Monthly Archives: December 2013

Weekly Word for December 30, 2013

WEEKLY WORD FOR DECEMBER 30, 2013 –This Is It!  The Next 100 Year Building Campaign comes to a close! -Festival Eucharist, Saturday, January 11 at 5 pm -Epiphany’s Eponymous Feast – Toast The Next 100 Years Campaign Success! Saturday, January … Read more

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Rituals and Change

December 24, 2013, The Rev. Doyt Conn preaching

My family doesn’t listen to Amahl and the Night Visitors. It is not a tradition I have maintained and that makes me a little sad. But rituals change. They come to life for a time to bring constancy against which we can be changed. That is the power of ritual. It stays the same so we can become more and more the person God created us to be. The rituals change as relationships ebb and flow, save one, the one we celebrate tonight. Read more

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Weekly Word for December 23, 2013

WEEKLY WORD FOR DECEMBER 23, 2013 Epiphany Parish Christian Formation Winter and Spring 2014 including an introduction by Steve Clemons and a meditation on forgiveness by Lloyd Robinson.

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How Can I Help You?

December 22, 2013, The Rev. Doyt Conn preaching

Jesus does this in two ways, by teaching us to ask the question “What can I do for you?” and by answering this question for us when we are stuck. Jesus teaches and Jesus saves, and this and this alone, allows us to live large. Here is a quick review of Jesus’s interactions in scripture. What is revealed to us is that over and over again he asks: “What can I do for you?” It is the question he asks the 10 Lepers, and Mary and Martha. It is the question he asks the father of the epileptic, and the blind man, and the bleeding woman, and the crippled man by the pool of Bethsaida. “What can I do for you?” It is a particular, unique question, asked to particular unique persons. Read more

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Trusting the Facts of God

December 15, 2013, The Rev. Doyt Conn preaching

I invite you to consider the facts of God: that God loves you; that God forgives you; that God empowers you; and that God will never leave you. Meditate upon these things. Consider what life might be like if they were true. Trust in God. What other choice do we have if we really want to live large? Read more

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