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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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March 3, 2013 – “Metanoia” – Rev. Robert Duerr

The sermon preached by The Reverend Robert Duerr at St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, Bon Air, Virginia on the Third Sunday of Lent, March 3, 2013 Exodus 3.1-15 + 1 Corinthians 10.1-13 + Luke 13.1-9 Metanoia: why good things happen to bad people  In the early 1980s, Harold Kushner wrote a book that became an international bestseller.

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Feb. 24, 2013 – A God of Promises – Rev. Jeunée Godsey

February 24, 2013 Lent 2 – C                   Genesis 15:1-12, 17-18 Believing in the God of Promises  What was the last promise you made? As a child, I would make promises rashly. “If you get me that Barbie doll, I PROMISE I’ll never ask for anything else! …..

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Feb. 17, 2013 – From Burden to Mission – The Rev. Jeunée Godsey

February 17, 2013                             Lent 1 – Year C On this first Sunday of Lent, we began the service with a special Penitential Rite, allowing stones to represent the weights we carried with us, burdens of sin, unforgiveness, or resentment. After those sins were washed

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Feb. 10, 2013 – Transfiguration – The Rev. Becki Dean

Last Epiphany – Transfiguration                      The Rev. Becki Dean     St. Michael’s Episcopal Church                                                       February 10, 2013  Exodus 34:29-35;

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Feb. 3, 2013 – The Rev. Martha Jenkins

Lessons for Epiphany 4, Year C The Rev. Martha Jenkins served as supply priest while Rev. Jeunée, Deacon Becki, and the vestry were on vestry retreat. 

 

Jan. 27, 2013 – Proclaiming God’s Favor – The Rev. Jeunée Godsey

“Proclaiming God’s Favor” – The Rev. Jeunée Godsey,                Epiphany 3 C – January 27, 2013 Annual Meeting Sunday 1 Corinthians 12:12-31a Luke 4:14-21 A week ago, our President gave his inaugural address, celebrating our country and beginning to paint a picture of a desired future. Today, in the

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Jan. 21, 2013 – It’s a Sign! – The Rev. Becki Dean

Epiphany 2-C, 2013                                                                                         The Rev. Becki Dean St. Michael’s Episcopal Church                                                                    January 20, 2013 John 2:1-11 As Jeunée pointed out

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Jan. 13, 2013 – New Radicals- Wanna Be One? – Rev. Martha Jenkins

Epiphany 1 C 2013,  Baptism of Jesus St. Michael’s Bon Air, The Rev. Martha Jenkins (supply priest during Rev. Jeunee’s vacation) Luke 3:15-17,-21-22 New Radicals- Wanna Be one? We celebrated The Feast of the Epiphany last Sunday- Most likely you sang “We Three Kings’ and maybe talked about the wise men, or magi, or astrologers

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Jan. 6, 2013 – Seeking the Christ Child – Rev. Jeunee Godsey

The Rev. Jeunée Godsey, St. Michael’s Episcopal Church Feast of the Epiphany, January 6, 2013 Matthew 2:1-12 May the light that led the wise men to Jesus help us also find our way to the Lord. Amen. The story of the wise men captures our imaginations. We imagine the kings with their treasure boxes full

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Dec. 30 – Life and Light – Rev. Jeunée Godsey

John 1:1-18 (Below is the full sermon, delivered at 8:15 am. In blue is the shorter version, a reflection given at the 10:30 service)  Life and Light  The true light, which enlightens everyone, was coming into the world.  We have just celebrated the birth of the Christ child. We have celebrated with prayers and songs,

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Dec. 24. Christmas Eve – Expectations – Rev. Jeunée Godsey

Christmas Eve 2012 The Rev. Jeunée Godsey,  St. Michael’s Episcopal Church Expectations  A year ago, what did you expect this Christmas to be like? I don’t know about you, but I tend to compare the years of my life based on the holidays. Not so much on New Year’s, although that is supposed to be

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Dec. 23 – How Magnificent! – Rev. Jeunée Godsey

The Rev. Jeunée Cunningham,     St. Michael’s Episcopal Church Advent IV  C ,     December 23, 2012 Luke 1: 39-56  How Magnificent!  A year or so ago I read an article in the paper that carried some interesting seasonal news.  “According to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, while both male and female

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Dec. 16 – Joy? – The Rev. Becki Dean

The Rev. Becki Dean, St. Michael’s Episcopal Church Dec. 16, 2012, Advent 3C This is the third Sunday of Advent.  It’s sometimes called Gaudete Sunday because the Latin word gaudete means “rejoice”. We lit the pink candle on our Advent wreath to remind us and our readings were joyful as well.  The prophet Zephaniah tells

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Dec. 9 – Prepare the Way – The Rev. Jeunee Godsey

“Prepare the Way”  Luke 3:1-6 Today, we begin to hear the proclamation of John the Baptizer, who cries out in the desert, “Prepare the way of the Lord… make his paths straight.” Luke takes great pains to set John’s ministry in historical context. “In the fifteenth year of the reign of Emperor Tiberius, when Pontius

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Dec. 2 – Gloom, Despair, and Agony – The Rev. Jeunee Godsey

December 2, 2012, Advent 1 – Year C The Rev. Jeunée Godsey St. Michael’s Episcopal Church Luke 21:25-36   Gloom, Despair and Agony on Me   [Sung] “Gloom, despair and agony on me. Deep, dark depression, excessive misery If it weren’t for bad luck, I’d have no luck at all. Gloom, despair and agony on

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Nov. 25, 2012 – Christ the King – Rev. Jeunée Godsey

St. Michael’s Episcopal Church,  The Rev. Jeunée Godsey Christ the King, Last Pentecost Proper 29 B Nov. 25, 2012, John 18:33-37   “My Kingdom is not of this world,” Jesus said.  “So, you are a king?” Pilate asked. What does it mean for Jesus to be King? What does Jesus’ Kingdom look like? Those are

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November 11, 2012 – God of Abundance – Rev. Jeunée Godsey

Mark 12:38-44 Giving Out of Our Abundance “All of them have contributed out of their abundance; but she out of her poverty has put in everything she had, all she had to live on.” It seems so imprudent, doesn’t it? Giving away everything she had to live on. It makes me a little nervous actually.

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November 4, 2012 – All Saints – Rev. Jeunée Godsey

The Rev. Canon Jeunée Godsey St. Michael’s Episcopal Church Nov. 4, 2012       –   John 11:32-44 All Saints Sunday  “Unbind him, and let him go.” The command that Jesus gave Lazarus can become a promise that Jesus gives us. Jesus will unbind us and set us free. Jesus loosens the bonds of all that holds us captive

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October 28, 2012 – Transformation – Rev. Becki Dean

Proper 25-B, 2012 St. Michael’s Episcopal Church Becki Dean Oct. 28, 2012 Job 42:1-6, 10-17; Psalm34:1-8 (19-22); Hebrews 7:23-28; Mark 10:46-52 In Mark’s Gospel today we once again have a story about blindness. Jesus has left Galilee and as he heads now towards Jerusalem he encounters a blind beggar in Jericho. Bartimaeus is sitting by

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