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Adventures with Invitation! (Sermon, Jan. 14, 2018)

Hello Friends, I’m back (for now) after the Bishop’s visit on Jan. 7th.  This week, we jump into the Gospel of John and learn about inviting people to check Jesus out.  It is as simple as saying “come and see.”  … Continue reading

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Adventures with Christmas, continued! (Sermon, Dec. 31, 2017)

Hi Friends! Merry Christmas!  Don’t forget that Christmas lasts until Jan. 6th, so don’t take down those trees yet (unless they are all dried out and hazardous).  Anyway, on Christmas 1, we Episcopalians veer a little off the Revised Common … Continue reading

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Adventures with Advent 4/Christmas Eve! (Sermons, Dec. 24, 2017)

Hi Friends, This year on Dec. 24th it was Advent 4 AND Christmas Eve.  This is a rare and strange occurrence.  At St. Anne’s, we honored Advent 4 with the story of the Annunciation at 9am, and then had our … Continue reading

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Adventures with Pointing! (Sermon, Dec. 17, 2017)

Hello Friends! I am back after 2 weeks off and what a great story to start with.  We hear about John the Baptist from the point of view of John the Gospel writer.  In John’s Gospel, John the Baptist isn’t … Continue reading

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Adventures with Goats! (Sermon, Nov. 26, 2017)

Hello Friends! Nov. 26th was Christ the King Sunday, also the Last Sunday after Pentecost, so the last day of the church year, and our last Matthew parable for a while (phew).  Next week, Advent starts, but as I always … Continue reading

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Adventures with Talents! (Sermon, Nov. 19, 2017)

Hello Friends! As Church Year A winds down, we get our last Matthew parable (phew!), the so called Parable of the Talents.  A talent was a form of money, not a skill that you have (I’ll talk about that more … Continue reading

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Adventures with Extra Oil (or underwear)! (Sermon, Nov. 12, 2017)

Hello Friends! This week we hear the familiar, yet complex, parable of the 10 bridesmaids.  I am always reminded of a funny video a friend of mine made for this parable back in seminary (shout out to Fr. Tim!), but … Continue reading

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