Maundy Thursday ~ April 18, 2019

Maundy Thursday – Rev. Debra Slade – April 18, 2019 St. Francis Church, Stamford, CT Christ has no body but yours, No hands, no feet on earth but yours, Yours are the eyes with which he looks compassion on this world, Yours are the feet with which he walks to do good, Yours are the […]

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Palm Sunday ~ April 14, 2019

Palm Sunday Sermon, April 14, 2019 St, Francis Church, Stamford, CT Today we have been an active part of the story that is at the very heart of our faith – by carrying palms we reenact Christ’s celebratory ride into Jerusalem — by the liturgy play of the passion we hear and speak of Jesus’ […]

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Lent 2C ~ March 17, 2019

Sermon for Lent 2, March 17, 2019 Rev. Debra Slade, BCC, St. Francis Church, Stamford, CT When thinking about a sermon, I often spend several days just reading the assigned texts until something jumps out at me that seems to pull it all together. For over a week, the word – enemy – loomed large […]

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Today’s Gospel is Luke’s Sermon on the Plain. And, now already, most of you, including me, before I researched this sermon, are thinking– Whoa – that sounds wrong – I thought it was called – The Sermon on the Mount – what’s that about a Plain? And if you are my family, you probably moved […]

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Pentecost 13B – August 19, 2018

Woman Wisdom – August 19, 2018 The Rev. Debra Slade, St. Francis Episcopal Church, Stamford, CT It’s a good week when you learn something new, and this week I learned two things that I didn’t know much about before. I learned more about the figure of Woman Wisdom in Proverbs when researching this sermon, and […]

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Pentecost 9B – July 22, 2018

July 22, 2018 – St. Francis Church, Stamford The Rev. Debra Slade – Find Your Deserted Place Summer for many people signals warm, leisurely days with vacation or two, and a slower pace of life. This might mean less traffic on a daily commute or less lines at the grocery store. For some people, who […]

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Pentecost 23A – November 12, 2017

The “Wise” and “Foolish” Women, Nov. 12, 2017 The Rev. Debra Slade, BCC, St. Francis Episcopal Church, Stamford, CT Remember the song – “Sometimes it’s hard to be a woman…” well, since the first story broke on Harvey Weinstein and his disgusting behavior, women (and some men) have been hearing about, and revisiting their own […]

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Pentecost 18A – October 8, 2017

September 17, 2017 – Forgiveness – The Rev. Debra Slade, BCC St. Francis Church, Stamford, CT Today, we have three powerful texts about forgiveness and the ways we should behave towards each other. Next Wednesday evening begins the Jewish High Holiday of Rosh Hashanah and the beginning of what they call the Days of Awe, […]

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Pentecost 15A – September 17, 2017

September 17, 2017 – Forgiveness – The Rev. Debra Slade, BCC St. Francis Church, Stamford, CT Today, we have three powerful texts about forgiveness and the ways we should behave towards each other. Next Wednesday evening begins the Jewish High Holiday of Rosh Hashanah and the beginning of what they call the Days of Awe, […]

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Pentecost 12A – August 27, 2017

The Rev. Debra Slade, August 27, 2017 – St. Francis Church, Stamford, CT We are all One Body – The Body of Christ Twenty years ago this week, when my girls were toddlers, my closest friend asked me to come with her and her daughter as they traveled to upstate New York to move her […]

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