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Proof of the Risen One at DFUC

Posted by jeffdoucette on April 10, 2018 at 9:50 AM


 

  When it was evening on that day, the first day of the week, and the doors of the house where the disciples had met were locked for fear of the authorities, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you.” After he said this, he showed them his hands and his side. Then the disciples rejoiced when they saw the Lord. Jesus said to them again, “Peace ...

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Nicodemus...the other disciple

Posted by jeffdoucette on April 7, 2018 at 7:50 AM




Each year I love to write a fictional monologue for the Easter Sunrise service loosely based on the Easter Sunday scripture passage but rooted in my faithful imagination. While there is no evidence that Nicodemus was the “Other disciple”…well there was no evidence he was not. So having preached on him this Lent…I decided to play with his story...

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Walking the path of love to the Cross

Posted by jeffdoucette on March 31, 2018 at 8:20 AM


I remember when I was first ordained and working with a priest back in New Brunswick in a French parish. He asked me to do Good Friday. It was the only celebration of the Three Days I got to lead. I was a bit bitter…I did not want to just sit in a seat…I wanted to throw myself in to the services as a young priest. I wanted to taste the symbols and story of that sacred movement from Maundy T...

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Why I love Foot washing on Maundy Thursday

Posted by jeffdoucette on March 30, 2018 at 7:40 AM



Last night we entered into the sacred Three Days from Maundy Thursday to Easter Night. It was the next movement in the Jesus story that began on Palm Sunday with the entrance into Jerusalem.


At sunset the world entered into a different space and time at the invitation of the church. To come together in three separate moments to share the story that shapes us as Chri...

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A farewell to Becca but not to #BeccaToldMeToo

Posted by jeffdoucette on February 22, 2018 at 7:40 AM




Love one another, as I haveloved you.
Jesus


 

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Be Generous for Lent...make a difference!!

Posted by jeffdoucette on February 16, 2018 at 8:20 AM


Something special happens when we are generous with what we're given. Being irredeemably Anglican, my friend calls generous gifts, large or small, "sacraments of the heart".
Fiona Mearns, Stewardship UK
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Pushing ahead in the storms of life...

Posted by jeffdoucette on January 23, 2018 at 7:30 AM



Part of my writing and personal growth is leading a morning prayer and evening prayer reflection online for CASA : An Experiment in Doing Church Online (a FaceBook page anyone can join). I offer you what I shared yesterday morning with my CASA friends:


Monday Jan 22nd Morning Prayer

 

In 2007 I left church ...

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How Barb's story touched my faith journey

Posted by jeffdoucette on January 22, 2018 at 7:05 AM





Now after John was arrested, Jesus came to Galilee, proclaiming the good news of God, and saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God has come near; repent, and believe in the good news.” As Jesus passed along the Sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and his brother Andrew casting a net into the sea—for they were fishermen. And Jesus said to them, “Follow ...

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Passing on our story as God's people

Posted by jeffdoucette on November 13, 2017 at 11:00 AM


   We will not hide them from their children; we will tell to the coming generation the glorious deeds of the LORD, and his might, and the wonders that he has done. He established a decree in Jacob, and appointed a law in Israel, which he commanded our ancestors to teach to their children; that the next generation might know them, the children yet unborn, and rise up and tell them to their children, so that they...

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Offer or throw a cup of cold water???

Posted by jeffdoucette on July 4, 2017 at 4:00 PM




Matthew ch 10:vs 40-42

40 “Whoever welcomes you welcomes me, and whoever welcomes me welcomes the one who sent me. 41 Whoever welcomes a prophet in the name of a prophet will receive a prophet’s reward; and whoever welcomes a righteous person in the name of a righteous person will receive the reward of the righteous; 42 and whoever gives even a cup of cold wat...

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