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Sermon for Christmas 2020: Hope trumps Wish

  Ps. 96; Isaiah 9:2 – 7; Titus 2:11 – 14; Luke 2:1 – 14 Now hope that is seen is not hope.  For who hopes for what he sees?  But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with patience.  Romans 8:24f.   It may seem peculiar to you …

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An Open Letter from Rev. Clarence, 12/19/20

Dear Parishioners and Friends of St. James, You receive via this medium, in addition to my weekly reflections on the state of the parish, two attached items [see separate posts].  The first, my Advent-Christmas 2020 Newsletter, many of you should have by now received via USPS.  I insert it here, because I became aware that …