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“A Compass of Spirit,” delivered by the Rev. Rhonda Smith McIntire on The Eve of the Nativity of our Savior: 24 December 2016

In the name of all-encompassing Love. Amen. We have just heard the story of Love being born in human form and living among us. Light burst through darkness. The angels sang a new song. Justice leveled the disparities between the … Continue reading

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“Love and Taco Salad,” delivered by The Rev. Rhonda Smith McIntire, Advent IVA: 18 December 2016

In the name of God, who is Love. Amen. Once upon a time, an angel spoke to Joseph and told him to care for Mary and the son she would bear. Jesus was born. Love, with a capital “L,” was … Continue reading

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“Peace,” delivered by The Rev. Rhonda Smith McIntire, Advent IIA: 04 December 2016

In the name of the One who is Peace. Amen We are people who believe God will bring peace to the world, even when the headlines tell us of power struggles and warfare on every continent. It takes great faith … Continue reading

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“The Power of Words,” Advent IA: 27 November 2016

In the name of the One who is HOPE. Amen The so-called Parsley Massacre occurred in 1937. It was a year of economic struggle for the Dominican Republic. Prices were plummeting. Neighboring Haitians struggled, too, and thousands crossed the border … Continue reading

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“Christ the King,” delivered by Mr. John Daniel, Pentecost 29C: 20 November 2016

It is a bit of a shock, I feel, at a time when we are beginning to look forward to Advent, suddenly to be taken to Calvary as we have just been in this morning’s Gospel. The reason for this … Continue reading

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