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From Rev. Clarence, Palm Sunday, 4/5/2020

  Psalm 31:9 – 16; Isaiah 50:4 – 9a; Philippians 2:5 – 11; Matthew 26:14 – 27:66 “After a little while some of the bystanders came up to him and said to Peter, ‘Certainly, you are also one of them, for your accent betrays him.’”  Matt. 26:73 Today is Palm Sunday.  And how often have …

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A Letter from Rev. Clarence, 4/3/2020

Good People and Friends of St. James! I attach* my reflections (the usual 95 minutes!) on the Passion Gospel according to Matthew [that] you would have heard had we been able to meet on Sunday next in public, i.e. in-person worship.  I confess to you that I gave serious thoughts to the permission of our …

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Thoughts on 5 Lent, 29 March 2020

From Rev. Clarence, Ps. 130; Ezekiel 37:1 – 14; Rom. 8:6 – 11; Jn. 11:1 – 15 When one reads or hears too often the same thing, a certain familiarity threatens to set in and lull one into a “hearing but not hearing” mode.  So it is often with the chapter-long rehearsal of the Lazarus …

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A letter from Rev. Clarence, 3/27/20

A letter from Rev. Clarence, 3/27/2020 Good people and friends of St. James! This epistle is sent you with much longing and hope that we are all observing the mandates issued by diocesan, local, and state authorities for the good of us all during these days and months of crisis. This particular weekly is especially …