Sixth Sunday of Easter
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Sixth Sunday of Easter

Readings – Acts 17:22-31; Psalm 66:7-18; I Peter 3:13-22; John 14:15-21 Ever since Monday when I began to think about our readings for today, this was the verse that kept popping up — I will not leave you orphaned [alone];                                                                                      I am coming to you.                                                                      John 14: 18 This passage continues our reading…

Third Sunday of Easter
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Third Sunday of Easter

Readings—Acts 2: 14a, 36-41; Psalm 116: 1-3, 10-17; I Peter 1: 17-23; Luke 24: 13-35 My thoughts this morning begin with the words of our proper collect – Open the eyes of our faith that we may behold [God]                                                   in all [the] redeeming work…                                                                                                The Risen Jesus invites us as baptized members of his…

Second Sunday in Lent
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Second Sunday in Lent

Readings – Genesis 12:1-4a; Psalm 121; Romans 4:1-5, 13-17; John 3:1-17 In 1774 Benjamin Franklin wrote in Poor Richard’s Almanac the following — Tart words make no friends.                                                                                                   A spoonful of honey will catch more flies                                                                                   than a gallon of vinegar. We don’t need to take his word for it.  Vinegar, negativity, dehumanizing others,…

Last Sunday after Epiphany
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Last Sunday after Epiphany

Readings—Exodus 24:12-18; Psalm 99; II Peter 1:16-21; Matthew 17:1-9 On this last Sunday after the Epiphany, the season that celebrates the infant of light coming into the world in a stable in Bethlehem, we conclude with the Gospel according to St. Matthew’s account of the Transfiguration.  On a mountaintop, Jesus shone brilliantly, accompanied by Peter,…