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angels

  • December 24, 2017

    “God’s Will: Adapted by Mary”

    Lectionary Year B – The Fourth Sunday of Advent

    The Witness of Scripture: Angel visits are not all that they are cracked up to be. Far from being sweet meetings of assurance, those divine sojourners tend to disrupt our worlds in ways that can be frightening. After all, their first words are nearly always, “Fear not.”   This morning we come to the most […]

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  • December 24 or 25, 2016

    “Be not afraid!”

    Year A – Nativity of the Lord

    The Day we have anticipated during the 30 days of Advent has arrived, as it has done for more than two thousand years. Christmas Day, the birthday of Jesus of Nazareth who will be called the Christ of God. We count the years as two thousand and sixteen, but it took at least four centuries […]

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  • September 1, 2013

    “Our Better Angels”

    Year C – Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost – (Proper 17)

    Sue Monk Kidd in her essay “Availability” shares about a train ride in an ice storm.  The airport had shut down and her flight was rescheduled so she is forced to delay her trip home and has to return to her brother-in-law’s house to spend the night.  Disappointed and irritated she is absorbed in her […]

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  • July 28, 2013

    “A Baptized Imagination”

    Year C – Tenth Sunday after Pentecost - (Proper 12)

    “See to it that no one takes you captive through philosophy and empty deceit according to human tradition, according to the elemental spirits of the universe, and not according to Christ.” With these words Paul offers a clear warning to the church at Colossae, and his warning raises a basic question not only for the […]

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