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June 25, 2017

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June 25, 2017

The Gospel – Matthew 10:24-39 Jesus said to the twelve disciples, “A disciple is not above the teacher, nor a slave above the master; it is enough for the disciple to be like the teacher, and the slave like the master. If they have called the master of the house Beelzebul, how much more will they malign those of his household! “So have no fear of them; for nothing is covered up that will not be uncovered, and nothing secret that will not become known. What I say to you in the dark, tell in the light; and what you hear whispered, proclaim from the housetops. Do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul; rather fear him who can destroy both soul and body in hell. Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father. And even the hairs of your head are all counted. So do not be afraid; you are of more value than many sparrows. “Everyone therefore who acknowledges me before others, I also will acknowledge before my Father in heaven; but whoever denies me before others, I also will deny before my Father in heaven. “Do not think that I have come to bring peace to the earth; I have not come to bring peace, but a sword. For I have come to set a man against his father, and a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law; and one’s foes will be members of one’s own household. Whoever loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me; and whoever loves son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me; and whoever does not take up the cross and follow me is not worthy of me. Those who find their life will lose it, and those who lose their life for my sake will find...

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June 18, 2017: Sermon – Mother Maxine

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June 18, 2017: Sermon – Mother Maxine

Mother Maxine Barnett, Curate at The Church of St. Jude (Episcopal) in Wantagh, NY explains that Jesus’ disciples knew that he needed help in his ministry of walking the streets and helping others. They probably prayed that, somehow, he would get help with his mission. Of course, that help was right there within them. We, as disciples, are called upon not only to be aware of the needs in our community, and to pray for help for those in need, but to also be Jesus in our community. This is part of what discipleship is all...

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June 18, 2017: Parish News

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Summer Worship for our Young Members – Volunteer Babysitters Needed! As in past summer months, during the 10:15 Sunday service, babysitting is available for our young members. This summer, we invite all children to join their families in the sanctuary at the beginning of the service. Following the Collect and before the Lessons, children will be invited to come forward for a short Children’s Sermon. Then the children from ages 3 years through First Grade may go with the assigned “babysitters” to the Playroom for supervised activities, rejoining their families during exchange of The Peace. “Worship Bags,” with activities related to the day’s worship, will be available for the older elementary students. Adults and Teens: Please contact Mother Maxine if you are able to help with babysitting on any Sunday during the 10:15 service this summer. Thanks.   How well do you really know what is in the Bible? If you ever have been in a conversation with someone who knows the Bible well, you are often at a disadvantage. Our Baptismal Covenant encourages us to read and study Holy Scripture. Join us Thursdays for our Bible Studies: 10:00 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. The Bible Studies meet in classroom 6 (or the Chapel if it is too hot). No Biblical knowledge is required. We’ll even supply the Bible.   Childcare at the 10:15 a.m. service will continue through Labor Day Weekend. The gathering is in Classroom 1.   The old saying goes, “God doesn’t take a vacation from us, why should we take a vacation from God?” Don’t forget, we have three services on Sunday in order to help you meet your Christian obligation of “remembering the Sabbath day and keep it holy.” Worship times are at 8:00 a.m., 10:15 a.m., and 6:00 p.m. (Chapel). If you cannot make those times, join us for our weekly Healing Mass Wednesdays, 8:00 p.m., at our Mission Center: St. Michael and All Angels, 2197 Jackson Avenue, Seaford, NY.   Please remember that just as your bills continue in the summer so do the bills at St. Jude. Thanks in advance for ensuring your financial commitment to our parish continues through the entire year in order that we might provide vital ministries to our parishioners and our guests.   St. Francis Food Pantry – is always in desperate need of non-perishable food. Please continue to donate. Your donations are greatly...

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June 18, 2017

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June 18, 2017

The Gospel – Matthew 9:35-10:8(9-23) Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and proclaiming the good news of the kingdom, and curing every disease and every sickness. When he saw the crowds, he had compassion for them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore ask the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.” Then Jesus summoned his twelve disciples and gave them authority over unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to cure every disease and every sickness. These are the names of the twelve apostles: first, Simon, also known as Peter, and his brother Andrew; James son of Zebedee, and his brother John; Philip and Bartholomew; Thomas and Matthew the tax collector; James son of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus; Simon the Cananaean, and Judas Iscariot, the one who betrayed him. These twelve Jesus sent out with the following instructions: “Go nowhere among the Gentiles, and enter no town of the Samaritans, but go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. As you go, proclaim the good news, ‘The kingdom of heaven has come near.’ Cure the sick, raise the dead, cleanse the lepers, cast out demons. You received without payment; give without payment. Take no gold, or silver, or copper in your belts, no bag for your journey, or two tunics, or sandals, or a staff; for laborers deserve their food. Whatever town or village you enter, find out who in it is worthy, and stay there until you leave. As you enter the house, greet it. If the house is worthy, let your peace come upon it; but if it is not worthy, let your peace return to you. If anyone will not welcome you or listen to your words, shake off the dust from your feet as you leave that house or town. Truly I tell you, it will be more tolerable for the land of Sodom and Gomorrah on the day of judgment than for that town. “See, I am sending you out like sheep into the midst of wolves; so be wise as serpents and innocent as doves. Beware of them, for they will hand you over to councils and flog you in their synagogues; and you will be dragged before governors and kings because of me, as a testimony to them and the Gentiles. When they hand you over, do not worry about how you are to speak or what you are to say; for what you are to say will be given to you at that time; for it is not you who speak, but the Spirit of your Father speaking through you. Brother will betray brother to death, and a father his child, and children will rise against parents and have them put to death; and you will be hated by all because of my name. But the one who endures to the end will be saved. When they persecute you in one town, flee to the next; for truly I tell you, you will not have gone through all the towns of Israel before the Son of Man comes.”...

