First Thoughts From The Rev. Canon David Smith: 

Most weeks Fr. David sends out an e-mail with his first thoughts on the upcoming Sunday readings. These reflections are designed to encourage people to consider the readings before they come to worship which we hope will enrich Sunday worship. People are invited to respond to David with their own thoughts and sometimes interesting ideas and conversations occur that end up in the sermon. If you would like to receive these weekly e-mails e-mail David at  . 

Browsing Archive: February, 2015

Reflections on the Readings for Sunday, February 15, 2015

Posted by Emily Sanderson on Monday, February 16, 2015,
Hi Everyone,

Here are some first thought on the readings for Sunday, February 15, 2015.

Readings: 2Kings 2: 1-12, Psalm 50: 1-6, 2 Corinthians4: 3-6, Mark 9: 2-9

Thanks to Feasting on the Word Year B Vol. 1 pgs 434- 457

This Sunday is the last Sunday of the Epiphany season.  Epiphany began with the story of the Magi  who followed  the light of the star to find and worship the new king Jesus. Through the glory of the light God revealed to them Jesus making it clear that God's love was for everyone...

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Reflections on Isaiah 40:21- 31, Psalm 147: 1-11, 20, 1 Corinthians 9: 16-23, Mark 1: 29-39

Posted by Emily Sanderson on Sunday, February 8, 2015,
Hi Everyone,

Once again sorry these thoughts are so last minute. Last Sunday I spoke at great length perhaps at too much length about all the gracious gifts of free meals I received. This week it was a gracious gift of a guest preacher. St. John's Vestry meeting was to be this Sunday but it has been postponed for a week and when I called Dorothy to say that I would be free to preach at St. Philip's, she said, "I already  have my sermon written so why don't I let you have a week off?"  
Dorothy ...

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