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Sermon Audio: Baptized and Beloved

07 Jan 2018 | 0 comments

Year B, First Sunday after the Epiphany, The Baptism of Jesus

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Thoughts on Epiphany

01 Jan 2018 | 0 comments

Epiphany Poem by Malcolm Guite[1] It might have been just someone else’s story, Some chosen people get a special king. We leave them to their own peculiar glory, We don’t belong, it doesn’t mean a thing. But when these three arrive they bring us with them, Gentiles like us, their wisdom might be ours; A […]

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Sermon Audio: Christmas – You’re Drowning and God Hands You a Baby

25 Dec 2017 | 0 comments

  Year B Christmas I

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Sermon Audio: Joy is a Skill

17 Dec 2017 | 0 comments

 Year B Advent 3 – 1 Thessalonians 5:16-24, Canticle 16 Magnificat

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Sermon Audio: The Apocalypse of George Bailey

10 Dec 2017 | 0 comments

 Year B Advent 2 – 2 Peter 3:8-15 Yearning for Jesus’ return helps us live lives of transformation here and now.

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Sermon Audio: You are More Than You Have Become

03 Dec 2017 | 0 comments

Year B Advent 1 – 1 Corinthians 1:3-9 The essence of repentance isn’t “feeling bad” but but bringing our hearts and minds back to who we are in Christ.

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Sermon Audio: Survival Skill – Thankfulness

23 Nov 2017 | 0 comments

 Year A Thanksgiving Day Deuteronomy 8:7-18 and Luke 17:11-19 Saying “thank you” isn’t for God’s benefit, it’s for our benefit  

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Sermon Audio: Angry Face or Full of Grace?

19 Nov 2017 | 0 comments

Year A Proper 28 Zephaniah 1:7, 12-18 and Matthew 25:14-30 “the constructive displeasure of mercy”

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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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