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Sermon: November 12, 2017 – Mother Maxine

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Sermon: November 12, 2017 – Mother Maxine

Mother Maxine Barnett, Curate at The Church of St. Jude (Episcopal) in Wantagh, NY talks about Dr. Seuss’ book “Oh, the Places You Go.” In his book, he writes about “The Waiting Place.” This is a place where people go to simply sit and wait for something to happen. He says this is not a place for us to go. In today’s Gospel, Jesus tells us that we have to keep the light burning in preparation for the arrival of the bridegroom. We cannot just sit and wait. We must be sure to use the gifts of time, talent and treasure that God has given...

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Sermon: November 5, 2017 – Father Christopher

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Sermon: November 5, 2017 – Father Christopher

Father Christopher Hofer, Rector at The Church of St. Jude (Episcopal) in Wantagh, NY explains that we feel blessed when good things happen to us such as a clean bill of health, winning a prize, getting a great job or any number of other positive occurrences. We would not consider ourselves blessed if we were diagnosed with a disease, lost a job, were bullied or experienced any other negative situations. But, we can find several references in the Bible where being blessed is associated with things such as being poor, meek, or persecuted. We can be sure that even in times of trouble, God never leaves us and we are always...

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Sermon: October 29, 2017 – Father Christoper

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Sermon: October 29, 2017 – Father Christoper

Father Christopher Hofer, Rector at The Church of St. Jude (Episcopal) in Wantagh, NY explains that bullying and a lack of love and respect are all around us. It is crucial that we teach our children and practice ourselves to avoid judging others and to have love and respect for those around...

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November 12, 2017

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November 12, 2017

Matthew 25:1-13 Jesus said, “Then the kingdom of heaven will be like this. Ten bridesmaids took their lamps and went to meet the bridegroom. Five of them were foolish, and five were wise. When the foolish took their lamps, they took no oil with them; but the wise took flasks of oil with their lamps. As the bridegroom was delayed, all of them became drowsy and slept. But at midnight there was a shout, ‘Look! Here is the bridegroom! Come out to meet him.’ Then all those bridesmaids got up and trimmed their lamps. The foolish said to the wise, ‘Give us some of your oil, for our lamps are going out.’ But the wise replied, ‘No! there will not be enough for you and for us; you had better go to the dealers and buy some for yourselves.’ And while they went to buy it, the bridegroom came, and those who were ready went with him into the wedding banquet; and the door was shut. Later the other bridesmaids came also, saying, ‘Lord, lord, open to us.’ But he replied, ‘Truly I tell you, I do not know you.’ Keep awake therefore, for you know neither the day nor the...

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November 5, 2017

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November 5, 2017

Matthew 23:1-12 Jesus said to the crowds and to his disciples, “The scribes and the Pharisees sit on Moses’ seat; therefore, do whatever they teach you and follow it; but do not do as they do, for they do not practice what they teach. They tie up heavy burdens, hard to bear, and lay them on the shoulders of others; but they themselves are unwilling to lift a finger to move them. They do all their deeds to be seen by others; for they make their phylacteries broad and their fringes long. They love to have the place of honor at banquets and the best seats in the synagogues, and to be greeted with respect in the marketplaces, and to have people call them rabbi. But you are not to be called rabbi, for you have one teacher, and you are all students. And call no one your father on earth, for you have one Father– the one in heaven. Nor are you to be called instructors, for you have one instructor, the Messiah. The greatest among you will be your servant. All who exalt themselves will be humbled, and all who humble themselves will be...

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