Messages from January 2016

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The Greatest of These is Love January 31

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“The Greatest of These is Love” Message for January 31st, 2016 Based on: 1 Corinthians 13:1-13 & Psalm 71, vs 1-6 This is the third week that we’ve been reading along from Paul’s first letter to the folks in the Church in the city of Corinth. Today’s epistle reading from Corinthians chapter 13 will no […]

St. James Vestry Meeting January 2016

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Rector’s Report for St. James Vestry Meeting January 2016 2016 was St. James 165th Anniversary Year, quite a milestone to be sure. Signage was added atop the sign on the front lawn and an attractive banner also graced the front of the church for the late summer and fall reminding all who passed that St. […]

Spiritual Gifts, Mine’s Better than Yours Homily January 17

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Spiritual Gifts, Mine’s Better than Yours Homily for January 17 2016 Based on 1Corinthians 12. 1-11 Paul’s first letter to the Corinthian Church is, in the words of my Oxford Annotated Bible, “a fascinating window onto the struggles of community of the movement that developed into Christianity”1. Corinth was the first major urban centre to which […]

“Would the Real Messiah Please Stand Up?”

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“Would the Real Messiah Please Stand Up?” Homily for the Baptism of our Lord 2016 The recounting of Jesus’ baptism is in all 4 gospels, which truly is a testament to the importance of the event—all 4 gospellers felt this important enough to include in their accounting of the life and ministry of Jesus. And […]