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“It is Better to be Sometimes Cheated than Not to Trust”: The Fifth Sunday of Easter

Sunday, May 19, 2019: Acts 11:1-18 Rev 21:1-6 John 13:31-35 Risen Christ, your wounds declare God’s love for the world and the wonder of your risen life gives us compassion and courage to risk ourselves for those we serve, to the glory of God the Father. Amen. Common Worship: Additional Collects (2004) I came across […]

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The 3rd Sunday of Easter; The Collect, John 21:1-19

Quite some years ago I officiated at a wedding (of friends), and clothing was one of the more serious problems that plagued that particular bride and groom in their planning. You see, it was a second marriage for the bride, and a first marriage for the groom, and it seems there are strict rules of […]

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“Being With” rather than “Doing To”: An Ordination Sermon

A sermon delivered at St. Paul’s Cathedral, London, for the ordination of Hana Scorrar and Cheryl Highmore. (St. Andrew’s folks will recognize a couple bits that originally came from the recent sermon on the anointing at Bethany.) May 1, 2019: The Feast of St. Philip and St. James: Isaiah 30:18-21 2 Corinthians 4:1-6 John 14:6-14 […]

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The Doors Were Shut, for Fear…: The Second Sunday of Easter

Sunday, April 28, 2019: Acts 5:27-32 Revelation 1:4-8 John 20:19-31 Following a night of no sleep that included a flukey cat-related injury and resulting emergency room visit, and having reflected on the recent attacks in places of worship (including the previous day’s attack at a synagogue), Fr. Kieswetter threw out his sermon, explicated John’s problematic […]

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“There is nothing less than Hell unknown to Jesus: Easter Sunday

April 21, 2019: Isaiah 65:17-25 Acts of the Apostles 10:34-43 Luke 24:1-12

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