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by Joe Parrish
Sun Jan 12, 2020 3:55 am
Forum: Blogs
Topic: Joe's blog
Replies: 273
Views: 172384

Joe's blog

A sermon for January 12, 2020, "Never being lost", based on Matthew 3:13-17, for 1 Epiphany (A), is the first one at http://www.sjnj.com Baptism is a special act of grace given to us through the ministry of John the Baptist who baptized Jesus in the River Jordan. We who are baptized are marked as Ch...
by Joe Parrish
Sat Jan 11, 2020 8:28 pm
Forum: The Deep End
Topic: Iran
Replies: 9
Views: 76

Iran

Alas, there is too long a list of these incidents over the past 90 years:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_a ... _incidents
May God spare us and all from future such incidents.
In the mighty name of Jesus we pray.
by Joe Parrish
Sat Jan 04, 2020 9:20 pm
Forum: Blogs
Topic: Joe's blog
Replies: 273
Views: 172384

Joe's blog

“Keep our star shining brightly”, a reflection for Epiphany for January 5, 2020, based on Matthew 2:1-12 is the first one at http://www.sjnj.com Our resources parallel those of the magi, even if we do not have gold, frankincense, or myrrh. We all have something to share with others in need. And we n...
by Joe Parrish
Sat Jan 04, 2020 9:18 pm
Forum: A Place to Talk
Topic: New Year 2020
Replies: 5
Views: 85

New Year 2020

Happy 2020 and much thanksgiving for all the work done here :hug:
by Joe Parrish
Mon Dec 30, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: Prayer
Topic: Dan needs our prayers
Replies: 7
Views: 101

Dan needs our prayers

Shortly after posting the need for prayer, early in the morning, Dan in his bathrobe and his wife in her normal clothing came walking together up the street in front of our house. He is on high doses of immunosuppressants and cannot come close to anyone, so visiting him is not possible, but seeing h...
by Joe Parrish
Sat Dec 28, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Prayer
Topic: Dan needs our prayers
Replies: 7
Views: 101

Dan needs our prayers

I bid you in joining me in prayer for my neighbor Dan who has months of chemo ahead of him.
Thank you.
by Joe Parrish
Thu Dec 26, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: A Place to Talk
Topic: Thanksgiving
Replies: 5
Views: 110

Thanksgiving

A handful of firefighters saved my Mom in 1973 when her home was totally engulfed in flames, and in their memory and in the memory of other first responders, I bid you listen:

by Joe Parrish
Thu Dec 26, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: A Place to Talk
Topic: Happy Christmas
Replies: 5
Views: 85

Happy Christmas

A very blessed Christmas and New Years to all.
by Joe Parrish
Tue Dec 24, 2019 5:54 am
Forum: Blogs
Topic: Joe's blog
Replies: 273
Views: 172384

Joe's blog

A reflection for December 24, 2019, "Silent Night", based on Luke 2: 1-20 for Christmas, is the first one at http://sjnj.com The shepherds in the field harken to the solemnness of the original Christmas Eve. The only sound was possibly the bleating of sheep and goats, but suddenly the heavenly host ...
by Joe Parrish
Sat Dec 21, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Blogs
Topic: Joe's blog
Replies: 273
Views: 172384

Joe's blog

A reflection for December 22, 2019, "They shall name him Emmanuel", based on Matthew 1:18-25 for 4 Advent (A), is the first one at http://sjnj.com Jesus is birthed in Matthew’s gospel without a manger, without the fanfare of the shepherds or of the angelic hosts singing. But Matthew clearly knows th...
by Joe Parrish
Sat Dec 14, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: Blogs
Topic: Joe's blog
Replies: 273
Views: 172384

Joe's blog

A reflection for December 15, 2019, "Really real", based on Matthew 1:2-11 for 3 Advent (A), is the first one at http://sjnj.com Reality is illusive, and during the Christmas season we are pushed to the brink by all sorts of things distracting us from the Word made Flesh, lying in the manger, who li...
by Joe Parrish
Tue Dec 10, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: The Deep End
Topic: Last Few Days until the General Election
Replies: 6
Views: 156

Last Few Days until the General Election

Amen indeed. And a few words from John Wesley: “October 6, 1774 I met those of our society who had votes in the ensuing election, and advised them 1. To vote, without fee or reward, for the person they judged most worthy 2. To speak no evil of the person they voted against, and 3. To take care thei...
by Joe Parrish
Tue Dec 10, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: Prayer
Topic: Prayers for New Zealand injured
Replies: 6
Views: 143

