Adventures with Expanding Mission! (Sermon, Sept. 9, 2018)

Hello Friends,

This week in Mark we have 2 very important stories.  they are important because they show us the Jesus’ mission is to be to ALL people, even the non Jewish people.  Now, this was a big revelation back then, and it all comes about when Jesus meets a woman in Tyre….

Text: Mark 7:24-37

Sermon, Proper 18, Year B, Sept. 9, 2018

If you are in the Billerica, MA area, come over on Sept. 15th to our Yankee Doodle Homecoming festivities!  St. Anne’s will have a booth with games and information (maybe Fr. Kenny will make an appearance).  Here is a link to the Yankee Doodle website: https://www.billericayankeedoodlehomecoming.org/homecoming

Hope to see you there!

Rev. Lauren

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Adventures with Things that Defile! (Sermon, Sept. 2, 2018)

Hello Friends!

We are out of the Gospel of John (for now) and back in Mark.  Oh Mark, how I have missed your brevity!  This week Jesus is breaking tradition again, this time by his disciples not ritually cleansing their hands before meals.  It seems that Jesus is disrespecting long held traditions and being generally disobedient.  But is He?

Text: Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23

Sermon, Proper 17, Year B, Sept. 2, 2018

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Rev. Lauren

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Adventures with Betrayal!

Hi Everyone!

We have made it to the last week of the 6th chapter of John.  We have been hearing a lot about bread and with each passing week, Jesus has made his teaching more serious and more confusing for the crowds.  This week, a bunch of people actually leave Jesus because they have had enough, but not after they complain and grumble.

Text: John 6:56-69

Sermon, Proper 16, Year B, Aug. 26, 2018

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Rev. Lauren

 

 

 

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Adventures with Abiding! (Sermon August 19, 2018)

Hello Friends!

The end is near for John chapter 6, this past Sunday was the penultimate reading in the Bread of Life series.  Jesus ups the ante from talking about eating bread to eating flesh, and He starts to lose some of the crowd here.  Flesh, blood?  Yuck!  Of course, He isn’t talking about literal flesh and blood, so what is He talking about?

Text: John 6:51-58

Sermon, Proper 15, Year B, August 19, 2018

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Rev. Lauren

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Adventures with Familiarity! (Sermon, August 12, 2018)

Hello Friends!

Welcome back to the Bread of Life discourse in John.  Today, Jesus meets some people whom he has known his whole life, and the are less than supportive of his current mission.  What makes people hold on to old ideas about other people?  Can we ever shake off that image we had when we were young?

Text: John 6:35, 41-51

Sermon, Proper 14, Year B, August 12, 2018

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-Rev. Lauren

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Adventures with Discussion! (Sermon, Aug. 5, 2018)

Hello Friends!

We are in to week 2 of the “Bread of Life Discourse” and we enter into the explanation period.  Jesus has just done a huge sign (the feeding of the 5,000+) and then disappeared.  The people are understandably confused by this.  Where did this Jesus go?  Is he coming back?  What just happened?

Text: John 6:24-35

Sermon, Proper 13, Year B, August 5, 2018

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Rev. Lauren

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Adventures with Bread, Part 1! (Sermon, July 29, 2018)

Hello Friends,

This week kicked off a 5 week series of readings from the Gospel of John all about bread!  Well, not really about bread per se, but bread is a major theme.  The series kicks off with the miracle (or sign if you are John) of the feeding of the 5,000 plus people.  This is certainly a great sign involving bread, but what is it really about?

Text: John 6:1-21

Sermon, Proper 12, Year B, July 29, 2018

If you can spare some prayers for my little guy this week, he is 6 months old and has his first ear infection (maybe some prayers for mom and dad too!)

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Rev. Lauren

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