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Healing Prayer

In Paul’s Letter to the Romans we heard today Saint Paul says, among many other things, we must “persevere in prayer”. I am not sure I would choose the word ‘persevere’ as it connotes a struggle and I would like to think our prayer life is much more than that. However, if Paul means we should continually grow in... Read More

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What Do We Do In The Face Of Evil

While I have been a Priest for about ten years I have been preaching sermons for about fifteen years. This is because during my time of discernment and my years of study at VST I of course gave sermons on a fairly regular basis. I only mention this because in all that time I have never preached on the specific act... Read More

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"It Is Good To Be Here"

As I was thinking about the sermon this week I was also feeling a little wistful. More on that in a short moment. In the Gospel today Peter and John and James are with Jesus on the mountaintop and they have, literally and figuratively, a mountaintop experience.   In the here and now they experience God and the... Read More

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Juanita - Guest Preacher - The Holy Spirit

Before Jesus ascended to heaven, He told His disciples that He would send one who would teach and guide all those who believe in Him. Less than two weeks later Jesus’ promise was fulfilled: the Holy Spirit came down from Heaven, playing an essential role in the part of every Christian’s life, from that day... Read More

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Mary: The Mother of Our Faith, By Deborah Foster

While we tend to celebrate Mother's Day with some gentle sentiment expressing affection and appreciation, the reality is that Motherhood is a full time demanding job fraught with imperfection, much love, much effort, many tribulations, and hopefully much joy. Support and help is always needed: Fathers,... Read More

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Faith And Suffering

In one way or another each of the readings today has to do with faith. In Exodus the Israelites who followed Moses to the wilderness were now finding themselves out of water and were openly hostile to Moses. They angrily challenge Moses asking him why did he bring them out of Egypt, “to kill us and our children... Read More

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Juanita Clark - A Strong Foundation

Have you ever noticed that things that you buy today just don’t seem to last? The purchase of my last sofa was a perfect example. In fact, the experience just about drove me crazy!   The first sofa I had delivered turned out to be defective. I then settled on a second, in a different style – which also ended up... Read More

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What Is A Blessing?

I start with a simple question to which I would deem there is no simple answer. The question is, ‘what is a blessing”? Or perhaps more specifically ‘what is it to be blessed’? The Webster’s Dictionary defines a blessing as, “God’s favour and protection and further suggests a blessing is the infusion of something... Read More

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Names Are Important

This Sunday is a kind of a special one. While I believe all Sundays are special, and I really do believe that, this one is somewhat unique. It falls on the first day of January and is therefore not only News Years Day, but it is also the day of the naming of Jesus. And Sunday does not fall on this particular day... Read More

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What Jesus Came To Teach - Carolyn Iker

So, it’s started! The Christmas Season is upon us with all its attendant activities and busyness……..there is shopping to do, meals to prepare, special treats to be baked, visiting to do…..etc…..etc…..etc…..Not at all uncommon to have the feeling, hang on for the ride and feeling triumphant that you “survive” it.  ... Read More