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Jesus and the Canaanite Woman Sermon by Fr. Winston T. Smith

22 Aug 2017 | 0 comments

Year A, Proper 15, Jesus and the Canaanite Woman Most of you probably don’t know it, but standing before you is the president of the North Mecklenburg High School Chess Club. In 10th grade, my very first year of high school, I noticed that it was suddenly very important to belong to some kind of […]

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Learning to cry “Abba! Father!” Sermon by Fr. Winston T. Smith

25 Jul 2017 | 0 comments

Year A, Proper 11, Romans 8 Learning to cry “Abba! Father!” Several years ago my mother gave me an old grade school spelling book that belonged to her mother published back in 1900. In looking through it I was interested to see that it wasn’t just used to teach children to spell but to teach […]

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Fourth Sunday after Pentecost Sermon by Fr. Winston T. Smith

06 Jul 2017 | 0 comments

Fourth Sunday after Pentecost Matthew 10:40-42 Jesus said, “Whoever welcomes you welcomes me, and whoever welcomes me welcomes the one who sent me. Whoever welcomes a prophet in the name of a prophet will receive a prophet’s reward; and whoever welcomes a righteous person in the name of a righteous person will receive the reward […]

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Ash Wednesday Sermon by Fr. Winston T. Smith

02 Mar 2017 | 0 comments

When I was a boy growing up in rural North Carolina we had a fairly large vegetable garden. It was probably as large as the nave here at St Anne’s. We grew all kinds of fruits and vegetables in it – tomatoes, squash, cucumbers, peas, green beans, even watermelons, and quite a few rows of […]

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