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October 14, 2018

A man runs up, throws himself at Jesus’ feet and asks what he must do to inherit eternal life. Notice in Mark he is not introduced as a rich man—that’s from one of the other Gospel’s renditions of this story. Nor are we told he’s young. He hasn’t been sent by the Pharisees to try…

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October 7, 2018 St Francis

As I looked back through old sermons this week, I was astonished to discover I have never done a St. Francis sermon here before—not even in the year when St. Francis Day fell on a Sunday! It made me so glad that I had decided to do so this year, as part of our remembrance…

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September 30, 2018

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September 23, 2018

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September 16, 2018

The other day, a parishioner said to me that he wants to “walk in the light” but it’s just so darned dark right now! Political chaos, storms, fires and explosions…He just has a hard time maintaining a sense of positivity. He doesn’t know where to look for hope. I hear him. I feel the same…

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September 9, 2018

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September 2, 2018

On Thursday, one of our summer couples, Sam and KJ, took me to the Pottle camp over on Thompson Lake by boat. It had been a while since I had been in a boat I needed to step down into, and I discovered that my balance is not all I could hope for, and a…

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August 19, 2018

The second reading from Ephesians prompted some very good conversation in different groups this week and has had this old song running through my head: Sing, sing a song, sing out loud, sing out strong… Probably a lot of you think of it as a song by The Carpenters, but did you know it was…

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July 22, 2018

It seems to me Jesus has been spending an awful lot of time in boats over the past few weeks. I went back through the Gospel of Mark on Friday to see, and there are at least six occasions in which is crosses the sea. We heard the first one a few weeks ago when…

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July 15, 2018

Back when I was first learning about how to be a preacher, someone gave me the advice that when I was struggling to find my sermon in the day’s readings, to look for the Good News and preach that. I would like to be able to go to that person with this week’s Gospel reading…

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