Posts from December 2016

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Good News: A Weekly Update from St Thomas—December 15, 2016

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It’s still Advent! Despite what commercials, retail stores and the seemingly constant sale ads that keep showing up in emails, it is not Christmas yet. It is still Advent. It is still that time of preparation and waiting. Of course, this means there is still time to obsess about the perfect gifts, getting the shopping […]

Good News: A Weekly Update from St Thomas—December 8, 2016

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In the gospel for this Third Sunday of Advent, we hear John the Baptist, in prison, sending his disciples to Jesus to ask the question: “Are you the one who is to come, or are we to wait for another?” Instead of coming right out and saying “I am the one,” Jesus answered them, “Go and […]

Good News: A Weekly Update from St Thomas—November 23, 2016

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Giving Thanks. Tomorrow is the national day of Thanksgiving in this country. Thousands of turkeys will be roasted, fried, broiled or spared. Thousands of pounds of food will be prepared and shared as families, friends and acquaintances gather for the feast. Gatherings of this sort can be challenging affairs at best: this year’s political climate […]

Good News: A Weekly Update from St Thomas—November 10, 2016

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It has been quite a week. Some are rejoicing, others are grieving, and many are weary of a very long and often vindictive political campaign. As people of God, we are called to love one another, as God has loved us. Sometimes easier said than done. In his letter to the Thessalonians, Paul writes, “Brothers […]

Good News: A Weekly Update from St Thomas—November 3, 2016

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This Sunday we will mark All Saints Sunday, when the Church remembers and celebrates the Saints of the Church: those men and women who, through their exemplary lives of service, teaching, preaching and action have helped to point the way for Christians in every generation. The Gospel for this Sunday is from the teaching of […]

Good News: A Weekly Update from St Thomas—October 27, 2016

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“From ghoulies and ghosties, long leggedy beasties, and things that go bump in the night, Good Lord, deliver us.” (Scottish prayer) The hours of daylight are getting less and less, and nights are very long. Leaves on the ground and still clinging to trees rustle and blow with cold winds, or are matted down by […]