Sermon, 1/2/2022: The Power of one Word

2 Christmas Psalm 84 Jeremiah 31:7 – 14 Ephesians 1:3 – 6 Matthew 2:1 – 12 Even the sparrow finds a home, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may lay her young. Ps. 84:2 I begin my reflections today with reference to the gospel of John which is always appointed to be …

Letter from Rev. Clarence, 1/2/2022

Dear Parishioners and Friends of St. James, Per usual, you may find attached my meditation for the Second Sunday after Christmas. Eucharist was celebrated on Sunday, 26 December, as liturgical protocol required, Sunday being always a feast day, and a homily was offered, however, informally. And as we do not transmit our worship via Zoom …

Sermon, 12/25/21: THE MOVE

Christmas 2021 Psalm 97; Isaiah 62:6–12; Titus 3:4–7; Luke 2: 1–20 Joseph also went from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to the city of David called Bethlehem, because he was descended from the house and family of David, and he went to be registered with Mary, to whom he was engaged and …

An Open Letter from Rev. Clarence, 12/24/21

Dear Parishioners and Friends of St. James, I post already now, quite early, my reflections on this holy night. I do so prior to the Mass of Christmas, because so many of you have informed me that, due to the emergence of the new strain of coronavirus and the increase of cases of infections in …