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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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4/19/2020

Is this the end? my friend?

Sunday after Easter brings up doubts in many minds. Is this the last Easter season?

Series: 2 Easter (A)

Speaker: Rev. Joe Parrish

Topic: Second Sunday of Easter, Year A

Passage: John 20 19-31

Language: English

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4/11/2020

Are we coming unglued?

A Resurrection angel points the way to the Risen Lord as an example for us to follow. The long night is coming to an end. Do not give up hope, and keep on loving our neighbors as we love ourselves.
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Series: Easter Eve (A)

Speaker: Rev. Joe Parrish

Topic: Easter Vigil, Year A

Passage: Matthew 20 1-10

Language: English

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3/16/2020

Sermon on Moonday, March 16, 2020

We went to church Sunday in midtown Manhattan. All was so normal And we were all blessed by God.

Series: Lent 3 A

Speaker: Rev. Joe Parrish

Topic: Third Sunday in Lent, Year A

Passage: 2 Chronicles 7 14

Language: English

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2/16/2020

How do we make the most of the rest of our life?

We are people on a journey to come closer to God’s will for us. Our lives are the Gospel, sometimes the only Good News others will ever hear or see. Pray for Christ to help us bring others closer to him.

Series: Epiphany 6 (A)

Speaker: Rev. Joe Parrish

Topic: Sixth Sunday after the Epiphany (A)

Passage: Matthew 5 21-37

Language: English

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1/19/2020

“Sharing God’s Love”

Christ invites us to come to him as we are. He sees our innate value as being above all other created things. We are loved and valued by God so we can love and value others.

Series: 2 Epiphany (A)

Speaker: Rev. Joe Parrish

Topic: Second Sunday after the Epiphany, Year A

Passage: John 1 29-42

Language: English

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1/12/2020

Never being lost

Baptism is a special act of grace given to us through the ministry of John the Baptist who baptized Jesus in the River Jordan. We who are baptized are marked as Christ’s own forever.

Series: 1 Epiphany (A)

Speaker: Rev. Joe Parrish

Topic: First Sunday after the Epiphany, Year A

Passage: Matthew 3 13-17

Language: English

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1/5/2020

Keep our star shining brightly

Our resources parallel those of the magi, even if we do not have gold, frankincense, or myrrh. We all have something to share with others in need. And we need to have a written provision at all times for our children and families.

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Series: Epiphany

Speaker: Rev. Joe Parrish

Topic: Epiphany

Passage: Matthew 2 1-12

Language: English

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12/24/2019

Silent Night

The shepherds in the field harken to the solemnness of the original Christmas Eve. The only sound was possibly the bleating of sheep and goats, but suddenly the heavenly host burst forth in praise of the new Savior born to save us all.

Series: Christmas

Speaker: Rev. Joe Parrish

Topic: Christmas Day (A)

Passage: Luke 2 1-20

Language: English

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12/22/2019

They shall name him Emmanuel

Jesus is birthed in Matthew’s gospel without a manger, without the fanfare of the shepherds or of the angelic hosts singing. But Matthew clearly knows the true spirit of Christmas: when we give someone the thing of their dreams, we can give nothing better. That is what God gave all humanity for Christmas, the hope of years to come, the hope of eternity with God.

Series: 4 Advent (A)

Speaker: Rev. Joe Parrish

Topic: Fourth Sunday of Advent, Year A

Passage: Matthew 1 18-25

Language: English

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12/15/2019

Really real

Reality is illusive, and during the Christmas season we are pushed to the brink by all sorts of things distracting us from the Word made Flesh, lying in the manger, who lived and died for us. That is true reality.

Series: 3 Advent (A)

Speaker: Rev. Joe Parrish

Topic: Third Sunday of Advent, Year A

Passage: Matthew 11 2-11

Language: English

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