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Parish News: June 19, 2017

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How well do you really know what is in the Bible? If you ever have been in a conversation with someone who knows the Bible well, you are often at a disadvantage. Our Baptismal Covenant encourages us to read and study Holy Scripture. Join us Thursdays for our Bible Studies: 10:00 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. The Bible Studies meet in classroom 6 (or the Chapel if it is too hot). No Biblical knowledge is required. We’ll even supply the Bible. Childcare at the 10:15 a.m. service will begin Trinity Sunday and continue through Labor Day Weekend. The gathering is in Classroom 1. Vacation Bible School will be held the week of July 10 – 14th.  Please complete your registration forms and volunteer forms and drop them off with Rhonda or give them to Wendy. The old saying goes, “God doesn’t take a vacation from us, why should we take a vacation from God?” Don’t forget, we have three services on Sunday in order to help you meet your Christian obligation of “remembering the Sabbath day and keep it holy.” Worship times are at 8:00 a.m., 10:15 a.m., and 6:00 p.m. (Chapel). If you cannot make those times, join us for our weekly Healing Mass Wednesdays, 8:00 p.m., at our Mission Center: St. Michael and All Angels, 2197 Jackson Avenue, Seaford, NY. Please remember that just as your bills continue in the summer so do the bills at St. Jude. Thanks in advance for ensuring your financial commitment to our parish continues through the entire year in order that we might provide vital ministries to our parishioners and our guests. The Mother and Child Ministry – Donations are always welcomed on Wednesdays from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at St. Michael & All Angels Church. We are in need of diapers (any size), pull-ups, baby wipes, Desitin, babywash, formula and baby food. We would also in need of Aspirin – adult/children, condoms,  hand soap, lotion for men and women, mouthwash, paper towels, razors for men and women, shampoo/conditioner for men, shaving cream for men and women, toilet paper, toothbrushes and vitamins for children/adult. An email address has been set up for the St. Jude Mission Center. It is stjudemissioncenter@gmail.com to submit your volunteer forms or if you have any questions or inquiries, you can call 516.900.1919. Thank you for your donations. St. Francis Food Pantry – is always in desperate need of non-perishable food. Please continue to donate. Your donations are greatly...

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June 11, 2017

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June 11, 2017

The Gospel – Matthew 28:16-20 The eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them. When they saw him, they worshiped him; but some doubted. And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the...

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Sermon on The Feast of Pentecost June 4 2017

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The Feast of Pentecost Whitsunday June 4, 2017 On Sunday, Mother Maxine Barnett, Curate at The Church of St. Jude (Episcopal) in Wantagh, NY explains that language is extremely important in our lives. Sometimes, even when people speak to us in our own language, we have difficulty understanding what they’re saying. Language often defines community, and, today’s Pentecost Bible reading is a story of community. Jesus tells the gathering of his Disciples in the Upper Room that he will send the Holy Spirit. On that day of Pentecost, Jews from all over who spoke different languages gathered together. The Disciples were able to speak to the people gathered and be understood in each of the people’s languages so that they could hear the Good News of what God has done for them....

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June 4, 2017

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June 4, 2017

Gospel – John 7:37-39 On the last day of the festival, the great day, while Jesus was standing there, he cried out, “Let anyone who is thirsty come to me, and let the one who believes in me drink. As the scripture has said, ‘Out of the believer’s heart shall flow rivers of living water.’” Now he said this about the Spirit, which believers in him were to receive; for as yet there was no Spirit, because Jesus was not yet...

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May 28, 2017

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May 28, 2017

The Gospel – John 17:1-11 Jesus looked up to heaven and said, “Father, the hour has come; glorify your Son so that the Son may glorify you, since you have given him authority over all people, to give eternal life to all whom you have given him. And this is eternal life, that they may know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent. I glorified you on earth by finishing the work that you gave me to do. So now, Father, glorify me in your own presence with the glory that I had in your presence before the world existed. ”I have made your name known to those whom you gave me from the world. They were yours, and you gave them to me, and they have kept your word. Now they know that everything you have given me is from you; for the words that you gave to me I have given to them, and they have received them and know in truth that I came from you; and they have believed that you sent me. I am asking on their behalf; I am not asking on behalf of the world, but on behalf of those whom you gave me, because they are yours. All mine are yours, and yours are mine; and I have been glorified in them. And now I am no longer in the world, but they are in the world, and I am coming to you. Holy Father, protect them in your name that you have given me, so that they may be one, as we are...

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