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


“Running to Win”

Mark 8:31-38
Second Sunday in Lent (B)
February 25, 2024
Christ calls us to a higher goal, not reaching an earthly Olympic tape but at our end in the heavenly country where he and his Heavenly Father reign, and who will reward us generously for serving in Christ’s kingdom on earth.

Series: Lent 2 (B)

Speaker: The Rev. Joseph Parrish

Topic: Second Sunday in Lent, Year B

Passage: Mark 8:31-38

Language: English



Olympic, Games, Eric, Liddell, China, Japan, Japanese, prison, prisoners, camp, movie, Chariots, Fire, Oscar, Best Picture, 1982, Best Original Score, Scotland, Edinburgh, University, missionaries, missionary, Pearl Harbor, British, expatriate, St. Paul, Timothy, Corinthians, Athens, martyr, Peter, Jesus, Christ, Gospel, preach, Desmond, Tutu, apartheid, Auguste Rodin, French, crucifix, cross, Christians, Presbyterian, Archbishop, 1945


“Next Steps”

February 18, 2024
Mark 1:9-15

Even in times of distress, God sees us and gives us the miraculous angels to be our help. We need only to endure, not to give up, and not to turn inward. We need to welcome the new comers with the words, “Welcome, we been waiting for you.”

Series: Lent 1 (B)

Speaker: The Rev. Joseph Parrish

Topic: First Sunday in Lent (B)

Passage: Mark 1:9-15

Language: English



Jesus, Christ, Lent, wilderness, Vice Admiral, Jim, James Bond Stockton, Vietnam, hero, persevere, POW, captivity, endure, stoic, Church, optimists, realists, Purple Hearts, Jim Collins, author, “Good to Great”, “7 Habits of Highly Effective People”, Navy


“Feast on Faith”

Ash Wednesday
Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21
We need time to reflect on our lives and how we may intend to reorder them, putting God-things in a higher if not highest priority.

Series: Ash Wednesday

Speaker: The Rev. Joseph Parrish

Topic: Ash Wednesday

Passage: Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21

Language: English



Feast, fast, want, penance, weeping, synagogue, sin, return, faith, give, helped, ashes

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