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Leonardo Ricardo
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The Reverend John Smith: Don't look back. God, in Jesus, was calling people to new Life, a new way of living together, a whole new human culture, not focused on death, but on Life
"Don't look back" My former parish in Tucson is in the final stage of selecting a new Rector. The Vestry has been interviewing a final candidate and will probably be reaching a decision soon. Everything is pretty secretive for a number of reasons: 1) the pe...
"Don't look back" My former parish in Tucson is in the final stage of selecting a new Rector. The Vestry has been interviewing a final candidate and will probably be reaching a decision soon. Everything is pretty secretive f...
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THE OTHERSIDE OF THE VOLCANO - Part 20: " Don't tell anyone, I didn't tell a living soul how terrified I was of not being enough, or getting enough, of anything desireable."
It's June of 2016 and I am sitting at my computer at the foot of Fuego Volcano in Scatepequez, Guatemala.  It's now "rainy season" and it has been raining off and on for a few days...good, my world is turning emerald green. I love green, green is my favorit...
It's June of 2016 and I am sitting at my computer at the foot of Fuego Volcano in Scatepequez, Guatemala. It's now "rainy season" and it has been raining off and on for a few days...good, my world is turning emerald green. I love green, green is my favorite color and I like the rain too.
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OUR GIFT TO GOD - FAITH: " God will come, God will act, God will change for the better the relationships we care about most, if we activate our faith " John+
Homily for Sunday, May 29, 2016 The Reverend John Smith Amazing Faith We reached the mid-point of the Church year. The first half, Advent through Pentecost, is behind us. The longed-for Messiah has come and lived among us, not as a king, but as a servant, e...
Homily for Sunday, May 29, 2016 The Reverend John Smith Amazing Faith We reached the mid-point of the Church year. The first half, Advent through Pentecost, is behind us. The longed-for Messiah has come and lived among us...
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What does Pentecost mean? " It means, I think, to ask everyday to be renewed in the Spirit of our baptism and then work, with the Holy Spirit's help, to bring down all walls and barriers, physical and economic between peoples." The Rev. John Smith
Spirit United World Today we celebrate the coming of the Holy Spirit upon Jesus' disciples enabling them to fearlessly bring his message to the world.  The Holy Spirit's work and influence is absolutely necessary if we ever hope to love one another and our ...
Spirit United World Today we celebrate the coming of the Holy Spirit upon Jesus' disciples enabling them to fearlessly bring his message to the world. The Holy Spirit's work and influence is absolutely necessary if we e...
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LOVE ONE ANOTHER? "Over the centuries and in our own day there are those who call themselves Christians who actually despise and hate other Christians..." John+
" Visible" Eastertide, the time between Easter and the Feast of Pentecost is soon coming to an end.  We've tried to "tune in" to the Voice of the Risen Jesus (the Victim whose Voice can never be silenced).  At first we were most attentive to what Jesus said...
"Visible" Eastertide, the time between Easter and the Feast of Pentecost is soon coming to an end. We've tried to "tune in" to the Voice of the Risen Jesus (the Victim whose Voice can never be silenced). At first we we...
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THE REVEREND JOHN SMITH: "The Holy Spirit is given to each one of us in our Baptism, but we have to constantly ask for the Spirit's help, guidance, and leading as we live day by day."
Can't Live Without It    Terri and I returned Saturday night from our visits to family in Arizona, Washington, and Wisconsin!  The visits were wonderful, but it's good to be back in Antigua!  Before we left we celebrated Easter and the First Sunday after wi...
Can't Live Without It Terri and I returned Saturday night from our visits to family in Arizona, Washington, and Wisconsin! The visits were wonderful, but it's good to be back in Antigua! Before we left we celebrated E...
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RADICAL HOSPITALITY: "Almost all people, from their own religious, even non-religious, experience, struggle to practice radical hospitality, or think to do so would be impossible." John+
I Am What I Am Last week we talked about "radical hospitality" * (sermon posted below) and how the refusal to embrace the "radical" in our hospitality can so easily be transformed into "hostility." The failure to practice radical hospitality keeps the world...
I Am What I Am Last week we talked about "radical hospitality" * (sermon posted below) and how the refusal to embrace the "radical" in our hospitality can so easily be transformed into "hostility." The failure to practice ...
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COMPASSION: "It's not easy to embrace living with compassion, especially toward those we don't like or who have harmed us. That's why Jesus taught us to love our enemies and do good to those who harm us." John+
Compassion My dad retired from the Coast Guard in 1959.  Because he had been in aviation and worked on planes, he got hired by the Boeing Company in Renton, Washington.  We rented an apartment on Mercer Island for a few months and then my parents bought a m...
Compassion My dad retired from the Coast Guard in 1959. Because he had been in aviation and worked on planes, he got hired by the Boeing Company in Renton, Washington. We rented an apartment on Mercer Island for a few...
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THE DOCTRINE of the HOLY TRINITY: "...a story of God's real love, mercy, and forgiveness." The Reverend John Smith
The Holy Trinity (thanks to   powerlisting.wikia.com ))  Today is Trinity Sunday, the only Sunday of the liturgical year that celebrates a doctrine:  The one, living, and true God is a community of persons- Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.  To many people the ...
The Holy Trinity (thanks to powerlisting.wikia.com)) Today is Trinity Sunday, the only Sunday of the liturgical year that celebrates a doctrine: The one, living, and true God is a community of persons- Father, Son, and...
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"Tomorrow is Pentecost Sunday" - The virtual birthday of the Church - Help us understand the work of the Holy Spirit John+
Dear Friends: Greetings in the Lord to one and all! Tomorrow is Pentecost Sunday, the virtual birthday of the Church and the half-way point of the liturgical year. It's easier for many of us to form a notion of God as Creator, or of Jesus walking around pre...
Dear Friends: Greetings in the Lord to one and all! Tomorrow is Pentecost Sunday, the virtual birthday of the Church and the half-way point of the liturgical year. It's easier for many of us to form a notion of God as Creato...
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ASCENSION THURSDAY: 40 days after our celebration of Jesus' Resurrection on Easter. John+
Ascension Thursday Ascension Thursday is upon us, 40 days after our celebration of Jesus' Resurrection on Easter. For forty days Jesus, after his death and resurrection, appeared to his disciples and about 500 others.  He was the "same" but "different" at t...
Ascension Thursday Ascension Thursday is upon us, 40 days after our celebration of Jesus' Resurrection on Easter. For forty days Jesus, after his death and resurrection, appeared to his disciples and about 500 other...
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Prayers of the People: Then is Now, 6th Sunday of Easter Yr C
  For Sunday, May 1, 2016, 6th Sunday of Easter, Year C,  Readings: Acts 16:9-15, Ps 67, Revelation 21:10, 22-22:5; John 14:23-29         A certain woman named Lydia, a worshiper of God, was listening to us...The Lord opened her heart to listen eagerly to w...
For Sunday, May 1, 2016, 6th Sunday of Easter, Year C, Readings: Acts 16:9-15, Ps 67, Revelation 21:10, 22-22:5; John 14:23-29 A certain woman named Lydia, a worshiper of God, was listening to us...The Lord opened...
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