Easter

WE LOVE JESUS BY SERVING OTHERS

JOHN 14:15-21ST. AUGUSTINE’S EPISCOPAL CHURCHMORROW, GEORGIATHE REVEREND BARRY GRIFFIN Alleluia, Christ is risen! The Lord is risen indeed.  Alleluia! Jesus said, “If you love me, you will keep my commandments.”  That’s what Jesus said in today’s gospel.  If you love me, you will …

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THE PERFECT STRANGER

LUKE 24:13-35ST. AUGUSTINE’S EPISCOPAL CHURCHMORROW, GEORGIATHE REVEREND BARRY GRIFFIN I’ll begin today’s sermon with the same prayer I pray with the Ministers of Worship in the Gathering Room before we begin the procession: Lord Jesus Christ our great high priest, …

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THE PATRON SAINT OF SHOWING UP

JOHN 20:19-31ST. AUGUSTINE’S EPISCOPAL CHURCHMORROW, GEORGIATHE REVEREND BARRY GRIFFIN Alleluia, Christ is risen! The Lord is risen indeed.  Alleluia! Do you remember last Sunday’s gospel?  Last Sunday we heard a story about someone who showed up.  On Easter morning Mary …

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FOOTWASHING STORIES

MAUNDY THURSDAY, YEAR AJOHN 13:1-17, 31b-35APRIL 13, 2017ST. AUGUSTINE’S EPISCOPAL CHURCHMORROW, GEORGIATHE REVEREND BARRY GRIFFIN We call tonight Maundy Thursday.  In some Christian traditions, tonight is known as Holy Thursday.  Others know it as Covenant Thursday.  The Germans call is …

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THE DATING GAME

THE FOURTH SUNDAY IN LENT, YEAR AI SAMUEL 16:1-13MARCH 26, 2017ST. AUGUSTINE’S EPISCOPAL CHURCHMORROW, GEORGIATHE REVEREND BARRY GRIFFIN In this morning’s Old Testament lesson the prophet Samuel reviewed the sons of Jesse.  He gave each one of them a good …

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A CONVERSATION OVERHEARD

THE THIRD SUNDAY IN LENT, YEAR AJOHN 4:5 – 42MARCH 19, 2017ST. AUGUSTINE’S EPISCOPAL CHURCHMORROW, GEORGIATHE REVEREND BARRY GRIFFIN When I was a kid, our home had one telephone.  For younger people that may be hard to imagine, but in …

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THE ONE WHO CAME BY NIGHT

THE SECOND SUNDAY IN LENT, YEAR AJOHN 3:1-7MARCH 12, 2017ST. AUGUSTINE’S EPISCOPAL CHURCHMORROW, GEORGIATHE REVEREND BARRY GRIFFIN Bishop Bennett Sims was the sixth bishop of The Diocese of Atlanta.  He served from 1972 through 1983.  In my opinion, he was …

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