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An Open Letter from Rev. Clarence, 6/20/20

Dear Members and Friends of St. James Church, I attach [see Sunday’s post] my thoughts re: today’s lectionary readings and hope that they provide you with thoughts how we might address the issues [that] are literally before us on this third Sunday after Pentecost. I remain optimistic that we have the capacity as a nation, …

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Sermon for 6/4/20: Unanticipated Outcomes of Hospitality

  Psalm 116: 1, 10–17; Genesis 18: 1–15; Romans 5: 1–8; Matthew 9: 35–10:8 Is anything too hard for the Lord?  (Genesis 18: 14a) I.  The Backstory: Art tells a Story When I matriculated at my undergraduate college, I declared myself to be a pre-med major, not that such a major existed.  One could major in …

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An Open Letter from Rev. Clarence, 6/13/20

Dear Parishioners and Friends of St. James, I give you today a brief update as we come closer to the date which our bishop has tentatively set for re-opening our parishes.  That date remains 1 July 2020.  It is subject to revision, as he receives further information and recommendations from those who advise him. Bishop …