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by Joe Parrish
Tue Feb 18, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: Prayer
Topic: Nadeen and her parents need our prayers
Replies: 5
Views: 12

Nadeen and her parents need our prayers

Nadeen just now texted me that she has found a caregiver for her parents.
Thanks for all the prayers.
And, thanks be to God who reigns on high.
by Joe Parrish
Sun Feb 16, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: Prayer
Topic: Nadeen and her parents need our prayers
Replies: 5
Views: 12

Nadeen and her parents need our prayers

She is my classmate and has limited time to find help for her parents.
by Joe Parrish
Sat Feb 15, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: Blogs
Topic: Joe's blog
Replies: 275
Views: 175002

Joe's blog

A reflection for February 16, 2020, "How do we make the most of the rest of our life?" based on Matthew 5:21-37, for 6 Epiphany (A), is the first one at http://www.sjnj.com We are people on a journey to come closer to God’s will for us. Our lives are the Gospel, sometimes the only Good News others w...
by Joe Parrish
Sat Feb 01, 2020 7:26 am
Forum: The Deep End
Topic: Prince Harry
Replies: 9
Views: 576

Prince Harry

<> It will be for both governments to decide, but whoever provides the security will have quite a high cost. I have seen reports that a minimum of six or 8 full time specialist body guards, highly trained (and paid) will be required, with upto four at a time on duty, each time they go out in public...
by Joe Parrish
Mon Jan 27, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: A Place to Talk
Topic: Bible Studies
Replies: 3
Views: 283

Bible Studies

CrystalWriter wrote:
Sun Jan 26, 2020 7:31 am
Has anyone gone about, setting up their own bible studies. Been looking at how I could go about it?
One idea is to gather folk by invitation, hopefully at least 5 or so, then use simple commentaries to learn about texts such as Barclay, and get a co-teacher to share the effort.
by Joe Parrish
Mon Jan 20, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: The Deep End
Topic: Prince Harry
Replies: 9
Views: 576

Prince Harry

<>he has had to give up much and is also having to find 2.4 million pounds to repay the money paid from the Queens grant for their home at Frogmore Cottage. On the face of it it will bankrupt them, but I presume that they have accepted that <> Longer term, they will no doubt be able to earn enough ...
by Joe Parrish
Sun Jan 19, 2020 5:00 am
Forum: Blogs
Topic: Joe's blog
Replies: 275
Views: 175002

Joe's blog

A reflection for January 19, 2020, "Sharing God's Love", based on John 1:29-42, for 2 Epiphany (A), is the first one at http://www.sjnj.com Christ invites us to come to him as we are. He sees our innate value as being above all other created things. We are loved and valued by God so we can love and ...
by Joe Parrish
Sun Jan 12, 2020 3:55 am
Forum: Blogs
Topic: Joe's blog
Replies: 275
Views: 175002

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: 366

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: 275
Views: 175002

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: 300

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: 9
Views: 347

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: 9
Views: 347

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: 283

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: 259

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: 275
Views: 175002

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: 275
Views: 175002

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: 275
Views: 175002

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: 251

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: 299

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: 299

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: 175

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: 275
Views: 175002

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: 275
Views: 175002

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: 275
Views: 175002

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...