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Sunday Sermon, Aug. 5, 2018

Exodus 16:2-4,9-15 Psalm 78:23-29 Ephesians 4:1-16 John 6:24-35 “Sir, Give us This Bread Always!” Some of you may have seen the 2017 film, “All Saints”, starring John Corbett, based on the true story of Pastor Michael Spurlock, and his church … Continue reading

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Sunday Sermon, June 24, 2018

“Teacher, do you not care that we are perishing?” This is a question that stands at the intersection of fear and love. A question that reveals that love is what is desperately sought after, desperately wanted, and yet a question … Continue reading

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Sunday Sermon Easter 4, April 22, 2018

Acts 4:5-12 1 John 3:16-24 John 10:11-18 Psalm 23 Edgy Shepherds I want to start this morning by sharing a story with you that comes from Father Gregory Boyle, who runs Homeboy and Homegirl ministries in Los Angeles, for individuals … Continue reading

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Sunday Sermon Lent 4, March 11, 2018

Numbers 21:4-9 Ephesians 2:1-10 John 3:14-21 Psalm 107:1-3, 17-22 Bronze Snakes, and Other Favorite Idols Forgive me, I’m going to go through our lessons a bit more methodically than normal – they’re just too weird not to! This morning we have … Continue reading

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Christmas Eve Sermon, 2017

Isaiah 62:6-12 Titus 3:4-7 Luke 2:(1-7)8-20 Psalm 97 Birthday Empathy I’m hoping that some of you who are here tonight have seen the most recent Star Wars movie. I promise I won’t offer any spoilers if you haven’t. But there … Continue reading

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Christmas Day Sermon, 2017

Isaiah 52:7-10 Hebrews 1:1-4,(5-12) John 1:1-14 Psalm 98 Christmas Presence Merry Christmas! I pray that your bellies are full and your hearts as well – with the presence of loved ones, joy of Christmas-tide, and the miracle of our Lord’s … Continue reading

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Sunday Sermon Advent 4, December 24, 2017

2 Samuel 7:1-11, 16 Romans 16:25-27 Luke 1:26-38 Canticle 3 or Canticle 15 or Psalm 89:1-4, 19-26 Mary’s Hopefulness Today is Mary’s day. It is our brief and all-to-short glimpse into the life of the mother of Jesus. Interestingly, most … Continue reading

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November Vestry Meeting Minutes

St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, Arlington, VA Minutes, November 16, 2017 In attendance: Michele Casciano, Mary Cushing, Dwight Denson, Penelope Jones, Dan Plafcan, Karen Ruff, Thomas Sheldon, and Molly White. Unable to attend: Julia Carter. Senior Warden Karen Ruff opened the meeting … Continue reading

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December Vestry Meeting Minutes

St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, Arlington, VA Minutes, December 14, 2017 In attendance: Rev. Beth Magill, Julia Carter, Mary Cushing, Dwight Denson, Penelope Jones, Dan Plafcan, Karen Ruff, Thomas Sheldon, and Molly White. Unable to attend: Michele Casciano. The Rev. Beth Magill … Continue reading

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October Vestry Meeting Minutes

St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, Arlington, VA Minutes, October 17, 2017 In attendance: Rev. Canon Rosemari Sullivan, Julia Carter, Michele Casciano, Mary Cushing, Dwight Denson, Penelope Jones, Dan Plafcan, Karen Ruff, Thomas Sheldon, Molly White and Search Committee members Cindy Matlack and … Continue reading

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