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Sermon – October 1, 2017

O God, you declare your almighty power chiefly in showing mercy and pity: Grant us the fullness of your grace, that we, running to obtain your promises, may become partakers of your heavenly treasure; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen. [ More → ]

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Sermon – September 24, 2017

Grant us, Lord, not to be anxious about earthly things, but to love things heavenly; and even now, while we are placed among things that are passing away, to hold fast to those that shall endure; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen. [ More → ]

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Sermon – September 17, 2017

Lessons You can read the scripture for September 17, 2017 here. Audio Proper 19 Year A Matthew 18:21-35 21Then Peter came and said to him, “Lord, if another member of the church[a] sins against me, how often should I forgive? As many as seven times?” 22 Jesus said to him, “Not seven times, but, I …  [ More → ]

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Sermon – September 10, 2017

Lessons You can read the scripture for September 10, 2017 here. Audio Proper 18 Year A Though our times seem dark and our hearts heavy, it is God who calls us from the works of darkness into the splendor of light through our baptism into Christ. It is God who formed each of us and …  [ More → ]

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Sermon – August 27, 2017

Grant, O merciful God, that your Church, being gathered together in unity by your Holy Spirit, may show forth your power among all peoples, to the glory of your Name; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen. [ More → ]

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Sermon – August 20, 2017

Lessons You can read the scripture for August 20, 2017 here. Audio Proper 15 Year A August 20, 2017 As I’ve moved through the bustling and swirling energies in this city over the past week, I’ve found myself trying a little more than I’m used to, to notice what’s going on. To get a sense …  [ More → ]

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Sermon – August 13, 2017

Grant to us, Lord, we pray, the spirit to think and do always those things that are right, that we, who cannot exist without you, may by you be enabled to live according to your will; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen. [ More → ]

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Sermon – August 6, 2017 The Transfiguration

Lessons You can read the scripture for August 6, 2017 here. Audio Transfiguration Sunday – Year A How do you think God looks at you? I mean, we have two stories that use some powerful visual elements to portray how we might look at, or perceive, God’s presence. But I wonder if there isn’t something …  [ More → ]

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Sermon – July 23, 2017

Almighty God, the fountain of all wisdom, you know our necessities before we ask and our ignorance in asking: Have compassion on our weakness, and mercifully give us those things which for our unworthiness we dare not, and for our blindness we cannot ask; through the worthiness of your Son Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen. [ More → ]

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Sermon – July 16, 2017

O Lord, mercifully receive the prayers of your people who call upon you, and grant that they may know and understand what things they ought to do, and also may have grace and power faithfully to accomplish them; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen. [ More → ]

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