Category Archives: Saints

The Second Sunday of Easter: Year A

Knowing the Risen Christ through faith Acts of the Apostles 2:14a, 22-32 Psalm 16 1 Peter 1:3-9 John 20:19-31 We may not see the risen Christ but we will know the risen Christ as we gather in faith-filled community on … Continue reading

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The Third Sunday of Easter: Year C

Appearances Acts of the Apostles 9:1-6 (7-20) Psalm 30 Revelation 5:11-14 John 21:1-19 John continues this week in sharing stories about the resurrection appearances of Jesus. However, if we jump to today’s New Testament reading, we realize that appearances were … Continue reading

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The Feast of All Saints – Year B

And They Shall Live Wisdom of Solomon 3:1-9 Psalm 24 Revelation 21:1-6a John 11:32-44 All Saints Day (November 1) may also be commemorated on the following Sunday. This feast day differs from all other saints’ days as on this day … Continue reading

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All Saints’ Day: Year A – November 6, 2011

Hungering for righteousness Revelation 7:9-17 Psalm 34:1-10, 22 1 John 3:1-3 Matthew 5:1-12 All Saints celebrates the baptized people of God, living and dead, who are the body of Christ. As November heralds the dying of the landscape in many … Continue reading

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The 15th Sunday after Pentecost: Proper 21 Year A – September 25, 2011

True righteousness Exodus 17:1-17 Psalm 78:1-4, 12-16 Philippians 2:1-13 Matthew 21:23-32 In these days of early autumn the parables of Jesus from Matthew’s gospel seem to pile on, one after the other. They are not only histories of confrontation between … Continue reading

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Pentecost – June 12, 2011

The gift of the Holy Spirit empowers Christians for ministry in the world. Acts of the Apostles 2:1-21 or Ezekiel 37:1-14 Psalm 104:25-35, 37 Romans 8:22-27 John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15 God has opened the hearts of the faithful people by sending … Continue reading

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King Kamehameha & Queen Emma

  November 28   Psalm 97:1-2,7-12 Proverbs 21:1-3 Acts 17:22-31 Matthew 25:31-40 In the 1790’s, a marooned English sailor married the daughter of a Hawaiian chieftain, thus establishing the family to which Emma Rooke was born two generations later. Kamehameha … Continue reading

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All Saints Day

Remember the faithful On November 1st the church remembers the saints of God – all faithful servants and believers. The day is seen as a communion of saints who have died and of all Christian persons. All Hallows’ Eve, October … Continue reading

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The Feast of St. Francis – October 4th

Francis of Assisi, Friar          1182-1226 Of all the saints, perhaps Francis is the most popular and well known. His joyous faith is found in many of his writings. In a little town in Italy, nearly eight … Continue reading

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The Pastoral Epistles

The Letters to Timothy During Year C of the Lectionary, Proper 19 (closest to September 14) through Proper 25 (closest to October 26) the Epistle readings are from Paul’s letters to Timothy. These epistles (along with Titus) are called the … Continue reading

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