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Sermon for Sunday, July 14th 2024 – Pentecost 8

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Seventh Sunday after Pentecost, rcl yr b,Sunday, July 14th, 2024II Samuel 6:1-5, 12b-19; Psalm 24; Ephesians 1:3-14; Mark 6:14-29 The disciples cast out many demons, and anointed with oil many who were sick and cured them.King Herod heard of it, for Jesus’ name had become known…He said” John, whom I beheaded, has been raised.”  (Mark […]

Sermon for Sunday, July 7th 2024 – Pentecost 7

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July 7, 2024Pentecost 7 Friends, please be seated. In recent days, we have encountered a marvelous assortment of preachers, each of whom has brought the Gospel of Mark to life, and our lives to the Gospel of Mark. Next week Pastor James will preach and in two weeks’ time, The Rev. Cynthia Haines Turner will […]

Sermon for Sunday, June 30th 2024 – Pentecost 6 – Overcome with amazement

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St. Mark 5:21-43 “Overcome with amazement”  So recalls St. Mark of the response to Jesus’ healing miracles, first of the woman with hemorrhages for twelve years so far, and of the ailing little daughter of Jewish official Jairus. It is humbling for me to be invited to offer this sermon, as a retired Hospital Chaplain […]

Sermon for Sunday, June 23rd 2024 – Pentecost 5

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5th Sunday after Pentecost, Church of St. John the Evangelist The Mestiza-Latina, Indigenous poet Clarissa Pinkola Estes writes: “One of the most calming and powerful actions you can do to intervene in a stormy world is to stand up and show your soul. Soul on deck shines like gold in dark times.” Pinkola Estes is […]

Sermon for Sunday June 9th, 2024 – Pentecost 3

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June 9, 2024Pentecost 3 Friends, please be seated. Listen to two pieces of Gospel. “Then (Jesus’) mother and his brothers came; and standing outside, they sent to him and called him. A crowd was sitting around him; and they said to him, “Your mother and your brothers and sisters are outside asking for you.” And […]

Sermon for Sunday, June 2nd 2024 – we have this treasure in clay jars – Pentecost 2

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Second Sunday after Pentecost [Proper 9], rcl yr bSunday, June 2nd, 20241 SAMUEL 3:1-10; PSALM 139:1-5, 12-17; 2 CORINTHIANS 4:5-12; MARK 2:23-3:6 we have this treasure in clay jars Karen and I have been renovating our condo, and we are now at the stage of slowly unpacking things we packed up some time ago. And […]

Sermon for Sunday, May 26th 2024 – Trinity Sunday – Have you been born again?

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Trinity Sunday, SJE, 26 May, 2024 “Have you been born again?” I confess to finding myself aligned with Nicodemus this morning. Not because the notion of being born again is a foreign concept, but because I have an uncomfortable relationship with one interpretation of what being ‘born again’ means. I’d been a terrifically insecure and […]

Sermon for Sunday, May 19th 2024 – The Day of Pentecost – that very Spirit intercedes

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The Day of Pentecost, rcl yr b, baptism of RosalindSunday, May 19th, 2024ACTS 2:1-21; PSALM 104:25-35, 37b; ROMANS 8:22-27; JOHN 15:26-27, 16:4b-15 that very Spirit intercedes For ten days in 1995, the Hubble Telescope was pointed at a patch of sky near the Big Dipper that looks empty to our eyes. It looks black—like there’s […]

Sermon for Sunday, May 12th 2024 – Easter 7 – As you have sent me into the world, so I have sent them into the world

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Seventh Sunday of EasterSunday, May 12th, 2024ACTS 1:15-17, 21-26; PSALM 1; 1 JOHN 5:9-13; JOHN 17:6-19 As you have sent me into the world, so I have sent them into the world. A question has arisen among ocean animal researchers, the people who study the behaviour of orcas in particular. The question being, are orcas […]

Sermon for Sunday, May 5th 2024 – St John the Evangelist, Patronal Feast – lux in tenebris lucet

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St John the Evangelist – Patronal Feast, transferredSunday, May 6th, 2024 Genesis 1:1-5, 12-19; 1 John 1:1-9; Psalm 92:1-2, 11-14; John 20:1-8 lux in tenebris lucet John Donne, in his poem “Resurrection: Imperfect,” plays with the notion of the light that comes into the world in Jesus. The poem is addressed to the sun, but […]