Monthly Archives: October 2010

October 31, 2010 by the Rector

The great New Testament story of Zacchaeus the tax collector frames the sermon which focuses on how each of us is both “saint” and “sinner” (see Luke 19:1-10) and how Jesus chose to join the chief tax collector for supper. In that encounter Zacchaeus was changed and made amends for all his extortion. Let each […]

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October 24, 2010 by the Rector

Jesus parable about the tax collector and the Pharisee (Luke 18:9-14)and their different approaches to prayer in the Temple gives us pause in how we approach God and how we are encouraged to be faithful but not pious. Using the old gospel hymn, “Standin’ in the need of prayer,” the Rector talks about how each […]

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October 17, 2010 by the Rector

The parable of the unjust judge and the widow in Luke’s gospel (Luke 18:1-8) reminds us of how important persistence in prayer is for us and how important “mindfulness” is. The Rector talks of the parallel in Eastern traditions (like Buddhism) of the mindfulness and attentiveness given to prayer and how we can trust in […]

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October 10, 2010 by the Rector

The Rector talks about the story of Jesus healing the ten lepers and the one foreigner who returned to praise God for the healing. She uses the Eastern Buddhist concept of “mindfulness” and talks about our being “present” to God and to each other and gives examples of healing stories in her own life. She […]

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October 3, 2010 by the Rector

Today the Rector preaches on Psalm 137 in light of the recent surge in bullyingof those who are different from us. Using the tragic case of Tyler Clementi and others, she says we must have zero tolerance for bullying and the Church must be the place that is safe for kids. Remembering our Baptismal Covenant, […]

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