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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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Sermon: October 22, 2017 – Mother Maxine

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Mother Maxine Barnett, Curate at The Church of St., Jude (Episcopal), asks, “What’s in your wallet?” In today’s Gospel, a question is asked that has some similarity to this one. Jesus is asked by the Pharisees whether or not they should pay their taxes. Of course, they were trying to trip him up and stop him from spreading his Word to the people. He smartly answered, “Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s; and to God the things that are God’s.” In this way, he broke no laws and was able to continue his...

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July 9, 2017: Sermon – Mother Maxine

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Mother Maxine Barnett, Curate at The Church of St, Jude (Episcopal) in Wantagh, NY explains that sometimes we like to be “back seat drivers” and try to get others to do things our own way. Jesus told his disciples to come to him and be yoked so that they would do things in ways that he thought were right, rather than doing things their own way. This yoke would not be one of burdens, but, rather, one of traveling their journey together with Jesus....

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July 2, 2017: Sermon – Mother Maxine

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Mother Maxine Barnett, Curate at The Church of St, Jude (Episcopal) in Wantagh, NY explains that when we welcome someone, we are concerned about their well being and their wellness. When Jesus’ Disciples went out into the world preaching His Word, they depended on others to welcome them. At the same time, they also welcomed those whom they encountered....

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