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Lord, Teach Us To Pray

Lord, Teach Us To Pray Pentecost 7, Proper 12, Year C Fr. Bob Wagenseil So, a New York City Taxi Cab driver and a retired Episcopal priest both die within seconds of each other and arrive at the pearly gates. The priest noticed that Saint Peter was looking at the taxi driver very carefully and […]

Choosing the Better Part

Choosing the Better Part Pentecost 6, Year C Becky Robbins-Penniman Poor Martha. Year after year, some preacher shakes a finger at her, giving her a hard time for being in the kitchen making dinner rather than sitting at Jesus’ feet like Mary was doing. As much as I dislike cooking and would like to justify […]

Love Is What We Need

Love Is What We Need Pentecost 5, Year C Deacon Cindy Roehl A young pastor was sitting in a restaurant eating lunch. He opened a letter from his mother he just got that morning. As he opened it a twenty-dollar bill fell out. He thought: “Thanks, mom, I could use that right about now.” As […]

The Devil Is on the Prowl

The Devil is on the Prowl Pentecost 4, Year C Becky Robbins-Penniman Demons. Satan. The Devil. Evil spirits. What a lesson for a summer morning! Remember, though, 1 Peter says that the devil is on the prowl like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. [1 Peter 5:8] In other parts of scripture, Jesus, Paul, […]