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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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September Vestry Meeting Minutes

St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, Arlington, VA Minutes, September 19, 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 Christian Education Director Melanie Monahan. The … Continue reading

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August Vestry Meeting Minutes

St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, Arlington, VA Minutes, August 15, 2017 In attendance: Rev. Canon Rosemari Sullivan, Julia Carter, Mary Cushing, Dwight Denson, Penelope Jones, Dan Plafcan, Karen Ruff, Thomas Sheldon, Molly White and Search Committee Chair Mick Sutter. Unable to attend: … Continue reading

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