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Third Sunday in Lent 2011

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John 4:5-42 “Come and see a man who told me everything I have ever done!  He can not be the Messiah, can he?” She picked up the empty jar, as she had done so many times before and placed it on her head to begin her journey to the well for the water she and […]

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Second Sunday in Lent 2011

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John 3:1-17 “The wind blows where it chooses, and you hear the sound of it, but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes.” I don’t remember a time when people around the globe have been so interested in where the wind comes from and where it goes. Over the past […]

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First Sunday in Lent 2011

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Matthew 4:1-11 It is a blessing from God to be with you this great day. I thank the Lord that I am part of this wonderful family where there is much love, hospitality and faith. I’m happy and grateful to the Father Roger and all of you for welcoming me into the Church so I […]

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Ash Wednesday 2011

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Matthew 6:1-6,16-21 When I was in college I had a friend who was an aspiring playwright.  It wasn’t unusual for him to ask one of his buddies to read his latest work in progress, but one evening he invited his friends over for something different. As we draped ourselves over a collection of worn out […]

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Last Sunday After Epiphany 2011

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Matthew 17:1-9 In a few moments, in the midst of our celebration of the Eucharistic Feast, I will say on our behalf, “Therefore we proclaim the mystery of faith.” As Episcopalians we uphold the value of mystery and surely the scene described in today’s gospel reading, with Jesus up on a high mountain, transfigured before […]