Weekly Messages

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Come & See! ~ Homily for Easter 2017

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Come & See! ~ Homily for Easter 2017 ~ Based on Matthew 28: 1-10   Now, I’ve been asked on occasion why all the four gospel resurrection stories are slightly different; there more or less people present, more or fewer angels, different people in each story. Mark as the first one of the four to […]

Rector’s Easter Letter 2017

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(11) Mary was standing outside the tomb crying, and as she wept, she stooped and looked in. (14) She turned to leave and saw someone standing there. It was Jesus, but she didn’t recognize him. (15) “Dear woman, why are you crying?”  Jesus asked her. “Who are you looking for?”  She thought he was the […]

Turning a blind eye, message for Lent 4

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Year A Lent 4 2017 “Turning a blind eye” John 9: 1-41 Jesus Heals blind man on a Sabbath So, another gospel story from John, another story of enlightenment this week—of coming to terms with change, through a new way of seeing who Jesus is and what he can do. And at the same time, […]

Hearing the call ~ Second Sunday of Lent

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Second Sunday of Lent, March 12.17 “Hearing the call, heeding the change” Based on Genesis 12:1-4a; John 3:1-17  “The Lord said to Abram, leave your country, your relatives, and your father’s home and go to a land that I am going to show you.” (Gen 12: 1 GNT) Abram is called by the Lord to […]

The Healing of Peter’s mother in law

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Message for a Healing Service, based on Mark 1: 29 – 39 February 19.17 It’s the Sabbath day, and Jesus has been teaching in the synagogue—and as it turns out there was a man there who was possessed by an unclean spirit. And Jesus’ response to this? He orders the evil spirit to come out […]

The Constant Love of God

The Constant Love of God-Message for Feb.12.17

 “The Constant Love of God” Based on Matthew 5: 21-37  Message for February 12th, 2017 So, we’re carrying on today with Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount, which are a series of his teachings found in chapters 5, 6 & 7 of Matthew. These teachings are Christian Living in a nutshell—want to know what it means […]

Needing the Light Homily for Third Sunday of Epiphany

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Needing the Light: Homily for the Third Sunday of Epiphany. Based on Isaiah 9: 1-4, 1 Cor1.10-18, Matt 4: 12-23. So, here we are, just past the middle of January. The excitement and joy of Christmas well and truly behind us, and the weather has been a real drag. The days are short and mostly […]

Into Christ’s Baptism, We the Servants

Into Christ’s Baptism, We the Servants: 2017 Based on Isaiah 42.1-9 It is well accepted in scholarly circles that the book of Isaiah was written over a long time period of Israel’s history and is in fact of compilation from 3 different people, who for easy reference are known as first, second and third Isaiah. Our […]

Jesus, are you for real – Message for Advent 3

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Are you for real Jesus? Are you the one? Message for Advent 3. Based on Matthew 11. 2-11   Last week’s gospel reading, if you recall, was the fire and brimstone prophet John the Baptist. He is baptizing all those who are coming to him to repent—confess their sins and be baptized, baptism an ancient […]