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August 4, 2013 – “A Full and Rich Life” – The Rev. Ruth Partlow

ELEVENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST: PROPER 13C                                   AUGUST 4, 2013 Hosea 11:1-11                                                                                                             St Michael’s Church Psalm 107:1-9,43                                                                                                        Bon Air, VA Colossians 3:1-11                                                                                                        Ruth Partlow Luke 12:13-21   “TEACHER, TELL MY BROTHER TO DIVIDE THE FAMILY INHERITANCE WITH ME!   WOW!  IT MAKES YOU WONDER WHAT HAS BEEN GOING ON IN THAT FAMILY.  JESUS SIMPLY REFUSES

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July 28, 2013 – “There’s a Wideness in God’s Mercy” – The Rev. Ruth Partlow

TENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST: PROPER 12C                                JULY 28, 2013 Hosea 1:2-10                                                                                                               St. Michael’s Psalm 85                                                                                                                      Bon Air, VA Colossians 2:6-15                                                                                                        Ruth Partlow Luke 11:1-13   YEARS AGO, WHEN ATTENDING COLLEGE ALL OF US IN MY CLASS, FROM ENGINEERS TO EDUCATION MAJORS HAD TO TAKE OLD AND NEW TESTAMENT.  IT WAS PART OF THE FRESHMAN CURRICULUM. 

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July 21, 2013 ~ Mission Trip Recap

This morning members who attended the Mission Trip on the Eastern Shore shared their experiences.  You can see photos of our trip at our Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.405913292861093.1073741830.127911287327963&type=3 You can read articles published in the local paper here: Here is the article written about our work at the Domestic Violence Center and about our work at

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July 14, 2013 ~ The Good Samaritan ~ The Rev. Jeunée Godsey

Luke 10:25-37 The Story of the Good Samaritan has to be one of Jesus’ “Greatest Hits.”   It’s one of the most famous stories in the bible. So much so, that the words, “Good Samaritan” have passed into our common usage. In fact, many people referring to a “Good Samaritan” aren’t thinking about the bible story

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July 7, 2013~ Holy Currencies ~ The Rev. Becki Dean

Proper 9-C                                                                                                                   Becki Dean St. Michael’s Episcopal Church                                                                                   July 7, 2013 2 Kings 5:1-14; Psalm 30; Galatians 6: (1-6), 7-16; Luke 10:1-11, 16-20 Last month I had the pleasure of attending a conference of the Association for Episcopal Deacons in Williamsburg along with about 150 other deacons from all

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June 30, 2013 ~ The Rev. Ray Nelson, guest preacher

As we await a copy of Rev. Nelson’s sermon, here are the scriptures appointed for this day. 2 Kings 2:1-2, 6-14 Psalm 77:1-2, 11-20 Galatians 5:1, 13-25 Luke 9:51-62    

 

June 23, 2013 ~ Revelation & Direction ~ The Rev. Jeunée Godsey

1 Kings 19:1-15a;  Luke 8:26-39 Revelation & Direction I’ve heard some people deride other people who only go to God when they need help. Kind of like how some parents complain that they never hear from their children unless they need money. Some are religious types, who look down their noses to other folk who

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June 16, 2013 ~ The Joy of Forgiveness~ Rev. Jeunée Godsey

June 16, 2013 – Pentecost 4, Proper 6C 1 Kings 21:1-10, (11-14), 15-21a ; Luke 7:36-8:3 The Joy of Forgiveness How would you feel if you had thrown a party, and some person of questionable character came in and made a spectacle of herself? Some things just aren’t done in polite company. Can you just imagine the

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June 9, 2013-The Unfairness of God-Rev. Jeunée Godsey

Today’s Scripture: Pentecost 3, Proper 5C: 1 Kings 17:8-16 (17-24)  Psalm 146  Galatians 1:11-24  Luke 7:11-17 Today we have stories of 2 widows whose 2 sons were brought back from death. The son of the widow of Zarephath, the Gentile woman who provided for Elijah, got so ill that he finally stopped breathing. And the son of the Widow

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June 2, 2013-Which God has Authority?-Rev. Jeunée Godsey

Today’s Readings: 1 Kings 18:20-21, (22-29), 30-39; Psalm 96; Galatians 1:1-12; Luke 7:1-10 Who has true Authority? Who has true Power? Who is really Lord in your life? Which God do you worship? These seem to be the questions highlighted, in different ways, in our Old Testament and Gospel lessons today. Let’s start with the

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May 26, 2013 Trinity Sunday – Rev. Bob Partlow

Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31 Psalm 8 Romans 5:1-5 John 16:12-15 I will start with Trinity prayer composed by Franciscan Fr.Richard Rohr; Let us pray:                 God for Us, we call you Father,  God alongside Us, we call you Jesus, God within Us, we call you Holy Spirit. You are the Eternal Mystery That enables, enfolds, and

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May 19, 2013- Symbols of Pentecost- Rev. Jeunée Godsey

