Archive for March 2011

We all get older…

Love this video — I am so un-adventurous and fashion challenged – but maybe there is hope? I would post the video itself but it has auto run. Check it out. h/t to Peace Bang at Beauty Tips for Ministers

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Lent 3

Readings are here. Sermon notes: This is the reading that was the Gospel at my ordination as a priest. It is so rich with so many themes. The Orthodox call the Samaritan woman St. Photini – the enlightened one. Well stories in the Bible are always about betrothal – those seeking a wife or husband…

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2 Lent

Readings are here. Notes towards a sermon: Nicodemus – victory-people – (Nike – demos) John –used for the gospels in Lent (A –Matthew, B-Mark, C-Luke) – parallel stories – this week – Nicodemus – next week Samaritan woman. In the world of John there is a split between the Jews who followed Christ and those…

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I Lent

Readings are here. Once again the readings take us back to the beginning. Eve and Adam begin their life outside that perfect relationship (called Eden) with God and all creation. And Jesus takes his first steps from his baptism to the cross and beyond. Each responds to the challenges in very different ways. For Eve…

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Ash Wednesday

Readings are here. Today we begin Lent – taking time for our spiritual lives. Traditionally we have given up things like chocolate or other candy, alcohol, meat, or other physical sacrifices. These are worthy things to do as each time we are are confronted with the thing we have given up we are reminded that…

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Last Sunday after Epiphany

Readings are here. Today is the last Sunday of the season of Epiphany – a season of revelation and revealing. Beginning with the Baptism of Jesus by John to the revelation of transformation on the mountain – transfiguration. The question behind each reading in this season of Epiphany seems to be – how are we…

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