Archive for May 2017

Seventh Sunday in Easter- Deacon Gill- May 28, 2017

Easter 7 May 28, 2017 From the way that the stories develop in the gospels we know that the Christians who were writing them a generation after the death of Jesus were doing so from oral memory. Oral tradition develops as the community looks for a re-creation of memory in community life and they are finally written down to communicate from one community to the other. The stories and reports are passed down verbally through followers from witnesses. For the group of people who knew Jesus and had witnessed his crucifixion it must have been a rather stark and traumatic period of time in the weeks afterwards. Many of their initial hopes and expectations had been dashed. All of this talk of the kingdom of God arriving soon seemed to be shattered with his death. We have to imagine the followers of Jesus getting together after the Resurrection and sharing […]

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The Sixth Sunday in Easter- Fr. Chris- May 21, 2017

Easter 6: On the White Cliffs of Dover They Waited For a printable version of the sermon, click HERE.   Alleluia. Christ is risen. The Lord is risen indeed. Alleluia. On the White Cliffs of Dover, the English people waited for the worst. Napoleon Bonaparte was causing terror throughout mainland Europe and it was only a matter of time until his attention could be fully focused on the United Kingdom. France had invaded Ireland in 1796 with hopes of creating a future jumping point for further attacks. Efforts were later put in place to cross the English Channel in 1798, but Napoleon suddenly demanded the full attention of the army for the campaigns in Egypt against Austria. Finally, in 1802, a peace agreement thwarted Napoleon’s grand plans, but everyone knew this peace was just temporary. Now the iconic White Cliffs of Dover stand 350 feet directly above the crashing waves […]

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Burial Sermon for Dianne Duncan

For printable version of the sermon, click HERE.   Alleluia. Christ is risen. The Lord is risen indeed. Alleluia. It was March of first grade, Spring Break I believe, when a friend of mine came over to play. This was the first time that particular friend had come to our house. His mom gave him a big hug at our back door, reminded him to behave, and off she went for a few hours of childless freedom while we played. My friend and I quickly walked through the kitchen to head up the stairs when something caught his eye: there it was… in all its sparkling glory, our Christmas tree. My friend naturally exclaimed, “Mrs. Duncan, it’s March! You still have your Christmas Tree up?” To which my quick-witted mother promptly replied, “You mean your family hasn’t put yours up yet?” As many of you know my mom had a […]

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Third Sunday in Easter- Deacon Gill- April 30, 2017

Easter 3 April 30, 2017 Sometimes we learn our personal history and about the people who helped form it, by sitting around talking and listening to family and friends. My grandparents all lived very close to us when I was a child and I spent many hours in their company. I well remember times (yes before we had a television) when we would all get together. I loved it when my grandfather would tell us stories. When he wasn’t working in the bank he was a time keeper for land speed records on the sands in Wales and he would regale us with all the excitement of those days. In the telling and hearing of our stories we are entertained, and we gain an awareness of where we have come from, who we are, and who we are supposed to become. We receive clues about where we fit into our […]

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8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite I
9:15 a.m. Christian Formation
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