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Holy Ground

Posted By on Aug 10, 2022

The Fall 2022 Worship Series at St. Paul’s is “Holy Ground.”  During worship we will connect more deeply with God’s Creation.  In so doing, God will lead us to actively claim our call to be caretakers of the earth and its inhabitants, and stewards of God’s created order.  

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Posted By on Aug 7, 2022

August 7, 2022 ~ Ninth Sunday after Pentecost “Discipleship by the Sea” ~ Rev. Beckie Sweet   A friend and colleague, Deacon Bonnie LeValley when preaching on this passage a couple of years ago, began by asking the question: “Have you ever had experiences in life that took you to the very edge of your ability to cope?”  She went on to give some examples: Perhaps you lost your job, went months without any income, the...

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Posted By on Jul 31, 2022

July 31, 2022 ~ Eighth Sunday after Pentecost “Discipleship by the Sea” ~ Rev. Beckie Sweet   It was evening, after what had been a long day of ministry for Jesus and the disciples.  According to Mark’s Gospel, Jesus’ teaching ministry was peaking, so-much-so that he was attracting crowds, making waves among the religious establishment, training disciples, and charting a course for the ministry that lie ahead of him. ...

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Posted By on Jul 24, 2022

July 24, 2022 ~ 7th Sunday after Pentecost “Discipleship by the Sea” ~ Rev. Beckie Sweet   A middle-aged man was distraught over his wife’s stubborn refusal to admit she had a hearing problem.  So he asked his family doctor for advice on how to bring this to his wife’s attention.  The doctor promptly told him that when he got home, he could confirm the hearing problem by opening the front door, and from there asking...

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Posted By on Jul 18, 2022

July 17, 2022 ~ 6th Sunday after Pentecost Discipleship by the Sea ~ Rev. Beckie Sweet   In my family, going to the Great New York State Fair is a cherished family tradition.  One of the curiosities we usually need to satisfy is going through the Center of Progress building to see what new products will be for sale and how vendors will be trying to sell them.  One year, a salesperson was demonstrating unbreakable combs!  As these...

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