Easter 2 Year B: Resurrected Bodies

John 20:19-31 The Collect Almighty and everlasting God, who in the Paschal mystery established the new covenant of reconciliation: Grant that all who have been reborn into the fellowship of Christ’s Body may show forth in their lives what they profess by their faith; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen. —-  It’s the second

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Sermon: 7 Easter Year A – Where did Jesus’ body go?

7 Easter May 21, 2023 Acts 1:6-14 1 Peter 4:12-14; 5:6-11 John 17:1-11 Psalm 68:1-10, 33-36 The Collect O God, the King of glory, you have exalted your only Son Jesus Christ with great triumph to your kingdom in heaven: Do not leave us comfortless, but send us your Holy Spirit to strengthen us, and exalt us to that place where our Savior Christ has gone before; who lives and

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Sermon: 3 Easter – Why didn’t they recognize Jesus?

Acts 2:14a,36-41 1 Peter 1:17-23 Luke 24:13-35 Psalm 116:1-3, 10-17 En el nombre del padre, y del hijo, y del espíritu Santo. Amen. Cada vez que escucho la historia de los discípulos en el camino a Emaús, mi pregunto “¿por qué no conocieron a Jesús?” Si eran sus discípulos, ¿por qué no lo conocían? La semana pasada escuchamos la historia de Tomás que no creía en la resurrección hasta que

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Sermon: What does Jesus pray for? (Easter 7 Year B)

Easter 7, Year B St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church, Lodi, CA John 17:6-19 This week’s gospel lesson feels a little like we’re looking backwards in the story. Next week is Pentecost already. Why are we reading a passage from holy week? When we read about Jesus praying in Gethsemane during holy week it seems to mean something specific for that week. It is Jesus praying for his disciples over

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Sermon: “Earth Day Sunday” (Easter 4, Year B)

Easter 4, Year B St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church, Lodi, CA Acts 4:5-12 [1 John 3:16-24] John 10:11-18 Psalm 23 This past week was a pretty exciting one for those sort of paraliturgical holidays we love to celebrate. We had Earth Day on Thursday. On Friday it was St. George’s Day, which is actually an important patriotic holiday in England, and is remembered in the Episcopal Church because our

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