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Tuesday, July 5

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“Now it was Mary Magdalene, Joanna, Mary, the mother of James, and the other women with them who told this to the apostles. But these words seemed to them an idle tale, and they did not believe them.” Luke 23:56b – 24:11 (NRSV) Arbiters of the Word cannot hear the tales of the spice…(Read More)

Monday, July 4

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Rise up, O LORD; set me free, O my God; * surely, you will strike all my enemies across the face, you will break the teeth of the wicked. Psalm 3:7 (BCP) Something quite satisfying about the wicked gumming their food mumbling their threats through flapping lips. But then — Soon we will all be…(Read More)

Sunday, July 3

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Put not your trust in rulers, nor in any child of earth, * for there is no help in them. When they breathe their last, they return to earth, * and in that day their thoughts perish. Psalm 146:2-3 (BCP) Bleached by the sun Frayed in the wash The quilt fades birds pick up the…(Read More)

Saturday, July 2

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Now there was a disciple in Damascus named Ananias. The Lord said to him in a vision, ‘Ananias.’ He answered, ‘Here I am, Lord.’ The Lord said to him, ‘Get up and go to the street called Straight, and at the house of Judas look for a man of Tarsus named Saul. At this moment…(Read More)

Friday, July 1

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“Deliver me, O LORD, from evildoers; protect me from the violent, Who devise evil in their hearts and stir up strife all day long.” Psalm 140 (BCP) Protect me from them Protect them from me Take away the vat of violence A stew with chunks of anger and herbs of hatred. Give us the bread…(Read More)

Thursday, July 30

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I will not allow my eyes to sleep, * nor let my eyelids slumber; Until I find a place for the LORD, * a dwelling for the Mighty One of Jacob.” Psalm 132:4-5 (BCP) altar the heart each night before sleep The Rev. Ann Fontaine, Interim Vicar,what the tide brings in. She is the…(Read More)

Peter and Paul

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We celebrate two of our great founders today, Peter and Paul. The iconography of their friendship is an image of unity in diversity as well as a picture of reconciliation after conflict and, maybe, competition…(Read More)

Psalms

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We begin today’s readings in Psalm 120, with the cry for deliverance “from lying lips and from the deceitful tongue. [From] the sharpened arrows of a warrior, along with hot glowing coals…(Read More)

Peter’s Failures

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There is a temptation in failure to allow conscience and pride to turn a transient and momentary failure into something permanent and defining. Peter’s resilience is a model for us…(Read More)

Sunday, June 26

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I called to God in my distress; * God answered by setting me free. Psalm 118:5 Looking for lost keys to locked doors, I did not see the window…(Read More)

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