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Sunday Reflections

Christmas Day 2017

READINGS: Isaiah 9:2-7 ~ Luke 2:15-20 A priest in central America decided to take a break from regular preaching to listen to the thoughts and insights of the local people. When he told the story of Epiphany, the coming of the wise men,…

Christmas Eve 2017

READINGS: John 1: 1-3 ~ Isaiah 52:7-10 ~ Luke 2:1-14 Midwives for God   This morning we heard the story of Gabriel’s visit to Mary and we pondered the importance of the creator of the world asking for Mary’s permission before going…

Advent 4 2017

December 24 2017 READINGS: 2 Samuel 7:1-11 ~ Canticle 18 ~ Luke 1:26-38 Its been 11 years since we celebrated Advent 4 and Christmas Eve on the same day. This morning we listen to the story of the annunciation – of Gabriel’s visit…

Advent 2

December 10, 2017 READIINGS:  Isaiah 40:1-11 ~ 2 Peter 3:8-15a ~ Mark 1:1-8 A seasoned priest was being interviewed for a new parish.  After going through all the usual questions, the interview team asked if the priest had any questions…

Advent 1

December 3, 2017 READINGS: Isaiah 64:1-9 ~ 1 Corinthians 1:3-9 ~ Mark 13:24-37 The season of Advent is all about waiting for God. The mood is not so much one of fear and trembling but of joyful expectation. The hope is that God would come…

Reign of Christ 2017

November 26, 2017 Readings: Ezekiel 34:11-16, 20-24 ~ Psalm 100 ~ Matthew 25: 11-46 The 25th chapter of Matthew’s gospel does not make for good bed time reading and it doesn’t seem to have a whole lot in common with the good news of…

Pentecost 24 ~ Parable of the Talents

November 19 2017 READINGS: Judges 4: 1-7 ~ 1 Thessalonians 5: 1-11 ~ Matthew 25: 14-30 We give Thee but Thine own, whate’er the gift may be; All that we have is Thine alone, A trust, O Lord, from Thee. That doxology pretty much sums…

Pentecost 21 ~ Anointing the Next Generation

October 29 2017 This morning we come to the end of our journey with Moses.  Having safely brought the people to the edge of the Promised Land, Moses gets to look at the land – but he never gets to enter it. His job is finished and he dies. But…

Pentecost 20 ~ Negotiating with God

October 22 2017 Readings: Exodus 33: 12-23 ~ Psalm 99 ~ Matthew 22:15-32 Whether you call it shameless audacity or chutzpa, Moses certainly pushes the limits in his negotiations with God.  Moses is actually in the middle of an argument…