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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
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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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12/5/2021

Are we getting ready?

Advent is a time for review, reflection, revision, and re-visioning. What will we change for the better? What will we leave behind that was unproductive? How do we make our way to the Lord and for the Lord straighter?

Series: 2 Advent IC)

Speaker: Rev. Joe Parrish

Topic: Second Sunday of Advent, Year C

Passage: Luke 3:1-6

Language: English

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11/5/2021

Put in everything

Giving is always honored by God, not the amount but the spirit in which we give it. And serving is a way to give without costing us anything. But we should be gracious receivers as well; God never forgets our efforts, our gifts, or our service.

Series: Proper 27 (B)

Speaker: Rev. Joe Parrish

Topic: Proper 27, Year B

Passage: Mark 12:38-44

Language: English

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10/24/2021

Pressing on to Achieve Our Education

The spirit of excellence calls us to higher values and higher goals than does the world call us. We are to be people of higher standards in a world of mediocrity. Our Lord did not settle for second best. He was the greatest of all time and is always our example as we participate in the life of the Risen Christ.

Series: Proper 25 B

Speaker: Rev. Joe Parrish

Topic: Back to School Sunday

Passage: Philippians 3:12-16

Language: English

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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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