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Bible Study: Easter 2 (C) – April 24, 2022

March 10, 2022

[…] fully live into Jesus’ teachings? What is the cost?What prayers do I need to live more fully into Christ’s callings for me? Psalm 150 We are reminded daily of the loss from COVID, even as transmission rates drop. We totter on the edge of war. And yet, here we are in the Easter season, […]

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For the whole world

April 18, 2008

[…] that celebration will undoubtedly have included lots of physical signs of new life — eggs, flowers, new green growth. As the Easter season continues, consider how your daily living can be an act of greater life for other creatures. How can you enact the new life we know in Jesus the Christ? In other […]

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Lenten Resources for Youth Ministries

November 6, 2014

[…] culled out to highlight: From Episcopal Relief & Development: Lenten Meditation guide (in English and Spanish) helps us focus on alleviating hunger worldwide while preparing ourselves for spiritual healing. The daily readings are co-authored by a group of leaders from across the Episcopal Church, who bring a range of perspectives as they reflect on Scripture and other […]

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Bible Study: Lent 5 (C) – April 3, 2022

March 10, 2022

[…] us, and joy before us. Pray for us to be open to God’s mission of restoration to all creation. How can we live and serve with our daily experiences bracketed in hope? What would this look like, sound like, and feel like?How can we hold joy and sorrow at the same time? Reflect and […]

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Sermon for the First Sunday of Lent, Diocese of Albany

March 13, 2011

[…] life or death situations, many people can put aside an excessive self-concern. The challenge for most of us is to do a better job of it in daily life. Lent began as a season of solidarity with others. Early Christians joined those who were preparing to be baptized at the Easter Vigil by praying […]

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Abundant Blessings

January 3, 2018

[…] start UTO if they don’t currently participate, and invite them to join in one of our Lenten programs with you. Prepare by using your own Blue Box daily with prayers of thanksgiving and gratitude. In the midst of all this, know that my heart is full of gratitude for all of you and for […]

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Perhaps Many of Us Will Think…, Lent 1 (B) – 2009

March 08, 2009

[…] But Abraham consented to this covenant offer, and for good reason. It would be hard to walk away from such an opportunity. But this covenant also demanded daily choices from Abraham. “Walk before me, and be blameless.” What God began with Abraham and Sarah was brought to fruition in our Lord Jesus Christ. Nothing […]

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Bible Study: Epiphany 2 (C) – 2013

January 20, 2013

[…] from the gifts God gives us through the people in our lives, both loved ones and strangers. O God, thank you for the gifts you give us daily. Grant that we may remember to use them in love. John 2:1-11 John structures his gospel around seven miracles, or “signs,” of Jesus. This is the […]

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What Will Happen to Him?, Proper 10 (C) – 2019

July 14, 2019

[…] that people understood each other, even when they spoke different languages. Br. James Koester of the Society of Saint John the Evangelist wrote in one of the daily reflections, Brother, Give Us a Word, about Pentecost, saying, “We need not fear any longer. We need not fear God, nor the other, nor death any […]

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Go and Do Likewise, Proper 10 (C) – 2001

July 15, 2001

[…] its surroundings with his loving presence. They want to know his secret. They want to have what he has — a peace that comes only from close, daily communion with God. They want to enter, to inherit the kingdom of heaven. So they come to Jesus to ask him. We have several such instances […]

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[…] sung. It is also shaped by the seasons, feasts, and fasts of the calendar of the church year and the lectionaries for the Holy Eucharist and the Daily Office (BCP, pp. 15-33, 888-1001). Liturgy is to involve the various members and ministries of the church so that all are drawn together into one living […]

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An Epiphany Message from the Presiding Bishop

January 13, 2005

[…] same time I pray that we as a church will continue to reach out beyond ourselves in communion and loving service to those in many places who daily bear burdens of poverty and disease and live with little hope that their cries will be heard.  The Lord hears the cry of the poor and so must […]

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Being formed by the hope that is in us: A challenge for the new year

January 9, 2003

[…] – individually and as a nation. Our lives and view are in flux; we are always being formed and shaped, in part by the events of our daily lives and our response to them. The question is: what will shape our lives? Is it a sense of hope rooted in our faith, or intemperate […]

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Bible Study: Advent 3 (B) – 2011

December 10, 2011

[…] chapter of the letter addresses practicalities of living in a Christian community—the good, the bad, the joyous, and conflicted. We see these aspects of community in our daily lives at home, in school, at work, in social organizations, and in our churches. What do you struggle with about faith? What causes you to doubt? […]

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