“Pour thy grace into our hearts”: Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Source: Prayer Book Society of Canada Facebook page. Available here.

(Luke 1:26-38)

“The earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters. And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light.”

“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.”

“Behold, I am the servant of the Lord. Let it be with me according to your Word.”

“And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us.”

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Sermon: Epiphany 5A

February 9, 2020; St. Stephen’s, Maple

In the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen.


At the parish in Scarborough where I did a student placement, the priest would often say, “the first instinct of a Christian is to stand up, and reach out.” A Christian is someone who is in the habit of serving; a Christian responds to the needs of others almost as a knee-jerk reaction. A Christian is committed to doing the types of things we hear in Isaiah: “loose the bonds of injustice…share your bread with the hungry, and bring the homeless poor into your house.”

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