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Sunday Reflection & Rector’s Corner

How then shall we live? —Effacement, LUKE 3:7-18 “Living in the Edge” Reflection: In the fall of 2004 I talked with my spiritual director about experiences of effacement in transitional places. Effacement meant for me oblit­eration, losing or never having visibility. … Continue reading

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Sunday Reflection

Prepare the way: Kenosis. LUKE 3:1-6 “Living in the Edge” It is important to understand the context of scripture when we seek to understand it in our time and place. From what you know of this political and religious roster, what … Continue reading

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Sunday Reflection

1 Thessalonians 3:9-13 This letter is written by Paul to one of the early church communities. I wonder, in our position as members of the Anglican Communion, how often we think this way of our fellow churches. I suspect the … Continue reading

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Sunday Reflection

Background on three Biblical books The Gospel of Mark This gospel was written by one of Jesus’ disciples, Mark, also known as John Mark.  He was writing his gospel primarily for the non-Jewish audience, the Gentiles.  It is said to … Continue reading

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Sunday Reflection

Sunday Reflection: Does Remembrance Day have less meaning if hardly anyone has anything to remember? None of us have any personal memories of the first world war, and fewer of us each year have memories of the second, but both … Continue reading

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Sunday Reflection & Rector’s Corner

Sunday Reflection: Today many churches will celebrate the feast of All Saints’ Day, when we remember the lives, work and ministry of all of the saints of the Christian faith. In many congregations, parishioners will also observe the feast of All … Continue reading

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Sunday Reflection & Rector’s Corner

Saint Simon and Saint Jude 28 October Apostles — Holy Day: Today we commemorate Saint Simon and Saint Jude, whose names appear in the New Testament on every list of the twelve apostles. Simon was called “the Zealot,” which suggests that … Continue reading

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