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Enter In

A sermon preached on the Third Sunday of Advent at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Rockland, ME. Lections: Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11, Psalm 126, 1 Thessalonians 5:16-24, and John 1:6-8,19-28. The psalmist sings, “The Lord has done great things for us, and we are glad indeed.” Imagine the … Continue reading

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Behold Your God

A sermon preached on the Second Sunday of Advent at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Rockland, ME. Lections: Isaiah 40:1-11, Psalm 85:1-2, 8-13, 2 Peter 3:8-15a, and Mark 1:1-8. Today, on this 2nd Sunday in Advent, we are steeped in the prophets. The patron saint of eccentrics … Continue reading

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Advent: A Practical Guide

Advent is one of the shortest seasons in the church year, a time of hope, preparation, and waiting. Today most of us experience Advent as a busy season. We rush around getting ready for Christmas. But in the ancient church … Continue reading

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Keep Awake

A sermon preached on the First Sunday of Advent at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Rockland, ME. Lections: Isaiah 64:1-9, Psalm 80:1-7, 16-18, 1 Corinthians 1:3-9, and Mark 13:24-37. Keep awake. Keep awake. These December day are short; it’s dark. This morning the sun rose at 6:54 … Continue reading

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New Service Music for Advent, Christmas, and Epiphany

During Advent, Christmas, and Epiphany we will be using new service music — and I use the word “new” advisedly.  Most of our music is derived from the English Renaissance.  The Nicene Creed and Sanctus are composed by Thomas Tallis … Continue reading

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