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Homily Transfiguration

Preached by Fr. John on Sunday, August 6, 2017 ()

“Moses came down from Mount Sinai. As he came down from the mountain with the two tablets of the covenant in his hand, Moses did not know that the skin of his face shone because he had been talking with God.”  (Exodus)

“We had been eyewitnesses of his majesty.  ...

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July 30, 2017

Preached by Br. Jude on Sunday, July 30, 2017 ()

+In the name of the Living God, Father, Son & Holy Spirit. Amen.

In our gospel reading this morning we continue through year A with the Gospel according to Saint Matthew.  I sometimes wonder at times what the writers of the Old Testament, Epistles and Gospels were trying to communicate to us!

Yet these readings vitally important to...

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Children in the Marketplace

Preached by Fr. Alex on Sunday, July 9, 2017 ()

The compilers of the lectionary handed preachers an interesting problem when they put together today’s Gospel reading, which comprises verses 16 to 19, and then verses 25 to 30 of Matthew’s Gospel, chapter 11. They skipped the section titled ‘Woes to Unrepentant Cities’. The reading begins with the conclusion --- a conclusion, not an introduction --- to the section...

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Pentecost 3 Proper 7

Preached by Fr. John on Sunday, June 25, 2017 ()

Jeremiah 20:7-13

Psalm 69:8- 11, 18-20

Romans 6:16-11;

We know that our old self was crucified with him so that the body of sin might be destroyed, and we might no longer be enslaved to sin. For whoever has died is freed from sin. ...

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Will We Ever Get a Witness?

Preached by The Reverend Paul D. Allick on Sunday, June 18, 2017 (Proper 6 A in Ordinary Time )


Exodus 19:2-8a; Romans 5:1-8; Matt. 9:35-10:8



Several years ago, I watched with great interest, a two night PBS documentary on the history of the Mormons. I remember at the time sitting at lunch with a group of Episcopalians. Some had been watching it others had not. It didn’t matter. Everyone had a lot to say about those Mormons.


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Preached by The Reverend Paul D. Allick on Sunday, June 11, 2017 (Trinity Sunday)

Trinity Sunday 2008: What?

Genesis 1:1-2:4a; 2 Corinth 13:11-13; Matt. 28:16-20

The Reverend Paul D. Allick, Church of the Advent, June 11, 2017


As we contemplate the Holy Trinity this morning, I’d like to share with you this passage from a deuterocanonical source. Some think it may have been redacted from later transcripts of Matthew....

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Through the Glass Doors

Preached by The Reverend Paul D. Allick on Sunday, May 21, 2017 (6th Sunday of Easter)


Acts 17:22-3; 1 Peter 3:13-22; John 14:15-21



We all have faith in something. Each morning I have faith that my alarm will go off and that the electricity will work and the water will run. I have faith the sun will rise and set each day. I have a strange kind of faith that each morning at about 5 a.m. I will awake to a cat politely staring at me...

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Who do I say that I am?

Preached by The Reverend Paul D. Allick on Sunday, May 7, 2017 (4th Sunday of Easter)

John 10:1-10


Once in college I was visiting a tiny Episcopal congregation. After liturgy they were to meet with the Canon to the Ordinary to discuss their search for a part-time vicar. I was invited to stay. The Canon asked them to describe the kind of priest they were looking for. When they had finished their quite lengthy description...

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Easter 2017

Preached by Fr. John on Sunday, April 16, 2017 ()

Luke 24:13-35 

Today’s Gospel selection is one of the richest and most sophisticated texts of the New Testament.  It is right at the end of Luke's gospel and gives us two demoralized disciples are walking to Emmaus. They don't recognize the traveler who joins them.  But it is this unknown man who explains to them the meaning of what has just happened to them...

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A Fantastic Truth not a Comfortable Notion

Preached by The Reverend Paul D. Allick on Saturday, April 15, 2017 (The Great Vigil of Easter)

The salvation story we just encountered is implausible, weird, wonderful and stunning. Despite how Easter will be celebrated culturally tomorrow morning with Easter egg hunts and new spring outfits, tonight we encounter a fantastic truth that rattles us to the core with awe and joy.



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