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Sermon for 11/29, Caution: A Peace Alert!

1 Advent, 29 November 2020 B Ps. 80: 1 – 7, 16 – 18; Isaiah 64:1 – 9; I Corinthians 1:3 – 9; Mark 13:24 – 37 Restore us, O God of hosts, show the light of your countenance, and we shall be saved. —Psalm 80:9   In years and decades past, preachers lamented the …

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An Open Letter from Rev. Clarence, 11/28/2020

Dear Members and Friends of St. James,   The parish update which accompanies my homily [see tomorrow’s post] for this First Sunday in Advent 2020 leans, fortunately or not, towards the personal. The “or not” or non-personal is to alert you that, while I continue to commiserate with you all over our absence from our …

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An Open Letter from Rev. Clarence, 11/21/2020

Dear Members and Friends of St. James, [Being] bound by Canon Law, it is my responsibility to make available to you any and all communications that come from our bishops under the tag “A Pastoral Letter.”  Under more normal circumstances, I would read such epistles in place of a homily and/or post them in St. …