On voting & Christian faith

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October 24, 2020 I’ve been thinking about two comments from friends on social media in the past week. The first was a complaint from a guy who said that if he heard one more sermon encouraging people to vote, he was going to scream. The second was someone proudly saying that she had done her “Christian duty” by voting. I …

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Sermon for the Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost, October 18, 2020 – the Rev. Elaine Ellis Thomas

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Exodus 33:12-23+Psalm 99+1 Thessalonians 1:1-10+Matthew 22:15-22 In the beginning, when God created humankind in God’s own image, there was an understanding that this was not metaphorical, that it was literal. We are made to look like God, at least according to the authors and compliers of the early scriptures. Through the course of the Pentateuch, or the first five books …

ASEPSermon for the Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost, October 18, 2020 – the Rev. Elaine Ellis Thomas

An open letter to one of our neighbors

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A few weeks ago, the leadership at All Saints Episcopal Parish supported the purchase and installation of Black Lives Matter banners at our two locations, 7th & Washington and 6th & Willow. After two nights, the one at 6th & Willow, the location of Holy Innocents Church and where we now worship outdoors on Sundays, was partially ripped from the fence. We were …

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Scam e-mails and phishing

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We have received several reports in recent days about scam emails coming to you with “Blessings” in the subject line or claiming that I am in a meeting and can’t call. If you ever receive an email from me that doesn’t look quite right, it most certainly isn’t. Contact the parish office if you aren’t sure. When you receive one of these …

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This week’s news

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Weekly Worship and Fellowship Opportunities: Sundays: Morning Worship at 10:00 a.m. Mondays: Sung Compline at 9:00 p.m. Wednesdays: Evening Prayer at 6:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, there is a morning YouTube reflection by the rector. Subscribe @allsaintshoboken. Liturgies and connection information are found here. +++++++++++++++++++++++++ All Saints Night at the Hoboken Shelter: October 15 is the 3rd Thursday of the month, which …

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Sermon for the Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost, October 11, 2020 – the Rev. Elaine Ellis Thomas

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Exodus 32:1-14+Psalm 106:1-6, 19-23+Philippians 4:1-9+Matthew 22:1-14 The familiarity of many of the stories from the bible can lead us to believe that we know what they mean, or at least we think we know what they mean. This story of the Golden Calf is one of those. The people of Israel have been waiting for Moses at the foot of …

ASEPSermon for the Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost, October 11, 2020 – the Rev. Elaine Ellis Thomas

Sermon for the Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost, October 4, 2020 – the Rev. Elaine Ellis Thomas

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Exodus 20:1-4,7-9,12-20+Psalm 19+Philippians 3:4b-14+Matthew 21:33-46 Beginning on Friday at sundown, our Jewish neighbors are in the midst of the festival known as Sukkot which takes place every year five days following Yom Kippur. It is named for the huts or temporary structures that the Israelites, wandering in the desert, constructed for shelter. There are specific instructions about using branches for …

ASEPSermon for the Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost, October 4, 2020 – the Rev. Elaine Ellis Thomas

Sermon for the Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost, September 27, 2020 – the Rev. Elaine Ellis Thomas

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Exodus 17:1-7+Psalm 78:1-4,12-16+Philippians 2:1-13+Matthew 21:23-32 Like a broken record, we return to the Israelites wandering in the desert, and they are still grumbling. Last week, it was hunger; this week, they are thirsty. It’s easy to poke fun at this crowd which seems to long for the good old days when they were slaves. But in truth, enslavement is not …

ASEPSermon for the Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost, September 27, 2020 – the Rev. Elaine Ellis Thomas

Sermon for the Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost, September 20, 2020 – the Rev. Elaine Ellis Thomas

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Exodus 16:2-15+Psalm 105:1-6,37-45+Philippians 1:21-30+Matthew 19:1-16 Last week, we heard the great story of the Exodus, liberation of the people of Israel from 400 years of slavery in Egypt. More than a million people with all of their household goods and their animals and all the rest followed Moses and Aaron and Miriam through the Red Sea and into the wilderness …

ASEPSermon for the Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost, September 20, 2020 – the Rev. Elaine Ellis Thomas

Sermon for the Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost, September 13, 2020 – the Rev. Elaine Ellis Thomas

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Exodus 14:19-31+Psalm 114+Romans 14:1-12+Matthew 18:21-35 But the Israelites walked on dry ground through the sea, the waters forming a wall for them on their right and on their left (Exodus 14:29). The Exodus, freedom for the people of Israel following 400 years of slavery, is a formative moment in the history of a people and a nation. God liberated the …

ASEPSermon for the Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost, September 13, 2020 – the Rev. Elaine Ellis Thomas