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An Open Letter from Rev. Clarence, 12/12/2020

Dear Parishioners and Friends of St. James, This week as I sat in our sanctuary, physically challenged by the low temperature (we heat only at a level to prevent frozen pipes) many thoughts, of which I mention just three, raced through my mind.  First, mine was not a Johannine “Revelation,” but rather the realization that …

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An Open Letter from Rev. Clarence, 12/5/2020

Dear Members and Friends of St. James, My pastoral note to you this week does not bring details of events or condition of our parish campus.  Rather, I chose to the North, in order to reassure you, not only of my concern for you all during these trying days, but to remind you of a …

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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 …