All Saints Day – November 5, 2017

All Saints’ Sermon Matthew 5.1-12 Sunday, November 5, 2017 Mark Lingle Ex Opera Operato. It’s certainly not a household phrase. However, this phrase informs what we do in worship and how we understand not just our worship, but, perhaps, our very lives. Ex Opera Operato. It is a Latin phrase meaning “from the work worked.” […]

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Pentecost 20A – October 22, 2017

Pentecost 20A Matthew 22.15-22 Sunday, October 22, 2017 Mark Lingle Benjamin Franklin famously commented that the only two certainties in life are death and taxes. So we shouldn’t be surprised that the issue of taxes–ubiquitous as it is–even finds its way into the Bible and our gospel text for today. The encounter is a famous […]

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Pentecost 19A – October 15, 2017

Pentecost 19A Matthew 22.1-14 Sunday, October 15, 2017 Mark Lingle With verses like: But they made light of it and went away, one to his farm, another to his business, while the rest seized his slaves, mistreated them, and killed them. and The king was enraged. He sent his troops, destroyed those murderers, and burned […]

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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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