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Sunday Reflection & Rector’s Corner

Sunday Reflection The gospel today begins to turn the perspective of the disciples outside of themselves. They are not disciples for their own sakes, and their own actions, but for the sake of those around them as well. There is … Continue reading

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Sunday Reflection & Rector’s Corner

Sunday Reflection: “You are the salt of the earth…. You are the light of the world.” Don’t think this is about somebody other than you. Jesus isn’t talking to particular individuals. He’s talking to the crowds that have followed him … Continue reading

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Sunday Reflection & Rector’s Corner

The Presentation of the Lord: Luke the evangelist tells us that Jesus was presented in the house of God, as the Law of Moses required. He also records how the Christ-child was greeted by Simeon and Anna, two figures who … Continue reading

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Sunday Reflection & Rector’s Corner

Sunday Reflection: It’s hard not to read Paul’s letter to the Corinthians 1:10-18 without thinking of how applicable this message is to any church in the 21st century. Christians are humans and we disagree on many things even within a … Continue reading

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Sunday Reflection

WHO WANTS TO BE AN EVANGELIST? I wonder how many of us are willing to be God’s hands and feet to the world.  Perhaps, the concept about ‘evangelism’ has become a scary word for some of us.  It could be … Continue reading

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Sunday Reflection

What is baptism? Baptism is the sign of new life in Christ and unites Christ with his people. When we become baptized we make a commitment to follow Jesus Christ. We let go of our old ways of seeing others … Continue reading

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Sunday Reflection

Reflections on Epiphany Sunday:  Today in our parish we celebrate an episode which is recorded in the Gospel according to Matthew — the epiphany or “manifestation” of Christ to “wise men from the East.” They were supposed to have special … Continue reading

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