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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Pentecost 7A – July 23, 2017

The Wheat and the Weeds, July 23, 2017 The Rev. Debra Slade, St. Francis Church, Stamford, CT Remember what it was like to have a day off school when you really weren’t all that sick? As a kid, I would occasionally get to stay home because of some minor malady that was bothering me and […]

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Ascension Sunday, May 28, 2017

One thing that makes travel somewhat difficult for me is my uneasy relationship with flying. On one hand, I am old enough to remember when flying was somewhat glamorous. It was a rare treat in my family — we only flew together once growing up, and that was for the long awaited trip to Disneyland […]

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The Road to Emmaus – April 30, 2017

Easter 3 – The Road to Emmaus – April 30, 2017 Can we see things when they are right in front of our faces? Can we recognize goodness and love when it speaks to us? Would we know Jesus, would we know God, if God met us in the street, at our job, or in […]

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The Great Vigil of Easter – April 15, 2017 The Rev. Debra Slade Doesn’t every kid love the two great holidays of Christmas and Easter? Going to bed and waking up to presents brought by an old man in a red suit, and a rabbit. Easter and Christmas, as now, were always busy as one […]

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