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Christmas Eve Homily

This is my homily for Christmas Eve. The New York Times published the year in pictures the other day. Scanning through them I saw several photos of the presidential election. There were pictures of cities destroyed by violence and war … Continue reading

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Responding to Paris

I originally planned a very different sermon than this one.  I preached it yesterday in response to the Paris attack.  Several people found it helpful.  The end refers to a parishioner whose funeral I did on Thursday the day before … Continue reading

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Advent Wreath Liturgy 2015

You can use this Advent wreath lighting liturgy provided you note the following copyright: “Permission to use this liturgy granted by the author, the Rev. Quentin Chin.” This liturgy uses the Revised Common Lectionary for Year C and is designed … Continue reading

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Shalom for a Little While

A bit of what I’ll preach Sunday morning…. All the Christmas lights and holiday stuff seem so out of synch with this weekend now.  I read in The New York Times that a woman who owns a Christmas tree farm … Continue reading

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Is Jesus is Here Right Now?

“The Lord said to Abram, ‘Go forth from your native land and from your father’s house to the land that I will show you.  I will make of you a great nation, And I will bless you; I will make … Continue reading

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Where’s Galilee?

This was my sermon on Easter Sunday.  I probably should have given it a different title.  I based the sermon on Mark 16:1-8. The words in this translation don’t convey fully what the women felt that first Easter morning.  They … Continue reading

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The Church: A Business Model for All Times

Yesterday was pretty hot in Pittsfield.  The airport (yes, we have a small one) recorded 92 degrees as the day’s high, which for us is a furnace.  Yesterday was also Third Thursday, the city’s monthly summer street festival.  Music fills … Continue reading

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