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Year B Epiphany 5: Starry, starry night

A sermon for Epiphany 5 and Healing Eucharist at St Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Elyria, Ohio. Isaiah 40: 21-31; Psalm 147: 1-12; 1 Corinthians 9: 16-23; Mark 1: 29-39 Have you ever been in a really dark place before the dawn? … Continue reading

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Windows

While searching for the “perfect” image to grace the cover of my ordination service leaflet, I spent a happy half hour this afternoon taking photos among the stained glass windows of the parish church where I am blessed to serve. I … Continue reading

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Stations of the Nativity

Before this Christmas season leaves us, and while it is still fresh in the memory, here is a plan for Stations of the Nativity that you are welcome to use and adapt – but please give credit to this blog! … Continue reading

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Friday, December 23rd: Speechless

From this evening’s Stations of the Nativity (St Andrew’s, Elyria, 5-6 pm – join us!), a poem for Zechariah after his visit from the angel: Speechless Tongue-tied and frozen, teeth on a knife-edge, overwhelmed and overcome; if he could have … Continue reading

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Thursday, December 22nd: Blue Christmas

Tonight, St Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Elyria: Blue Christmas, for when Christmas hurts. A service of healing and hope, prayer, candlelight and Communion. Come and join us to lay down the heaviness of your own heart, or to help lift the hearts of … Continue reading

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Monday, December 12th: an Advent litany

This is the cycle of litanies we used with Anglican prayer beads at last Friday’s Advent Sabbath time at St Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Elyria, Ohio. Try punctuating them with hymns or Taize songs, or five to ten minutes of silence.  An … Continue reading

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Tuesday, 29th November: Three days of St Andrew

A few weeks ago, a friend posted to facebook wondering about the “possessive ‘s” that we tend to add to our church’s names. The subtext being, don’t we all belong to Christ? Energetic discussion followed, complete with a helpful grammatical … Continue reading

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Sunday, November 27th: Advent begins

 From St Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Elyria    :     December Carillon (Newsletter) ADVENT If Advent were a place, it would be one of those regions that you drive through on your way somewhere else. We rush through it with our eyes on … Continue reading

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