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January 19, 2020

The Lord called me before I was born,
while I was in my mother's womb he named me
. Isaiah 49. 1 - 7

     In the Old Testament reading appointed for today, the prophet Isaiah begins his prophecy by proclaiming that he was called to his ministry in his mother's womb....

January 4, 2020

He kept saying, “I am the man.” But they kept asking him, “Then how were your eyes opened?” He answered, “The man called Jesus made mud, spread it on my eyes, and said to me, ‘Go to Siloam and wash.’ Then I went and washed and received my sight.” They said to him, “Whe...

December 31, 2019

     In the face of the turn of the century over 100 years ago, English writer and pessimist Thomas Hardy wrote this poem, well aware of the daunting future that lay ahead for the world. Like William Butler Yeats in his prophetic poem "The Second Coming," Hardy predict...

December 25, 2019

"And so he was born, this gloriously impossible baby, in a stable in Bethlehem...Holding the child in her arms, rocking, singing, Mary wondered what was going to happen to him, this sweet innocent creature who had been conceived by the incredible love of God and who ha...

December 22, 2019

"He is God from the essence of the Father, begotten before time; and he is human from the essence of his mother, born in time; completely God, completely human, with a rational soul and human flesh; equal to the Father as regards divinity, less than the Father as regar...

December 21, 2019

Then the king will say to those at his right hand, “Come, you that are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world; for I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger...

December 17, 2019


Our call – yours and mine – and our subsequent “yes” also launches a lifetime, life-giving adventure with God.  Be ready.  Be alert.  We never know when a brush with God is going to lead to a life-altering transformation and set us afoot to a new aspect of mission....

December 3, 2019

Believe

If you find yourself overwhelmed today, if you are tempted to despair because of the circumstances of your life or the state of the world, lift up your eyes and fix them on God. Trust in the goodness and mercy of God. Strengthen your resolve to oppose violence i...

December 2, 2019

     For any of you who have been following The Way of Love proposed and nurtured by Bishop Michael Curry and the Episcopal Church, this Advent Calendar might be of interest. Each day suggests a small task based on the various disciplines of the way of love. 

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December 1, 2019

The Revised Common Lectionary RCL is a three year guide to scripture reading for Christians Sunday worship. Today, the First Sunday of Advent and the new year in the seasons of the church, begins Year A. The Daily Office readings, which are the scripture readings that...

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