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Sermon January 10, 2016

First Sunday After the Epiphany The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia Volume 1 tells us that, “Water is the element naturally used for cleansing the body, and its symbolical use entered into almost every cult, and into none more completely than the Jewish, whose ceremonial washings were proverbial.” The Dead Sea Scrolls also depict different kinds …  [ More → ]

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January 3, 2016 Sermon

Christmas 2   This sermon was delivered by The Rev. Elizabeth Maxwell on January 3, 2016. You can read the scripture for January 3, 2015 here.

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Christmas Eve 2015 Sermon

Christmas Eve   This sermon was delivered by The Rev. Elizabeth Maxwell on Christmas Eve 2015.

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December 20, 2015 Sermon

4th Sunday of Advent, Year C This sermon was delivered by The Rev. Edwin Chinery. You can read the scripture for December 20, 2015 here. And Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit and exclaimed with a loud cry, “Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb!” The meaning of …  [ More → ]

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December 13, 2015 Sermon

Advent 3 Year C   This sermon was delivered by The Rev. Elizabeth Maxwell on the third Sunday of Advent. You can read the scripture for December 3, 2015 here.

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November 29, 2015 Sermon

Advent 1 Year C This sermon was delivered by The Rev. Edwin Chinery. You can read the scripture for November 29, 2015 here. When it comes to engaging scripture in meaningful ways, there’s no shortage of advisors ready to help. This can be both comforting and confounding. A fair number of voices suggest that, when …  [ More → ]

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November 22, 2015 Sermon

Prop 29 Year B   This sermon was delivered by The Rev. Elizabeth Maxwell on Christ the King Sunday. You can read the scripture for November 22, 2015 here.

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November 8, 2015 Sermon

Proper 27 Year B This sermon was delivered by The Rev. Edwin Chinery. You can read the scripture for November 8, 2015 here. Mark’s gospel is not strictly an historical or biographical account. Instead, Mark’s purpose is to provide a theological record of Jesus as the Christ who is the mighty worker of miracles rather …  [ More → ]

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November 1, 2015 Sermon

All Saints Year B   This sermon was delivered by The Rev. Elizabeth Maxwell on All Saints’ Day. You can read the scripture for November 1, 2015 here.

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October 25, 2015 Sermon

Proper 25 Year B This sermon was delivered by The Rev. Edwin Chinery. You can read the scripture for October 25, 2015 here. This account of the healing of Bartimaeus concludes a central section in Mark’s gospel that began in chapter 8 with the healing of a nameless blind man in Bethsaida. When these literary …  [ More → ]

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