Trying to Stop the Words with Peter – Deacon’s homily for Second Sunday in Lent

Mark 8:31-38 And he began to teach them that the Son of man must suffer many things, and be rejected by the elders and the chief priests and the scribes, and be killed, and after three days rise again. And he said this plainly. And Peter took him, and began to rebuke him. But...
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Into the Wilderness with Uncle Abe – Deacon’s homily for First Sunday in Lent, 202

Mark 1:9-15 In those days Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan. And just as he was coming up out of the water, he saw the heavens torn apart and the Spirit descending like a dove on him. And a voice came from heaven, “You are my Son, the...
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urying the Lede with Uncle Osee- Deacon’s homily for February 14, 2021

2 Kings 5:1-14 Naaman, commander of the army of the king of Aram, was a great man and in high favor with his master, because by him the Lord had given victory to Aram. The man, though a mighty warrior, suffered from leprosy. Now the Arameans on one of their raids had taken a...
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Moving On With Johnny – Deacon’s homily for Fifth Sunday after Epi

Mark 1:29-39 And immediately he left the synagogue, and entered the house of Simon and Andrew, with James and John. Now Simon’s mother-in-law lay sick with a fever, and immediately they told him of her. And he came and took her by the hand and lifted her up, and the fever left...
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Calm, Merciful, and Modest

Mark 1:21-28 They went to Capernaum; and when the sabbath came, Jesus entered the synagogue and taught. They were astounded at his teaching, for he taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes. Just then there was in their synagogue a man with an unclea...
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Saving the World with Lottie Moon – Homily for January 24, 2021

Mark 1:14-20 Now after John was arrested, Jesus came to Galilee, proclaiming the good news of God, and saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God has come near; repent, and believe in the good news.” As Jesus passed along the Sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and his...
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Heading the Call – Homily for 2nd Sunday After Epiphany

1 Samuel 3:1-10 Now the boy Samuel was ministering to the Lord under Eli. The word of the Lord was rare in those days; visions were not widespread. At that time Eli, whose eyesight had begun to grow dim so that he could not see, was lying down in his room; the lamp of God had not...
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Ayres and Wilma Jean take the plunge – Deacon’s Homily – Jan 10, 2021

Matthew 3: 3-17 Then Jesus came from Galilee to John at the Jordan, to be baptized by him. John would have prevented him, saying, “I need to be baptized by you, and do you come to me?” But Jesus answered him, “Let it be so now; for it is proper for us in this way to fulfill all...
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In the Beginning – Deacon’s homily for First Sunday of Christmas, 2020

John 1:1-18 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things came into being through him, and without him not one thing came into being. What has come into being in him was life and the life was the light...
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Christmas Past, Christmas Present   – Deacon’s homily for Christmas Eve, 2020

  Isaiah 9:2, 6-7 The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; those who dwelt in a land of deep darkness, on them has light shined. For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government will be upon his shoulder, and his name will be call...
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