Sermon for the Twenty-Third Sunday after Pentecost, November 8, 2020 – the Rev. Elaine Ellis Thomas

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Joshua 24:1-3a, 14-25+Psalm 78:1-71 Thessalonians 4:13-18+Matthew 25:1-13 We had a little bit of a break in our walk through the Pentateuch last week on All Saints Day, but when last we dropped in, we were at the end of Deuteronomy where Moses dies and the mantle passes to Joshua. This morning, we are in the 24th chapter of Joshua, and, …

ASEPSermon for the Twenty-Third Sunday after Pentecost, November 8, 2020 – the Rev. Elaine Ellis Thomas

What now?

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November 9, 2020 One day this week between election day and the official announcement of the results, a friend of friends, born Dutch and living in England, with whom I am connected on social media posed the following question: To my (rather disproportionate amount of) clergy friends in the US and elsewhere – what does a ministry of reconciliation look …

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Sermon for All Saints’ Day, November 1, 2020 – the Rev. Elaine Ellis Thomas

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Revelation 7:9-17+Psalm 34:1-10, 22+1 John 3:1-3+Matthew 5:1-12 What does it mean to be blessed? A lot of people will share photos of a new home or a new car or a vacation destination with the hashtag blessed. New job? Financial windfall? Day on the golf course? #blessed. Do you ever wonder about all those people who don’t have the new …

ASEPSermon for All Saints’ Day, November 1, 2020 – the Rev. Elaine Ellis Thomas

Sermon for the Twenty-First Sunday after Pentecost, October 25, 2020 – the Rev. Elaine Ellis Thomas

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Deuteronomy 34:1-12+Psalm 90:1-6, 13-171 Thessalonians 1:1-8+Matthew 22:34-46 Well, I don’t know what will happen now. We’ve got some difficult days ahead. But it really doesn’t matter with me now, because I’ve been to the mountaintop. And I don’t mind. Like anybody, I would like to live a long life. Longevity has its place. But I’m not concerned about that now. I …

ASEPSermon for the Twenty-First Sunday after Pentecost, October 25, 2020 – the Rev. Elaine Ellis Thomas

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