Monthly Archives: October 2012

Who Has the Power to Serve?

October 21, 2012                    21st  Sunday after Pentecost Job 38:1-7 (34-41)                  Hebrews 5:1-10                       Mark 10:35-45             One of the latest pieces of distressing news is the release of papers from the Boy Scouts of America, detailing lists of … Continue reading

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What Do You Need to Give Up?

October 14, 2012                    20th Sunday after Pentecost Job 23:1-9, 16-17        Hebrews 4:12-16         Mark 10:17-31             As an ESL teacher, I am always teaching grammar, which can be a really boring subject.   It is the mathematics and patterns of language … Continue reading

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Inviting People to the Feast

October 7, 2012          19th Sunday after Pentecost                 World Communion Sunday Job 1:1; 2:1-10         Hebrews 1:1-4; 2:5-12         Luke 14:15-24             Today is World Communion Sunday.  In the Methodist tradition we have designated it as a day to remember that — … Continue reading

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Acts of Compassion

September 30, 2012       18th Sunday After Pentecost Esther 7:1-6, 9-10; 9:20-22        James 5:13-20              Mark 9:38-50        (a woodblock of James the Just)                   You know I’ve always imagined the disciple Paul to be a perfectionist because he is always extolling the … Continue reading

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Welcoming the Child in His Name

September 23, 2012               17th Sunday After Pentecost Proverbs 31:10-31       James 3:13-4:3, 7-8a               Mark 9:30-37             The 20th century saw great strides in the understanding of children.  Now-a-days we recognize that babies start out with brains that are different from … Continue reading

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Exodus Transitional Community

     September 16, 2012             On September 16th we held a joint service at the Cold Spring Church to celebrate a new mission, The EXODUS Clothing Drive.  Exodus is a faith based organization, founded by former inmates, and dedicated to … Continue reading

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