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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Family is Complicated   – Deacon’s homily for Fourth Sunday in Advent, 2020

In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a city of Galilee named Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin’s name was Mary. And he came to her and said, “Hail, O favored one, the Lord is with you!” But...
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Stealing Christmas   – Deacon’s homily for Third Sunday in Advent, 2020

There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. He came for testimony, to bear witness to the light, that all might believe through him. He was not the light, but came to bear witness to the light. And this is the testimony of John, when the Jews sent priests and Levites from...
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Keeping Time – Homily- 2nd Sunday Advent

2 Peter 3:8-15a But do not ignore this one fact, beloved, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. The Lord is not slow about his promise as some count slowness, but is forbearing toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that...
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When The Stars Fell From Heaven — Homily – 1st Sunday of Advent

Jesus said, “But in those days, after that suffering, the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light, and the stars will be falling from heaven, and the powers in the heavens will be shaken. Then they will see ‘the Son of Man coming in clouds’ with great power and...
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On the one hand . . . sheep and goats. – Homily for Last Sunday of Pentecost

Jesus said, “When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then he will sit on the throne of his glory. All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats, and he will...
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What are we hiding – Homily for November 15

Matthew 25:14-30 Jesus said, “The Kingdom of Heaven is as if a man, going on a journey, summoned his slaves and entrusted his property to them; to one he gave five talents,[a] to another two, to another one, to each according to his ability. Then he went away. The one who had...
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