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Archive for October, 2018

  • November 25, 2018

    "Christ the King"

    Year B - Twenty-Seventh Sunday after Pentecost. Reign of Christ - Proper 29 (34)

    Today is Christ the King Sunday and the readings move us to reflect on the nature of Kingship, which is sometimes difficult for us. We’re Americans and we don’t trust monarchs. As Protestants we tend to resist undue imposed authority.  On this last Sunday of the church year I want to examine the Old Testament […]

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  • November 18 2018

    "The Old and the New"

    Year B – Proper 28 (33)

    Several years ago, a young man lingered after the service and greeted me and asked if he could speak with me.  We sat down.  He was very excited about his new church and the preaching he was hearing. He told me that he had been baptized as an infant and confirmed in this church.  He participated […]

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  • November 11, 2018

    “From Moab to Bethlehem”

    Year B: Twenty-Fifth Sunday after Pentecost - Proper 27 (32)

    Once upon a time, a long time ago, before there were any kings in Israel, back when there were Judges who ruled the land, there lived in Bethlehem of Judah, a woman Naomi and her husband Elimelech and their two sons Mahlon and Chilion.  A famine ravished the land so this family journeyed to live […]

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  • November 4, 2018

    "The Whole Saint"

    Year B - Proper 26 (31)

    On All Saints Sunday we customarily celebrate the lives of great people of faith from the past, men and women who have borne courageous testimony to the gospel of Jesus Christ. This great cloud of witnesses inspires us and cheers us on as we also “run with perseverance the race that is set before us.” […]

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  • October 28, 2018

    “Mercy Now”

    Year B - Twenty Third Sunday after Pentecost - Proper 25 (30) October 28, 2018

    Blind and begging by the roadside Bartimaeus cries out in a desperate voice, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!” Like blind Bart we could all use a little “mercy now.” Several years ago, I heard a singer with a checkered past by the name of Mary Gauthier from Louisiana. Her songs are haunting […]

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