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20 April 2019: Easter Vigil, Year C

"This night, we recall Jesus' giving of himself, his willingness to enter the darkness of death, and the power of Love to transform pain and suffering into abundant life." -The Rev. Gary Cyr

13 & 14 April 2019: Palm Sunday, Year C

"Today ushers in Holy Week where we will come face-to-face with our own trials, be convicted of our own sinfulness at the cross, all the while knowing that God will transform it all in the resurrection from which we are offered new life in Christ." - The Rev. Gary Cyr

6 & 7 April 2019: Fifth Sunday in Lent, Year C

"Paul's admonition is to look forward to life in Christ and not cling to past ideas of what is or is not acceptable for membership in the faith community... You need to know where you have come from, but you need to be attentive to what lies ahead. Our destination isn't survival, but life in Christ, which is giving witness to God's love beyond the doors of our community." - The Rev. Gary Cyr

30 & 31 March 2019: Fourth Sunday in Lent, Year C

" We have only to acknowledge our dependence upon God and strive to be less judgemental and conditional in our relationships with one another, for we are all sinners in need of forgiveness." - The Rev. Gary Cyr

23 & 24 March 2019: Third Sunday in Lent, Year C

"How Is G-d Calling you to be a Moses...What glows and sparkles for you, as G-d calls to you? -Patricia Jue, lay preacher in training

16 & 17 March 2019: Second Sunday in Lent, Year C

"The good Paul speaks of to the church at Philippi when he says for them to imitate him, is the good that Jesus embodies - a good predicated on a self-emptying love. A good predicated upon the cross of Christ, to which all of Lent points." -The Rev. Gary Cyr

9 & 10 March 2019: First Sunday in Lent, Year C

"The choice we have is living an intentional life, one predicated upon God's desire for justice and peace; not avarice and greed. An intentional life focused on the well-being of our neighbor and all creation; not on divisiveness and exclusion." - The Rev. Gary Cyr

23 & 24 February 2019: Epiphany 7 Year C

"God's grace invites us to sow seeds of kindness when faced with hatred, to bless one another when confronted with provocation and violence, to love unreservedly those who would deny our existance. When we treat others as we want to be treated, we are drawn towards our better selves and embody Jesus' teaching through God's grace." -The Rev. Gary Cyr

9 & 10 February 2019: Epiphany 5 Year C

"...Isaiah receives instructions from God seems rather odd -  make the people’s mind dull, shut their eyes and stop their ears from hearing. It is hardly something you would expect God to command. But if we keep reading, there is assurance in the final line of that passage - so they will turn and be healed. The people’s hope lies not in themselves, but in the Lord." - Karen Anderson, Certified Lay Preacher

2 & 3 February 2019: Epiphany 4 Year C

"I pray that we all can risk as Jesus did and embrace the path of love such that others can see God's love at work through our worship and mission- can see Jesus in our midst." -The Rev. Gary Cyr

26 & 27 January 2019: Epiphany 3 Year C

"When we remain focused, however, on giving glory to God in all we do and say, problems minimize themselves as it becomes less about us individually and more about our collective witness to Christ's love." - The Rev. Gary Cyr

12 & 13 January 2019: Baptism of Christ Year C

"As we renew our baptism this day, let each of us be so filled with the Holy Spirit that we are humbled by the knowledge that God calls us beloved and with whom God is pleased- not in our accomplishments or achievements that are measurable by the world's standards- but by our fidelity to God's love as expressed in Christ Jesus." -The Rev. Gary Cyr

5 & 6 January 2019: Epiphany Year C

"This day, we are reminded that we too are God-bearers. That we who have received the Light of Christ now must go forth into the world bearing the Good News." -The Rev. Gary Cyr

 Video & Text: Presiding Bishop's royal wedding sermon

Two videos and the full text of Presiding Bishop Michael Curry's sermon at the royal wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex (Prince Harry and Meghan nee Markle). The first video is the official BBC broadcast. The second was recorded on one of the large public screens stationed along the procession route in Windsor.

15 April 2018 - Easter III: Year B

Eastertide: a time to tell your story -The Rev. Amy Gay, supply priest

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