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A Sermon on Pentecost: A Birthday Celebration of Sorts?

“When the day of Pentecost had come…. suddenly a sound came from heaven like the rush of a mighty wind….and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit.” Acts 2:1-3 Ps. 104:25–35, 37; Acts 2:1–21; I Cor. 12:3b–13; John 20:19–23 Several decades it has now been since I first heard a priest proclaim from the …

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An Open Letter from Rev. Clarence, 5/30/20

Dear People and Friends of St. James, Despite every effort on my part to want to ward off the belief that a new normalcy is being established, daily patterns move us all subconsciously [to] that direction nevertheless.  In my own instance, attendance at and participation in Zoom meetings establish patterns.  Further, the failure of my …

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Sermon: The Foreseeable Future, 5/24/20

  Ps 68:1–10, 33–36; Acts 1:6–14; 1 Peter 4:12–14, 5:6–12; John 17:1–11 When the apostles had come together, they asked him, ‘Lord, is this the time when you will restore the kingdom to Israel?’  Acts 1:6 At some point in the 1990s, I chanced upon a TV show called Early Edition.  It was a series …