Proper 24 – Year B

The images bombard us from every angle. A simple trip to the grocery store will prove the point. This time of year in the Halloween treats section you can find Sour Power Candy. In the beverage area there is a popular energy drink called Powerade. Over in the nutrition and health food section, you’ll find…

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Proper 23 – Year B

This is one of my favorite seasons of the year. But it has nothing to do with the fact that we’ve had a couple of days of rain in the past few weeks, ending this seemingly interminable dry spell, with the hope that more may be on the way. What I’m talking about is an…

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St. Francis Day

A Legend Regarding St Francis Francis made friends one day with a cricket. It happened like this. In the woodlands one day, in the burning dog-days of summer, a cricket breaks the empty noonday silence with its song. The brothers, who had risen before dawn to recite the hours, are asleep. So now in the…

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Proper 21 – Year B

If you grew up with an even casual connection to a Jewish or Christian faith tradition, there are probably some stories from the scriptures which are so engrained in you from having heard them so many times… and sung songs which made reference to them… and acted out Sunday School dramas which re-told those stories……

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Proper 20 – Year B

The world-famous preacher ascended the giant stone pulpit of the great cathedral, looked out on the crowd gathered below him, and delivered his sermon for the day – “Red, red, red.” Meanwhile, the masses assembled on that Sunday morning all had the same thing on their minds – “Green, green, green.” Consequently, the only thing…

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Proper 19 – Year B

It’s only happened three or four times now in the past 35 years. It was the summer of 1980 when I first grew a mustache, and within a few months decided to grow it out into a full beard. I liked it. I grew accustomed to it. And after a few years, I couldn’t really…

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Proper 18 – Year B

What a great joy it is to be with you all this morning, as we begin this next chapter in God’s unfolding story together. Even though I am officially only six days into my tenure here as the interim rector at St. Mary’s, it seems as though my relationship with this community is considerably deeper…

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Office of the Rector

Vicars and Rectors of St. Maryʼs Church 1922-1928  – The Rev. Percy Wise Clarkson, vicar 1928-1931  – The Rev. John Cristfield Donnell, vicar 1931-1941  – The Rev. Robert M. Hogarth, rector 1942-1943 – The Rev. Dunham Taylor, rector 1944-1945 – The Rev. Henry Roth, rector. 1945-1951 – The Rev. Albert Tennyson Phillips, rector 1952-1953 –…

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