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We pray the reflections below will help you in finding renewed life.

Oramos las reflexiones a continuación le ayudarán en la búsqueda de una vida renovada.

The Rev. Joe Parrish
New York, NY
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Current Reflections

6/19/2022

“Save us from the evil one”

Our all-powerful God can help us overcome all our shortcomings. Through Jesus Christ we can find peace and forgiveness. But let us always also seek forgiveness from those whom we may have offended.

Series: Proper 7 (C)

Speaker: The Rev. Joseph Joseph Parrish

Topic: Proper 7, Year C

Passage: Luke 8:26-39

Language: English

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5/8/2022

Mothering Sunday

Jesus as the Good Shepherd in many ways depicts a mother’s care for her children. But he does not associate gender with mothering, but caring is a need for all of us; we need to care, and we need to be cared for.

Series: 4 Easter (C)

Speaker: Rev. Joe Parrish

Topic: Fourth Sunday of Easter, Year C

Passage: John 10:22-30

Language: English

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5/1/2022

“Breakfast with the Risen Lord”

he Risen Lord saw that his followers needed food and encouragement, and he fed them. Let us follow in his merciful footsteps and eat a sacred meal together, and remember and help those in Mariupol and Kyiv and elsewhere in the Ukraine who have so little to eat.

Series: 3 Easter (C)

Speaker: Rev. Joe Parrish

Topic: Third Sunday of Easter, Year C

Passage: John 21:1-19

Language: English

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4/17/2022

Why do we look for the living among the dead

Christ Jesus was raised from the dead to heal us, to encourage us, and to give us with him life everlasting.

Series: Easter (C)

Speaker: Rev. Joe Parrish

Topic: Easter, Year C

Passage: Luke 24:1-12

Language: English

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4/10/2022

Shouting Stones—A Surprising Finding

Christ Jesus needs us; we need Christ Jesus. Let us not be silent as stones, but let us proclaim the Good News that Our Savior has come. We are the ones to make the love of God in Christ real to others.

Series: Sunday of the Passion/Palm Sunday (C)

Speaker: Rev. Joe Parrish

Topic: Sunday of the Passion/Palm Sunday, Year C

Passage: Luke 9:28-40

Language: English

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2/27/2022

Having Mountaintop Experiences

Christ’s love extends to all. We are the ones to make the love of God in Christ real to others. Recall how someone who loved us dearly was so comforting and encouraging.

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Series: Last Sunday after the Epiphany (C)

Speaker: Rev. Joe Parrish

Topic: Last Sunday after Epiphany: (C)

Passage: Luke 9:28-36

Language: English

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12/24/2021

How have we come to Jesus?

Jesus came to join us to the chosen of God. By his life we are made equals to those from the lineage of Abraham. By his death we have been assured eternal life. The rest of Christmas tends to be a tale of great excess, likely diverting our eyes from the reality and importance of Jesus birth, death, and resurrection.

Series: Christmas Eve (C)

Speaker: Rev. Joe Parrish

Topic: Christmas Eve, Year C

Passage: Luke 2:1-20

Language: English

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12/23/2021

Where have we gone right?

The registration in the first century is the background of how the Savior was born in Bethlehem, which translates as “The house of bread”. The Bread of Life, Jesus Christ was born to give us eternal salvation by indwelling in Christ, even eating his precious body in our Eucharist. As the birth of Jesus is narrated, angels praise God, shepherds come to adore him, and on Epiphany the wise men come to give him gifts. The humble scene is transformed into a glorious celebration that is retold every Christmas by Christians worldwide.

Series: Christmas Eve (C)

Speaker: Rev. Joe Parrish

Topic: Christmas Eve, Year C

Passage: Luke 2:1-20

Language: English

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12/19/2021

Insignificant?

What God had happen in an insignificant little girl called Mary made the most profound impact on Planet Earth that has never before or after been witnessed. Insignificant people always do significant good in the world with God’s wise guidance.

Series: 4 Advent (C)

Speaker: Rev. Joe Parrish

Topic: Fourth Sunday of Advent, Year C

Passage: Luke 1:39-55

Language: English

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12/12/2021

Christ is on his way

The coming of Christ in the first century was announced by John the Baptist. Now in the twenty-first century, we again hear the same words of John, and his advice to get our lives and hearts prepared for Christ’s coming again, not as a baby, but as the King of the Universe, Lord of lord’s, and King of Kings. Are we ready? Christ is on his way.

Series: 3 Advent (C)

Speaker: Rev. Joe Parrish

Topic: Third Sunday of Advent, Year C

Passage: Luke 3:7-18

Language: English

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