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We pray the reflections below will help you in finding renewed life.

Oramos las reflexiones a continuación le ayudarán en la búsqueda de una vida renovada.

The Rev. Joe Parrish
New York, NY
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12/9/2018

Are we really in a Holy Season?

What we say and what we do do not always agree, if ever, but the divergence between the Christian way and the way of Christians seems sometimes far apart. Other faiths call us to question, as do those with no faith. How can we set some examples for others about what is the importance of Christmas?

Series: 2 Advent IC)

Speaker: Rev. Joe Parrish

Topic: Second Sunday of Advent, Year C

Passage: Luke 3 1-6

Language: English

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12/2/2018

Is it the end, my friend?

Advent celebrates the end of time and of things, but not of hope. When Christ is our rock, all other worries pale. We are to put our hope in the Eternal Son, not on the passing universe.

Series: 1 Advent (C)

Speaker: Rev. Joe Parrish

Topic: First Sunday of Advent, Year C

Passage: Luke 21 25-36

Language: English

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11/25/2018

Is Jesus a Model King?

Christ the King Sunday has a troubling and recent history. Did Jesus actually accept Pilate’s promotion of him as a king, or did not Jesus condemn such an action, taking the humiliating way to the cross as being his signature saving action.

Series: Proper 29 (B) -- Last Sunday after Pentecost

Speaker: Rev. Joe Parrish

Topic: Proper 29, Year B -- Last Sunday after Pentecost

Passage: John 18 33-37

Language: English

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11/11/2018

All In

Jesus sees our gifts and knows our hearts.

Series: Proper 27 (B)

Speaker: Rev. Joe Parrish

Topic: Proper 27, Year B

Passage: Mark 12 38-44

Language: English

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11/4/2018

Being Laid Up

Space is not really the final frontier. Love of others is that.

Series: All Saints Sunday

Speaker: Rev. Joe Parrish

Topic: All Saints observed

Passage: John 11 32-44

Language: English

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10/21/2018

Moving on up

Our concern is not self-promotion but in how we can be of service to God and others in bringing in God’s kingdom on earth as it is in heaven.

Series: Proper 24 (B)

Speaker: Rev. Joe Parrish

Topic: Proper 24, Year B

Passage: Mark 10 35-45

Language: English

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10/14/2018

Feeling good

Jesus loved the rich man, but said he had to give more, even all, to the poor. How has God nudged us to give more?

Series: Proper 23 (B)

Speaker: Rev. Joe Parrish

Topic: Proper 23, Year B

Passage: Mark 10 17-31

Language: English

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10/7/2018

Escape Clause

Jesus holds out his helping hand to the most vulnerable of our world.

Series: Proper 22 (B)

Speaker: Rev. Joe Parrish

Topic: Proper 22, Year B

Passage: Mark 10 2-16

Language: English

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9/30/2018

Radical surgery

Judgment is only God’s prerogative, but we humans often puff up and challenge the Holy One.

Series: Proper 21 (B)

Speaker: Rev. Joe Parrish

Topic: Proper 21, Year B

Passage: Mark 9 38-50

Language: English

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9/23/2018

How to be Number One

God loves us as little children. Let us gratefully receive that love and show it to others.

Series: Proper 20 (B)

Speaker: Rev. Joe Parrish

Topic: Proper 20, Year B

Passage: Mark 9 30-37

Language: English

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