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On Candlemas, The Presentation, 2/2/2020

  From the Rev. Clarence E. Butler Malachi 3:1-4; Hebrews 2:14-18; Luke 2.22-40 If you have been following closely the gospel lessons since the beginning of the period which we call Epiphany, today’s gospel story may seem out of place.  I would place into context why I say this.  Advent and Christmas hang together: Advent …

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1/26/2020: How Dangerous is a Divided Christ? I Cor. 1.13

3 Epiphany, 26 January 2020 C Isaiah 9.1-4; I Cor. 1.10-18; Mt. 4.12-23; MLK,Jr. In the season of the Epiphany, we reacquaint ourselves with Jesus who is stepping out with a ministry that is to signify his divine nature. The gospels “credentialize” him. Our readings from the epistles of Paul purport to support those credentials …