The Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost
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The Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost

Readings – Proverbs 31: 10-31; Psalm 1; James 3: 13-4:3, 7-8a, Mark 9: 30-37 The beginning of our proper collect for today is – “Grant us, Lord, not to be anxious about earthly things”.  My Grandmother Donecker used to tell us, “This, too will pass”.  Yes, “we are placed among things that are passing away”,…

The Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost
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The Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Readings – Proverbs 22: 1-2, 8-9, 22-23; Psalm 125; James 2: 1-17; Mark 7: 24-37 On September 18 – 20, 1863 in Chickamauga, Georgia the Union and Confederate armies fought the second largest battle of the Civil War, second only to Gettysburg.  There were over 34,000 casualties.  A few years following the war the veterans…