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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Pentecost 10A – August 13, 2017

Matthew 14.22-33 Sunday, August 13, 2017 Water has always possessed a fascination for me. And it has always prompted a bit of fear. One cannot survey the crash of the surf at eventide and not be moved. One cannot witness the crystalline dance that the sun can play upon a lake in the midst of […]

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Pentecost 9A – August 6, 2017

Matthew 14.13-21 Sunday, August 6, 2017 In the mid-1980s, the variety of restaurants and cuisine in Park Rapids, the small, northern Minnesota town where I grew up, was, well, let’s say limited. Mostly the options ranged from pizza to steaks to broasted chicken and, if people really got crazy, something German like beef stroganoff. While […]

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Pentecost 8A – July 30, 2017

Matthew 13.31-33, 44-52 Sunday, July 30, 2017 At an earlier parish in my ministry, a former pastor of that church and then bishop of the diocese was one of the members. Even though he had retired a few years earlier, you can imagine that his presence made for an interesting experience. Actually, the bishop was […]

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