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The Rev. Dr. Paul Kolbet Isaiah 42:1-9, Psalm 29, Acts 10:34-43, Matthew 3:13-17 In the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. In our Gospel reading, we find Nicodemus. He was a good man, a teacher, and a keeper of the law, yet, even though doing so much that was right, he still struggled […]

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The Rev. Paul R. Kolbet, All Saints Chelmsford Genesis 2:15-17; 3:1, Psalm 32, Romans 5:12-19, Matthew 4:1-11 In the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Jesus “was led by the Spirit in the wilderness” to be “tempted [or tested] by the devil” for “forty days.” This first Sunday of Lent we meditate on […]

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The Rev. Dr. Paul Kolbet, All Saints Episcopal Church, Chelmsford, MA The Last Sunday in Epiphany Exodus 24:12-18, Psalm 22, Peter 1:16-21, Matthew 17:1-9 In the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. The season of Epiphany is the season celebrating Jesus’ ministry. The Scripture has invited us week after week to look at […]

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The Rev. Dr. Paul Kolbet, All Saints Episcopal Church, Chelmsford, MA February 9, 2020 Isaiah 58:1-9a, Psalm 112:1-9, 1 Corinthians 2:1-12, Matthew 5:13-20 In the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. As you know, the scripture we read on Sunday morning is on schedule that we call the lectionary and it is put […]

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Epiphany 3-A: Isaiah 9:1-4, Psalm 27:1, 5-13, 1 Corinthians 1:10-18, Matthew 4:12-23 In the name of our ever-faithful God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit! Years ago, my daughter Katie—she is here today, along with her brother Andy, Stephanie and Duncan—she gave me a poster of “the Narrows”, in Zion National Park: you see the back […]

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Sermon: Being Church? – January 19, 2020

Epiphany 2-A: Isaiah 49:1-7, Psalm 40:1-12, 1 Corinthians 1:1-9, John 1:29-42 Twenty years after the crucifixion and resurrection, Paul, under the direction of the Spirit, plants a church in Corinth, stays a year and a half to get it going, and then heads off to plant another one, this time in Ephesus. Imagine how hard […]

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