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Sermon: The Great Reversal as Epiphany

Sermon.02.17.19 St. Paul’s Episcopal – Brookings Fr. Larry Ort Jeremiah 17.5-10; Psalm 1; 1 Corinthians 15.12-20; Luke 6.17-26 Instances of epiphany we have considered thus far include the visit of the Magi, Jesus’ baptism accompanied by a voice from heaven, the miracle of turning water into wine, reading scripture, and scientific discoveries which reveal the inner workings of our universe. In today’s readings, we find two epiphanies: The Great Reversal and the Resurrection. Today we will examine the Great Reversal. Next week we will consider the Resurrection. Today’s bulletin features clip art that sets forth a part of the Great Reversal: To be excluded is to be blessed; to be spoken well o

Sermon: Science as Epiphany – An Observance of Evolution Weekend

Sermon.02.10.18 St. Paul’s Episcopal – Brookings Fr. Larry Ort Isaiah 6.1-13; Psalm 138; I Corinthians 15.1-11; Luke 5.1-11 Although it is the season of epiphany, many churches choose to observe the second weekend in February as Evolution Weekend. Thus far, over 16,300 clergy from numerous faith expressions and world religions have signed the Clergy Letter Project, “an endeavor designed to demonstrate that religion and science can be compatible and to elevate the quality of the debate of this issue” ( ). Last week, I mused that it would be interesting to see if I could integrate the themes of evolution and epiphany. My comment promoted some post-service

Now You Can Blog from Everywhere!

We’ve made it quick and convenient for you to manage your blog from anywhere. In this blog post we’ll share the ways you can post to your Wix Blog. Blogging from Your Wix Blog Dashboard On the dashboard, you have everything you need to manage your blog in one place. You can create new posts, set categories and more. To head to your Dashboard, open the Wix Editor and click on Blog > Posts. Blogging from Your Published Site Did you know that you can blog right from your published website? After you publish your site, go to your website’s URL and login with your Wix account. There you can write and edit posts, manage comments, pin posts and more! Just click on the 3 dot icon ( ⠇) to see all the

Design a Stunning Blog

When it comes to design, the Wix blog has everything you need to create beautiful posts that will grab your reader's attention. Check out our essential design features. Choose from 8 stunning layouts Your Wix Blog comes with 8 beautiful layouts. From your blog's settings, choose the layout that’s right for you. For example, a tiled layout is popular for helping visitors discover more posts that interest them. Or, choose a classic single column layout that lets readers scroll down and see your post topics one by one. Every layout comes with the latest social features built in. Readers can easily share posts on social networks like Facebook and Twitter and view how many people have liked a pos

Grow Your Blog Community

With Wix Blog, you’re not only sharing your voice with the world, you can also grow an active online community. That’s why the Wix blog comes with a built-in members area - so that readers can easily sign easily up to become members of your blog. What can members do? Members can follow each other, write and reply to comments and receive blog notifications. Each member gets their own personal profile page that they can customize. Tip: You can make any member of your blog a writer so they can write posts for your blog. Adding multiple writers is a great way to grow your content and keep it fresh and diversified. Here’s how to do it: Head to your Member’s Page Search for the member you want to

Sermon: Life and Love as Epiphany

Sermon.02.03.19 St. Paul’s Episcopal – Brookings Fr. Larry Ort Jeremiah 1.4-10; Psalm 71.1-6; 1 Corinthian 13.1-13; Luke 4.21-30 Thus far in this series we have considered several epiphanies: the visit of the Magi, Jesus’ baptism accompanied by a voice from heaven, the miracle of turning water into wine, and scripture – the word of God. Our readings for today focus on Jeremiah’s call, Jesus’ continued interaction with the congregation of the synagogue in Nazareth, the refuge one finds in God, and love’s place among the spiritual gifts. Is there some unifying theme which runs throughout these readings? The book of Jeremiah opens by setting forth the historical context of his life and ministry






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