Prayers for New Zealand injured

Prayers that some may still be found alive: Spitting volcano keeps search parties off New Zealand island, death toll rises to six https://webcenters.netscape.compuserve.com/news/world/story/0002/20191210/KBN1YD1FN_18 WHAKATANE, New Zealand (Reuters) - Fearing a volcano could erupt again, search part...
by Joe Parrish
Mon Dec 09, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: Prayer
Topic: Prayers for New Zealand injured
Replies: 6
Views: 143

Prayers for New Zealand injured

Prayers needed for those injured or who perished in the volcano eruption on White Island in New Zealand yesterday
by Joe Parrish
Sat Dec 07, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: Prayer
Topic: Rev. Bob getting radiation
Replies: 2
Views: 76

Rev. Bob getting radiation

Please pray for my fellow Episcopal priest, Rev. Bob: "Today is my next to last radiation day, if all goes as planned. Unless he comes in glory before I finish rather than to live in us and we in him in his daily way, he’ll find me wrapping and delivering thank-you gifts for the Radiation Angels who...
by Joe Parrish
Fri Dec 06, 2019 3:54 am
Forum: Blogs
Topic: Joe's blog
Replies: 273
Views: 172384

Joe's blog

A reflection for December 8, 2019, "Hot, Hot, Hot", based on Matthew 3:1-12 for 2 Advent (A), is the first one at http://sjnj.com

John the Baptist asks for repentance and declares that a greater one than he is coming to baptize with the Holy Spirit and a fire that never ends.
by Joe Parrish
Sat Nov 30, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: Blogs
Topic: Joe's blog
Replies: 273
Views: 172384

Joe's blog

A reflection for December 1, 2019, "Uh, oh", based on Matthew 24:36-44 for 1 Advent (A) is the first one at sjnj.com.

Christ calls us to be ready.
by Joe Parrish
Sat Nov 23, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: Blogs
Topic: Joe's blog
Replies: 273
Views: 172384

Joe's blog

A reflection for November 24, 2019, "Some last words" based on Luke 23 33-43 for Proper 29 (C), Christ the King, is the first one at http://sjnj.com Only Christ keeps his calmness at his death, offering forgiveness for all who do not know what they are doing, and giving a free transit with him to Pa...
by Joe Parrish
Wed Nov 20, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: A Place to Talk
Topic: Answered prayers
Replies: 6
Views: 2276

Answered prayers

Doreen weathered her defibrillator implant surgery well and is home.
Thanks be to God, and thanks for all the prayers for her.
by Joe Parrish
Wed Nov 20, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Prayer
Topic: Please pray for Doreen
Replies: 7
Views: 480

Please pray for Doreen

Doreen weathered her implant surgery well and is now back home.
Thanks be to God, and thanks for all the prayers for her.
by Joe Parrish
Mon Nov 18, 2019 11:58 pm
Forum: Prayer
Topic: Please pray for Doreen
Replies: 7
Views: 480

Please pray for Doreen

Doreen is in surgery at the moment for getting a defibrillator.
Please pray for her smooth recovery.
Thank you.
by Joe Parrish
Sat Nov 16, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Blogs
Topic: Joe's blog
Replies: 273
Views: 172384

Joe's blog

"Our heart, and kidneys: is now, forever?" is a partially revised reflection for November 17, 2019, the first one at http://sjnj.com and is based on Luke 21:5-19 for Proper 28 (C). Life is often shorter than we think. Confidence--in knowing when the end will be--is misplaced, as only God knows. Chri...
by Joe Parrish
Sat Nov 16, 2019 12:18 am
Forum: Blogs
Topic: Joe's blog
Replies: 273
Views: 172384

Joe's blog

"Is now, forever?" is a reflection for November 17, 2019, the first one at http://sjnj.com and is based on Luke 21:5-19 for Proper 28 (C). Confidence in knowing when the end will be is misplaced, as only God knows. Christ told us to be prepared, to be ready. For it is when we take our lives as gifts...
by Joe Parrish
Sun Nov 10, 2019 1:26 am
Forum: Blogs
Topic: Joe's blog
Replies: 273
Views: 172384

Joe's blog

"One love”, a reflection on Proper 27 (C) for November 10, 2019, based on Luke 20:27-38, the first one at http://sjnj.com Weddings are formed for this life only, but in many ways they reflect how we evaluate life in general, and what we value, and what we take as ultimate concerns. If Christ is on t...
by Joe Parrish
Fri Nov 08, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: Blogs
Topic: Joe's blog
Replies: 273
Views: 172384

Joe's blog

Another version of How Firm a Foundation: