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“Keep Awake” Sermon by the Rev. Jay Lawlor – 1 Advent, Dec. 3, 2017

The Rev. Jay Lawlor “Keep Awake” - 1 Advent, Year B, December 3, 2017 St. John's Episcopal Church – Speedway, IN Mark 13:31-46 Today we begin the season of Advent. It is a time of waiting and expectation. A time to reflect on the already and not yet of Christian life ...
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“The Least of These” – Sermon by the Rev. Jay Lawlor, Christ the King Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017

The Rev. Jay Lawlor “The Least of These” - Christ the King, November 26, 2017 St. John's Episcopal Church – Speedway, IN Matthew 25:31-46 How most of consume our news has changed dramatically over the years. But my parents still have the Boston Globe newspaper delivered to their house every ...
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“How Do We Hear the Parable of the Talents?” – Sermon by the Rev. Jay Lawlor, 24 Pentecost Year A, Nov. 19, 2017

The Rev. Jay Lawlor “How Do We Hear the Parable of the Talents?” 24th Sunday After Pentecost Year A Proper 28 - November 19, 2017 St. John's Episcopal Church – Speedway, IN Matthew 25:14-30 The talents in the parable from Matthew are often used in our modern English language context ...
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“Awaken to God” – Sermon by the Rev. Jay Lawlor, 23 Pentecost Year A, Nov. 12, 2017

The Rev. Jay Lawlor “Awaken to God” - 23rd Sunday After Pentecost Year A Proper 27 November 12, 2017 St. John's Episcopal Church – Speedway, IN 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 |Matthew 25:1-13 Gospel parables can be tricky. There can be a tendency to read them as doctrine or allegories in which ...
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“Be Good News” – Sermon by the Rev. Jay Lawlor, 22 Pentecost Year A, Nov.5, 2017

The Rev. Jay Lawlor “Be Good News” - 22nd Sunday After Pentecost Year A Proper 26 November 5, 2017 St. John's Episcopal Church – Speedway, IN Matthew 23:1-12 Perhaps we have heard the phrase “Do as I say, and not as I do.” Perhaps, especially if a parent, we have ...
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