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Sticks and Stones: A sermon on 8A Pentecost, 7/26/20

Ps. 105:1 – 11, 45b; Genesis 29:15 – 28; Rom. 8:26 – 39; Matt. 13:31 – 33, 44 – 52 “’Have you understood all this?’ They said to him, ‘Yes.’” —Matt 13:51 It wasn’t true then, and it is not true now!  In another era, I recall hearing my contemporaries say, when they got into …

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An Open Letter from Rev. Clarence, 7/25/2020

8 Pentecost: Sticks and Stones Dear Good People and Friends of St. James, As I listened this morning to the weather forecast for today, Saturday, and for tomorrow, Sunday, 26 July, it occurred to me that exactly a year ago, our forecasters had suggested that we shelter in place. We shelter this year again in …

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Hope: A Sermon from Rev. Clarence on 7 Pentecost​

Psalm 139:1 – 11, 22 -23; Genesis 28:10 – 19​; Romans 8:12 – 25; Matt. 13:24 – 30, 36 – 43 For the creation waits with eager longing…Romans 8:19 Like the Burma-shave signs posted in another century along our nation’s highways, there is another sign that, according to Paul’s letter to the Romans and Jesus’ parable about …

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An Open Letter from Rev. Clarence, 7/18

Dear People and Friends of St. James! It would appear that life is assuming, more and more, a new normal, except of course for the frightening increase of COVID-19 cases through our land, but especially in our south.  I bid your prayers, as always, that our leaders will lead, recognizing that leadership extends beyond self-centered …