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The 3rd Sunday after Epiphany; 1 Corinthians 1:10-17

A week ago yesterday was the Feast of the Confession of St. Peter. Yesterday was the Feast of the Conversion of St. Paul. The eight days bracketed by these are the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. During this Week many Christian Churches (even if not their local, parochial expressions) are expected to engage in […]

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The Epiphany of the Lord (Transferred); January 5, 2020

Near the end of World War II, William Temple, then Archbishop of Canterbury, was conducting a mission to the University of Oxford, then a leading centre of nuclear research. One morning, in a Bible study, he threw out the question, “Do you think God knows anything about nuclear fission?” There was dead silence. Afterwards, talking […]

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The 1st Sunday of Advent: Matthew 24:36-44

Pretend for just a few minutes that you are an alien; you have absolutely no knowledge of this culture, but you do understand English. You have been observing closely what is happening in this community. Over the last six weeks or so you have noticed preparations for a major event. It started in stores and […]

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The 22th Sunday after Pentecost; Remembrance Sunday

Many churches keep this Sunday before November 11 as Remembrance Sunday. Here, our formal Remembrance Day observances will happen downstairs after this service, as a video presentation based on the structure of a cenotaph observance. Please come to that, if you can; it will be very much a remembrance of those who gave their lives […]

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The 17th Sunday after Pentecost; The Propers of the Day

In the 2nd half of the 19th century Horatio Alger wrote over one hundred books for boys. Extremely popular in their days, they survived well into the 20th century. Some of you may have read some of them; you really only needed to read one; Alger was a formula writer, and virtually all his books […]

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