On this Pentecost Sunday, we had a very interactive, inter-generational service. The “Sermon” took the form of Rev. Jeunée holding up symbols to represent the work of the Holy Spirit. Wind (pinwheel) The Wind, Spirit, was present at creation, and came through the upper room. God’s presence with us. Water – Baptism, when we receive

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May 12, 2013- Beyond First Impressions- Rev. Becki Dean

Acts 16:16-34 Psalm 97 Revelation 22:12-14, 16-17, 20-21 John 17:20-26  Beyond first impressions Sometimes the meaning of things isn’t obvious. The thing that looked like such good news turns out to be worst thing that could have happened – and the thing that seemed so awful and scary turns out to be wonderful.  Maybe that’s

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Wed. April 23, 2013 – A reflection on Genocide Remembrance Day ~ Diann Bates

Reflection – Genocide Remembrance Wednesday Night Holy Eucharist, April 24, 2013 I like to write and as happy as I am to have a computer that serves as a word processing, spell checking machine, as far as I know, it does not yet create words or thoughts.  When I have something important or valuable or

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April 21, 2013- Following the Shepherd through the Valley – Rev. Jeunée Godsey

The Rev. Jeunée Godsey Acts 9:36-43 Psalm 23 Revelation 7:9-17 John 10:22-30 Following the Shepherd through the Valley I used to work in a church that had a stain glass window of Jesus, the Good Shepherd, right behind the altar.  The image was large, Jesus, with a gentle expression on his face, tenderly holding a

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April 14, 2013 – Mission and Courage – Deacon Becki Dean

Easter 3-C       Becki Dean Acts 9:1-20; Psalm 30; Revelation 5:11-14; John 21:1-19 There ought to be some church law against having such good readings all on the same day. We begin with the wonderful conversion of Paul.  He was a piece of work.  He never did anything halfway; he was passionate everything

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April 7, 2013 – Encountering God in Doubt – Rev. Jeunée

The Rev. Jeunee Godsey                                Acts 5:12a,17-22,25-29 St. Michael’s Episcopal Church                      John 20:19-31 Easter 2C – April 15, 2013    Encountering Jesus in Doubt: How questions and honesty help us see God.  I think I can say unequivocally that “Without a doubt, faith without a doubt is impossible.” Every year, the Sunday after Easter,

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March 31, 2013 – Easter Day: Running & Turning – The Rev. Jeunée Godsey

Running & Turning  John 20:1-18  Happy Easter! I don’t know about you, but it sometimes takes quite a bit of running around for me to finally get to Easter Morning. Besides the full schedule of rich Holy Week worship services we’ve just experienced, there are other aspects of the Easter holiday that keep me hopping.

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March 30, 2013 – The Easter Vigil – St. John Chrysostum

The Easter Vigil – Words from St. John Chrysostum  Readings for the Easter Vigil can be found here Tonight, we join with millions of other Christians around the world as we enter the ancient liturgy of the Easter Vigil. The vigil, which can be celebrated anytime from Sundown Easter Eve until Sunrise Easter morning, takes us

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March 29, 2013 – Good Friday: Listening to Mary

Listening to Mary  I have kept a treasure box since I was a young girl It in were treasures that I would take out, hold in my hands, wonder over, worry over, pray over and ponder deep and hard. I kept a treasure box since before I was betrothed to Joseph. While I was a

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March 28, 2013 – Maundy Thursday – The Rev. Becki Dean

Exodus 12:1-4, (5-10), 11-14  1 Corinthians 11:23-26 John 13:1-17, 31b-35  Psalm 116:1, 10-17 Traditions and rituals; we all have them; those little things we do over and over, time and time again, the very same way.  Individuals and families have certain ways of doing certain things.  Our ritualistic ways of doing things become our personal

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March 27, 2013 – “Let us Run the Race” – The Rev. Canon Jeunée Godsey

The Canon Rev. Jeunée Godsey                  Renewal of Ordination Vows for the Clergy of the Diocese of Southern Virginia services held at St. Stephen’s, Newport News & St. Michael’s, Bon Air March 27, 2013  “Let us run with perseverance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of our faith.”

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March 24, 2013 – Palm Sunday: No longer hostage – The Rev. Jeunée Godsey

Palm Sunday: No Longer Hostages Luke 22:14-23:56   God desire, from the birth of humanity, has always been to be close, to love, to share his life with our lives, to tend to the affairs of this earth together so that, as we say in the Lord’s Prayer, God’s kingdom can come and God’s Will can be done on

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March 17, 2013 – Lent 5 – The Rev. Becki Dean

Isaiah 43:16-21 Psalm 126 Philippians 3:4b-14 John 12:1-8 Once upon a time… Don’t you just love it when a sermon begins, “Once upon a time?”  Anyway, once upon a time there was a man who had nothing. Then God gave him ten apples. God gave him the first apple so that he would have something

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March 10, 2013 – “The Prodigal Father” – The Rev. Jeunée Godsey

The Rev. Jeunée Godsey, St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, Lent 4C – March 10, 2013       Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32  The Prodigal Father This parable is one of the best-loved stories in the Bible. Who doesn’t like a heartwarming story about a child reunited to the family?  This story is often called the story of the Prodigal

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