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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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What Borders Would You Cross with Jesus? A reflection on the Festival of Preaching 2017

Posted by jeffdoucette on May 24, 2017 at 11:30 AM









The absence of hospitality and affirmation block the kingdom of God.

            Bishop Yvette Flunder at the Festival of Homiletics 2017


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Are there any borders you do not dare cross as a welcoming church?

Posted by jeffdoucette on May 24, 2017 at 11:20 AM





The absence of hospitality and affirmation block the kingdom of God.

         Bishop Yvette Flunder at the Festival of Homiletics 2017

 


We need to build wells not walls.

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How do we treat our own sheep?

Posted by jeffdoucette on May 8, 2017 at 1:15 PM





The following is my sermon from yesterday's Sunday service for May 7th.

 

4th Sunday of Easter…Homily

Title: How do we treat our own sheep?


 

Our Scripture passage this morning is from...

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Transfiguration Sunday and #BeccaToldMeTo

Posted by jeffdoucette on February 27, 2017 at 9:50 AM





“This is my Son, the Beloved; with him I am well pleased; listen to him!”

(Gospel of Matthew ch 17 vs 5)


 

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How about a real Christmas card this Christmas?

Posted by jeffdoucette on December 28, 2016 at 9:35 AM




“I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.”

― Charles Dickens


This is the great line from Dicken’s classic and my favorite Christmas show “A Christmas Carol”. It is the story of Ebeneezer Scrooge whose heart has been corrupted ...

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Preaching cannot be divided into religious or political...it is religious!

Posted by jeffdoucette on November 20, 2016 at 12:15 AM


I was often criticized during the struggle to end apartheid for being "political" and told by people in and out of church that our place was to be concerned with religious matters. But we were being "religious" not political. It was because we were obeying the imperatives of our faith.

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The ordination of Pat as a woman priest: A sacred moment to remember.

Posted by jeffdoucette on November 13, 2016 at 12:25 AM

 






 

There are seven sacraments in the Catholic Church…well actually seven for men and six for women as ordination is not open to women. Let that s...

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An Epiphany reflection on our Open House Fundraiser

Posted by jeffdoucette on January 5, 2016 at 5:15 PM

                       Epiphany by Stushie Art



In the time of King Herod, after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea, wise men from the East came to Jerusalem, 2asking, “Where is the child who has been born king of the Jews? For we observed his star at its rising, and have come to pay him ho...

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A love letter to Teame and Amine our refugee brothers from Eritera

Posted by jeffdoucette on December 21, 2015 at 5:45 AM






On this Fourth Sunday of Love I decided to write a love letter to Teame and Amine our refugee family of two brothers as yet to arrive....

In those days Mary set out and went with haste to a Judean town in the hill country, where she entered the house of Zechariah and greeted El...

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