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Fourth Sunday after Epiphany 2011

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Matthew 5:1-12 I know that there is more than one fan of Monty Python in this congregation and that some of you, like me, can’t hear the Beatitudes without recalling the depiction of Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount found in “The Life of Brian”.  In the film, a very large crowd is gathered around Jesus, […]

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Third Sunday after Epiphany 2011

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Matthew 4:12-23 So Jesus said, “Follow me and I will make you fish for people.” And Simon Peter and his brother Andrew and the sons of Zebedee, James and John, immediately left their nets and their boats and they followed Jesus.  I love call stories. They describe an instant when things change dramatically, the moment […]

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Second Sunday after Epiphany 2011

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John 1:29-42 I am pleased to announce to you, and actually a little embarrassed as well, that at long last I am only a few hundred dollars away from paying off the debt that I owe to the Episcopal Theological Seminary of the Southwest – a place I studied for four years and dearly loved.  […]

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Third Sunday after Christmas 2011

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The following sermon was delivered by All Saints’ member Brenda Zedlitz: One year ago in March, my husband, our 16 year old daughters, and I found ourselves homeless in Washington, DC.  The trip began innocently enough.  Our daughter Hilary founded “Free Minds”, a diversity and inclusion club at the new high school in Rogers, and […]

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Second Sunday after Christmas 2011

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Matthew 2:13-15,19-23 For years I would awaken my daughter in the morning with a question.  What are you dreaming, honey? And before she had time to fully awaken, almost as if she were still in the midst of the dream, she would begin to walk me through it. Sometimes, in great detail, I would learn […]