Monthly Archives: October 2016

What Happens After a Decisive Moment

When the days drew near for him to be taken up, he set his face toward Jerusalem. Luke 9:51 Often those who witness another person’s decisive moment don’t recognize it for what it is. Even when the moment is ours, … Continue reading

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The Power of Good Questions

Every once in awhile, a really good question can stop me right in my proverbial tracks and provide rich context for prayer and reflection. I was blessed by two such questions this week. The first question comes from a book … Continue reading

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Tend to Your Heart

Sermon 22 Pentecost Year C (Proper 24) October 16, 2016 St.Mark’s Episcopal Church, Fairland The Rt. Rev. Mariann Edgar Budde Tend to Your Heart Jesus told the disciples a parable about their need to pray always and not lose heart. … Continue reading

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Perseverance — The Hidden Virtue

Jesus told the disciples a parable about their need to pray always and not lose heart.  Luke 18:1 On the list of personal attributes necessary for someone to make a difference in this world, near the top would surely be … Continue reading

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Recommitting to God’s Work in a Kairos Time

Sermon, Homecoming Sunday Proper 23, Year C St. Mary’s Episcopal Church Foggy Bottom October 9, 2016 The Rt. Rev, Mariann Edgar Budde Recommitting to God’s Work in a Kairos Time   These are the words of the letter that the … Continue reading

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Growing Young: Churches Reversing the Aging Trend

In my weekly visitations and financial conversations with parish leaders, I often hear variations on two themes: “Our membership is aging but that’s true of all Episcopal churches,” and  “We want to reach out to young people.” It’s true that … Continue reading

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