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Sunday Reflection

Sunday’s Reflection:  This is Jesus’ third resurrection appearance in Luke’s Gospel. The women find the empty tomb, but do not see Jesus (vv. 1-12). Jesus’ second resurrection appearance is to the two disciples on the road to Emmaus, an incident that … Continue reading

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Sunday Reflection

Sunday’s Reflection:  If you would visit our online Anglican church calendar, the second Sunday of Easter is traditionally known as “Low Sunday”, this is the Octave Day of Easter and should be celebrated accordingly. After today’s liturgies, the dismissal ends with … Continue reading

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Easter Message

Today, followers of Jesus all over the world are celebrating Easter. While many of us are used to going to our church on the Sunday of the Resurrection to worship and renew our baptismal covenant, for the second straight year, … Continue reading

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Sunday Reflection & Vicar’s Corner

Sunday’s Reflection: This passage comes just after Jesus’ triumphal procession into Jerusalem, which we remember each year on Palm Sunday. In other words, we are beginning the most tragic chapter of Jesus’ life and ministry: his journey to the Cross. When … Continue reading

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Sunday Reflection & Vicar’s Corner

Sunday’s Reflection: “But those who do what is true come to the light, so that it may be clearly seen that their deeds have been done in God”. John 3:21 Jesus’ conversation with Nicodemus leads into this passage about three related subjects: … Continue reading

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Sunday Reflection & Vicar’s Corner

Sunday’s Reflection: “When have you been called to give up the pleasures of the moment for lasting things?” Mark 8:31-38 Jesus is straightforward in this passage – no sugar coating his fate. He will be rejected, suffer, die, and rise … Continue reading

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Sunday Reflection & Vicar’s Corner

Sunday’s Reflection: Jesus spends forty days in the wilderness, surrounded by wild animals and tempted by Satan. However, before he enters the wilderness, he is baptized and given a concrete reminder of his identity as God’s Son and God’s Beloved, which … Continue reading

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Sunday Reflection & Vicar’s Note

Sunday’s Reflection: In this scene, Jesus is talking with Elijah and Moses. In this moment of God’s glory revealed in the Transfiguration of Christ Jesus, as the disciples stood stunned and as Jesus spoke with Moses and Elijah, there is silence.  … Continue reading

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Sunday Reflection & Vicar’s Corner

Sunday’s Reflection: In this text from Mark, we see three important points about Mark’s Jesus and one of his important practices. First, we see Jesus’ authority at the beginning. Jesus is healing the sick and driving out demons. People want to … Continue reading

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Sunday Reflection

The season of Epiphany means the church should celebrate those moments in Jesus’s life and ministry where he particularly disclosed his identity as the Messiah, our Deliverer and Redeemer. Mark’s Jesus is curt and impatient. He is on a mission to … Continue reading

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