September 1, 2019 Love is the Way

O God; open our hearts to your word, a word that passes faithfully from the ear to the heart, from the heart to our lives, Amen. “Let mutual love continue. Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by doing that, some have entertained angels without knowing it. Do not neglect to do good […]

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“Do not be afraid little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.” I hope these words taken from our gospel reading this morning bring you peace and comfort. They are an assurance that the very heart of God is centered on God’s love for us and are meant to […]

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In the Name of God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, Amen. “Swing Low, sweet chariot, comin’ for to carry me home. Swing low, sweet chariot, comin’ for to carry me home.” The words of this popular spiritual were written before the Civil war by Wallace Willis, a former slave. Inspired by the story of Elijah […]

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“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled, and do not let them be afraid.” These familiar words are taken from the farewell discourse of Jesus to his disciples, the night before he was crucified. […]

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You shall no more be termed Forsaken, and your land shall no more be termed Desolate; but you shall be called My Delight Is in Her, and your land Married; for the Lord delights in you. One of the great joy and privilege of being a priest is to participate in the joining of two […]

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