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Vicki Smith

Advent 1B – Love Means You Never Have to Say You’re Sorry?

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Advent IB, December 3, 2017 Isaiah 64:1-9, Psalm 80 1 Corinthians 1:3-9 Mark 13: 24-37 St Thomas the Apostle The Rev’d Joy A. Daley “Love Means You Never Have to Say You’re Sorry?”  On the Saturday after Thanksgiving I was taking a bike ride in my neighborhood trying to work off some of the pie I had eaten on Thursday. I wasn’t riding very fast. All of a sudden in the distance but not too far ahead I heard one of those old fashioned ice cream trucks playing a song. Now usually they play some peppy kid’s song like Pop goes the Weasel But the song that was playing that day was familiar but I couldn’t place it . What was it? Then as I was peddling along it came to me. It was the theme from the movie, Love Story. It seemed strange to hear a song from a…

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Sermon Proper 28A

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Proper 28A, November 19, 2017 Judges 4: 1-7, Psalm 123 1 Thessalonians 5: 1-11 Matthew 25: 14-30 St Thomas the Apostle The Rev’d Joy A. Daley   There are many ways that members of the church go about spreading the love of God rather than holding on to it for ourselves. This morning I’d like to tell you about how one group has done this in a particular area over the past couple of years. Several years ago someone made a gift to the church in the amount of $42,000 and it was designated for outreach. That’s a big chunk of money that you don’t want to be careless about. So there’s a group in our parish known as the outreach committee and what they do is to discern carefully about such things. First   they take the risk of stepping up to be on the committee, using their knowledge and…

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