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On Our Watch (sermon for the House of Bishops)

There was a Pharisee named Nicodemus, a leader of the Jews. He came to Jesus by night and said to him, “Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher who has come from God; for no one can do these … Continue reading

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Anxiety 101

Jesus said, “No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and wealth. ‘Therefore I tell you, … Continue reading

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Trauma Triggers in Church

  Jesus said, “You have heard that it was said to those of ancient times, ‘You shall not murder’; and ‘whoever murders shall be liable to judgment.’ But I say to you that if you are angry with a brother … Continue reading

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We Speak of What We Know

So faith comes from what is heard, and what is heard comes through the word of Christ. Romans 10:17 Friends of the Diocese of Texas, I’m honored to be among you. Heartfelt thanks to your good bishops, whom I hold … Continue reading

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Love, Fear, Salt, Light

Jesus said, “You are the salt of the earth; but if salt has lost its taste, how can its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything, but is thrown out and trampled under foot. “You are the … Continue reading

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Epiphany

  Here is my servant, whom I uphold, my chosen, in whom my soul delights; I have put my spirit upon him; he will bring forth justice to the nations. Isaiah 42:1-2 Peter began to speak to them: “I truly … Continue reading

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Making Christmas Real

Making Christmas Real The wilderness and dry land shall be glad, the desert shall rejoice and blossom; like the crocus it shall blossom abundantly, and rejoice with joy and singing. . . Strengthen the weak hands, and make firm the … Continue reading

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A Path and a Little Light to See By

In those days John the Baptist appeared in the wilderness of Judea, proclaiming, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near.” This is the one of whom the prophet Isaiah spoke when he said, “The voice of one crying … 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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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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