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Guest Post: On Being the Body of Christ

A sermon given by the Rev. Deacon Susan Bonsteel on September 2, 2018 (Proper 17, Year B) at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Kingston NY.  You can read today’s scripture by clicking here. She was perhaps 5 years old…a tiny … Continue reading

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Life Follows Where Love Leads

A sermon preached on July 22, 2018, Proper 11, at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Kingston, NY.  You can read today’s scripture by clicking here.  We began today’s worship with the hymn – “In Christ there is no east or … Continue reading

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The Table and the Yoke

Preached on the occasion of the Holiday Luncheon at the Cathedral Church of St Paul in Detroit.  Matthew 11:28-30. Yesterday, I was sitting in a Starbucks in Plymouth… writing this sermon in between quips on Facebook… listening to some pop … Continue reading

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When the Kingdom of God is Kneeling at Your Feet…

Preached at St Martin’s, Detroit on Pentecost 15.  Mark 7:24-37.  Text has been edited from the original. The fall has always been my favorite time of year.  There is an air of excitement about it to me.  Perhaps it’s because … Continue reading

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Crossing Over: Jesus as the Mad Hatter

Preached at St Alban’s in Albany, CA on July 22, 2012.  Pentecost VIII, Proper 11. Mark 6: 30-34; 53-56 Two news items were distinctly present in my Facebook feed on Friday and Saturday this past week. 12 people were killed … Continue reading

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Mary’s Ministry and the Becoming of Christ

A sermon preached on Advent 4: December 18, 2011 at St Alban’s Episcopal Church in Albany, CA Luke 1:26-38 While we probably already have at least one image of today’s gospel story in our imagination, whether that be a fantastical … Continue reading

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