Archive for February 2013

Second Sunday in Lent 2013 - Vestry Sunday - The Reverend Geoffrey Chapman & Valerie Maier, PWRDF Rep

Monday, February 25th, 2013

On our annual Vestry Sunday, Reverend Geoff welcomes Valerie Maier, our PWRDF parish representative. Valerie is also the Diocesan representative to PWRDF nationally. Valerie describes some of the challenges and outreach opportunities our church and diocese encounter in our local area and also throughout the world.

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First Sunday in Lent 2013 - The Reverend Geoffrey Chapman

Monday, February 18th, 2013

Reverend Geoff preaches a sermon about Jesus being tempted in the wilderness. It is a sermon for all those with authority over others, and that powerful temptation to impose the gifts of life, faith and peace upon those we love.

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Ash Wednesday 2013 - The Reverend Geoffrey Chapman

Thursday, February 14th, 2013

We cover our heads with ash and begin to fast not to show others our faith, but to say that spending time with God is more important to us than our appearance, our diet, or anything else for that matter.

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Last Sunday after Epiphany 2013 - The Venerable David Selzer

Monday, February 11th, 2013

Archdeacon David Selzer preaches a sermon about the transfiguration. Archdeacon Selzer challenges our tendencies, along with the disciples, to build and contain the gifts of the church - rather than allowing them to transform us into the Church, the Body of Christ.  The church is not a building, the Church is the Body of Christ in the world.

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Fourth Sunday after Epiphany 2013 - the Reverend Geoffrey Chapman

Monday, February 4th, 2013

This "sequel" to last week's sermon about Jesus' home town wanting to throw him off a cliff discusses why his message was so difficult, and yet why it was not just good news, but why this message is at the very heart of our faith and life as Christians.  Jesus calls us to go into the darkest places in our world to be with those utterly buried by hopelessness and despair.

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