
on November 27th, 2021
Jesus said, “There will be signs in the sun, the moon, and the stars, and on the earth distress among nations confused by the roaring of the sea and the waves. People will faint from fear and foreboding of what is coming upon the world, for the powers of the heavens will be shaken.” — Luke 21:25–26For those who have been around the Church or are at all familiar with the scriptures will recognize l...  Read More
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The Twenty-Fifth Sunday After Pentecost
on November 11th, 2021
Blessed Lord, who caused all holy Scriptures to be written for our learning: Grant us so to hear them, read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest them, that we may embrace and ever hold fast the blessed hope of everlasting life, which you have given us in our Savior Jesus Christ; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.This prayer is the collect for this Sun...  Read More
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