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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

9/26/2021

Surgery, Radical Style

Judgment is only God’s prerogative, but we humans often puff up and challenge the Holy One.

Series: Proper 21 (B)

Speaker: Rev. Joe Parrish

Topic: Proper 21, Year B

Passage: Mark 9:38-50

Language: English

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9/12/2021

Planting the cross of Christ firmly

The words of Christ are eternal and can be trusted. All other ways to God lead into blind alleys.

Series: Proper 19 (B)

Speaker: Rev. Joe Parrish

Topic: Proper 19, Year B

Passage: Mark 8:27-38

Language: English

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8/21/2021

To Whom Do We Turn

The words of Christ are eternal and can be trusted. All other ways to God lead into blind alleys.

Series: Proper 16 (B)

Speaker: Rev. Joe Parrish

Topic: Proper 16, Year B

Passage: John 6:56-69

Language: English

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8/8/2021

The most valuable bread

The Olympic gold is a only a foretaste of the pearl of infinite price, Jesus.
As we bring others to know the love of God, we too share in the shining treasure that has no price.

Series: Proper 14 (B)

Speaker: Rev. Joe Parrish

Topic: Proper 14, Year B

Passage: John 6:35, 41-51

Language: English

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7/25/2021

Lord of the Earth, Wind, and Sea

Jesus is undeterred by our lack of resources or faith. With what little we can offer, Jesus will work mighty miracles. He is not bothered by storms or winds. His disciples, possibly with over self-confidence after feeding the great crowd, decide to make it on their own in their boat in the sea, but they realize, in a storm, for their well-being Jesus needed to be in the boat with them.

Series: Proper 10 (B)

Speaker: Rev. Joe Parrish

Topic: Proper 10, Year B

Passage: John 6:1-21

Language: English

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7/11/2021

Caring for the Outcast

John the Baptist prepares the way for Christ’s ministry. We are called to do the same and be Christ’s hands and hearts for others.

Series: Proper 10 (B)

Speaker: Rev. Joe Parrish

Topic: Proper 10, Year B

Passage: Mark 6:14-29

Language: English

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7/4/2021

Compromised Understanding

Jesus does amazing things. Having faith in him we become conquerers. Through him we too will do the impossible.

Series: Proper 9 B

Speaker: Rev. Joe Parrish

Topic: Proper 9, Year B

Passage: Mark 6:1-13

Language: English

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6/20/2021

The challenge of change

Jesus calls his followers to have no fear whatever trials and tribulations we are facing or may face. The storm will always be near, but we are to have no fear.

Series: Proper 7 (B)

Speaker: Rev. Joe Parrish

Topic: Proper 7, Year B

Passage: Mark 4:35-41

Language: English

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6/6/2021

“Will we ever be church again?”

Jesus calls his followers his closest family members. Our families during covid may have been those of our church, those who love and serve the Lord together with us.

Series: Proper 5 B

Speaker: Rev. Joe Parrish

Topic: 2 Pentecost, Year B

Passage: Mark 3:20-35

Language: English

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4/19/2020

Is this the end? my friend?

Sunday after Easter brings up doubts in many minds. Is this the last Easter season?

Series: 2 Easter (A)

Speaker: Rev. Joe Parrish

Topic: Second Sunday of Easter, Year A

Passage: John 20:19-31

Language: English

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