Sermon- Third Sunday after the Epiphany

Today, my brothers and sisters in Jesus Christ, let us consider repentance. Repentance is a major theme throughout the entirety of the record of Scripture. From the fall of Adam and Eve and the expulsion out of the Garden of Eden…From Noah and the Arc and the flooding of the world…from the call of Abraham…

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Candlemas & The Blessing of Throats

Candlemas & The Blessing of Throats Wednesday, February 2nd at 6:00pm Join us for Candlemas and the Blessing of the Throats on Wednesday February 2nd at 6:00pm.  At this service we will celebtate the Feast of the Presentation of Our Lord Jesus Christ in Temple.  We will bless all of the candles to be used…

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Sermon Advent II 2010

We come together this morning on the Second Sunday in Advent…and as we do each and every year on the second Sunday in Advent…we are greeted by Saint John the Baptist. And, each and every year on this Second Sunday in Advent, Saint John the Baptist has the same message for us: In those days…

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Sermon Advent I

Today, my brothers and sisters, let us consider Advent…the period of time leading up to the Feast of the Nativity and encompassing four Sundays… The first season in the Church’s year…the time of the Jesse Tree and the Advent Wreath…the season that is all but lost and forgotten in the hustle and bustle of the…

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Sermon- Christ the King 2010

This morning, my brothers and sisters in Jesus Christ, let us consider the Feast of Christ the King…what we celebrate today. Today is the last feast of the Church’s year.  Next Sunday, we begin Advent…a brand new year for the Church…a season of penance and waiting…a season of preparing ourselves for the Second coming of…

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“Blessed are you when men hate you, and when they exclude you and revile you, and cast out your name as evil, on account of the Son of man! Rejoice in that day, and leap for joy, for behold, your reward is great in heaven; for so their fathers did to the prophets.  (Luke 6.22-23…

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Update on the building and grounds

Several weeks ago we noticed a small rotten area in the wooden joint that supports the overhang outside of the parish office building.  When we probed the rotten area it was discovered that both wooden support joints we almost completely rotted out and the overhang was ‘hanging’ on by a small thread of solid wood. …

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Sermon for Proper XXVI Year C 10/31/2010

This morning Saint John’s begins what we Episcopalians call ‘Stewardship Season.’  It is the time of year when we begin thinking about and planning the vision and budgets for the coming year…and seeing if we can expand our offerings and ministries…or if we must make cuts in our operations and ministries. Many are the times…

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